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Art Notes by Juli Bailer

Founded by Juli Cho Bailer, ART NOTES is a short guide to exhibitions in Zurich, Zug, and Lucerne. ART NOTES recommends exhibitions, profiles artists and art world figures working and exhibiting in the area, and lists selected gallery and museum events. Ms. Bailer is a curator, art advisor, and exhibition consultant with over 15 years of museum experience. Ms. Bailer is also Art Editor at Zurich4You, Zug4You, and Lucerne4You. She has lived in Canton Zug with her husband and children since 2007. More information:
Art Notes June 2011
Noteworthy vernissages, Zurich Galleries Open House Weekend, Art Basel, and Giant Spiders…
The last exhibitions before the galleries take their summer pause will open this month.
On June 11 and 12, galleries in Zurich will be open from 11:00am – 5:00pm and until 8:00pm at the Hubertus Exhibitions space.
Upcoming exhibitions and key vernissages:
Fondation Beyeler’s Presents Louise Bourgeois’s Maman
Bürkliplatz, Zurich
June 10 until end of July 2011
Private vernissage: 10 June, 6:00pm

Maman is coming to Zurich this month!
After compelling presentations at the Tate Modern London in (2000/2007) and the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris in (2007-08), at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (since 2001) and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg (2001), Maman will be on view for the first time in Switzerland. The installation of the gigantic sculpture alone is impressive, and at every site where it was shown it proved to be highly popular, attracting crowds of viewers.
Galerie Peter Kilchmann
Zahnradstrasse 21
8005 Zurich
Hernan Bas
11 June – 30 July 2011
Vernissage: 11 June, 11:00am – 8:00pm
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Diagonal Building, MAAG  Areal
Zahnradstrasse 21
8040 Zurich
Sculpture Now
11 June – 30 July 2011
Vernissage: 11 June, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Includes works by 27 of the gallery’s artists: Doug Aitken, Martin Boyce, Joe Bradley, Angela Bulloch, Valentin Carron, Trisha Donnelly, Maria Eichhorn, Matias Faldbakken, Urs Fischer, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Sylvie Fleury, Liam Gillick, Douglas Gordon, Mark Handforth, Alex Hubbard, Karen Kilimnik, Andrew Lord, Richard Prince, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Ugo Rondinone, Dieter Roth, Eva Rothschild, Steven Shearer, Josh Smith, Oscar Tuazon, Franz West, Sue Williams
Hauser & Wirth
Hubertus Exhibitions
Albisriederstrasse 199A
8047 Zurich
Rodney Graham: Vignettes of Life
12 June – 30 July 2011
Vernissage: 11 June, 6 – 8 pm
Fans of Joseph Beuys will want to catch two exhibitions that feature his work at the Kunsthaus Zurich:
Kunsthaus Zurich
Heimplatz 1
8001 Zurich
Dog Cat Mouse
Closes 31 July 2011
The exhibition includes the video of Beuys’s most famous Action, I Like America and America Likes Me (1974), performed in New York with various props and a coyote as a protest to the Vietnam War.
Joseph Beuys: Difesa della Natura (Defense of Nature)
Closes August 14
Exhibition of the social sculptural “aesthetico-ecological” project of the German artist Joseph Beuys created over decades on his frequent excursions to Abruzzi, Italy. Also presented is Olivestone, an installation comprised of 18th century limestone basins Beuys discovered in the Palazzo Durini that, together with the olive tree, the artist used to symbolically refer to spiritual purification and Nature’s innate wisdom and balance.
A Trip to Basel…
Contemporary art lovers will not be disappointed with the multiplicity of visual and multi-media art on offer on view at Art Basel, as well as the satellite fairs Liste and Volta. You may not like everything, but with thousands of works on view, there should be something for almost everyone’s eye as well as budget. If not, the social buzz of the combined fairs makes for a great weekend outing. Art collectors travel in from all over the world, but Zurich residents just need to travel a mere hour by train or car to enjoy what is considered the most important art fair in the world.
Art Basel 42: June 15 – 19, 2011
Messe Basel
4005 Basel
The world's premier international art show for Modern and contemporary works, Art Basel features nearly 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. More than 2,500 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars, are represented in the show's multiple sections. The exhibition includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works.
LISTE 16: June 14 – 19, 2011
Burgweg 15
4058 Basel
Every year since its opening in 1996, the LISTE - the Young Art Fair in Basel has presented new and important galleries and highly contemporary young art. The LISTE's concept of introducing galleries in general no more than 5 years old and artists under 40 has been at the heart of its being one of the most important fairs for young art and still being considered one of the art world’s most important discoverer fair.
VOLTA 7: June 13 – 18, 2011
Dreispitz Areal
Tor / Gate 13
Helsinki Strasse 5
CH-4142 Münchenstein / Basel
Photography Credits:
Gladstone | Kai Althoff | Punkt, Absatz, Blümli (period, paragraph, Blümli), 2011
Galleria Continua | Stephen Friedman Gallery | Goodman Gallery | Rodolphe Janssen | Kendell Geers | Hanging Piece, 1993
Louise Bourgeois, Maman
Fotomontage: Aussenansicht der Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel mit Maman, 1999
Bronze mit Silbernitratpatina, Edelstahl und Marmor
927,1 x 891,5 x 1023,6 cm
Privatsammlung, courtesy Cheim & Read
Foto: © 2011, Louise Bourgeois Trust / © 2011, ProLitteris

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