John Armleder

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John Armleder
John Armleder (Swiss, 1948 - ) John Armleder studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Geneva (1966-7) and at the Glamorgan Summer School, Britain (1969), becoming one of the most influential Swiss artists of his generation, with his paintings, installations, sculptures, performances and print work. His work shaped around the time that he spent with Fluxus in the 1960's/70's, "Fluxus" being an international and interdisciplinary group of artists, composers, designers and poets. Also associated with Neo-Geo (Neo-Geometric Conceptualism) in the 1980s for his furniture sculptures. His work is often varies greatly in form and content, but are all based on the element of chance. Armleder’s work often calls into question the definition of art, creating wallpaper, room-size installations and using furniture as sculpture or to accent his paintings in exhibitions. Though one theme has remained constant throughout his career, Armleder continues to avoid associating his artistic practice with any type of manifesto. Armleder, with Patrick Lucchini and Claude Rychner, founded the Galerie Ecart, it served as a performance art space and independent publishing house. ​ Armleder’s work can be found in many international museum's permanent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York; Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Moderna Museet in Sweden; Sammlung Ludwig in Switzerland and has represented Switzerland in the Venice Biennial.
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