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


Die kunst des zeichnens von arnold böcklin bis richard tuttle
07.06. – 31.08.2014

A sheet of paper: a surface, four margins. With the simplest of means, with lines, forms and structures artists try to capture these components. Reflecting on pictorial means is one of the basic features of conceptual and minimalist art around 1970. This led to a re-evaluation of drawing, by giving drawing particular significance in contemporary artistic practice on the one hand and on the other by giving drawing of other epochs a fresh appraisal. The collection presented here was put together against this background. It started with works of American art from the 1960s and 1970s, which is still one of its main focuses. This caused new areas of interest to open up: Other works from other contexts were added: Single works as well as extensive collections. The selection is less guided by art historical considerations but more by visual moments. These do not replace historical contexts but appear as complementary to them. From this perspective surprising connections ensue beyond time and space. The openness towards the specific pictorial means determining each individual drawing becomes the leitmotiv and offers the observing and cognizant eye new nourishment. Prejudiced assessments are put into perspective and new points of view open up. The works shown are among others by Arnold Böcklin, Ferdinand Hodler, Félix Vallotton, René Auberjonois, Lucio Fontana, Eva Hesse, Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd, James Bishop, Richard Tuttle.

Opening: Friday, June 6, 2014, 6 pm
Introduction: Stephan Kunz, Director Bündner Kunstmuseum

A catalogue accompanies the exhibition with an introduction by Stephan Kunz; 128 pages, 100 illustrations.

Opening hoursTu-Su 10.00–17.00 Th 10.00 – 20.00