FROM SURFACE TO SPACE – 100 Years of Sculpture, Relief and Collage

Right before Art Basel started this year, we’ve celebrated the opening of Galerie Gmurzynska’s second space in Zurich. Next to their famous art gallery at Paradeplatz 2, they’ve opened  a second space, just a few steps further: at Talstrasse 37 in Zurich.

This fall we celebrate again. This time it’s an innovative exhibition, that is on view in both of Krystyna Gmurzynska’s gallery spaces and makes the viewer travel back and forth in time. “From Surface to Space” features 70 objects from “100 years of sculpture, relief and collage”. The extensive museum-alike exhibition highlights major and some rarely seen works by Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, Christo, Julio Gonzalez, Fernando Botero, Alexander Rodchenko, Mel Ramos, Allen Jones, Robert Indiana, Roberto Matta and Yves Klein.


“It firstly references the historical retrospective From Surface to Space that was mounted at Galerie Gmurzynska Cologne in 1974 and secondly the major showcase Surface Figure Space that was realized in 1988. The 1974 exhibition publicized rare and hardly known Russian Avant-garde sculptural work for the first time in the West and the 1988 retrospective presented a comprehensive selection of 20thcentury masters from Arp and Brancusi, Gonzalez and Matisse to the Stenberg brothers and Torres-Garcia in an innovative curatorial setting.” Gmurzynska said.


Today, Galerie Gmurzynska brought together a selection of sculptures, reliefs and collages spanning art historical narratives from the early 20th century to the early 21st century. Modern masters meet seminal Russian avant-garde classics and contemporary art. In between those, the viewer will be surprised by fancy pop-art and maybe inspired by some provocative pieces amongst the galleries curated show.


Known for building bridges between different concepts of art, design, dimensions and perspective, Galerie Gmurzynska presents again an exhibition that is different from any others you see in the world and unique in its detail.

Take a look yourself and visit the gallery spaces at Paradeplatz 2 and Talstrasse 37 in Zurich till January 31st, 2017. 


Courtesy of the artists and Galerie Gmurzynska