In addition to her contributions to art criticism, Doris Stauffer has produced an impressive body of artistic work that consists of photography, sculpture, and collage. The subject of exhibitions in her native Switzerland, Stauffer is among the founders of the F + F School of Experimental Design, and her explorations of form and color have long been recognized as engaging in novel ways with feminism and the existing conventions and hierarchies within society.
With more than three hundred illustrations, Doris Stauffer documents for the first time the life and work of this important twentieth-century artist with a focus on her political engagement. Essays place Stauffer’s work in historical and political context, including her involvement with the Swiss women’s liberation movement and an interview in which the artist imagines alternative forms of feminism and art education. Additional essays look at the influence of Stauffer on other female artists, as well as some of the recurring themes in her art, including fairy tales and other forms of narration.
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About the Author
Based in Zürich, Simone Koller is a graphic designer and Mara Züst is an artist, art educator, and curator.
Table of Contents
Preface Simone Koller and Mara Züst
1934-51 Amden, Bottmingen, Chur 1951-55 Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich 1955-59 Salome, Monika, Veit 1959 Seebach 1961-68 Assemblages 1964/65 Corsham City Discount Pop Art 1967 Family Council 1968 Club Bel Etagenine sense show
Serge Stauffer Biographical and Emancipatory Matters Michael Hiltbrunner 1969 FBB Teamwork May 1, 1969Freunde - Friends - d’ Fründe Misswa(h)l
Misswa(h)l and “male art” From the FBB to Journalism Mara Züst
1970 Crisis at the Kunstgewerbeschule Experiment F+F 1971 Founding of the F+F Schule für Experimentelle Gestaltung
History of the Education of the Artist on Zurich Mara Züst
1971-75 Teamwork, Sensitization Exercises, Ready - Made Declarations of LoveFrauen sehen Frauen
The Exhibition Frauen sehen Frauen Mara Züst
Paragrafenmensch May 1, 1975 Rolandstrasse 7 songs für thais Hexenkurs
Hexenkurs and sändele Doris Stauffer as Teacher Mara Züst
1978-80 Frauenwerkstatt Swimming Trunks Action Männerkurse
notvorrat and Ear Art Doris Stauffer’s Artwork Mara Züst
1980 Kunstmacher 80 Quitting F+F 1981-88 Journalism Eat Art Walpurgis Night, denkzettel
“There are sorceresses sitting in my genes.” Doris Stauffer’s Art of Bewitchment Kay Turner
1989 Farewell to Serge Stauffer 1993 Memory Dresses 2000 See-Bach-Retour 2011-14 Swiss National Library 2013 Helmhaus Zürich 2014/15 Les Complices*, etc.
List of Artworks Publications
Correspondence between Doris Stauffer and Andrea Thal
Directory of Persons Bibliography Image Credits Editors and Authors Colophon, With Thanks