Nacimiento: 1949 en Basel, Basel-Stadt, Suiza
Exposiciones colectivas vigentes: Ten Thousand Things
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Ferias en las que participa con OBRA : ARCOmadrid 2019
Organizaciones con obra: Banco de España, Colección SOLO - Espacio SOLO, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma
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Descripción del Artista

Es una artista suiza que incorpora temáticas feministas en su obra y que es conocida por trabajar arrastrándose sobre sus manos y rodillas, a veces con los ojos cerrados, tomando como referencia las experiencias físicas de las acciones performativas de los años 70. En su trabajo alterna medios y estilos diversos, llegando hasta incluir películas, música, fotografía, pero el medio por el que es quizás más conocida es la pintura, muy colorista. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Haunting human figures with piercing eyes and nebulous outlines. Large-scale chalk and pencil works born of expressionistic gesture and performance. The body as inspiration, subject-matter and artistic tool. Over a career spanning more than 40 years, Miriam Cahn has created an artistic legacy that is both varied and immediately recognisable; whatever the medium, her artworks vibrate with sheer intensity. Miriam Cahn was born in Basel in 1949, where she studied graphic arts, then worked as a teacher and scientific illustrator. Influenced by the feminist movements of the 1960s and 1970s, Cahn’s early practice centred on performance, large black charcoal drawings and interventions in the street, created illegally under cover of night. In 1979, for example, she was arrested for her chalk murals protesting the construction of a highway bridge in her home city. International recognition came in the early 1980s. Cahn was included in Documenta 7 (1982), although shelaterremoved her work out of protest,helda solo show at Kunsthalle Baselin 1983 and represented Switzerland at the 41st Venice Biennale in 1984. As she explains, she “opted for the simplicity of black and white” at this time, with huge charcoal drawings created on the floor, often depictingwarships, televisionsorfighter jets. War, gender and the fragility of nature are recurring themes. Cahn’s depictions of atomic bomb explosions (1985-91) are an early example of the artist’s transition to colour, created bythrowing pigments and water directly on the surface of the paper. A back injury prevented her from continuing to work large-scale and directly on the floor, however, and from the early 1990s Cahn turned primarily to oils. In her figures, bright colour highlights the genitals, breasts, lips or eyes, creating a sense of vulnerability, while blurred forms suggest the impermanence of existence. Since her first solo presentation at STAMPA Basel in 1977, Miriam Cahn has held over 70 solo exhibitions, including at Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Kunsthalle Basel and Fundación La Caixa Madrid, among many others. Her works are included in museum collections worldwide such as Tate Modern and MoMA New York, and she has received numerous prizes including the Basler Kunstpreis and Prix Meret Oppenheim. In 2019, major retrospectives of her work will be shown at Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Museo Reina Sofia Madrid, Haus der Kunst Munich and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw.


el 08 ene de 2021

Exposiciones en las que ha participado como artista

Miriam Cahn. Boden in Aufruhr (Zitat), 2018. Óleo sobre lienzo, 245x280 cm. — Cortesía del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS)
04 jun de 2019 - 14 oct de 2019

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Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) / Madrid, España

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08 nov de 2020 - 23 may de 2021

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Sifang Art Museum / Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

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19 feb de 2020 - 31 jul de 2020

Still Human

Colección SOLO - Espacio SOLO / Madrid, España

René Magritte, 'Les merveilles de la nature (The Wonders of Nature)', 1953, MCA Chicago
05 abr de 2019 - 30 dic de 2019

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Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP / São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil

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