Heidi Bucher presents two retrospectives in Switzerland

Exhibitions reveal classic works like Bodyshells

Heidi Brucher – Gentlemen's Study, 1978

Marked by a strong bodily presence and relationship with the architectural space, the Swiss artist Heidi Bucher (1926 – 1993) wins two retrospective exhibitions in his country, one entitled Metamorfoses I, at the Kunstmuseum, in Bern, and another, entitled Metamorfose II, at the Muzeum Susch, both in Switzerland.

One of the highlights for the exhibition in Bern, which opens on April 8, is the work called Bodyshells (genderless body sculptures), created during his stay in New York in the 1960s and 1970s. made friends with Edward Kienholz and collaborated with her husband – Carl Bucher, on the Bodyshells series.

heidi bucher - bodyshell - 1972
Heidi Bucher – Bodyshells, 1972

Born in Winterfhur, Switzerland, she attended the Zurich School of Applied Arts. Heidi Bucher's main interests were in exploring architectural space, especially private spaces, in researching individual and collective experiences, and raising questions about the body.  


Mmetamorphoses – Heidi Bucher

Date: April 8th to August 7th

Location: Kunstmuseum Bern

Address: Hodlerstrasse 12, 3011, Bern   

Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm, Tuesday 10am to 9pm, closed on Mondays  

Ticket: Adult – $24.00 and Students – $12.00

Metamorphoses II – Heidi Bucher

Date: July 16, 2021 to December 4, 2022

Location: Muzeum Susch

Address: Surpunt 78, 7542 Susch, Switzerland

Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday 11am to 5pm

Ticket: Regular $25 CHF / reduced $20 CHF *

Children up to 6 years old: free

* AHV, IV, children and students

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