The Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zürich currently presents the first extensive exhibition of Canadian artist Liz Magor’s oeuvre in Switzerland. Liz Magor is considered as one of Canada’s most important contemporary sculptors. She works in sculpture, installation, public art and photography. The retrospective at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst focuses on sculptures and installations Liz Magor has created in her studio in Vancouver over the past three decades.
“Her art investigates the culture of production and value and the associated ambivalent relationship humans have with consumer goods. … Composed of found everyday objects, her allegorical tableaus question idealized notions of nature embedded in modern culture and penetrate the psychology of desire and addiction. From an art-historical perspective, Liz Magor’s decades-long engagement with the world of material things and their resonance has led her to stake out a highly idiosyncratic position. Presented casually, without pedestals, her meticulously finished sculptures are defined by a profoundly affecting physicality. In light of the recent “material turn” in the work of younger artists, but also in the humanities and cultural studies, Magor’s art speaks forcefully to contemporary concerns.” (excerpt from the exhibition text).
Liz Magor: You You You at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst is curated by Heike Munder (Director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst) and runs until May 7, 2017.
Liz Magor: You You You. Retrospective at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst. Vernissage, February 17, 2017.
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