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John Armleder

Born in 1948, Geneva, United States

Lives and works in Genève, Switzerland, New York City, United States, Geneva, United States


John Armleder works exploratively between painting, sculpture, installation and performance. In a career spanning five-decades, Armleder seems decidedly hesitant to become comfortable with a singular media. Over the years, he’s drafted large scale abstract canvases, dripping in luminous strands of paint, he’s transformed furniture into sculpture, hanging tables to the wall like paintings, and he’s crafted elaborate performances with bizarre, absurdist costumes. In the 1960s, Armleder was a stude...Read more