Maria Eichhorn: «Zwölf Arbeiten / Twelve Works (1988–2018)»

 

20. November 2018  –  3. February 2019

Featuring artworks by:
Maria Eichhorn

Maria Eichhorn, Hall Broom, 2011, wooden broom handle, wooden broom head, horsehair, string, 184 × 108 × 11 cm, unlimited edition, Sammlung Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich © ProLitteris, Zürich

Reduction, the hallmark of the oeuvre of the artist Maria Eichhorn (b. Bamberg, Germany, 1962), is also the defining characteristic of her exhibition at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst. It is evident in the number of works selected for the show—twelve, dating from the past thirty years—and their specific formal idiom. The presentation pointedly disrupts habits of seeing and makes room for fresh thinking. Eichhorn’s practice prompts critical scrutiny of entrenched norms that regiment everyday life and art, with a particular focus on socioeconomic processes. The issues she raises spotlight questions of value, time, property, and ownership, categories whose agency the artist deliberately undermines. Based on wide-ranging research, her art charts new forms of political action. Several of the works on display, including the seminal 72 Paintings (1992/93), are in the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst’s collection. Eichhorn rose to international renown with contributions to numerous biennials, including the Venice Biennale (1993, 2001, and 2015), Documenta11 (2002), and documenta 14 (2017). 

List of works

Maria Eichhorn: Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich

Maria Eichhorn

Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich
2011/2018
Postal address, wall text, bas-relief, white emulsion paint on a white wall, manual application of paint with a brush in multiple layers Typeface: Jigsaw Regular Dimensions variable, here: 27 x 98,3 cm Wall painting: Christian Eberhard

Maria Eichhorn: Paper Bags

Maria Eichhorn

Paper Bags
2009/2018
Collecting empty packaging of products which have already been consumed; Data Quest Apple Premium Reseller paper bags, product packaging collected during a specific period of time
Various dimensions

Maria Eichhorn: 72 Paintings

Maria Eichhorn

72 Paintings
1992 - 1993
72 monochrome painted canvases, name tags, labeling on the reverse side of the canvases each 123 x 93 cm Vitrine: Qui, quoi, où? Un regard sur l’art en Allemagne en 1992, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1992–93; Exhibition views, photo

Maria Eichhorn: Κτίριο ως περιουσία άνευ ιδιοκτήτη / Building as Unowned Property

Maria Eichhorn

Κτίριο ως περιουσία άνευ ιδιοκτήτη / Building as Unowned Property
2017
Conversion of a building’s legal status, legal studies, documents, building and plot in Athens Legal Opinion: Petros Kassavetis, Frossini Koutsopoulou Translation from Greek to English: Andrea Gilbert Photographs: Stathis Mamalakis, Michelangelo Cors

Maria Eichhorn: Hall Broom

Maria Eichhorn

Hall Broom
2011
Beech wood, horsehair, string
184 x 108 x 11 cm

Maria Eichhorn: Militant

Maria Eichhorn

Militant
2010
Single-channel video (16:9, color, sound, 6:29 minutes) Featuring: Carmen Rosenberg-Miller Camera: Christoph Manz Sound: Titus Maderlechner Editing: Meggie Schneider Featuring: Carmen Rosenberg-Miller Camera: Christoph Manz Sound: Titus Maderlechne

Maria Eichhorn:  輸入禁制品 / Prohibited Imports

Maria Eichhorn

輸入禁制品 / Prohibited Imports
2003
Parcel shipments of books from Berlin to Tokyo; 19 reproductions from the book Robert Mapplethorpe. Die große Werkmonographie censored by Japanese customs; Japanese customs authority Notice of Prohibited Imports form; selection of the books mailed; publi
Wall display case (wood, glass): 47.5 x 76.5 x 38 cm

Maria Eichhorn: Cart / 90 Posters

Maria Eichhorn

Cart / 90 Posters
1995/2018
Collecting posters originating from programs of activists, cart (varnished beech wood, swivel casters), posters
79 x 111.5 x 45 cm

Maria Eichhorn: Curtain (Orange)

Maria Eichhorn

Curtain (Orange)
1989/2001/2018
Curtain (cotton fabric, curtain gliders, curtain rail)
Dimensions variable, here: 436 x 1600 x 30 cm

Maria Eichhorn: Four Corners of a Removed Sheet of Paper

Maria Eichhorn

Four Corners of a Removed Sheet of Paper
1992/2018
3 folded sheets of paper, text sheet (letterpress), box
Sheets of Paper: each 59.4 x 42 cm ; text sheet: 29.7 x 21 cm; box: 31 x 22 x 1.5 cm; Unlimited edition

Maria Eichhorn: Hochmut, Habsucht, Wollust, Jähzorn, Maßlosigkeit, Missgunst, Trägheit des Herzens [Sloth, Pride, Gluttony, Avarice, Lust, Wrath, Envy]

Maria Eichhorn

Hochmut, Habsucht, Wollust, Jähzorn, Maßlosigkeit, Missgunst, Trägheit des Herzens [Sloth, Pride, Gluttony, Avarice, Lust, Wrath, Envy]
2009/2018
Wall text, bas-relief, white emulsion paint on a white wall, manual application of paint with a brush in multiple layers; Typeface: Jigsaw Regular; Fabrication of the wall text: Monika Stalder
Diameter variable, here: 289 cm

Maria Eichhorn: Rolled up Banner

Maria Eichhorn

Rolled up Banner
1988/2018
Wooden slats, roll of packing paper, staples
Height: 300 cm, width variable; packing paper: 180 x 380 cm

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