Zürichsmall is beautiful: (A)rtschwager to (Z)augg
Mai 36 Galerie presents the exhibition “small is beautiful: (A)rtschwager to (Z)augg” on the 1st floor of the Mai 36 townhouse at Rämistrasse 37.
Watercolor on paper sheet
66.5 x 102 cm (26 1/8 x 40 1/8 in.) framed 69.5 x 105 cm (27 3/8 x 41 3/8 in.)
Signed and dated verso
sheet 75.5 x 66 cm (29 3/4 x 26 in.) framed 76.8 x 67.5 x 3.5 cm (30 1/4 x 26 5/8 x 1 3/8 in.)
Edition of 100 + 5 AP, AP 5/5, signed and dated verso
Gouache on offset on paper
sheet 81 x 81 cm (31 7/8 x 31 7/8 in.) framed 88 x 88 x 5 cm (34 5/8 x 34 5/8 x 2 in.)
Unique, signed and dated recto
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In contrast to the “bigger is better” concept of western economics, the phrase “small is beautiful” is taken from one of the first books on politics, by economist E.F. Schumacher. The book “Small is beautiful” was a radical challenge to the 20th century’s way of thinking economically – with what the author described as “gigantism”. The exhibition champions a selection of exquisite small and beautiful artworks made by four generation of artists over the course of the last decades. In the three rooms on the 1st floor of the Mai 36 townhouse we group the various works in three sections: Talking Heads (Portraits), Abstract Thinking and Artist’s Artist.
Paloma Varga Weisz
Courtesy of the artists and Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich