• BIOGRAFIE

    CATRIN LÜTHI K

    Born 1953, in Davos, Switzerland

    Lives and works in Riehen / Basel, Switzerland

     

    Education

    1972 - 1974 Univ. of Zürich (English, German and Art History )
    1974 – 1978 Kunstgewerbeschule, Zürich, Degree in Art Education
    1981 / 1982 Art Dep Univ of Davis, Ca, USA, Etching and Art History,

    2001 – 2010 Commission of Art Riehen, Switzerland, curating exhibitions for Kunst Raum Riehen

    2011 Guest lecture at the College of Art at Leeds University, UK

    Member of Sculpture-Network.org

    Founding member and curator of Le1er Dimanche, Maison Turberg, Porrentruy, Switzerland

    Member of Visarte Graubünden

     

    Art Awards

    2000 Cultural Foundation Casty, Grüsch

    2001 Kulturpreis Community of Riehen

     

    About the work of Catrin Lüthi K

    In her current work the artist explores urban environments and their architectural elements. Her approach is to analyse areas of a city for their overall structure and specific buildings. With time the city’s processes of development and growth become revealed and have inspired Lüthi to explore the theme of transition in her work. Often her method of work begins with familiarizing herself with a particular locality and then making photographic scetches of her observations. The scetches, typically capturing aspects of a city such as destruction and excavation, assembling, layering, gaps, boundaries and territories, are used to develop three dimensional objects and site - specific installations. She uses raw materials: concrete, plaster, wood, cardboard. Her use of these reflects systems of construction. Their surface texture tells of non-disclosure and timelessness. Often in her works an oscillating ambiguity between the 2nd and the third dimension is evident.

    (Art Historian Simon Baur: “Her work forms a thought without concluding it, constructs objects without disconnecting them from their suggestion, develops ideas without limiting the associative fields, and at the same time always allows to pretend the opposite, to develop new theories and to start again from the beginning  and the end.”)

     

     

  • BIBLIOGRAFIE

    «Bündner Kulturschaffende II, Schöpferische Kraft aus den Bergen»
    Text Maya Höneisen, Foto Yannick Andrea, Offizin Zürich Verlag GmbH, 2013 / 176 Seiten, CHF 42.–
    Erhältlich im Buchhandel / ISBN 978-3-907496-85-5
    (Weitere dreissig Porträts von Bündner Künstlerinnen und Künstlern in Text und Bild. Ein dokumentarisches Zeugnis des zeitgenössischen Kulturlebens in Graubünden)


    Uninhabitable Objects – Behausungen zwischen Imagination und Realität /
    Bauprojekt Kindervilla, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur 1. Juni bis 25. August 2013, Hrsg.
    Katharina Ammann und Alexa Giger


    Vorzimmer im OG9, limitierte Edition, Aufl. 130 Ex.,09/2012 – 11/2013
    Idee/Durchführung: Susanne Hofer, Georgette Maag, Regula Spörri
    og9zh.wordpress.com
    www.kunsthausaussersihl.ch


    Jahrbuch z'Rieche, 2001, Text von Regula Suter-Raeber
    www.zrieche.ch/­de/­archiv/­2000er/­2001/­zrieche/­unterwanderungen.html


    «Gegen Stand», Texte Brigitta Malche und Dr. Peter Assmann, Katalog Mai 1998
    (Galerie Marie Louise Wirth, Zürich / Kunstverein Steyr / A)


    «Wasserwerke 1 und 2» 1997/1999, Riehen / Weil am Rhein / D


    «Skulpturen, Installationen im Stadtraum Liestal, 1997, Kartenschuber


    «Riehener Künstlerinnen und Künstler im Sarasinpark», Katalog Riehen Juni 1996


    «Übergänge: Kunst aus Graubünden 1936 – 1996», Text Beat Stutzer, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur


    Katalogbuch im Kehrdruck mit Doris Mikula, Mai 1995 (Galerie Mesmer, Basel)


    «Kunst-Bulletin» Nr. 6 / Juni 1995, Text Annelise Zwez (Galerie Mesmer, Basel)


    «artis» Mai 1993, Text Annelise Zwez (Galerie Neue Kunst, Wil)


    «Monolog-Dialog» Text Barbara Fatzer, Katalog Villa Bosch, Radolfzell / D, 1991


    Bodensee Hefte Nr. 4/1990, Peter E.Schaufelberger «Die Zeichen der Catrin Lüthi K»


    Liechtensteiner Almanach 1989, Thema Landschaft, Vaduz 1989


    «artis» April 1989, Text Mariuccia Sprenger (Galerie Rosenberg, Zürich)


    «Annäherungen» Bildende Kunst und Neue Musik, Katalog Raum für Kunst, Basel 1988


    «Rencontre» de jeunes artistes luxembourgeois et suisses, SBG 1987
    «Einblick in die junge schweizerische Kunst», Katalog SBG, Zürich 1987

  • ANKÄUFE

    Werke in öffentlichen und privaten Sammlungen

    - Bündner Kunstverein
    - Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Sammlung
    - Graubündner Kantonalbank Chur, Sammlung
    - Graubündner Kantonalbank, Küblis
    - Ciba Art Collection, Basel
    - Kanton Baselland Kultur
    - Wohngenossenschaft "Im Werk", Rennenfeld, Uster
    - Stiftung Not Vital, Ardez

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