Takis

*1925, GR Signal, 1974-1980 500 × 130 × 130 cm Bronze and steel MAMCO collection (previously AMAM collection), Mr. Georges Embiricos donation This large sculpture by the Greek artist Takis was donated to AMAM in 1983 and transmitted to MAMCO’s collection when the museum opened in 1994. Takis chose to explore in his work the energy of magnetic fields. Like … Continued

Nuri Koerfer

*1981, CH-DE Insel, (crocodile), 2019 180 × 85 × 109 cm Der Bote, (dragonfly), 2019 105 × 90 × 76 cm Dogends, 2019 14 × 43 × 43 cm Over spiraling, 2019 64 × 85 × 63cm Styrofoam, papier- mâché, fiberglass, resin Our relationships with the objects around us and the way we move among them are central topics within Nuri Koerfer’s sculpture practice. Her works often take on the shape … Continued

Rosemarie Castoro

*1939-2015, US Flashers, 1979-1981 246.5 × 58.5 × 53.5 cm 242.5 × 63.5 × 49.5 cm Galvanized steel, paint, pigments Estate of Rosemarie Castoro The Geneva public had the opportunity to discover this artist’s work at the retrospective organised by MAMCO in winter 2019-2020. First presented in the streets of New York by the Public Art Fund in 1983, these sculptures played … Continued

Stefan Tcherepnin

*1977, US Chariot of a Secret Order, 2016 101 × 182 × 160 cm Fake fur, wood, amplifier, CD player, stones from Niesen Shadow Monster, 2016 260 × 210 × 80 cm Fake fur, leather, thread, wood Stefan Tcherepnin is a composer, musician and visual artist. He lives and works in Brooklyn and comes from a family of composers: his great-grand-father Nikolai Tcherepnin was … Continued

Markus Oehlen

*1956, DE Das Pferd, 1994-2018 220 × 220 × 80 cm Bronze, acrylic paint Recurring throughout the decades-long oeuvre of the German artist Markus Oehlen is the motif of a horse. What sets this latest iteration of his Das Pferd sculpture apart from the others is its absurd and comedic mimicry as a cast-bronze sculpture painted gold. Illusory yet referential, its sleek, shiny … Continued

Eva Rothschild

*1971, UK Hi-Wire, 2019 345 × 104 × 113 cm Stainless steel, paint Eva Rothschild’s works frequently occupy the intersection between ritual objects and the tradition of abstraction. Often relying on simple geometric shapes, the work engages with these intertwined histories, amplifying the psychological and critical associations they connote. Precarious columns and finely balanced structures figure prominently in Rothschild’s mutable … Continued

Louise Lawler

Louise Lawler, *1947, US Birdcalls, 1972-1981  Audio recording 7’01 LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut, USA Louise Lawler sounded out the names of 28 well-known male artists in the style of birdcalls. The humor and wit are balanced by the knowledge that these white male artists are continually recognized as being at the forefront of art, its … Continued

Neïl Beloufa

*1985, FR Yet to Be Titled, 2018 120 × 130 × 40 cm  Iron The works of the French-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa, which include film, sculpture and installation, draw on his interest in what actually exists and how it is interpreted, a subject he explores without moral judgment, cultural cynicism or any kind of irony–though sometimes with humor. His … Continued

Olivier Mosset

Olivier Mosset, *1944, CH Cimaises, 1993-2020 200 × 300 × 50 cm each element Aluminum, acrylic lacquer This radical proposition by Mosset forces us to consider the walls cimaises of a museum as autonomous works signed by the artist. Usually exhibited inside, as in the current retrospective dedicated to Mosset at MAMCO in Geneva (through 6 December 2020), the five identical parallelepipeds take … Continued

Isa Genzken

*1948, DE Fenster, 1998 800 × 1000 × 15 cm Steel Fenster, or Window, was conceived and produced for the park of the Museum Dhondt-Dhaens in Deurle, Belgium. This monumental steel work, placed vertically, tends nevertheless to disappear, depending on the vantage point, and to allow the landscape to appear instead. The cross within the frame evokes a window just as much … Continued