«Klaus Lutz – Selected Stories», The Kitchen, New York, October–December 2014 (Photo: Jason Mandella, courtesy of The Kitchen)


Highlights from the Collection of the Canton of Zurich

«A Look at the Collection of the Canton of Zurich 1944-2017» will present two film stills from «Acrobatics» by Klaus Lutz that were acquired by the Canton of Zurich in the year of 2000. The show is curated by Susanna Kulli & Anna Vetsch.

Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, Zurich, «Die Kunstsammlung des Kantons Zürich - Ein Augenschein von 1944-2017», September 21 through October 1, 2017; Opening: September 20, 6pm.

Screening in Madrid

The Cine Estudio of the Círculo de Bellas Arte in Madrid will show the films «Acrobatics» (1996) and «Titan» (2008) by Klaus Lutz and «The Beauty Of My Island» by Frank Matter (1999). The screening is organized by Felix Garcia.

Cine Estudio - Círculo de Bellas Arte, Calle Alcalá 42, Madrid, September 21, 2017, 7pm.

Solo Show in Finland

This fall, Aalto University in Espoo, Finland, will present the solo show «Klaus Lutz, Weltbild», featuring two versions of the early art print «Frau Wilke», the drawing series «Almagest», the 16mm film «Acrobatics» and looped excerpts from «Caveman Lecture» and «Vulcan».

beta Space Aalto University, Otakaari 1X, Espoo, Finland; August 18 -October 13, 2017

«Meteor Lecture» in Vienna

Vienna's unttld contemporary will present Klaus Lutz's film proposal «Meteor Lecture». The show is part of this year's gallery festival, which examines the significance of language in contemporary art. Vienna's leading galleries for contemporary art open up their premises for diverse explorations of the theme. The individual exhibitions of curated by_vienna are conceptualised by international curators.

unttld contemporary, Schleifmühlgasse 5, Wien; September 15-October 14, 2017

Enthusiasm for Rotwand show at Artissima Torino

The Klaus Lutz Show at the Torino-based art fair Artissima was met with a lot of enthusiasm by critics, curators and other art lovers. Some art publications named the presentation by the Rotwand Gallery as one of the must sees of the fair and the jury gave it a Special Mention. Klaus Lutz's work was shown in the section Back To The Future. The program is devoted to solo exhibitions of great pioneers of contemporary art whose work has been undervalued.

«Caveman Lecture» at «Corridor I: Onkalo»

Insitu Berlin shows Klaus Lutz's film «Caveman Lecture» as part of the group show «Corridor I: Onkalo». The exhibition focusses on time travel and transmitting messages to future earthlings who might not undestand our contemporary languages anymore. With Armin Keplinger, HeHe, Egor Kraft und Matt Mullican. The show opens on Friday, October 21 2016, at 6pm.

insitu Space for Contemporary Art, Kurfürstenstraße 21-22, 10785 Berlin. October 21 2016 – January 21 2017. More information on www.insitu-berlin.com.

Excerpts on Vimeo

The Estate of Klaus Lutz has made excerpts from several of Klaus Lutz's most important films available on the video platform Vimeo. The clips are accessible through the film page on this site or through the video search function on Vimeo or Google.

Back To The Future at Artissima Torino

From the 3rd through the 6th of November Rotwand Gallery presents Klaus Lutz in the section Back To The Future at the Artissima art fair in Torino, Italy. Back to the Future is the section Artissima has devoted to solo exhibitions of the great pioneers of contemporary art. In 2016 the focus will be narrowed to the period of 1970–1989. The section aims to bring international artists who have played a fundamental role in contemporary art back into the limelight. For the general public, Back to the Future is a unique opportunity to get to know important works from those years in a dialogue with today’s experimentation. The selection committee was headed by curators from important European and American institutions (Eva Fabbris, independent curator, Milan; Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator, New Museum, New York; Krist Gruijthuijsen, director, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Cristiano Raimondi, Head of Development and international projects, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco). Rotwand will show a selection of Lutz's early prints and two 16mm silent films from the late 80s («Mehlmann» and «Mach»).

Back To The Future, Artissima, Oval Pavilion, Via Nizza 294, Torino, November 3-6, 2016

Klaus Lutz at the Rennes Biennale

Curator François Piron will show works by Klaus Lutz at the 5th edition of «Ateliers de Rennes - the Biennale For Contemporary Art». The Biennale takes place in and around Rennes from October 1st through December 11. Klaus Lutz's installations «Titan» und «Vulcan» will be on display at «Frac Bretagne». More information on the website of the Ateliers de Rennes.

Les Ateliers de Rennes, Frac Bretagne, 19 avenue André Mussat, Rennes, October 1 - December 11, 2016

«Arabia» in Brest

And one more show in France: Partnering with the Rennes Biennale, the Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain in Brest will present Klaus Lutz' film installation «Arabia» from October 1st through December 30th. More information on the website of the Ateliers de Rennes.

Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain, 41 rue Charles Berthelot, Brest, October 1 - December 30, 2016

Padilla's Sounds Meet Lutz’s Images

Inspired by the films of Klaus Lutz, the composer and sound artist Abril Padilla has created a series of compositions and performances that juxtapose her sounds with Lutz's visual universe. These performances will be premiered at the Bildrausch Festival in Basel, Switzerland. The films are: «Arabia 1 & 2» (1991), «Wanderlust» (2001) and «The Beauty of My Island» (1999).

Thu, May 26, 10:15 pm: «Wanderlust» and «The Beauty of My Island»
Sat, May 28, 2:30 pm: «Arabia 1 & 2»
Bildrausch-Piazza and Stadtkino Basel, Klostergasse 5, 4051 Basel

«Arabia» and «Titan» in Barcelona

The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona presents a program entitled «The Beauty of My Island. El universo de Klaus Lutz» consisting of Klaus Lutz' films «Arabia» and «Titan» as well as Frank Matter's documentary «The Beauty of My Island». Hannes Schüpbach will talk about the artist's work.

March 18, 2016, 7pm
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
Montalegre, 5 - 08001 Barcelona

Aargauer Kunsthaus Acquires «Titan»

The Aargauer Kunsthaus has acquired an edition of «Caveman Lecture», the black and white film from 2002, and two film stills. The institution's collection of contemporary Swiss art is among the most important and the most comprehensive of its kind.

«Klaus Lutz: Arabia» in Berlin

Exile Gallery Berlin shows a double projection Klaus Lutz's «Arabia» in newly restored prints. It is probably the first presentation of the work in the setting originally devised by the artist (a simultaneous projection of Arabia 1 and Arabia 2 on a balloon and a white wall).

February 14–March 14, 2015
Köpenicker Str. 39
10179 Berlin

Klaus Lutz At The Kitchen, New York

From the end of October through Christmas, the Kitchen will present the first institutional solo show by Klaus Lutz in North America.

October 30-December 20, 2014
Klaus Lutz@The Kitchen, New York
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
More information: thekitchen.org/event/klaus-lutz

«Zurich meets New York»: Films by Klaus Lutz

On Sunday, May 18th, at 4pm, «Zurich meets New York» will present films by Klaus Lutz at the Whitebox Art Center in Lower Mnahattan. A reception will follow the screening. Organized by the City of Zurich in cooperation with the Estate of Klaus Lutz, Rotwand Gallery and the Whitebox Art Center.

Whitebox Art Center
329 Broome Street
Free Admission - RSVP: ZHNY.eventbrite.com

Kunsthaus Zurich Acquires «Titan»

The Kunsthaus Zurich has acquired an edition of «Titan», the black and white film from 2008. This is the first work by Klaus Lutz in the this important Swiss art collection.

Not Being Attentive I Notice Everything -
Robert Walser and the Visual Arts

Aargauer Kunsthaus, May 10, 2014 – Jul 27, 2014, Opening: May 9, 2014, 6.00 pm

The exhibition «Not Being Attentive I Notice Everything - Robert Walser and the Visual Arts» looks at the impact the writer has had — and still has — on many artists. Today Robert Walser is considered to be one of the most important authors of the 20th century.
The show is divided into two sections. The first section presents contemporary national and international artists who have in various ways been inspired by Robert Walser. A diverse array of works by Klaus Lutz, Marie José Burki, Thomas Hirschhorn, Mark Wallinger and others serves to point out the writer’s major impact. On view in the second section, which has a historic focus, are paintings that were created in Switzerland and abroad during Walser’s lifetime; they include, on the one hand, placid landscapes of his native country and, on the other, works by artists who are still well-known today, such as Lovis Corinth, Eduard Manet and Vincent van Gogh.

Ian Breakwell (1943-2005, GB), Marie José Burki (*1961, CH), Dexter Dalwood (*1960, GB), Thomas Hirschhorn (*1957, CH), Heiner Kielholz (*1942, CH), Klaus Lutz (1940-2009, CH), Markus Raetz (*1941, CH), Thomas Schütte (*1954, D), John Tremblay (*1966, USA), Rosemarie Trockel (*1952, D), Marcel van Eeden (*1965, NL), Mark Wallinger (*1959, GB)

Klaus Lutz at Rotwand Gallery

From May 25th to July 6th 2013, the Zurich based Rotwand Gallery presents a solo show with works by Klaus Lutz. The exhibition focuses on «Titan», the last film completed by Lutz in 2008. On view are all of the documents from his estate that pertain to the film and, naturally, also the film «Titan» itself in its original length. Presented in the format of Lutz’ spectacular invention, the balloon projection, the film tells the story of the space odyssey of “small titan,” who suffers from delusions of grandeur and who playfully and elegantly captivates us to the point that we allow ourselves to be enchanted and transported to far-flung territories. Complementing this work as well as providing an in-depth analytical look at Lutz’ visual compositions, film stills from the work «Acrobatics» are also on view in the exhibition. The artist used these stills, photographed directly from a 16-mm film projection, to give the viewer the possibility to study the complex visual layering of his imagery in peace and fathom its deeper meanings while forgoing the quick- paced tempo of his film.

KLAUS LUTZ, May 25th – July 6th, 2013
Rotwand Gallery
Lutherstrasse 34, CH-8004 Zürich
T/F +41 44 240 30 55/56
www.rotwandgallery.com, info@rotwandgallery.com