Albrecht Schnider

1958 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Albrecht Schnider is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Switzerland, like other celebrated artists such as Manuel Burgener, Michael Günzburger, Wilfrid Moser, Karin Hueber, and Werner Bischoff. Albrecht Schnider was born in 1958.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Albrecht Schnider's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in the Netherlands and Germany. Some of those galleries are Galerie Akinci in Amsterdam, Galerie Thomas Schulte in Berlin, and Bernhard Knaus Fine Art in Frankfurt. Albrecht Schnider most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Mai 36 Galerie in Zurich (06 September 2019 until 25 October 2019) with the exhibition Solo Exhibition . Albrecht Schnider's only other exhibition is visual semiotics, which took place at Bernhard Knaus Fine Art in Frankfurt, Germany (06 November 2019 - 31 January 2020).

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most important Swiss contribution to the history of Modernism was the formation of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its founding members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly metamorphosed into an prominent hub of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a refuge from political uncertainty elsewhere in Europe. precedingly, Switzerland had produced some quirky and extraordinary artists in the Post-Impressionist era of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another essential movement that can be connected to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier might have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first autonomous projects were realized in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for wealthy local clients. Key Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Further Biographical Context for Albrecht Schnider

Albrecht Schnider was born in 1958 and was largely influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. The Arte Povera movement, which emerged in Italy, received global acknowledgement in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were praised.

Albrecht Schnider

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