Acme Studios — Jürg Altherr

Supporting Artists since 1972

Jürg Altherr

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Jürg Altherr was a Swiss sculptor. Known for creating large scale sculptures from industrial materials and body casts, Jürg also produced site specific public commissions investigating similar themes of how the human body interacts with scale and space.

Recent exhibitions include: Jürg Altherr Sculpture - Thea Altherr Photography, Exhibition Ateliergalerie Willi Christen, Zürich (2011); Meanwhile (curated by Annalies Walter), Museum Bärengasse, Zürich (2010); AZB Forever, with Simon Maurer and Kathrin Frauenfelder, Museum Helmhaus, Zürich (2010); an Sculpture Symposium Winterthur, Weiertal Cultural Center (2009). Notable commissions include the remodelling and renovation of the Hueb Weaving Mill in Wald, Zürich between 2005-9, and a community grave at Albisrieden cemetery, Zürich in 2008-10.

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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