Event Chur

Guided tour Lisa Gujer

Guided tour Lise Gujer


25.08.2024 from 11:00 to 12:00 o'clock
Adults: CHF 15.00 / CHF 12.00*
Children, teenagers up to 16 years: free of charge
* reduced: AHV, apprentices, students up to 26 years of age
Graubünden Art Museum

In 1922, Lise Gujer (1893-1967) came across an old loom in a house she rented in Davos and began to gain experience in weaving tablecloths. In the same year, she met Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in the culturally stimulating Davos Circle of Friends and made her first attempts to produce tapestries based on his designs. This developed into a close collaboration between the two, which, with a few interruptions, lasted until Kirchner's suicide in 1938. Lise Gujer proves to be an ideal sparring partner in direct cooperation with Kirchner. After his death, she set up a "Memorial for Ernst Ludwig Kirchner" in a house she had purchased in the Sertig Valley near Davos, with furniture and selected works by the artist. At the beginning of the 1950s, interest in Lise Gujer's extensive collection of warp knitting according to Kirchner's designs was revived, and Lise Gujer began to resume production with the original models that had remained with her. More than ten years of activity began, which was crowned with great success and a growing demand for the knitting mills. The exhibition at the Bündner Kunstmuseum, which is being created in close cooperation with the Brückemuseum Berlin, tells the story of the life and work of Lise Gujer from the perspective of the textile artist, who congenially takes up Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's request and continues it independently in the years after his death. In addition to the various versions of the individual warp knittings, the exhibition shows the unique preparatory work, which provides a differentiated view of the collaboration between Gujer and Kirchner. In addition, numerous documents and pictorial works shed light on the artistic spirit that shaped this work. The designers Kueng Caputo could be won over for the presentation, who show the works in their very own staging. Following the presentation in Chur, the exhibition will be shown at the Brückemuseum Berlin.

Registration via the homepage www.buendner-kunstmuseum.gr.ch/ is required.


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