The exhibition Silvia Bächli – shift presents some seventy works by this Swiss sketch artist, who ranks among the most outstanding of her generation at an international level.
The subtle works, combined with the advantageous features of the venue, reflect the multifaceted interaction between drawing, exhibition space and viewer. Drawing as a means to express something seen or experienced, or as the relationship between head and body, sensation and vision, discovery and artistic invention, a single work and a series: these are the dichotomies addressed in the Silvia Bächli – shift exhibition.
Shown on a sixteen-meter table, drawings created between 1983 and 2019 illustrate the changes in Silvia’s style: where she once rendered the female body in an expressive manner, she progressively reduced the strokes, ultimately creating transparent pictures of torsos and other body parts.
Recent small sculptures are exhibited in a thirty-five meter hall next to colourful drawings that the artist created during a scholarship in London from August 2018 until early 2019.