ETH Zürich is a well-known institution, highly renowned both in Switzerland and internationally, but not everyone is aware of its Collection of Prints and Drawings. With the exhibition "From Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol. Masterpieces from the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich", MASI offers the public a unique opportunity to experience 300 masterpieces from one of Switzerland's most important collections of prints and drawings.
Arranged chronologically, the exhibition explores techniques, motifs, styles and conceptions of art through the centuries. Works by leading figures in European art history - from Albrecht Dürer to Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco de Goya and Maria Sibylla Merian, Pablo Picasso and Edvard Munch - are presented alongside pieces by living artists such as John M Armleder, Olivier Mosset, Candida Höfer, Susan Hefuna, Shirana Shahbazi and Christiane Baumgartner. This unique, exceptional dialogue between masters of the past and contemporary artists generates a host of unexpected, surprising connections. Topics such as the process of creating art, the relationship between copy and original, the dissemination of motifs and iconographies, and partnerships between different artistic skillsets have characterized the history of graphic art since it first began, and remain relevant to this day.