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The notion of being able to fly has been inspiring people for thousands of years. But that's also how long flying has been the exclusive reserve of birds and celestial beings. The late 19th century saw flight pioneer Otto Lilienthal succeed in flying by means of gliding – the first to do so. Flying made enormous progress from that point on, such that powered flight was a reality by the beginning of the 20th century; artists also experimented with flying machines. After aircraft had brought death to thousands of civilians in the Second World War, and in view of the threat to the environment, flying started to be viewed more critically despite its mass appeal. Artists these days tend to show the shadow side of human flight. The exhibition "Art in flight" illustrates this development with works by Balthasar Burkhard, Alexander Calder, Hans Emmenegger, Hans Erni, Luca Giordano, Claudia Di Gallo, Hendrick Goltzius, Verena Loewensberg, Meret Oppenheim, Panamarenko, Dieter Roth, Vladimir Tatlin, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Jean Tinguely, Danila Tkachenko, Sebastian Utzni, Uwe Walther and many others.

The exhibition runs from 16 April to 13 October 2019.

With support from Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG.
With support from Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG.
Hans Erni was an enthusiastic pilot and a member of the Swiss Aero-Club.
Hans Erni was an enthusiastic pilot and a member of the Swiss Aero-Club.

Selected works from the exhibition:

Claudia Di Gallo
Claudia Di Gallo
Hans Emmenegger
Hans Emmenegger
Hendrick Goltzius
Hendrick Goltzius
Verena Loewensberg
Verena Loewensberg
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Danila Tkachenko
Danila Tkachenko
Sebastian Utzni
Sebastian Utzni
Uwe Walther
Uwe Walther
 

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Dr. Heinz Stahlhut
Head of Hans Erni Museum
+41 (0) 41 375 74 86 heinz.stahlhut@verkehrshaus.ch

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