The most comprehensive Heidi Bucher retrospective so far in Switzerland is devoted to the Swiss artist’s extensive and diverse complete œuvre. It includes works from all of her central groups of work. These include early and largely unknown design studies from her time as a student, the ‘genderless body sculptures’ called ‘Bodyshells’ from her experimental period in New York and Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s when she worked with Edward Kienholz, among others, as well as the architectural and human latex ‘skinnings’ for which she is best known.
With her works, Bucher drew the eye to the body in space, explored constraints and processes of liberation and, in a socially critical spirit, addressed painful memories, problematic spaces and power structures.
In addition to the exhibition Heidi Bucher. Metamorphoses I at the Kunstmuseum Bern the Muzeum Susch will show the exhibition Heidi Bucher. Metamorphoses II from 16.7 to 4.12.2022.