Focus under 40
28 November 2020 – 3 January 2021 | Beim Stadthaus
Since more than 100 years, the December exhibition has been the highly appreciated platform for artists from the city and region of Winterthur. Every two years a jury of experts puts together a representative exhibition from numerous applications at the Kunst Museum Winterthur and the Kunsthalle Winterthur, providing an overview of the diversity of contemporary art in and from Winterthur. In addition, the exhibition, which is organised by the two institutions in cooperation with the Winterthur Artists’ Collective, also offers an opportunity for mutual exchange and a large party to celebrate the opening. Alternating with the curated exhibition, the so-called Focus exhibition takes place the following year at the Kunstmuseum Winterthur. This exhibition also concentrates entirely on works by Winterthur artists. The selection of artists, however, is not made on the basis of an application with a portfolio, but on invitation by curators of the Kunst Museum Winterthur. This will be the case again in 2020. Also in this exhibition, the goal is to enable unusual perspectives on the regional art scene and to put the work of selected artists up for broad discussion. In contrast to the judged December exhibition, the Focus exhibitions are designed to accommodate larger work groups of artists and to offer the opportunity for on-site installations.
Every year, the December exhibitions thus provide intensified and varied views of the creative work of artists from the region: a shop window that provides insights into art as well as new perspectives.
Curator: Lynn Kost
With kind support