previews

Zurich

“MARIA EICHHORN: TWELVE WORKS (1988–2018)”

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Limmatstrasse 270
November 20 - February 3

Curated by Raphael Gygax

Maria Eichhorn is preoccupied with the symbolic order produced by capital flows—the value of money and the signification of art, for example—as much as with the very real impact that power structures have both on our bodies and on the politics of daily life. Through processes of translation, analysis, documentation, negotiation, and exchange, her interventions disturb the order of things and enact transformative, systemic change. The Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst brings together twelve works created by Eichhorn over the past thirty years, exhibiting site-specific realizations of Conceptual pieces alongside works from the museum’s collection. The former includes Eichhorn’s recent Building as unowned property, 2017, a precise consideration of real estate and wealth for which she legally freed a Greek address from the condition of being owned, thus performing a profound and timely inquiry into what art is and can be.