• Zilla Leutenegger
    Gross und stark, 2013
    Video installation, 1 b/w silver gelatine print, walldrawing, 1 b/w projection on molleton with patchwork, no sound, loop
    Print: 120 x 180 cm, Molleton: 140 x 200 cm
    © Courtesy the artist & Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
    Exhibition view: Zilla Leutenegger, "13 Räume. Eine Biografie in Kleidern", Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, photo: Alistair Overbruck

Zilla Leutenegger. Fairlady Z

Drawing is the fundamental media for the artist Zilla Leutenegger (b. 1968
in Zurich). Digitally reworked videos are projected on wall drawings and /
or objects, and the interaction results in poetically tempered, three - dimensional

“Fairlady Z” is the designation for a Japanese sports car made by Datsun
that — like the artist — has its origins in the 1960s. Aside from their age,
they also both have the letter Z in common, occasioning “Fairlady Z” to
become the artist’s mascot and ultimately the title of the exhibition and the accompanying monograph. Like the artist herself, the letter Z frequently
appears as a symbol and a sign in her works. Zilla Leutenegger
further explores the question concerning the power of memory inherent
in articles of clothing; memories of important and less important moments
in life, for example the jeans she was wearing when in New York
on September 11, 2001. This artist lives and works in Zurich.

The exhibition was curated by Anna Wesle in collaboration with the artist.

“Fairlady Z”, a monograph, is published by the Verlag für moderne
Kunst, Nuremberg, parallel to Zilla Leutenegger’s exhibitions at the Museum
Morsbroich, Leverkusen, and the Museum Franz Gertsch.




Zilla Leutenegger. Fairlady Z

Zurich-based artist Zilla Leutenegger shows a selection of her new installations at the Museum Franz Gertsch.