Amy Sillman.
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Amy Sillman

Amy Sillman (b. 1955) is an important voice in American contemporary painting. Since the 1990s, she has consistently questioned the medium via drawing, printmaking and writing, as well as by making objects and animations. 

Sillman sees her painting as drawing that aspires to film or poetry. Many of her explorations through drawing revolve around complete devotion to processes of transformation which are open to inversion, redesign and examination. At the centre of the exhibition is Sillman’s treatment of time, and its compression or expansion.

Her powerful and allusive œuvre is represented with selected groups of works from the last twenty years and put into a dialogue with the collection of the Kunstmuseum Bern. This dialogue is curated by the artist herself. After a highly acclaimed exhibition contribution at the Venice Biennale in 2022 as well as solo exhibitions in the Kunsthaus Bregenz (2015) and the Portikus in Frankfurt am Main (2016), this is the American artist’s largest institutional solo exhibition so far in Europe.

Curator: Kathleen Bühler

The exhibition is being organised in collaboration with the Ludwig Forum Aachen.

Spring: Abstraction as ruin by Amy Sillman. With sound by Marina Rosenfeld
Commissioned and published by The Washington Post, March 18, 2024. Courtesy of The Washington Post

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