Shattered Flow, 2017
In “Shattered Flow” Markus Schwander concerns himself with questions about our ideas on landscapes and for this he has explored various landslides. The result is collages and drawings. The works are not aimed at the representation of today's appearance, rather they are attempts to make movement imaginable. In this sense the pictures should change the perception and stimulate to think deepened about our relationship with nature. The various series of pictures are complemented with texts by Franziska Glozer and Annemarie Bucher. Reflections on artistic research by Markus Schwander and an index of his works about landslides being produced since 2008 complete the overview.
Essays by Annemarie Bucher, Franziska Glozer and Markus Schwander.
Texts german / english, 32 × 24 cm, 148 pages, 72 pictures in the main part as well as 179 pictures in the index, a folded poster is enclosed.
Design: Ben Brodmannn, Michiko Onozawa, Georg Rutishauser
edition fink, Zürich, ISBN 978-3-03746-206-5
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Präparat Bergsturz, (Preparation Rockslide), 2013
Präparat Bergsturz (Preparation Rockslide)was published in the frame of the research project of the same name of the Bern University of the Arts. The project investigated the perception of a phenomenon of landscape with artistic means. It centered on the Flims rockslide, an extreme geological event that occured almost 10,000 years ago and is now barely visible in the landscape. The exhibition catalogue for the exhibition Präparat Bergsturz–Konservierte Bewegung (Preparation Rockslide – Conserved Movement) in the Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur further embeds the topic in an art historical context. The research report Präparat Bergsturz Band 2 (Preparation Rockslide Volume 2) reflects the hypotheses of the first volume and the exhibition and is dedicated in particular to artistic engagement with the scientific method of Taxidermy. Both volumes deal with the processes and results of the project as a whole, as well as the variety of medial approaches and work forms of research approaches. Images are given great importance, in the sense of an artistic argumentation, and the predominantly text-based nature of scientific publications is questioned. Präparat Bergsturz thus makes a well-founded and concise contribution to the discussion on art as research.
Editorial board of both publications: Bern University of the Arts / Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur
Volume 1: Katharina Ammann and Priska Gisler
Volume 2: Florian Dombois, Priska Gisler, Schirin Kretschmann and Markus Schwander
with contributions by Katharina Ammann, Flavio Anselmetti, Florian Dombois, Priska Gisler, Christoph Hoffmann, Stephan Kunz, Schirin Kretschmann, Barbara Mauck, Markus Schwander, Reinhard Wendler
texts in german, 2 volumes, softcover in slipcase, 13.8 × 22.3 cm, 88 and 200 pages
Design: Camillo Paravicini
Edizioni Periferia, Luzern / Poschiavo, ISBN 978-3-906016-07-8
Owning Online Art – Selling and Collecting Netbased Artworks, 2010
The applied research project "Owning Online Art" examines the conditions for an introduction of net-based art into the art market. Supported by the fine arts institute of the UAS Northwestern Switzerland, Academy of Art and Design, a discussion on the marketing and collectability of online art is held in dialog with an interdisciplinary team. The aim of the study is to support the DACollection / DAStore venture in its founding phase and to accompany it with research.
Edited by Markus Schwander und Reinhard Storz
With contributions by Simon Grand, Esther Hunziker, Roman Kurzmeyer, Olia Lialina,, Tabea Lurk, Rachel Mader, Peter Schneemann, Markus Schwander, Felix Stalder, Reinhard Storz, Beo von Arx, Carlo Zanni, Isabel Zürcher
Texts english, paperback, 210 × 297 mm, 168 pages
Design: Nicole Boillat, edit gestaltet
Owning Online Art on LULU
Abdruck (Imprint), 2004
Pressing, chewing, scratching and rubbing, but also working with traditional casting are central themes in the work of the Swiss artist Markus Schwander. The artist book Abdruck (Imprint) embeds his work in a broader discussion of sculptural work with essays and conversations, for example in Georges Didi-Huberman's essay 'Similarity and touch'. By using different papers and individual colors precisely, Schwander also reflects the printing process itself. The stickers of chewed gum, pasted by hand onto the otherwise empty cover, make the subject physically tangible and give each individual book its own appearance.
Editor: Tony Wuethrich Galerie
With essays by Simon Baur, Sabine Schaschl-Cooper, Sybille Omlin, Senam Okudzeto, Katharina Dunst, Markus Schwander and Reinhard Storz. Texts german / english, hardcover, 17 × 24 cm, 144 pages, 180 fig.
Design: Andreas Kreienbühl, 9.6 Conceptional Wordls
Revolver, Frankfurt/Main, ISBN 978-3-86588-002-4
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