Miriam Cahn. Everything is Equally Important

The exhibition takes us on a retrospective journey through the works of the Swiss artist Miriam Cahn from her beginnings in the 1970s until today.

For Miriam Cahn, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and writing reach their fullest sense when she puts her own body in motion, making it work as a performance tool: therefore, it is not simply represented, but materially embodies the coordinates of age and physical condition, testing them through art, both on a daily basis and across the broad time of biography.

Conceived as a “biographic way of seeing the world”, this exhibition stretches from her first notebooks and charcoal drawings from the 1970s to her latest works, in which each gesture, each movement and each thought is “equally important”. Therefore, her works survey key themes which have become the focus of her concerns throughout her artistic career: war and violence, sexuality, nature, family and death.

Large-scale drawings, bold and bright colors and unusual perspectives disrupt the perception of the viewer with regard to what they see. Thus the arrangement of these works in space gains importance and is carried out by the artist as she takes heed of intuition and allows scope for improvisation in the installation process.

Image credits:

Miriam Cahn, schlafen, 1997. Installation, variable dimensions. Detail: oil on canvas No. 2 of 13.  Gallery Meyer Riegger Karlsruhe. Photo: Francois Doury © Miriam Cahn

Miriam Cahn, schlafen, 1997. Installation, variable dimensions. Detail: oil on canvas No. 1 of 13. Gallery Meyer Riegger Karlsruhe. Photo: Francois Doury © Miriam Cahn

Miriam Cahn, schlafen, 1997. Installation, variable dimensions. Detail: oil on canvas No. 8 of 13. Gallery Meyer Riegger Karlsruhe. Photo: Francois Doury © Miriam Cahn

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Miriam Cahn, schlafen, 1997. Instalación, dimensiones variables. Detalle: óleo sobre lienzo nº 2 de 13. Galería Meyer Riegger Karlsruhe. Foto: Francois Doury © Miriam Cahn
Miriam Cahn, schlafen, 1997. Instalación, dimensiones variables. Detalle: óleo sobre lienzo nº 1 de 13. Galería Meyer Riegger Karlsruhe. Foto: Francois Doury © Miriam Cahn
Miriam Cahn, schlafen, 1997. Instalación, dimensiones variables. Detalle: óleo sobre lienzo nº 8 de 13. Galería Meyer Riegger Karlsruhe. Foto: Francois Doury © Miriam Cahn

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