With Sigrid Adorf, Medea Hoch, Salome Hohl, Hubertus Design, Walburga Krupp, Nimbus. Kunst und Bücher, Petra Ronner

While the work of the pioneer of constructive art from Switzerland has become increasingly well-known internationally, the art historical reception continued to rely on memoirs by Hans Arp and other companions, which were recorded after the early accidental death of Sophie Taeuber-Arp. In the newly published three-volume edition of letters, the artist herself can finally have her say. The change of perspective shows a reflected, determined, and at times upset Sophie Taeuber-Arp, and puts the ascriptions previously made by fellow artists into perspective. The correspondence with those closest to her stretches over almost all of Sophie Taeuber-Arp's life and is to be read like an autobiography in fragments. It provides insights into unknown life contexts and the artist's innovative transdisciplinary work.

The collection of letters was edited by Medea Hoch, Walburga Krupp, and Sigrid Schade at the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts and published by Nimbus. Kunst und Bücher in Wädenswil in 2021. On the occasion of the exhibition «Ich bin wü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü tend, Sophie Taeuber-Arp / Mai-Thu Perret» at Cabaret Voltaire, their publication will be celebrated with contributions to the letters and the award-winning design by Hubertus Design, a book table as well as a pineapple punch bowl, red lanterns and piano pieces by Béla Bartók as mentioned in the letters. The Romanian Christmas carols (Colinde) by Béla Bartók (1881–1945) consist of two series of ten piano pieces titled «Romanian Christmas Songs» (1915).

The event will be held in German.

«Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Briefe 1905-1942», Soirée for the release of the edition, 24.01.2023, Cabaret Voltaire. Photo: Romain Mader

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