Silvia Bächli

Swiss, b. 1956

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Silvia Bächli

Swiss, b. 1956

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Silvia Bächli believes that “good drawings are larger than the format decreed by the edge of the paper.” Indeed, many of her drawings, usually made in a small format, appear to be cut-off or zoomed-in. Bächli displays these in installations, or “ensembles, fixed constellations,” as she calls them, whose particular configurations are equally, if not more, important than their component parts. For each piece, she first produces a large number of drawings, then laboriously sorts through them, before arranging them in a display; the process is so time-consuming that she only makes one or two installations a year. More recently, photography has become more significant in her practice; Bächli has made assemblages of re-photographed newspaper clippings, as well as installations comprising of photographs and drawings.

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Silvia Bächli believes that “good drawings are larger than the format decreed by the edge of the paper.” Indeed, many of her drawings, usually made in a small format, appear to be cut-off or zoomed-in. Bächli displays these in installations, or “ensembles, fixed constellations,” as she calls them, whose particular configurations are equally, if not more, important than their component parts. For each piece, she first produces a large number of drawings, then laboriously sorts through them, before arranging them in a display; the process is so time-consuming that she only makes one or two installations a year. More recently, photography has become more significant in her practice; Bächli has made assemblages of re-photographed newspaper clippings, as well as installations comprising of photographs and drawings.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou
Group
Group show at a major institution
MCA Chicago
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
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