Bernhard Luginbühl (1929 – 2011) is one of Switzerland‘s most respected contemporary artists. The new exhibition of his work at von Bartha features Luginbühl’s sculptures, ranging in size from the larger than life to rarer smaller wall pieces. The show also explores Luginbühl‘s sculptural collaborations with fellow artists Dieter Roth, Jean Tinguely and Alfred Hofkunst. Luginbühl’s work is renowned for its tension between movement and counter-movement, between dynamic elements moving into space and supporting struc¬tures controlling these movements. Schuh (1979-94) and Haus (1976-94), which both feature in the von Bartha show, were created as collaborations between the artist, Dieter Roth and Björn Roth. The sculptures bring together Luginbühl’s preferred materials of iron and wood with Roth’s practice of using found objects, including paintbrushes,

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