Stefan Banz

 
Stefan Banz (born in Sursee, lives and works in Switzerland) is an artist and author. In 1989 he cofounded the Kunsthalle Luzern and served as its artistic director until 1993; since then he has been working as a freelance artist, participating in solo and group exhibitions in international galleries and museums. From July 1994 to December 1997 he was the artistic consultant and curator of Galerie Hauser & Wirth. In 2000 he received the Manor Art Prize, and the Recognition Award from the City of Lucerne. From 2004 to 2014 he collaborated artistically with Caroline Bachmann. In 2005 he was the curator for the Swiss Pavilion at the 51st Biennale in Venice. In 2009 he cofounded the association , and in 2010 he co-organized the event “Marcel Duchamp and the Forestay Waterfall” in Cully, Switzerland, both with Caroline Bachmann. Since then he has been the artistic director of the KMD.

See also Caroline Bachmann & Stefan Banz.

(external link : www.banz.tv)
 
Stefan Banz - Marcel Duchamp: Richard Mutt\'s Fountain
2019
English edition
Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp
Stefan Banz has brought together and evaluated all the relevant documents and sources relating to Fountain by Richard Mutt alias Marcel Duchamp. At least one thing is certain after reading them: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven had definitively nothing to do with the creation of Fountain. In addition, Banz has succeeded in writing a highly inspiring book containing many new and revealing ideas that present this work of the century in a much more differentiated light.
Stefan Banz - One Rock Upon Another - Marcel Duchamp, Jules Verne, Max Bill, Joseph Beuys, Fischli | Weiss, Ai Weiwei
2018
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp
Six essays dealing with still rarely discussed aspects of the work of Joseph Beuys, Max Bill, Fischli | Weiss and Ai Weiwei, but also Jules Verne, in their relationship with the various artistic concepts of Marcel Duchamp.
Stefan Banz - Aldo Walker – Logotyp - En gardant un œil sur Marcel Duchamp et William Copley
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp
An analysis of the work of an unheralded artist both profound and captivating written by his friend, artist and curator Stefan Banz.
Stefan Banz - Louis Michel Eilshemius - Peer of Poet-Painters
2015
English edition
Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp
This monumental first retrospective monograph dedicated to Louis Michel Eilshemius brings together works from over 70 institutions and private collections, providing the reader with a profound insight into the oeuvre of this unusual artist. In an expansive essay, Stefan Banz examines for the first time the questions of whether and to what extent Eilshemius influenced Duchamp's artistic thinking.
Stefan Banz - Jeff Wall - With the Eye of the Mind
2014
English edition
Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp
An innovative examination of Jeff Wall's photography.
Stefan Banz - Jeff Wall - Mit dem Auge des Geistes
2014
German edition
Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp
An innovative examination of Jeff Wall's photography.
Stefan Banz - Marcel Duchamp - Pharmacie
2014
bilingual edition (English / German)
Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp
currently out of stock
First publication ever to focus exclusively on Marcel Duchamp's Pharmacie, the first rectified readymade in art history.


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