in Zürich / Switzerland
12.06.2020 - 22.08.2020 00:00
Small is beautiful - (A)rtschwager to (Z)augg

Mai 36 Galerie presents the exhibition “Small is beautiful: (A)rtschwager to (Z)augg” on the 1st floor of the Mai 36 townhouse at Rämistrasse 37.

In contrast to the “bigger is better” concept of western economics, the phrase “small is beautiful” is taken from one of the first books on politics, by economist E.F. Schumacher. The book “Small is beautiful” was a radical challenge to the 20th century’s way of thinking economically – with what the author described as “gigantism”. The exhibition champions a selection of exquisite small and beautiful artworks made by four generation of artists over the course of the last decades. In the three rooms on the 1st floor of the Mai 36 townhouse we group the various works in three sections: Talking Heads (Portraits), Abstract Thinking and Artist’s Artist.

Franz Ackermann, Ian Anüll, Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Stephan Balkenhol, Matthias Bitzer, Ernst Caramelle, Vija Celmins, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Jürgen Drescher, Pia Fries, General Idea, Barbara Kasten, Matt Mullican, Eileen Quinlan, Bernd Ribbeck, Gerhard Richter, Christoph Rütimann, Markus Saile, Bojan Šarčević, Albrecht Schnider, Thomas Schütte, Vincent Tavenne, Imogen Taylor, Paloma Varga Weisz, Irving Vera, Lawrence Weiner, Rémy Zaugg, Matthias Zinn

Gallery hours Tues – Fri 11 am – 6.30 pm, Sat 11 am – 5 pm
Gallery visits are only possible by prior appointment.


Mai 36 Galerie
Rämistrassse 37
8001 Zürich


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