TARO NASU is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Swiss artist Jean-Frédéric Schnyder, starting from 2018.
Born in Basel, Switzerland in 1945. Lives and works in Zug, Switzerland. Schnyder has also participated in numerous international exhibitions, such as the 55th Biennale di Venezia (13), Gwangju Biennale (10), Biennale of Sydney (98), the 45th Biennale di Venezia (93), Documenta (82), Documenta (72). His selected exhibitions include Am Thunersee 1-38 (Eva Presenhuber, NY, USA) in 2018, Feldinand Hodler, Jean-Frederic Schnyder (Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland) in 2014, Feu Sacré. Zum 200-jährigen Jubiläum der Bernischen Kunstgesellschaft (Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland), When attitudes become form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013 (Fondazione Prada. Ca' Corner della Regina Venice, Italy) in 2013, Press Art, Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel (Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria) in 2010, Jean-Frédéric Schnyder (Kunstmuseum Basel / Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland) in 2007, When Attitudes Become Form (Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland) in 1969.
Jean-Frédéric Schnyder was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1945. After he took part in the legendary exhibition When attitudes become form at Kunsthalle Bern 1969, he started to take painting as his main subject. In 1992, he participated in Documenta 5, then in 1993, he represented Switzerland at the Venice Biennale and showed his great presence to the international audience. Despite his such a long and successful career as the conceptualist, strangely the artist had remained relatively unknown in Japan.
This exhibition will consist of his works from the late 70s to 90s, eleven pieces of paintings and one portfolio. Those will reveal the artist's vision of painting, painting as the image of imageries in his own versatility, as well as the pictorial languages to survey the history of visual perception.
Press release courtesy Taro Nasu.