22/09/2018 – 13/01/2019
Museion is pleased to welcome back John Armleder (Geneva, Switzerland, 1948). Armleder presented a video, Endless, on the media façade in 2016 and featured in various exhibitions between 2005 and 2007. Hailed as the most influential Swiss artist of his generation, in a career spanning more than 50 years he has developed an oeuvre that goes beyond the codes of art criticism and the establishment, blurring the dividing lines between art and architecture, art and design, art and everyday objects. In his paintings, sculptures, environmental installations, performances, video art, editorial and curatorial projects, he reinvents the notions of artwork and exhibition, bringing together elements like random chance and design, high-brow culture and entertainment, unsettling irony and conceptual analysis. For Museion the artist will create a special project, on show on the fourth floor.
On the occasion a catalogue will be released in collaboration with Madre · museo d’arte contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples.
John Armleder, Endless, Museion Media Facade, 2016. Photo: Luca Meneghel, courtesy of the artist