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The fascination with Emma Kunz (1892–1963) has never been greater than it is today. At the same venue where her work was discovered in 1973, the oeuvre of the Aargau researcher, healer and artist is presented alongside contemporary artistic practices. The latter reflect on Kunz’ work or particular topics related to her field of activity.

 









































 




















 





























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Emma Kunz, Cosmos

Kunsthaus Argovie, Aarau (Switzerland)

02.03 - 24.05.2021



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Exhibition March 2 -May 24, 2021. Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aargauerplatz, Regierungsviertel - 5001 Aarau, Aargau (Switzerland). T +41 62 835 23 30. Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm,Thursday 10am–8pm.









 







 











 





 



























 





 











Kunz is once said to have predicted that a time would come when her paintings would be understood. In fact, much of what she anticipated in her holistic thought and practice seems quite natural in today’s art. Living a secluded life far removed from the art scene, she exemplified an expanded concept of art, rejected the idea of art versus non-art and instead opened it up to a wide range of aspects—research, medicine, nature study and the supernatural, the magical, the visionary. Kunz based her drawings on questions. She mapped the answers on graph paper with the use of a pendulum.


On the principle of repetition and appropriation, she also reused finished drawings and re-explored them. The exhibition includes around sixty of these drawings, many of which are being shown for the first time. The dialogue with recently produced works by fifteen contemporary artists displays new and unfamiliar angles of an oeuvre that is highly contemporary in a time where traditional categories need to be critically questioned.


Artists  : Agnieszka Brzeżańska / Dora Budor / Sirah Foighel Brutmann et Eitan Efrat / Athene Galiciadis / Florian Graf / Athene Galiciadis / Florian Graf / Joachim Koester / Emma Kunz / Goshka Macuga / Shana Moulton / Rivane Neuenschwander / Mai-Thu Perret / Lea Porsager / Tabita Rezaire / Mathilde Rosier / Lauryn Youden.












Emma Kunz, Cosmos, Kunsthaus Argovie, Aarau

© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2021. All Rights Reserved

Sirah Foighel Brutmann & Eitan Efrat,  Meeting a Flower Halfway  (video still), 2021. HD-Video, circular frame, 14:20 minutes, Loop. Courtesy Sirah Foighel Brutmann & Eitan Efrat. © Sirah Foighel Brutmann & Eitan Efrat.



Sirah Foighel Brutmann & Eitan Efrat,  Meeting a Flower Halfway  (video still), 2021. HD-Video, circular frame, 14:20 minutes, Loop. Courtesy Sirah Foighel Brutmann & Eitan Efrat. © Sirah Foighel Brutmann & Eitan Efrat.