Intuitive. Two collections meet

Like a bubble in water, it rises to the surface and makes a verdict in a matter of seconds: when we meet a person for the first time, enter an unfamiliar room or struggle to find the right words in a conversation. Like an inner compass, intuition shows us the direction, even though we are not always aware of the reason for it.

In creative activity, intuition - in addition to all concepts, theories and schools - plays a decisive role. Even Paul Klee admitted: "we construct and construct and yet intuition is still a good thing". It guides creative decisions, allows artists to experiment with innovative methods or techniques, leads them down unexpected paths, and allows them to break with conventions.

The exhibition explores this inward look and brings together for the first time two collections of Swiss contemporary art: the collection of Elisabeth and Peter Bosshard and that of the architect and gallery owner Bob Gysin and his wife Kathrin Gysin. Both couples accompanied the work of selected artists for decades, were on friendly terms with them, and also relied on their intuition when collecting.

With works by Klaus Born, Matthias Bosshart, Christoph Brünggel, Stéphane Brunner, Martin Disler, Urs Frei, Dominique Lämmli, Bessie Nager, Flavio Paolucci, Carmen Perrin, Eva-Maria Pfaffen, Adrian Schiess, Cécile Wick, Andrea Wolfensberger.

Vernissage: Sunday, April 23, 2023
Door opening: 11 a.m.
Welcome speeches: 11.30 a.m. with Dr. Patrick Sommer, President of Kunst(Zeug)Haus Foundation, and Bob Gysin.
Introduction to the exhibition: Florian Hürlimann, collection curator

Finissage: Sunday, 7 April 2024
Location: Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil-Jona

Talk "Intuition and art"
with Carmen Perrin, Andrea Wolfensberger and Prof. Dr Brigitte Boothe
Date: Sunday, 07 April 2024, 11:30 am

Location: Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil-Jona

Parallel to the exhibition, artefix kultur und schule organizes a children's vernissage.

Here you will find information about the supporting program.

Curated by Florian Hürlimann. The exhibition was created in collaboration with the Bob and Kathrin Gysin Foundation.

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