• Franz Gertsch
    Medici, 1971/72
    Dispersion auf ungrundiertem Halbleinen
    Dispersion on unprimed half-linen
    400 x 600 cm
    Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen, Leihgabe der Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung
    © Franz Gertsch

Franz Gertsch. The Seventies

The internationally renowned Swiss artist Franz Gertsch will celebrate his 90th birthday in 2020. The Museum Franz Gertsch, which has been the most important venue for the furtherance of his oeuvre, will be marking this special occasion with this large exhibition project.

In past years, the museum has regularly presented Franz Gertsch’s most recent works. For this birthday tribute, however, focus will be placed instead on the artist’s monumental paintings from the 1970s. Assembled from diverse prestigious museums and private collections, the loans document the starting point for Franz Gertsch’s rich oeuvre of paintings, drawings and prints. This birthday exhibition is not a reflection on age, nor has it been conceived as a recapitulatory retrospective. By concentrating on Gertsch’s works from the 1970s, the show celebrates a period of youthful innovation. It brings together highlights from this phase of the artist’s work, during which he attracted international attention and recognition after being discovered by such renowned curators and exhibition organisers as Jean-Christophe Ammann and Harald Szeemann. The show at the Museum Franz Gertsch will demonstrate that his works from that time have lost none of their pioneering spirit and mesmerising impact.

Dr. Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath, Zurich, is the guest curator of the exhibition.

An exhibition catalogue will be published.

An exhibition of Museum Franz Gertsch in Cooperation with LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz.

 

The exhibition is shown from October 1st, 2020 to January 10th, 2021 in Linz.

https://www.lentos.at/html/en/40.aspx

 

"Looking Back. On Franz Gertsch's Ninetieth Birthday" (working title)
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich
April 1st to June 28th, 2020, opening: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020, 6 p.m.

https://gs.ethz.ch/en/preview-2017/

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Franz Gertsch. The Seventies

The internationally renowned Swiss artist Franz Gertsch will celebrate his 90th birthday in 2020. The Museum Franz Gertsch, which has been the most important venue for the furtherance of his oeuvre, will be marking this special occasion with this large exhibition project.

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