Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Silvia Bächli & Eric Hattan_what about sunday?_gallery milton keynes

In January, MK Gallery presented What about Sunday?, the first UK exhibition by Swiss artists Silvia Bächli and Eric Hattan, including drawing, video installation and sculpture. Featuring both individual and collaborative pieces, the exhibition suggested numerous parallels in their work despite their contrasting techniques and approaches. Silvia Bächli works primarily in drawing and painting on paper and included around 100 works made over the last 25 years, not previously exhibited. Her drawings are both carefully considered and spontaneous, hinting at fleeting moments or movements. Hattan’s videos, installations and performances are similarly responsive to his surroundings, selecting and rearranging everyday items and finding beauty and humour in them. The exhibition focused on their ways of looking, with partial visions, that continually keep us guessing, reconsidering and simply re-inventing the world around us. A new permanent public art work by Eric Hattan has been commissioned by MK Gallery, which will be located in Campbell Park, a few minutes’ walk from MK Gallery in the centre of Milton Keynes.