Miriam

CAHN

ミリアム・カーン
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1949年スイス・バーゼル生まれ、現在バーゼルとブレーガグリアを拠点に活動。路上にドローイングを描くパフォーマンスなどからアーティスト活動を開始し、90年代からは現在のスタイルである鮮やかな色彩と動的な筆使いを特徴とした油彩画を主軸に制作を続けている。ユダヤ系のルーツをもつ自身のバックボーンから、絵画の主題には厳しい視線を持った社会問題を主に扱うが、同時に身の回りの山々や動植物などを等しく大切なものとして描き続け、人間の本質を問いながら作品を描いている。

Born in Basel, Switzerland, 1949. Lives and works in Basel and Bergell (GR), Switzerland.

Miriam Cahn was part of the generation that, at a young age, witnessed the footage of nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll; influenced by the further historical context of the scientists--predominantly Jewish, like Cahn--who both invented the atom bomb and opposed its use. Cahn has repeatedly painted watercolors taking the discord between the beauty and the ethics of the atom bomb as their theme. Her oil paintings, on the other hand, include a number of themes, such as humans, plants and animals, and architecture, each of which is explored individually. In her images of humans, in particular, people are at times painted in vibrant colors standing motionless against dusky toned landscapes. Cahn's paintings, which lack the clear, explicit lines used to bring out individual beings, might be understood as hinting toward harmonization or fusion, rather than strict boundaries. They confront their viewers, however, with a cold, salvationless world, questioning the nature of humans under the difficult situations in this era of uncertainty.

 
 

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Taipei Dangdai 2020

2020.1.15 – 2020.1.17

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center

(Art Fair | Booth: F20)

I AS HUMAN

2019.11.29 – 2020.3.1

Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

(solo)

 

angst vor zu schön

2019.07.27(sat) - 09.14(sat)

photographs

2018. 03.10(sat) - 05. 12(sat)

rennen müssen

2016. 10. 1(sat) – 11.05(sat)

meine juden, atombomben und andere arbeiten

2012. 03.24(sat) - 05.12(sat)

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