Xanti Alexander Schawinsky

Nasce a Basilea, in Svizzera nel 1904. Compie studi in Architettura e Grafica a Colonia e Berlino. Nel 1924 partecipa all’esperienza del Bauhaus a Weimar e Dessau insieme a W. Gropius, W. Kandinsky, P. Klee, J. Albers, O. Schlemmer e La. Moholy-Nagy, implementando le sue conoscenze fotografiche e tipografiche. Nel 1933 si trasferisce a Milano dove collabora con lo Studio Boggeri nella realizzazione di campagne pubblicitarie. Tra il 1943 e il 1954 è professore al City College e alla New York University.

SELEZIONE ESPOSIZIONI PERSONALI:

1926

Dessau, Bauhaus Kunsthalle

1936

Beria, Black Mountain College

1942

New York, A –D Gallery
Chicago, Institute of Design
Cambridge, Harward University

1953

New York, Hugo Gallery

1954

Great Barrington, Bookside Hall
Beverly, Raymond Galleries

1955

New York, Moskin Gallery
New York, Todes Gallery

1956

Caracas, Galeria Don Hatch

1957

Michigan, Saginaw Museum
Vermont, Bennington College

1958

New York, Herman Miller Gallery
New York, Bodley Gallery
Montclair, Highgate Gallery

1961

New York, Iolas Gallery
Darmstadt, Messelhaus
Zurigo, Galerie Suzanne Bollag

1962

Francoforte, Galerie Interiors
Basilea, Galerie Munsterberg
Chicago, Museum of Science

1964

Firenze, Galleria La Colonna
Stuttgart, Haus der Guten Form
Chicago, Distelheim Galleries

1966

Basilea, Galerie Munsterberg

1968

New York, Ireland House
Basilea, Galerie Herman Miller

1969

Milano, Galleria Blu

1971

Intra, Galleria Corsini

1973

Zurigo, Galerie Suzanne Bollag
Stresa, Galleria Spazzapan
New York, Herbert Benevy Gallery
Basilea, Galerie Munsterberg

1975

Bologna, Galleria d’Arte Moderna

1978

Monaco, Galleria del Levante

1979

Locarno, Galleria Flaviana

1981

Locarno, Galleria Flaviana

1986

Berlino, Bauhaus Archiv

1990

Stuttgart, Galerie Dobele

2007

Zurigo, Arte Fine Art Photography

2010

New York, Broadway 1602, Beyond Bauhaus, Faces of War

2011

Tel Aviv, Xanti Schawinsky – Tempo rubato

2014

New York, The Drawing Center, Xanti Schawinsky – Head Drawings and Faces of war

2015

Zurigo, Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Xanti Schawinsky

2016

Zurigo, Karma International, Xanti Schawinsky
Bergen, Bergen Kunsthall, Xanti Schawinsky – Head Drawings and Faces of war

 

SELEZIONE ESPOSIZIONI COLLETTIVE:

1923

Berlino, Preussische Kunst-Akademie

1925

Mannheim, Staatliche Kunsthalle

1927

Magdeburg, Theater Ausstellung

1928

Basilea, Kunsthalle
Stuttgart, Kunstmuseum
Halle, Hallescher Kunstverein

1929

Berlino, Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum

1934

Milano, Galleria del Milione

1938

New York, Plexiglass Sculpture Show
New York, Museum of Modern Art

1941

New York, Museum of Modern Art

1943

New York, Julian Levy Gallery

1944

New York, Museum of Modern Art

1951

Buffalo, Albright Gallery
New York, Pratt Institute

1953

New York, Museum of Modern Art
New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art

1954

New York – Chicago – Washington – Dallas – Miami – San Francisco – Toronto, Knoll Associates

1957

San Paolo, Biennale di San Paolo
Rio de Janeiro, Museo di Arte Moderna

1960

Zurigo, Helmhaus
New York, P.S. 57

1961

Zurigo, Kunstgewerbemuseum
New York, Jewish Welfare Fund

1963

New York, P.V.I. Gallery
New York, Little Red School

1965

New York, Museum of Modern Art

1968-71

Stuttgart, 50 Jahre Bauhaus
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum
Londra, National Gallery
Parigi, Musée National d’Art Moderne
Chicago, Art Museum
Pasadena, Museo d’Arte Moderna
Buenos Aires, Museo d’Arte Moderna
Tokyo, Museo d’Arte Moderna

1972

Stresa, Galleria Spazzapan
Intra, Galleria Corsini

1974

Torino, Galleria Pourquoi pas?
Stresa, Galleria Spazzapan

1977

Roma, Villa Carpegn, X Quadriennale Nazionale d’Arte

1978

Monaco, Galleria del Levante, Das Experimentelle Photo in Deutschland, 1918 – 1940

1980

Locarno, Galleria Flaviana, La linea sottile

1981

Messico, Foro de Arte Contemporanea, La linea Subtil

1985

Montreal, Musée d’Art contemporain de Montréal, La photographie du Bauhaus

1988

Colonia, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Bauhaus Utopias. Work on paper
New York, Museum of Modern Art, The Modern Poster
Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Utopias de la Bauhaus. Obra sobre papel

1989

Berlino, Staatliche Berliner Kunsthalle, Maschinenmenschen

1999

New York, National Design Museum, Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merril C. Berman Coll – Cooper-Hewitt

2002

Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Black Mountain College: Una aventura americana

2005

New York, The Noguchi Museum, The Imagery of Chess Revisited

2008

Berlino, Galerie Berinson, Bauhaus

2009

New York, Ubu Gallery, European & Russian Photomontage 1920 – 1940

2010

Berlino, Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, 25 Jahre Fotogalerie Friedrichshain

2014

Seoul, National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Human, Space, Machine
Lodz, Museum Sztuki in Lodz, Changing the field of view. Modern printing and the avant-garde

2015

Berlino, Hamburger Bahnof, Black Mountain. An Interdisciplinary Experiment 1933 – 1957
Stuttgart, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, I Got Rhythm. Kunst und Jazz seit 1920
Vienna, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Reflexion. Selbstbesinnungen der Fotografie
New York, The Jewish Museum, Unorthodox

2016

Zurigo, Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Collection Revisited 1960 – 1982