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Cream cloth embroidered with red thread, cream lace and buttons, Memories of Textiles Nesa Gschwend in white font to lower left.

Nesa Gschwend - Memories of Textiles

Edited by Roland Scotti

£30.00

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  • Nesa Gschwend ranks among the most distinguished contemporary Swiss artists, merging traditional craft with avant-garde artistic techniques
  • Features recent works by Nesa Gschwend and highlights her approach that combines craft with philosophy
Full Description

Swiss artist Nesa Gschwend, born 1959 in St. Gallen, merges traditional crafts, such as embroidery, knitting, and sewing, with avant-garde and performative artistic techniques. Widely recognised as one of Switzerland’s most distinguished contemporary artists, her art also combines craft with philosophy. Her textile works, material collages, videos, installations, and participatory performances transform individual lived stories into tangible metaphors for collective memory, for human existence itself.

This new book features recent work by Nesa Gschwend. The essays explore her approach and describe her humanistic aspiration to transform existential questions into aesthetic reflection.

Text in English and German.

About the Author
Roland Scotti is a scholar of art history and director of Kunstmuseum Appenzell and Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte in Appenzell, Switzerland.
Specifications
Publisher
Scheidegger & Spiess
ISBN
9783858816740
Published
8th Apr 2020
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
Size
250 mm x 195 mm
Pages
144 Pages
Illustrations
108 color
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