Hans Josephsohn


When and where

LAC – Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland

19.09.2020 – 21.02.2021

Price CHF 15.-

CHF 12.- Reduced


Tu-Wed-Fri: 10.00-17.00

Thu 10.00-20.00

Sat-Sun-holidays: 10.00-18.00

Tribute to Hans Josephsohn (Königsberg, 1920 – Zurich, 2012) on the occasion of the centenary of his birth. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Kesselhaus Josephsohn in St. Gallen, presents a selection of brass sculptures made between 1950 and 2006, without pretending to retrospectively trace the sculptor’s entire career. The works presented at MASI well exemplify the centrality of the human figure in Josephsohn’s artistic research and document all the typologies in which the artist himself cataloged his work: standing, seated, reclining figures, half figures and reliefs. Although the starting point for his sculptures are real models – mainly female, identified in the circle of friends and relatives – Josephsohn’s work shuns a realistic approach by privileging immediacy and vivacity, emphasizing anatomical elements and adding different points of view that make it difficult to identify the frontality of the sculpture. The installation, designed by the Kesselhaus Josephsohn in St. Gallen, deliberately presents a provisional, unfinished aspect, which is well suited to the immediacy typical of the sculptures presented.