In the 1970s, Miriam Cahn draws on the floor, especially in black chalk, on sheets of chart paper or even in public space. With his energetic terms, it creates human figures striking, with a disturbing intensity where the woman is making her body in all its expressiveness. It also draws threatening architectures and warships, which echo the constructive and destructive folly of man.Rebel and activist, she defends a form of feminism in her practice. Later, she experimented with oil paint and bright colors, especially with its series of nuclear mushrooms, beautiful streams of colors that almost make you forget the destructive effects of bombs. An important part of his work is always made up of "portraits" of humans, animals or plants, often front, which vibrate in an enigmatic presence. By the 1990s, his work sometimes refers to political issues, such as conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, the Middle East, or the attacks of September 11, 2001. The exhibition of the CEB, organized in five areas, presents works by different periods (drawings, paintings, sketchbooks, drawings photographs in the street), and offers a wide space for new paintings.
During the exhibition, screening of the documentary Miriam Cahn - ohne Umwege (straightforward), 2005-52 ', directed by Edith Jud. A publication in the form of a facsimile sketchbook made between 1979 and 2010, accompanies the exhibition.
Miriam Cahn is the guest of Something You Should Know, Wednesday, November 12th at 19h at the Maison Suger. More info
In partnership with the Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau , where will the exhibition from 23 January to 19 April 2015. See also Miriam Cahn , from 15 November to 20 December 2014 at the Galerie Jocelyn Wolff .