November 17, 2014 - Kunsthalle Zürich - T.F.T. Müllenbach and Avery Singer
November 17, 2014

T.F.T. Müllenbach and Avery Singer

T.F.T. Müllenbach
Avery Singer: Pictures Punish Words

22 November 2014–25 January 2015

Opening: 21 November, 6–9pm

Kunsthalle Zürich 
Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zurich

T +41 (0) 44 272 15 15
F +41 (0) 44 272 18 88
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T.F.T. Müllenbach
Thomas Müllenbach (born in Koblenz, Germany in 1949, lives and works in Zurich) turns our everyday perception of familiar things on its head, and subverts the collective understanding of the sense, purpose and value of the visible. These shifts in the everyday are the focus of his attention. In the process, he also repeatedly scrutinises the history of art and explores the possibilities of painting. The exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich presents the first comprehensive overview of Thomas Müllenbach’s paintings and drawings with a focus on works created specially for this show and recent works, complemented by a selection of earlier works.

A lavishly illustrated catalogue featuring texts by Elke Bippus and Juri Steiner as well as a conversation between Beatrix Ruf and the artist is published by Scheidegger & Spiess.

You can download the press release for the exhibition T.F.T. Müllenbach here

Avery Singer: Pictures Punish Words
The technically and iconographically striking paintings of Avery Singer (born in 1987, lives and works in New York) thwart our visual expectations. At an initial glance, they resist a clear classification of painting or printing processes. Hence her works raise the obvious and artistically pressing question of how the digital information that surrounds us can materialize itself—be it as a flat image on paper or more recently in 3-D in plastic, or on and in every other possible material surface. Avery Singer has created a cycle of works specifically for this first institutional solo exhibition. The exhibition is supported by LUMA-Foundation and is a cooperation between Kunsthalle Zürich and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, where the exhibition will be on show from 12 February to 12 April 2015.

The first monograph on the artist including texts by Matthew Brannon, Sven Loven, Aram Moshayedi and Carmen Winant, as well as illustrations by Ebecho Muslimova and numerous images will be published by JRP|Ringier, in cooperation with Kunsthalle Zürich and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin. 

You can download the press release for Avery Singer’s exhibition here

Press information for both exhibitions: Friday, 21 November, 11am
We would be happy to provide additional information and press images:
T +41 (0) 44 272 15 15 / presse [​at​]

Theory & programmes
For both exhibitions a special series of theory events and educational programmes has been developed together with the artists:

Avery Singer: Saturday, 23 November, 11am, symposium: 
“Words on Pictures—Puns and Punishment”

Thomas Müllenbach: Thursday, 11 December, 6:30pm, artist talk: 
“Up against the wall”

Friday, 23 January, 8pm, concert: 
“Reality Check—Meets ensemble für neue music zürich—Meets Fathom String Trio”

Guided tours
Sunday, 2pm: 21 December, 4 January
Evening, Thursday, 6:30pm: 27 November, 15 January 
Lunchtime, Wednesday, 12:30pm: 10 December, 7 January, 21 January
Special tour, Sunday, 25 January, 2pm: “A history of painting from Lascaux to Las Vegas”

Family afternoons: 
Sunday, 2–3:30pm: 7 December,11 January

For further information, please contact our website.

Kunsthalle Zürich receives generous funding from Stadt Zürich Kultur; Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur; Zürcher Kantonalbank – Partner of Kunsthalle Zürich; LUMA Foundation 

Generous funding for the T.F.T. Müllenbach exhibition was provided by Zürcher Kantonalbank, Jubiläumsstiftung der Schweizerischen Mobiliar Genossenschaft, Ernst Göhner Foundation, Foundation Erna and Curt Burgauer

T.F.T. Müllenbach and Avery Singer at Kunsthalle Zürich
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