Judy Millar

Judy Millar (1957) is New Zealand’s most important painter. The exposition is now offering the opportunity to gain an overview of her entire oeuvre, which she has created in Auckland and Berlin over the past forty years. In addition to her well-known series of paintings and her painting installations, which the artist often created for New Zealand museums, early drawings from the 1980s will be shown as the foundation of her work.

The greatest impressionists

The exhibition presents 60 masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Museum in Copenhagen, which brings together the greatest impressionists of 19th century French painting.

Art Brut and Switzerland

In 1945, the French painter Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) discovered Switzerland as fertile ground for his collection and research: In everyday life as well as in hospitals, prisons and psychiatric clinics he encountered people who, far removed from the official art world, created gestural paintings, assemblages and sensitive drawings. He used the term “art brut” (French for  raw  or  rough art) to describe these intuitively and autodidactically developed art forms. At a time when “art brut” has gained recognition throughout the world, it makes sense to take a look at the history closely linking our country to this art form. The exhibition at the Aargauer Kunsthaus presents Swiss artists from the early twentieth century to the present from the Collection de l’Art Brut (Aloïse Corbaz, Adolf Wölfli and others) along with works from the holdings of the Aargauer Kunsthaus (Walter Arnold Steffen, Alois Wey et al.). Sometimes wildly and freely gestural, sometimes meticulous and detailed, the works focus on man, nature, architecture and emblematic imagery.