John M. Armleder

Switzerland

Artist biography

John M. Armleder is a modern visual artist, who was born in Switzerland, like other prominent artists such as Angelika Schori, Fabio Luks, Ms Bastian, Julian Charrière, and Albrecht Schnider.

Galleries and Exhibitions

John M. Armleder is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries like Spain and Germany. Galleries include Galería Javier López & Fer Francés in Madrid, as well as Mehdi Chouakri | Fasanenplatz and Mehdi Chouakri | Mommsenstrasse in Berlin. John M. Armleder most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery in Aarhus with the exhibition Gazing into the void. The exhibition was open from 24 October 2019 until 28 November 2019. John M. Armleder's only other exhibition is Material matters, which took place at Mehdi Chouakri | Mommsenstrasse in Berlin, Germany (13 January 2020 - 31 January 2020).

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most significant Swiss contribution to the unravelling 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 evolved into an important centre of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a haven from political instability elsewhere in Europe. precedingly, Switzerland had originated some quirky and distinctive artists in the Post-Impressionist period of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another major movement that can be attributed to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier may 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 wealthy local clients. Remarkable Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

John M. Armleder

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