Urs Lüthi — Just Another Dance


Installation, painting, performance, photography...

Urs Lüthi
Just Another Dance

Past: April 21 → July 15, 2018

Urs luthi centre culturel suisse paris exposition 15 1 grid Urs Lüthi — Centre culturel suisse Figure importante de la scène artistique suisse, Urs Lüthi présente sa première grande exposition en institution en France au Centr... 2 - Bien Critique

The Swiss-born Munich-based artist Urs Lüthi is well known and often exhibited in Switzerland, Italy and Germany, however he is not shown as often in France. Just Another Dance, an exhibition composed mostly of new pieces, some of which revisit his work, is his most important show in France to date. Urs Lüthi’s new pieces have been partly produced by the Centre culturel suisse.

Since the late 1960’s, Urs Lüthi has been developing his practise based on self-portrait, thus exploring multiple aspects of human nature. In Just Another Dance, Urs Lüthi’s new pieces form or are part of series he initiated during various periods of his life. He has developed some of these pieces, such as Spazio Umano, Remains of Clarity — (Flowers) and (Thousand or more Images), or in some cases imagined a new version for them—as with The Numbergirl, seen trough the pink glasses of desire from the Trademark series. Urs Lüthi is thus constantly staging his own body and reconsidering his pieces through time. For the CCS, he also created a device consisting of a new spatial articulation of the room and stripes painted directly on the walls.

“The foundation of my work is the human condition. My conception arose in the mid 1960’s. It is based on the conviction that one can only experience the world and understand it in a subjective way. I don’t believe in subjectivity and, as part of a radical approach, I’ve taken myself as the subject of my art ‘as mirror of the universe’.”

Urs Lüthi


From his first solo show at the Mäder gallery in Bern in 1966 to Just Another Dance at the Centre culturel suisse in 2018, Urs Lüthi has been the subject of over 190 personal exhibitions. He has taken part in 350 group shows in locations ranging from the Zurich Helmhaus in 1968 to Kassel’s documenta 6 in 1977; from the Sydney Biennale in 1978 to Paris’ Pompidou Centre in 1981; from the 49th Venice Biennale’s Swiss Pavilion in 2001 to the Punta della Dogana in 2018. Urs Lüthi was born in 1945 in Kriens and is based in Munich. 45 monographs are dedicated to him, all of which are listed on his website, ursluethi.com

  • Opening Friday, April 20, 2018 6 PM → 9 PM
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  • Urs Lüthi