Eternal Present: Contemporary Art from the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich

Contemporary Art from the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich

24. Februar – 17. April 2017

Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich und Helmhaus Zürich

The ETH Zürich’s Collection of Prints and Drawings includes some 160,000 fine artworks on paper from the 16th century to the present day. It continues to develop – also in the field of contemporary art, where it acts as a for the latest developments by acquiring contemporary works. The exhibition “Eternal Present” marking its 150th anniversary focuses on prints, photographs and drawings which have been produced during the past twenty years and which have been absorbed into the collection. In close collaboration, the head of the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich and the head of the Helmhaus Zürich have focused intensively on this part of the collection. Their selection includes works by almost 40 artists; some of them have already achieved recognition while others are still at the very beginning of their careers.

20./21. Century

Yann Amstutz, Emmanuelle Antille, Ian Anüll, Silvia Bächli, Baltensperger + Siepert, Marc Bauer, Christiane Baumgartner, Louise Bourgeois, Daniel Breu, Pablo Bronstein, Jake und Dinos Chapman, David Nicholas Chieppo, Silvie Defraoui, Peter Emch, Sylvie Fleury, Francesca Gabbiani, Gilgian Gelzer, Florian Graf, Mireille Gros, Fabrice Gygi, Alexander Hahn, Pascal Häusermann, Candida Höfer, David Hominal, San Keller, Per Kirkeby, Zilla Leutenegger, Alois Lichtsteiner, Lutz&Guggisberg, Jean-Luc Manz, Francine Mury, Raymond Pettibon, Boris Rebetez, Mario Sala, Matias Spescha, Albrecht Schnider, Kerim Seiler, Roman Signer, James Turrell, Luc Tuymans, Christian Vetter, Cécile Wick.

Historic Positions

Niccolò Boldrini, Jacques Callot, Albrecht Dürer, Hendrick Goltzius, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Marco Ricci, Giuseppe Scolari.