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Markus Schinwald at Migros Museum, Zurich: Final Days

Posted in Beaux Arts, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings by Suzanne on May 15th, 2008 | BBC Wikipedia

© Markus Schinwald

... and finally a finissage announcement for all my beloved Löwenbräu folks back home in good old Helvetia...

Young Salzburg-born Markus Schinwald's solo exhibition at Migros Museum Zurich closes this Sunday, May 18, 2008.

Sadly, I never had the time to check out this exhibition before I left for England, and to be honest, I still don't have the slightest clue which of Schinwald's oeuvres/installations are on show and whether it's worth seeing at all - but the flyer (c.f. image above) was one of my favourite flyers back in 2007 and that sure means something.

As a matter of fact, it even had the great honour to hang next to Kristian Burford's exhibition poster for MagroRocca - featuring a half-naked, half-dead woman with an orange plastic tourniquet slipping off her arm.. so.. errm.. yes.. anyway.. what I'm trying to say is that if you don't like the exhibition, feel free to sue Wurzeltod™ and/or at least steal a pile of those amazing flyers.

However, if you're likely to be intrigued by the disfiguration of historic paintings, by prosthetics in art, by the uncanniness of the human body as it forever floats between life and death, endothermia and waxiness, I think you'll enjoy the show.

Closes: Sunday, May 18, 2008, guided tour at 3 PM same day

Address: Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland, tel: +41 44 277 20 50 | Map

Press releaseCatalogue by JRP Ringier

... and for no particular reason: Beautifully illustrated Cabinet article about the Zander Institute

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