Barbara Davi – Train of Thought

An artistic play with space and plane

 

Title Information

With contributions by Nadine Olonetzky and Eveline Suter

1st edition

, 2017

Text English and German

Hardback

160 pages, 87 color and 21 b/w illustrations

22.5 x 30 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-560-6

In cooperation with Kunstmuseum Luzern

Content

Swiss artist Barbara Davi, born 1971, primarily works with the media installation and photo-collage. Following her artistic education at Zurich’s School of Art and Design (today Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK) and Lucerne School of Art, Davi has developed her original style, working in three-dimensional space as well as on two-dimensional surfaces, using architectural and geometric shapes and elements. Using wooden slats or a table, lines or a circular shape, light beams or a shadow, Davi’s creates quasi-drawings in space and photo-collages of a magical, almost three-dimensional depth. Her motifs emerge from a sequence of deliberations, from her “train of thought”.

This first monograph on Barbara Davi features her striking work from the past ten years. Around 100 plates in color and black-and-white are complemented by essays on Davi’s way of working in her preferred media.

Authors & Editors

Nadine Olonetzky

, born 1962 in Zürich, freelance cultural publicist and editor with Scheidegger & Spiess publishers. Contributes regularly to NZZ am Sonntag and to books and catalogues on photography, art, and art history. Member of Kontrast (kontrast.ch) in Zürich.

Eveline Suter

, born 1966, is a scholar of art history who works as a curator at Kunstmusem Luzern and as a freelence writer.

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Cover

Copyright for all works: © Barbara Davi

Barbara Davi, Die Fluten des Sambesi stürzen 107 Meter in die Tiefe [Torrent of Sambesi falling 107 meters deep], 2008, collage, acrylic spray on color photocopy, 40,5 × 28,5 cm; from the series “Durch Afrika” [Crossing Africa], private collection

Barbara Davi, Sphinx, 2008, collage, color photocopy, 40,5 × 29 cm; from the series “Durch Afrika” [Crossing Africa], private collection

Barbara Davi, Raum [Room], 2008, collage, color photocopy, 29 × 27,5 cm, private collection

Barbara Davi, Grand Canyon, 2010, collage, color photocopy, 24,5 × 29,5 cm

Barbara Davi, Sunset, 2010, collage, color photocopy, 28 × 27,3 cm

Barbara Davi, Untitled, 2011, bench of the museum, painted wood, wallpainting; installation views, “Jahresausstellung Zentralschweizer Kunstschaffen 2011,” Kunstmuseum Luzern

Barbara Davi, Corner Piece, 2012, digital print on paper, 65,5 × 98 cm, edition of 3

Barbara Davi, Furniture, 2014, collage, acrylic spray on paper, color photocopy, 28,5 × 35,5 cm, private collection

Barbara Davi, Strategy, 2015, digital print on paper, 80 × 120 cm, edition of 3, Collection Credit Suisse, Ed. 1/3

Barbara Davi, Capacity, 2015, digital print on paper, 98 × 65,5 cm, edition of 3, Co

Barbara Davi, Body, 2016, digital print on paper, 98 × 65,5 cm, edition of 3, Collection Canton of Lucerne, Ed. 1/3

Barbara Davi, Opposite A, 2016, digital print on paper, 143 × 100 cm, edition of 3

Barbara Davi, Burning, 2017, collage, acrylic spray on color photocopy, relief, 27,4 × 29,4 cm

Barbara Davi, Tisch [Table], 2017, collage, acrylic spray on paper, magazine print, 31 × 24 cm

 

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