The dream of closing the gap between art and life characterizes an art movement that emerges in Paris in 1960: Nouveau Réalisme. The goal of the New Realists is to break the traditional boundaries of fine art and to integrate banal everyday reality into art using previously unused techniques and materials. In this way, they expand their scope by previously undiscovered dimensions. Their artistic inventory is secondhand, their method "poetic recycling", because in the remains of the civilized world they discover the beauty of art. These ideas are very well received in Switzerland, especially in Bern and the southern foothills of the Jura. In the light of contemporary consumer societies, today's bricoleurs also profile themselves not as customers, but as recyclers and upcyclers. Improvisation and freedom, a passion for collecting, and a pronounced sense for the magic of everyday things are the focus of this collection presentation.
With works by Franz Eggenschwiler, Christoph Hess, Alfonso Hüppi, Flo Kaufmann, Dieter Roth, Gottfried Röthlisberger, Daniel Spoerri, Jean Tinguely, Ben Vautier and others.
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