Clothes and platforms make up the oeuvre of the fictitious artist Louise Guerra, who operated as a collective project from 2013 until 2017.

Each item of clothing was designed, sewn, knitted, woven, sprayed, painted and used in performances by a Louise Guerra herself. Some have four sleeves and two openings for the head, so were worn by two people at the same time. The hand-embroidered signature LG is sometimes seen. The hangers on which the clothes were hung from the ceiling were made by the Louise Guerra Archive (LGA). They were welded together from scrap metal and have a clearly defined purpose, but also a sculptural aesthetic.

Louise Guerra is a figure whose practice harks back to other figures from different eras of history including Louise Bourgeois, Louise Nevelson or Louise Lawler, with whom she shares her first name.

The works by Louise Guerra and her archive are one of the most recent acquisitions of the Kunstmuseum.

Admission is free of charge.

More pictures to this exhibition

  • Louise Guerra (2013–2017)
    Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich
  • Louise Guerra (2013–2017)
    Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich
  • Louise Guerra (2013–2017)
    Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich
  • Louise Guerra (2013–2017)
    Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich
  • Louise Guerra (2013–2017)
    Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich