Zurich

Zurich

Jean-Frédéric Schnyder

Kunsthalle Zurich
Limmatstrasse 270
June 6–August 9, 1998

Jean-Frédéric Schnyder’s obsessive, single-theme paintings have been a fixture of the Swiss art scene for a good twenty years. Like a nineteenth-century landscape painter, he usually works en plein air, rendering one subject—say, a highway or some patch of Alpine countryside—over and over until, in the artist’s words, “it exhausts itself” or he runs out of paint. For this exhibition, curated by Kunsthalle director Bernhard Burgi, the artist is putting together an installation of 163 canvases made over the course of a single year, all depictions of a daily occurrence—the setting of the sun—seen from various angles. The publication accompanying the exhibition will document Schnyder’s installation by including the daily timetable of sunsets the painter followed to capture each image.