Aargauer Kunsthaus


Phantasms of the Body in Contemporary Art

01 May - 02 Aug 2015

Installation view
Phantasms of the Body in Contemporary Art
1 May – 2 August 2015

In Inhabitations the Aargauer Kunsthaus presents works of young artists from Switzerland and abroad that centre on the body as the habitat of phantasms and fictions, desires and obsessions. The exhibition conceives of the body as a receptacle that is filled with perceptions and visions. The body serves as a projection surface, as the site of desires and the seat of sensory experiences. In art the unity of its limbs and its shell are sometimes dismantled, deformed or extended by means of various materials. This also brings into view the notion of bodies being invaded and besieged by other beings. With this theme the exhibition draws a line to the simultaneously shown works of Hans Schärer from the 1960s and 1980s to the present, thereby providing an opportunity to view the prominent subject of the body in a larger context.

Nel Aerts (*1987, BE), Nathalie Bissig (*1981, CH), Beni Bischof (*1976, CH), Nathalie Djurberg und Hans Berg (beide *1978, SE), Andrea Heller (*1975, CH), Melodie Mousset (*1981, F), Augustin Rebetez (*1986, CH), Tanja Roscic (*1980, CH/KOS), Loredana Sperini (*1970, CH), Yves Netzhammer (*1970, CH)

Tags: Hans Berg, Beni Bischof, Nathalie Djurberg, Melodie Mousset, Yves Netzhammer, Augustin Rebetez, Tanja Roscic, Hans Schärer, Loredana Sperini