Claudia and Julia Müller

Kunstmuseum Thun

Since the sisters Claudia and Julia Müller started working together twelve years ago, their drawings—on paper, applied directly to the wall, and on video—have become acknowledged as major contributions to the current Swiss art scene. This exhibition provided the first comprehensive overview of their output, combining series of framed drawings on paper (some juxtaposed for the first time with collage), large-format drawings made directly on the wall, and four examples of the installations that the artists have been making since the mid-’90s.

The Müllers always draw from photographs—of friends, from the media, and, since their 1999–2000 P.S. 1 residency in New York, from public archives. Their source material is therefore already mediated as a picture language, and through their process of collecting, selecting, analyzing, and charging it with further levels of meaning, the artists are

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