Cinéma mon amour

Cinéma mon amour

Film in Art

Visual art and motion picture: an eternal love affair



Title Information

Edited by Madeleine Schuppli and Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau. With contributions by Yasmin Afschar, Erika Balsom, Jenny Billeter, Steven Cairns, Vinzenz Hediger, Simon Koenig, and Madeleine Schuppli

1st edition

, 2017

Text English and German


224 pages, 130 color and 41 b/w illustrations

26.5 x 20 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-541-5


Art and film have long held a mutual fascination, which is the subject of a recent exhibition at one of the leading Swiss art museums, Aargauer Kunsthaus, featuring works by internationally acclaimed artists who engaged with themes surrounding film in art.

Lavishly illustrated, Cinéma Mon Amour brings together works by Martin Arnold, John Baldessari, Fiona Banner, Marc Bauer, Pierre Bismuth, Candice Breitz, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, collectif_fact, Tacita Dean, Stan Douglas, Thomas Galler, Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller, Douglas Gordon, Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler, Samson Kambalu, Daniela Keiser, Urs Lüthi, Philippe Parreno, Julian Rosefeldt, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sam Taylor-Johnson, and Mark Wallinger. Essays discuss topics such as the film industry, found footage, specific movies and genres, the mechanisms of film, cinema as space, and the filmmaker’s gaze. With copious full-color images, it is a captivating exploration of the productive spaces at the intersections of film and art that will have much to offer artists, filmmakers, or scholars working in either area.

Authors & Editors

Yasmin Afschar

Erika Balsom

Jenny Billeter

Steven Cairns

Vinzenz Hediger

Simon Koenig

Madeleine Schuppli

, born 1965, studied art history at the universities of Geneva, Hamburg, and Zürich. She has been a curator at Kunsthalle Basel 1996–2000 and director of Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland, 2000–2007. She has been appointed as director of Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau, Switzerland, in 2007.