Heidi Bucher

Heidi Bucher

Centre culturel suisse, Paris

Heidi Bucher, Hautraum (Ahnenhaus). Courtesy Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zurich. Photo: Niklauss Stauss. © Heidi Bucher.

September 28, 2013

Heidi Bucher
13 September–8 December 2013

Centre culturel suisse, Paris
38 rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75003 Paris, France
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 1–7pm
Free admission

T + 33 1 42 71 95 70
ccs [​at​] ccsparis.com


Heidi Bucher (1926–1993) made a name for herself in the late 1970s with her tulle and latex casts of parts of houses (room, door, window, radiator, etc.) that had some connection with one stage or another of her life. She saw rooms as skins, something she could take an impression of. Her works question the relationship between the body and architecture while emphasizing our memory of place. A native of Zurich, Bucher also lived for a time in California. She was largely forgotten, however, after her death until being rediscovered thanks to a show at the Migros Museum in 2004. Her work can be likened to that of such major artists as Gordon Matta-Clark, Edward Kienholz and Rachel Whiteread. CCS is pleased to present the first monographic show in France devoted to Bucher and her work.

Two other exhibitions not to be missed are on view in La pièce sur cour:

Florian Germann: Geomental Process Area / Fat City / Paris
13 September–13 October 

Florian Germann (born in 1978, lives and works in Zurich) is the creator of an experimental art that questions the notion of process, in some cases giving rise to performances that are done without an audience. Germann is fascinated by geology, sedimentation, time and materials that undergo transformation. His installations are part of an evolving body of work. While his recent project Wendigo River National Park explored the connections between nature, man and culture, creating a potentially “tamed” fictional landscape, Geomental Process Area / Fat City / Paris features a city in a transitional state between destruction by a simulated natural catastrophe and the creation of a new artificial geological paradigm.

Catherine Ceresole: Other Music
18 October–8 December 2013

Catherine Ceresole likes rock music. With her husband, Nicolas, an avid collector of vinyl albums, this native of Rolle arrived in New York in 1979 and quickly began shooting concerts, especially those of Sonic Youth in their early days. Ceresole showed her photos to the guitarist Thurston Moore, who liked them and urged her to stick with the medium. Thus, for twelve years, she was a regular at CBGB, Danceteria and other venues for rock and experimental music that featured artists like Nick Cave, Arto Lindsay, Iggy Pop, Suicide, Christian Marclay, Lydia Lunch, Beastie Boys and dozens of others. For several years now a number of artists from French-speaking Switzerland, including the pioneering Francis Baudevin, have shared with her a mutual passion for the history of rock and the art of photography at the edge of the stage. Following presentations at Circuit in Lausanne and a number of concert venues, CCS is pleased to mount her first solo show in France.


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