Acme Studios — Godi Hirschi

Supporting Artists since 1972

Godi Hirschi

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Godi Hirschi was a Swiss painter, graphic artist and teacher. Godi’s practice is characterised by his work with artists and sculptors in the design of sacred spaces. His painting and graphics were initially indicated by symbols and later turned into restrained fields of color. The color elements and surfaces that extend over entire wall surfaces offer the viewer meditative moods without a direct allusion to a specific topic. For example, in the church of Moosach, a rotating triangular object was set up in the choir behind the altar, decorated in liturgical colors: golden yellow, blue violet, and linden green, according to the church year. A similar object is located in the Herz-Jesu-Kirche in Lenzburg.

Godi has shown work at the Kunstmuseum Lucerne (1977); Benzeholz Meggen municipal gallery (1992); Galerie Agathe Nisple St. Gallen (1992); and Kornschütte Town Hall, Lucerne (1992).

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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