The collection of the Aargauer Kunsthaus grows continuously through acquisitions as well as, to no small extent, through generous donations and permanent loans. In this way both outstanding individual works and entire bodies of works have been added to the holdings of the Kunsthaus in recent years. Each of these enriches the collections, enabling new crossreferences between – and unexpected perspectives on – the existing works. The large-scale exhibition Desiderata offers a survey of recent additions. In concise presentations the show carves out the most recent tendencies and developments and contextualizes them both ith regard to other works from the collection and to Swiss art, which is extensively represented at the Kunsthaus. Sprawling three-dimensional installations, a rarely shown artistic genre, are a focus of this exhibition.
The exhibition includes works by the following artists:
Cuno Amiet, Alice Bailly, Miriam Cahn, Valentin Carron, Cédric Eisenring / Thomas Julier, Thomas Hirschhorn, Ferdinand Hodler, Bruno Jakob, Renée Levi, Luigi Lurati, Lutz & Guggisberg, Frédéric Moser & Philippe Schwinger, Yves Netzhammer, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Mai-Thu Perret, Elodie Pong, Dieter Roth, Hans Schärer, Shirana Shahbazi, Daniel Spoerri, Fiona Tan, André Thomkins, Aldo Walker / Rolf Winnewisser.