Exhibitions

Michel Sima – Genius in the Studio
17 February to 7 May 2017

Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow /  Moscow House of Photography
curated by Dr. Kuno Fischer & Alisa Labas

Michel Sima’s work with photographic portraits of artists began essentially in 1946. That year Sima followed the creative process for Pablo Picasso’s La joie de vivre. In doing so he not only documented the various stages in the artistic execution (as was his original intention), but also considered his work from the very outset as a holistic, personal representation of the artist and his oeuvre. In the following years, he portrayed nearly all the artists at the École de Paris, artists such as Henri Matisse, François Picabia, Ossip Zadkine, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Cocteau, Tal Coat, Jean Arp, Marie Laurencin, Fernand Léger, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, André Derain, Kees van Dongen, Le Corbusier, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, and Alexander Calder.


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„Auflösung einer Basler Privatsammlung“
Mid September until mid December 2016

Art works of the 20th c., e.g. by A.R. Penck, Kees van Dongen, Paul Wunderlich, Cuno Amiet, Marino Marini, Henri Matise, André Derain and Luciano Castelli.



Alois Lichtsteiner - "MALEREI AUF DEM GRAT"
26 February until 1 April 2016

an exhibition showing four decades

in cooperation with a collector

Invitation (in German)

Talk between artist and art expert (in German)



A Swiss private collection - modern & contemporary art
13 until 27 March 2015

With works of art by Cuno Amiet, Karel Appel, Horst Antes, Francis Bott, Georges Braque, Salvador Dalí, Paul Delvaux, Julien Dupre, Georges D'Espagnat, Hans Erni, Leonor Fini, François Gall,George Grosz, Erich Heckel, Ferdinand Hodler,  Wassily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Henri Charles Manguin, Marevna, Georges Mathieu, Henri Matisse, Joan Mirò,  Elisabeth G. Müller,  A.R. Penck, James Rosenquist, Carl Spitzweg, Jean Tinguely, Mark Tobey, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Otto Tschumi, Paul Wunderlich



FISCHER at GSTAAD PALACE 2014
27 til 30 December 2014

With works of art by Joan Miró, Ben Nicholson, André Lanskoy, Fernand Léger, Maurice Estève, Sam Francis, Samuel Buri, Alois Lichtsteiner, Jean Tinguely, Mark Tobey, Michel Sima, Maxime Maufra, Louis Valtat, Augusto Giacometti

 

Invitation (in German)

Works of the exhibition



Josef Staub - Sculptures & Collages

14 March til 30 April 2014

 

The exhibition shows a selection of typical, since the 1970s designed geometrical-abstract sculptures made of dressed chrome steel. Nearly every artwork is unique. Additionally it will be documentated how Josef Staub has designed and realized his sculptures with patience, perfection and with ease. In aesthetic contrast to the sculptures made of chrome steel are the drafts and collages made of several materials, which will be presented at the same time.

 

Invitation (in German)

Josef Staub in brief (in German)



Fischer at Gstaad Palace 2013
28/29/30 December 2013

Exhibition of modern art with works by Marc Chagall, Christo, Henri Edmond Cross, Edgar Degas, Lyonel Feininger, Tsuguharu Foujita, Sam Francis, Alexej von Jawlensky, André Lanskoy, Fernand Léger, Georges Mathieu, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Gérard Schneider, Gino Severini, Michel Sima, Félix Vallotton etc.

 



Lucerne Art Summer 2013 - Pascal Danz / Reto Camenisch
12 until 23 August 2013

An exhibtion during th Lucerne Festival

in cooperation with  Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner, Bern

Invitation (in German)

Pascal Danz in brief (in German)

Reto Camenisch in brief (in German)

 



Fischer at Gstaad Palace 2012
28/29/30 Dezember 2012

Exhibition of modern art with works by Pablo Picasso, Marino Marini, Joan Miró, Le Corbusier, Alexej von Jawlensky, Fernand Léger, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Gino Severini, Serge Poliakoff, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Tinguely, Michel Sima, etc.

 



Lucerne Art Summer 2012 - International modern and contemporary art
6 til 24 August 2012 (works by Tinguely until 5 October 2012)

 

with works of art by the following artists: Josef Albers, Joseph Beuys, Alke Brinkmann, Samuel Buri, Geneviève Claisse, Walter Dexel, Theo Eble, El Bocho, Rainer Fetting, Albert Gleizes, Keith Haring, Wassily Kandinsky, Anselm Kiefer, František Kupka, Richard Paul Lohse, Elisabeth G. Müller, A. R. Penck, Dieter Roth, Theodoros Stamos, Jean Tinguely, Mark Tobey, Günther Uecker, Victor Vasarely

By Jean Tinguely the following works of arts will be shown: „Shuttlecock“ (1988), the side cars of the seasons 1989, 1990 and 1991, two decorated racing suits, seven paintings and documentations.

 

Invitation (in German)



James Licini - Steel art

9 December 2011 til 16 March 2012

 

James Licini (born in Zurich in 1937) forms abstract sculptures of steel. 

 

James Licini in brief (in German)

 



Lucerne Art Summer 2011 - International modern & contemporary art - topic: NIGHT
8 til 19 August 2011

 



Lucerne Art Summer 2010 - International modern & contemporary art - topic: EROS

7 til 21 August 2010

 

With works of art by Karel Appel, Vanessa Beecroft, Erwin Blumenfeld, Pierre Bonnard, Alexander Sandy Calder, Robert Combas, Edgar Degas, Raoul Dufy, Max Ernst, Franz Gertsch, Georg Grosz, Ernst Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, André Lhote, Henri Matisse, Jonathan Messe, Otto Müller, Hermann Nitsch, Max Pechstein, A.R. Penck, Pablo Picasso, Neo Rauch, Auguste Rodin, Ugo Rondinone, Dieter Roth, Niki de Saint Phalle, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Gino Severini, Michel Sima, Daniel Spoerri, Li Tianbing, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

 

Invitation (in German)

 



"Welcome back home, Luciano!"
December 2009 til February 2010

 

Luciano Castelli is one of the most important contemporary Swiss artist. All works presented in this exhibition come from a Swiss private collection.

 

Luciano Castelli in brief (in German)

 



Lucerne Art Summer 2009 - Modern & Contemporary Art
13 til 23 August 2009

in cooperation with Barr & Ochsner GmbH and Silvan Faessler Fine Art GmbH

 

International modern & contemporary art including works of art by Hans Arp, Georg Baselitz, Georges Braque, Heinrich Campendonk, Luciano Castelli, Martin Disler, Lyonel Feininger, Alberto Giacometti, Giovanni Giacometti, Ferdinand Hodler, Alexei von Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Yves Klein, Jannis Kounellis, Fernand Léger, Lucebert, Henri Manguin, Joan Miró, Gabriele Münter, Emil Nolde, A.R. Penck, Pablo Picasso, Daniel Spoerri, Not Vital, Marianne von Werefkin, Tom Wesselmann, Walter Kurt Wiemken, Ossip Zadkine



MICHEL SIMA - Artistes en Atelier, Geneva
2 April til 2 May 2009

in cooperation with  Galerie Latham

 

for more information check the previous exhibition

 

Invitation (in French)

 



Michel Sima - Artists in the studio, St. Moritz
6 December 2008 til 24 January 2009

in cooperation with Galerie Bergmann & Bauer

 

Michel Sima’s work with photographic portraits of artists began essentially in 1946. That year Sima followed the creative process for Pablo Picasso’s La joie de vivre. In doing so he not only documented the various stages in the artistic execution (as was his original intention), but also considered his work from the very outset as a holistic, personal representation of the artist and his oeuvre. In the following years, he portrayed nearly all the artists at the École de Paris, artists such as Henri Matisse, François Picabia, Ossip Zadkine, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Cocteau, Tal Coat, Jean Arp, Marie Laurencin, Fernand Léger, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, André Derain, Kees van Dongen, Le Corbusier, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, and Alexander Calder.

 

 

Ausstellungskarte

 



Christoph Steinemann STONEMAN - Comic Abstraction
1 til 11 July 2008

Christoph Steineman's work can be divided into digital paintings, moving paintings and sculptures. His digital paintings are a fusion of photography, digital image editing, painting and drawing. In a work-intensive process photographs are fragmentized, re-edited and put together again in a new screen like a kind of collages. The final layer in the process, the abstract figures, play a central role as to comment and communicate with the background. This intuitive process transforms the photographs out of their digital image anonymity into something very personal, condensing reality, chaotic emotions and design austerity into archaic multilevel dimensions. The seemingly decorative and flat picture pulls the viewer into its depths pulsating with stories of lives and desires.
Steinemann created his first moving paintings in 1992. They are painted on a sliding, continuous canvas he specifically developed. So, like a conveyor belt, they move by the viewer, displaying ever-changing, new images and colour compositions. His moving paintings' main features are the colours - intense, striking and expressive.
Stoneman specifically uses limits, lines and regular areas to transpose the drawing, the line, into plastic paintings. He bends a line into the third dimension by sheer physical force sometimes. Clearly that's what happened to his colour stick figures; they are bent steel tubes, figures out of stoneman's paintings come to life. Christoph Steinemann's work shows a new topology of comic abstraction to address perplexing issues.
Christoph Steineman's works form part of several private collections and have been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Zurich, Montreux, Berlin, Milan, Florence and Bermudas (only to mention a few).


Invitation (in German)

 



Michel Sima (1912-1987) - Artists in the studio
7 til 21 December 2007 & 7 til 18 January 2008

Michel Sima’s work with photographic portraits of artists began essentially in 1946. That year Sima followed the creative process for Pablo Picasso’s La joie de vivre. In doing so he not only documented the various stages in the artistic execution (as was his original intention), but also considered his work from the very outset as a holistic, personal representation of the artist and his oeuvre. In the following years, he portrayed nearly all the artists at the École de Paris, artists such as Henri Matisse, François Picabia, Ossip Zadkine, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Cocteau, Tal Coat, Jean Arp, Marie Laurencin, Fernand Léger, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, André Derain, Kees van Dongen, Le Corbusier, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, and Alexander Calder. Sima’s underlying affinity towards, and friendship with, those portrayed shone through in all of these artists’ portraits, not just in the photographs of Picasso. It expressed itself by capturing most sensitively the personality and work of each particular artist. The relationship established with both the work and the studio as part of his setup is also cleverly used to allow the portrayed artist to express himself, as it were. The result is an idiosyncratic style of (artist) portraiture using the medium of photography, a unique documentation of the artists at the École de Paris, unequalled by any other photographer in its cohesiveness and sensitivity. Dr. Kuno Fischer  (The Monograph Michel Sima - Artists in their Studio (Dr. Erika Billeter/Dr. Kuno Fischer), Benteli Verlag 2007)

 

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Hans Kobinger - "Schweizer Reise"
11 August 2003 til 12 September 2003

 

Invitation



Mersad Berber - Recent wokrs
8 December 2001 til 25 January 2002



Karina Wisniewska - Colors and sounds
16 August til 14 September 2001



Walter Ropélé
10 June til 3 July 1999



Jungfrau, Muse Heldin - Exhibition with 20 paintings from the 17th/18th century (in cooperation with Walpole Gallery, London)
15 January til 27 February 1998



André Derain - Bronze sculptures and works on paper
15 January til 28 February 1998



Luciano Castelli - "Le Miroir du Désir", Photography and Paintings from 1973 til 1996
23 March til 26 April 1997



Gisela Andersch - Works preseting three working phases
28 February til 10 April 1997

 



Hans Hartung - Antoni Tapiès
6 December 1996 til 19 January 1997



François Bocion
9 November til 20 December 1996

„Le paysage est représentatif de l’art moderne, la marque caractéristique de notre siècle“ constate en 1867 Telemaco Signorini, ami de Degas, porte-parole et figure marquante des Macchiaili, ces paysagistes qui forment à Florence un groupe d’avant-garde. Or si l’impressionnisme français tend, dans l’esprit de l’amateur, à occuper toute la scène où se joue l’histoire du paysage au XIXe siècle, une ample floraison d’oeuvres témoignent ailleurs d’une recherché analogue: partout en Europe, à des degrés divers et à des moments différents, nuance des particularismes locaux, se manifeste un vaste renouvellement de la vision picturale. Ce qui la caractérise : la volonté de rendre compte avec fidélité du réel, d’où la prééminence donnée à la pratique du plein air et le développement d’une nouvelle technique picturale, la «pittura a macchia» des Florentines, le pré-impressionnisme des Barbizonnais, la division des tons des Impressionnistes. (...)                                                 Béatrice Aubert-LeCoultre

 

Exhibition catalogue (scanned)



Felix Vallotton - Woodcuts
11 September til 19 October 1996





Walter Ropélé
18 August til 9 September 1996



Eine Künstlerfreundschaft: Bodmer, Huber und Kündig
Frühling 1996



Hansjörg Brunner - Paintings and works on paper
1 December 1995 til 20 January 1996

 

Exhibition catalogue (scanned)



Albert Anker
Dezember 1995 bis Januar 1996



Old masters and modern paintings (Exhibition during the international music festival and the 175th anniversary of the Kunstgesellschaft Lucerne)
Sommer 1994

 

Exhibition cataogue (scanned)



Katalog zur Ausstellung "Luciano Castelli"

Luciano Castelli
Sommer 1991

 

Exhibition catalogue (scanned)



Max Eichenberger - Concret works 1981-1988
11 January til 8 February 1991



Concret today in Europe
10 August til 8 September 1990

 

Exhibition catalogue (scanned)



East-European Avantgarde
Sommer 1989

 

Preface from the exhibition catalogue (in German)



Neuere Schweizer Konkrete
Sommer 1988

 

Exhibition catalogue (scanned)



Sales exhibition - Paintings, works on paper, tapestries
18 March til 9 April 1988

With works by  Maria Sybilla Merian and her daughter  Johanna Helena Herold, Jacques Linard, Karl Kulius von Leypold, Albert Zimmermann, Joseph Wopfner, Alois Kölbl Anton Ebert, Robert Zünd, Jakob Joseph Zelger, Félix Vallotton, René Victor Auberjonois, Rodolphe-Théophile Bossard, Albert Gleizes, August Herbin, Theo Eblé and Fernand Léger.

 

Exhibition catalogue (scanned)



Abstraction Création - Meister der gegenstandslosen Kunst
Sommer 1987

Exhibition catalogue (scanned)



Sales exhibition

Spring 1987



Pioneers of the New Swiss Art - 50 years Swiss art since 1920
9 August til 10 September 1986

 

Exhibition catalogue (scanned)



Paintings, works on paper, tapestries
Spring 1986

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Paintings, works on papers, tapestries
30 March til 19 April 1984

 

Exhibition catalogue (scanned)



"Tableaux Anciens de grands Maîtres"
23 March til 30 September 1957



Opening exhibition of the Galerie Fischer, Lucerne

August - September 1940

Paintings of the 19th and 20th century

 

With works of art by: BARLACH, Ernst; BÖCKLIN, Arnold; BUCHSER, Frank; CALAME, Alexandre; CORINTH, Lovis; COURBET, Gustave; DAUMIER, Honoré; DEGAS, Edgar; DELACROIX, Eugène; DESCHWANDEN, Paul; FEUERBACH, Anselm; FORAIN, Jean-Louis; FÜSSLI, Johann Heinrich; GUILLAUMIN, Jean-Baptiste-Armand; HODLER, Ferdinand; HOFER, Carl; KAUFFMANN, Angelika; KOKOSCHKA, Oskar; KÜHL, Gotthard Johann; LEIBL, Wilhelm; LIEBERMANN, Max; MACLET; MAILLOL, Aristide; MARC, Franz; MAREES, Hans von; MENN, Barthélemy; MONET, Claude; MORISOT, Berthe; NOLDE, Emil; PISSARRO, Camille; RAFFAELLI, Jean-François; RENOIR, Auguste; RITZ, Raphael; ROBERT, Léopold; RODIN, Auguste; ROHLFS, Christian; SCHUCH, Karl; SEGANTINI, Giovanni; SIEGWART, Hugo; SISLEY, Alfred; STEFFAN, Johann Gottfried; STUCK, Franz von; TASSAERT, Nicoles-François-Octave; THOMA, Hans; TRÜBNER, Wilhelm; VAUTIER, Benjamin; VOLTZ, Friedrich Johann; ZÜND, Robert

 

Preface and epilogue of the exhibition catalogue (scanned)