Brigitte Lustenberger

Switzerland

Artist biography

Brigitte Lustenberger is a modern visual artist, who was born in Switzerland, like other well-known artists such as Barbara Davi, Alexander Flury, Rémy Markowitsch, Hans-Peter Klauser, and Lang / Baumann.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Brigitte Lustenberger is represented by Christophe Guye Galerie in Zurich, Switzerland. Brigitte Lustenberger most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Christophe Guye Galerie in Zurich (01 December 2017 until 20 January 2018) with the exhibition Sneak Peak.

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most important Swiss contribution to the unravelling of Modernism was the formation of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its initial 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 significant centre of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a haven from political uncertainty elsewhere in Europe. Prior to that, Switzerland had originated some quirky and extraordinary artists in the Post-Impressionist period of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another essential movement that can be attributed 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 independent projects were executed in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for affluent local clients. Remarkable Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Brigitte Lustenberger

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