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Zitronen und Zement – Vom Material zur Skulptur
(Lemons and Cement – From Material to Sculpture)

Until Sun, 10/10/2021
Atelier Hermann Haller
Vanessa Billy, Refresh, Refresh (yellow squeeze), 2016. Courtesy: Kunstsammlung Stadt Zürich. Foto: Alexander Hana.
Valentina Pini, Videostill With Two Naked Eyes Watching Slime On The Ocean Floor, 2019. Courtesy: Kunstsammlung Stadt Zürich.

Once again this summer, Atelier Hermann Haller invites you to a new exhibition that allows a glimpse into the work of Swiss sculptor Hermann Haller (1880-1950) in dialogue with works by contemporary artists. «Zitronen und Zement – Vom Material zur Skulptur» (engl: Lemons and Cement – From Material to Sculpture) brings together the works of Vanessa Billy, Fischli/Weiss, Simone Holliger, Lithic Alliance, Valentina Pini, David Renggli and Kilian Rüthemann, all of whom share an extraordinary interest in materials. New productions as well as works from the art collection of the city of Zurich will be shown together with Haller's sculptures which were mainly realized in clay, plaster, English cement and bronze. The focus is on the artists' different approaches towards the choice and processing of materials. From synthetic and organic matter to paper, silicone and sound, a wide variety of materials become sculptures. They are presented in Haller's studio, which was built in 1932 and designed by the artist himself. The landmarked building is considered one of the few witnesses of Bauhaus architecture in wood in Europe and thus itself stands for a then unusual approach to materials.

Atelier Hermann Haller

Höschgasse 8a
8008 Zürich

+41 44 383 42 47

Tram 2/4, Bus 33: Höschgasse

Opening Times

Until Sun, 10/10/2021

Hermann Haller's studio is open only in Summertime (June-September) from Friday to Sunday, 12-18pm.


Free admission

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