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Xanti Schawinsky + Monster Chetwynd | Guided tour by exhibition curator Christophe Gallois




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This exhibition is the first retrospective dedicated to Xanti Schawinsky (b. 1904, Basel – d. 1979, Locarno) outside of Switzerland. Marked by the spirit of the Bauhaus, where the artist studied in the 1920s and of Black Mountain College, where he taught in the 1930s, Schawinsky’s body of work is characterised by its multidisciplinary nature. Direction, scenography, photography, graphic design, painting and even typography are among the fields the artist explored during his sixty-year career. The exhibition covers the entirety of the artist’s career, from his early works, animated by questions of scenic space and the relationship between man and machine, up until his process-based paintings from the 1950s and 1960s. The exhibition will include a large-scale installation by Monster Chetwynd (b. 1973, London), created in response to Schawinsky’s oeuvre.

Xanti Schawinsky, ‘Entwurf zu einem fahrbaren Theater (Arena)’, 1925. Gouache and pencil on paper. 38 x 57 cm. Courtesy of the Xanti Schawinsky Estate
Xanti Schawinsky, ‘Entwurf zu einem fahrbaren Theater (Arena)’, 1925
© Courtesy of the Xanti Schawinsky Estate