Donnerstag, 27.4.2023, 17.30 Uhr
Vivian Suter, who was born in Buenos Aires, studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel and has lived and worked in Panajachel, Guatemala, since the 1980s, deliberately keeping her distance from the art world. Her art has been gaining international recognition since Adam Szymczyk and his team of curators showcased it at documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel (2017). The painter’s oeuvre reflects the interplay of art and nature; many works show traces of weathering. Thickly layered arrangements of canvases hanging loosely from the ceiling and on the walls invite visitors to her exhibition to literally immerse themselves in an ever-changing painterly environment. Her works are now held by major public collections, including the Tate Collection, London; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Art Institute of Chicago. She won the Prix Meret Oppenheim in 2021.
The Polish art critic and curator Adam Szymczyk lives in Zurich. He was artistic director of documenta 14 in Kassel and Athens (2017) and director and chief curator of Kunsthalle Basel from 2003 until 2014. He cofounded the Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, where he worked as curator from 1997 until 2003. With Elena Filipovic, he co-curated the 5th Berlin Biennale in 2008. He has been curator of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, together with Yvette Mutumba since 2020. He serves on the board of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the artistic advisory board of the Kontakt Collection, Vienna.
An event by the Friends of the Secession