Opening: Liz Magor: you you you / Collection on Display: Communities

Liz Magor, Carton II, 2006, 29.2 x 53.3 x 48.2 cm, Collection du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay

17.02.2017, 18:00

Liz Magor: you you you

In her native Canada and beyond, the artist Liz Magor (b. 1948) is regarded as one of the most influential contemporary sculptors; the oeuvre she has built since the 1970s has guided an entire generation of younger artists. Her art investigates the culture of production and value and the associated ambivalent relationship that humans have with consumer goods. This retrospective focuses on sculptures and installations that the artist has created in her studio in Vancouver over the past three decades. Composed of found everyday objects, her allegorical tableaus question idealised notions of nature embedded in modern culture and penetrate the psychology of desire and addiction. The Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst presents the first extensive exhibition of Liz Magor’s oeuvre in Switzerland.
The exhibition at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst was conceived in close cooperation with Kunstverein in Hamburg and realised in partnership with Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, as well as with Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery.

Collection on Display: Communities
Atelier van Lieshout, Lothar Baumgarten, Phil Collins, Alicia Framis, Daniel Knorr, Steve McQueen, Cady Noland, Shirana Shahbazi, Wu Tsang

The exhibition format Collection on Display presents selected works from the collection of the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst – this year as a three-part themed series with the title Communities, Rules and Rituals. The first part, Communities, showcases artists who adopt different perspectives to scrutinise issues involving “communities”. The works address the construction of collective identities and focus on the resultant distinction from a possible Other.

We cordially invite you to the opening on Friday, February 17!

6–9 p.m. Opening
6 p.m. Speeches by Heike Munder (director Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst and curator of the exhibition) and Nadia Schneider Willen (collection curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst)
6–8 p.m. Children’s vernissage: We welcome our little visitors with creative activities that playfully explore the exhibition of Liz Magor (children ages 5 and up)

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Adults: CHF 12
Reduced: CHF 8
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