Hannes Schupbach. Cinema Elements: Films, Paintings, and Performances 1989-2008

Hannes Schupbach is a filmmaker, painter, performance artist and curator of film programs. He did his education as an artist at the schools of art and design in Zurich and Basel from 1988-91, and as a visiting student in cinema and performance studies (MA) at New York University. Schupbach is best known for his films, which have been shown in group shows in Switzerland and at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2005). Further events are scheduled at the Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge MA (April 2009) and the Tate Modern, London (May 2009). Schupbach has also worked extensively in painting, creating large, connected series of paintings, some of them reflecting his interest in music by the American composers John Cage and Morton Feldman. Hannes Schupbach. Cinema Elements is the first comprehensive monograph on Schupbach's work, published to accompany Schupbach first large solo show at the Kunsthalle Basel (January-March 2009). The book presents a vast number of large-size film-stills and of his serial paintings. Essays by expert authors and by Schupbach, on the key elements of his work as a film maker, a chronology of his oeuvre and biography and a comprehensive bibliography complete the images.