Arp, Taeuber-Arp, Bill. Alliances



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The exhibition centres on the friendship and collaboration between Jean Arp (1886–1966), Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889–1943) and Max Bill (1908–1994), three central figures of the European artistic avant-garde, whose sculptures, reliefs, paintings and works on paper – some of which have never been shown to the public – from the Fondazione Marguerite Arp and the collection of Chantal and Jakob Bill will be presented.
During the 1930s, a period of great unrest, groups and associations of artists were formed, who shared in common the goal of defending and promoting non-figurative art. This occurred first in Paris, where groups such as Cercle et Carré and Abstraction-Création were formed, then in Switzerland with Allianz, groups that brought together modern artists and promoted their works through joint exhibitions and portfolios published by Allianz-Verlag.

Works by:
Jean Arp, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Max Bill, as well as Leo Leuppi, Richard Paul Lohse, Hans Hinterreiter, Max Huber, Verena Loewensberg, Serge Brignoni, Hans Erni, Hans Fischli.

Special openings on the following public holidays: 1 April (Easter Monday), 9 May (Ascension Day), 20 May (Whit Monday)
and during the Locarno Film Festival (7-17 August) every day from 2 to 5 p.m.


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