Bechtler Stiftung
Museum For Contemporary Art

The Bechtler Stiftung is a museum for contemporary art in Uster which houses The 2000 Sculpture by Walter de Maria and the video installation I Couldn’t Agree With You More by Pipilotti Rist. Parallel to the two permanent installations, the Bechtler Stiftung shows temporary exhibitions with works by contemporary artists from Switzerland and abroad twice a year and offers guided tours and an art mediation programme.

Directly behind the museum building is the Zellweger Park, which is freely accessible and where important works of international and Swiss contemporary art can be discovered.

Hans Danuser, Erosion III 2000-2005
Bechtler Stiftung
Museum For Contemporary Art

The Bechtler Stiftung is a museum for contemporary art in Uster which houses The 2000 Sculpture by Walter de Maria and the video installation I Couldn’t Agree With You More by Pipilotti Rist. Parallel to the two permanent installations, the Bechtler Stiftung shows temporary exhibitions with works by contemporary artists from Switzerland and abroad twice a year and offers guided tours and an art mediation programme.

Directly behind the museum building is the Zellweger Park, which is freely accessible and where important works of international and Swiss contemporary art can be discovered.

Hans Danuser, Erosion III 2000-2005
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    Publication
    Primary Information
    International
    Salvation is a previously-unpublished artist book by Jimmy DeSana that he conceptualized shortly before his death in 1990. The publication contains 44 of the artist’s late photographic abstractions that quietly and poetically meditate on loss, death, and nothingness. Depicted within the works are images of relics, body parts, flowers, and fruits that DeSana altered using collage and darkroom manipulations to create pictures that are both intimate and other-worldly. (more…)
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    Publication
    Area Books
    International
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