Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur
Museum d’art dal Grischun Cuira
Museo d’arte dei Grigioni Coira


​Rémy Zaugg
1988-08-19: 10-18
08.09. – 18.11.2012

This autumn the Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur offers a rich exhibition programme. Two new exhibitions are dedicated to two important Swiss artists who have been intensively concerned with questions of painting, of the image and of perception: Rémy Zaug and Adrian Schiess both enter into dialogue with art history and thereby go entirely their own way. In order to show the work of Rémy Zaugg as a whole, the Bündner Kunstmuseum will remain open during this exhibition until 6 pm.

In 1988 the Swiss artist Rémy Zaugg (1943-2005) undertook a memorable action on top of the Furka Pass: He installed himself in the mountain landscape with easel and canvas in the tradition of open-air painting for eight hours – the average time during which museums are open. This was part of FURKART, initiated in 1984 by Marc Hostettler who remained responsible for it until 2003. An image painted solely in white was the “picture” resulting from this painting action. In doing so Rémy Zaugg reflected on the tradition of Alpine painting as well as the visual encroachment of the mountain landscape. Evidence today of this ephemeral action is only the painting and a video recording, which are intended as a work belonging together, and which is being shown for the first time ever in an exhibition, supplemented by additional documentary material.

The exhibition is a cooperative venture with the Institute Furkablick/Alfred Richterich Foundation and the Videocompany Zofingen. Of the different possible works discussed three were realised. The work Ohne Titel (1988-08-19: 10-18) is the only one fully preserved. 

Opening: September 7, 2012, at 6 pm
Reception and introduction: Stephan Kunz, Director Bündner Kunstmuseum  

Opening hoursTu-Su 10.00–17.00 Th 10.00 – 20.00