Sophie Bouvier Ausländer

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Sophie Bouvier Ausländer (b. 1970) takes over MBAL’s historic exhibition space with Mare Vostrum. This monumental, in-situ installation by the Swiss artist was inspired by Marie NDiaye’s novel Three Strong Women (winner of the 2009 Prix Goncourt). In a piece that combines drawing, painting and sculptural elements, kilometers of barbed wire are wound together as if in movement, gathering up dust and strips of paint along the way. One spherical form evokes tumbleweeds, those desert plants that break free from their roots when they dry and are sent whirling away by the wind. Migration is a dominant theme in this installation, and its title – ‘your sea’ in Latin – is a reference to the Italian government’s Operation Mare Nostrum (‘our sea’) carried out between 2013 and 2014 to rescue refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Formed from an accumulation of disparate elements collected along its path, Mare Vostrum represents peoples swept up by winds of change that have built into an unstoppable storm.Sophie Bouvier Ausländer (b. 1970) takes over MBAL’s historic exhibition space with Mare Vostrum. This monumental, in-situ installation by the Swiss artist was inspired by Marie NDiaye’s novel Three Strong Women (winner of the 2009 Prix Goncourt). In a piece that combines drawing, painting and sculptural elements, kilometers of barbed wire are wound together as if in movement, gathering up dust and strips of paint along the way. One spherical form evokes tumbleweeds, those desert plants that break free from their roots when they dry and are sent whirling away by the wind. Migration is a dominant theme in this installation, and its title – ‘your sea’ in Latin – is a reference to the Italian government’s Operation Mare Nostrum (‘our sea’) carried out between 2013 and 2014 to rescue refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Formed from an accumulation of disparate elements collected along its path, Mare Vostrum represents peoples swept up by winds of change that have built into an unstoppable storm. The artist is represented by Heinzer Reszler Gallery in Lausanne.

Selection of further exhibitions in: Switzerland

15.11.2019 - 09.02.2020
30.08.2019 - 08.12.2019
Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
Zürich

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07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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30.08.2018 - 08.12.2019
Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
Zürich

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22.06.2019 - 13.10.2019
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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01.09.2019 - 22.09.2019
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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07.06.2018 - 22.09.2019
Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
Zürich

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23.08.2019 - 24.05.2020
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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01.08.2016 - 01.01.2030
Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
Zürich

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22.06.2019 - 13.10.2019
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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05.09.2019 - 27.10.2019
20.09.2019 - 12.01.2020
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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22.06.2019 - 13.10.2019
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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22.06.2019 - 13.10.2019
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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07.09.2019 - 24.11.2019
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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Sophie Bouvier Ausländer Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle Main address: Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle Marie-Anne-Calame 6 2400 Le Locle, Switzerland Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle Marie-Anne-Calame 6 2400 Le Locle, Switzerland Sophie Bouvier Ausländer (b. 1970) takes over MBAL’s historic exhibition space with Mare Vostrum. This monumental, in-situ installation by the Swiss artist was inspired by Marie NDiaye’s novel Three Strong Women (winner of the 2009 Prix Goncourt). In a piece that combines drawing, painting and sculptural elements, kilometers of barbed wire are wound together as if in movement, gathering up dust and strips of paint along the way. One spherical form evokes tumbleweeds, those desert plants that break free from their roots when they dry and are sent whirling away by the wind. Migration is a dominant theme in this installation, and its title – ‘your sea’ in Latin – is a reference to the Italian government’s Operation Mare Nostrum (‘our sea’) carried out between 2013 and 2014 to rescue refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Formed from an accumulation of disparate elements collected along its path, Mare Vostrum represents peoples swept up by winds of change that have built into an unstoppable storm.Sophie Bouvier Ausländer (b. 1970) takes over MBAL’s historic exhibition space with Mare Vostrum. This monumental, in-situ installation by the Swiss artist was inspired by Marie NDiaye’s novel Three Strong Women (winner of the 2009 Prix Goncourt). In a piece that combines drawing, painting and sculptural elements, kilometers of barbed wire are wound together as if in movement, gathering up dust and strips of paint along the way. One spherical form evokes tumbleweeds, those desert plants that break free from their roots when they dry and are sent whirling away by the wind. Migration is a dominant theme in this installation, and its title – ‘your sea’ in Latin – is a reference to the Italian government’s Operation Mare Nostrum (‘our sea’) carried out between 2013 and 2014 to rescue refugees crossing the Mediterranean. Formed from an accumulation of disparate elements collected along its path, Mare Vostrum represents peoples swept up by winds of change that have built into an unstoppable storm. The artist is represented by Heinzer Reszler Gallery in Lausanne. Book tickets