Miriam Cahn

Miriam Cahn

Meyer Riegger / Galerie Jocelyn Wolff

Miriam Cahn, weinen, 2023. Digital print on paper, 19.5 x 28.4cm. Courtesy of the artist; Meyer Riegger, Berlin/Karlsruhe/Basel and Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris/Romainville.

May 9, 2024
Miriam Cahn
May 17–July 11, 2024
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Opening: May 16, 6–8pm
50 E 1st Street
New York, NY

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between OSMOS, Jocelyn Wolff and Meyer Riegger and the first exhibition in our temporary new space in New York.

This first show in New York will be devoted to the artist Miriam Cahn (b.1949, Basel, Switzerland). Primarily known for her paintings and drawings, her practice also includes videos, photographs and writings. This year, Cahn received two of the most important European artist awards: the Oskar Kokoschka Prize, by the Austrian federal government, and the Goslar Kaiserring, by the city of Goslar.

With her political works, Cahn reveals a feminist and deeply humanistic view of the world. The exhibition at OSMOS will offer a look into a less-explored facet of Cahn’s work, namely the theme of reproducibility, notably through her digital slideshows, photographs and engravings from the 1980s to the present day.

Cahn’s digital slideshows of photographs taken with an iPad, show successive states of paintings, as well as sculptures modelled in plasticine, which sometimes exist only digitally through these slideshows. In the latter, parts of bodies in the process of modelling (hands, heads, torsos) appear, the artist’s hands are often visible, juxtaposed with roughly modelled anatomical fragments.

Already in the 1980s Cahn began working with silver photography and Super 8 films. The exhibition opens up a new perspective on Cahn’s work and will make her historical works accessible to the American public for the first time.

About the collaboration
Benefiting from extensive experience in artistic exploration, this four-handed program aims to investigate daring and contemporary artistic paths, encompassing both solo and group exhibitions. Both attentive to artistic partnerships, Jocelyn Wolff and Meyer Riegger have been collaborating for over fifteen years on the co-representation of artists such as Miriam Cahn and Katinka Bock through exhibition projects, international fairs and special projects. Developing artistic and collaborative projects with Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, director of OSMOS and a recognized figure in the art world, aligns with the desire to spark conversations and forge new relationships in a sensitive and distinctive manner through experimentation. For two years, alternating with the OSMOS program, the two galleries Meyer Riegger and Jocelyn Wolff will curate exhibitions in this project space that is already steeped in a tradition of experimentation since the 1990s.

The exhibition is open from Thursday to Saturday, from 12–6pm or by appointment. T +1 (917) 362 5415.

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May 9, 2024

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