Aargauer Kunsthaus

Wild Thing

02 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018

Louis Soutter, Vampire, c'est la guerre, 1939
Tinte, Öl auf Papier auf Karton
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
Peter Tschan, Ohne Titel, 1983
Kunstharz auf Papier,74 x 49 cm
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau / Schenkung Betty und Hartmut Raguse-Stauffer
Matthias Bosshart, Ohne Titel, 1982
Gouache auf Zeitungspapier, 46.8 x 65.8 cm
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau / Schenkung Betty und Hartmut Raguse-Stauffer
Josef Felix Müller, Ohne Titel, 1986
Lithograph on paper, 120 x 80 cm
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau / Donation of Betty and Hartmut Raguse-Stauffer
Louis Soutter, The Empty Cross, 1939
Ink and gouache on paper, 65 x 50 cm
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau / Donation of Betty and Hartmut Raguse-Stauffer
Thomas Zindel, Ohne Titel, 1983
Kohle, Gouache auf Papier, 42 x 56,4 cm
Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau / Schenkung Betty und Hartmut Raguse-Stauffer
Foto: Brigitt Lattmann
Silvia Bächli, Ohne Titel, 1982
Indian ink on paper (from series), 30.4 x 42.9 cm
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau / Donation of Betty and Hartmut Raguse-Stauffer
Silvia Bächli, Ohne Titel, 1982
Tusche auf Papier (aus Serie), 30,4 x 42,9 cm
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau / Schenkung Betty und Hartmut Raguse-Stauffer
Foto: Brigitt Lattmann, Aarau
Miriam Cahn, L.I.S. (Lesen im Staub), 1987
Charcoal on paper, 235 x 260 cm
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
Martin Disler, Endless Modern Licking of Crashing Globe by Black Doggie Time- Bomb, 1981 (Serie)
Aquatinta, Vernis-mou auf Papier, 56 x 74,5 cm
Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau / Schenkung Betty und Hartmut Raguse-Stauffer
Foto: Brigitt Lattmann, Aarau
WILD THING
Swiss Art of the 1980s from the Raguse Collection and the Aargauer Kunsthaus
2 Dec 2017 – 15 Apr 2018

The art of the 1980s reflected the social awakening of a young generation that emphatically pursued new physical and intellectual freedoms. Frequently dubbed Neue Wilde (New Wild Ones) or Junge Wilde (Young Wild Ones), the movement explored emotional and social themes such as love, angst, violence and sexuality in wildly gestural paintings, expressive sculptures, intimate drawings and revealing photographs.

Wild Thing presents Swiss art from the collection of the Aargauer Kunsthaus, drawing a line from Louis Soutter, a precursor of gestural painting in the 1940s, to the major artists of the 1980s, such as Silvia Bächli, Eric Hattan, Miriam Cahn, Josef Felix Müller and many others. The majority of the exhibits are from the collection of Mrs. Betty and Mr. Hartmut Raguse-Stauffer.
 

Tags: Silvia B., Silvia Bächli, Miriam Cahn, Eric Hattan, Josef Felix Müller, Louis Soutter