Sylvie Auvray & Bernhard Schobinger

June 10-16, 2024, Booth 19

Booth 19

10 – 16 June 2024

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Sylvie Auvray & Bernhard Schobinger

Bernhard Schobinger, Archaeology of the modern era, 2024. Bracelet from bottle caps

BERNHARD SCHOBINGER (b. 1946) has worked independently since 1968, gaining international recognition. Whether salvaging door handles from demolished houses in his hometown of Richterswil, diving to the bottom of Lake Zürich for fishhooks, or collecting smashed bottles from concerts, Swiss artist Bernhard Schobinger transforms found objects, often broken, rusting, or discarded metal and glass, into sculptures and jewelry with a sense of danger and wit. His reuse of ordinary, almost crude, materials shares some of the methods of Surrealism and Arte Povera, as well as display an early influence of Constructivism’s industrial, angular style. But overall, it’s a punk ethos that has permeated Schobinger’s work ever since he encountered the burgeoning subculture in the late-1970s.

A recipient of the Francoise van der Bosch award in 1998, his work has been published extensively and is represented in significant public collections, among others V&A Museum – London; Museum of Fine Arts – Boston; Museum of Fine Arts – Houston; LACM – Los Angeles; Philadelphia Museum of Art – Philadelphia; Rotasa Collection Trust – California; National Museum of Australia – Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria – Melbourne; Stedelijk Museum – Amsterdam; Stedelijk Museum – ‘s-Hertogenbosch; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Rotterdam, Pinakothek der Moderne, Die Neue Sammlung, Dannerstiftung – Munich, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre – Paris, MUDAC – Lausanne; Museum Bellerive – Zurich; Kunsthaus Zug – Zug; Schweizerisches National Museum – Zurich; Koch Collection and makk, Museum of Applied Arts, Köln. His work was included in the V&A’s survey show ‘Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990’.

A large survey of Bernhard Schobinger will take place at Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg next September.

Sylvie Auvray, Green point, 2024. Plaster, fabric, paint aquarelle 70 × 80 cm

SYLVIE AUVRAY (b. 1974) is a visual artist based in Paris. Auvray plays with different materials and techniques including paintings, bronze, plaster and aluminium sculptures and ceramics. Working on various scales ranging from the large to the miniscule, she combines primitive forms with sharp and strident colours. Ceramics allows Sylvie Auvray to model with vivacity ductile and pleasant volumes, while the textures can be strained, curled, triturated, and the shiny enamels can be painted, poured and interpenetrated, with the bonus of the excitement of the magical surprises that will be brought by the firing. Her works, including wearable items such as jewelry and masks and totems taking on human and animal forms, have a nostalgic narrative quality, and at the same time are imbued with energy by the formless childhood fears, barbaric experiments, and destructive joys evoked by their bizarre wounds and disturbing deformations.

She has recently exhibited at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas during her residency; MAMVP, Paris; MAMCO, Geneva; FRAC Champagne Ardenne; Consortium, Dijon; Dairy Art Center, London; Musée d’art moderne Grand-duc Jean, Luxembourg; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Centre d’art contemporain Circuit, Lausanne; Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Martina Simeti

Via Benedetto Marcello 44 – 20124 Milan


Alek O. | Sylvie Auvray | Costanza Candeloro | Paolo Chiasera | Mimosa Echard | Jasmine Gregory | Chloé Quenum | RM | Curtis Talwst Santiago | Bernhard Schobinger | Davide Stucchi