Stefan À Wengen
1964 · Switzerland
Stefan À Wengen is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in Switzerland. Stefan À Wengen was born in 1964. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Pipilotti Rist and Ugo Rondinone.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Stefan À Wengen's work, which are Beck & Eggeling in Düsseldorf, Germany and Bernhard Knaus Fine Art in Frankfurt, Germany. Stefan À Wengen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Beck & Eggeling in Düsseldorf (16 November 2018 until 02 February 2019) with the exhibition GEHEIMNIS DER DINGE. MALSTÜCKE. Stefan À Wengen's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Bernhard Knaus Fine Art in Frankfurt (12 February 2020 - 15 February 2020) with the name Art Karlsruhe and Bernhard Knaus Fine Art in Frankfurt (06 February 2020 - 27 March 2020) with the name Le Singe Peintre.
Historical Context of Switzerland
Perhaps the most significant Swiss contribution to the development of Modernism was the establishment 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 became an prominent hub of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a haven from political uncertainty elsewhere in Europe. Beforehand, Switzerland had originated some quirky and distinctive artists in the Post-Impressionist span 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 autonomous projects were realized in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for affluent 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 Stefan À Wengen
Stefan À Wengen was born in 1964 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.