This autumn, the Musée Jenisch Vevey plays host to the first retrospective in Switzerland devoted to Pierrette Bloch (b. 1928). A major monograph on the artist is being published by jrp Ð† ringier to complement the presentation.
A Swiss artist who lives in Paris, Pierrette Bloch has been producing works intimately bound up with drawing and abstraction since the 1950s. She has adopted numerous techniques over the years, spanning everything from collages to compositions punctuated with black Indian ink, knitted “meshes” of horsehair threads and “paper lines”, combining a form of seriality with a subjectivity of gesture.
The exhibition brings together around a hundred works on loan from institutions such as the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Musée d’art contemporain de Grenoble. It aims to raise awareness of an oeuvre that has long remained on the margins of the major artistic trends, and to relocate it in the context of the various movements that flourished in the post-war decades.
From obsessive drawing practice to horsehair sculptures, the art of Pierrette Bloch distils issues as fundamental as the relationship between drawing and space, the influence of American minimal art on the European artistic scene, and the reception of the Supports-Surfaces movement.
The exhibition is accompanied by a film shot in the artist’s studio by Lila Ribi for the Musée Jenisch Vevey.Publication
Edité par JRP|Ringier / Musée Jenisch Vevey
Auteurs : Julie Enckell Julliard, Pamela Lee, Nicolas Muller, Philippe Piguet, Laurence Schmidlin, Catherine de Zegher
Edition : Français/Anglais, Novembre 2013, Couverture dure, 275 x 265 mm, 180 pages
Graphisme : Gavillet & Rust
Avec le généreux soutien de la Binding Stiftung
et de Dominique Haim Chanin.