John M Armleder

Selected Furniture Sculptures 1979–2012

Swiss Institute, New York

Press release

Swiss Institute proudly presents Selected Furniture Sculptures 1979–2012, the first New York solo show of John Armleder in eight years. The exhibition will feature highlights of an open chapter in the Swiss artist’s oeuvre, showcasing the breadth and vision of the furniture sculptures from 1979 to the present.

Selected Furniture Sculptures 1979–2012 will feature a dramatic, non-chronological layout that draws from Armleder’s interest in affirming the medium of painting yet extending the act to the realm of the everyday, where the happy or not-so-happy fate of many paintings is to be integrated into a domestic environment, more often than not close to the odd sofa, armchair, or chest. Armleder simply anticipates this, providing the furniture together with the painting, eventually provoking a completely new reading of the canvas indomestic environment.