The Mai 36 Gallery showcases and deals in international contemporary art (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, film and installations). Our exhibition program features the works of artists dealing with fundamental questions of artistic expression. Their points of departure are significant post WWII statements, and their roots go back to the sixties and seventies (especially Pop Art, Minimal Art, and Conceptual Art).
We are mainly interested in artists engaged in grappling with art-related themes - such as the perception of art, art as a form of communication, art as a system - as well as artistic expressions questioning the relevance and function of art in our society. These constitute the outlooks of individual artists stimulating and encouraging thought on the experiences and perceptions of our age. We strive to work in close collaboration with the artists and present their works continuously in individual exhibitions, publications, as well as at the international art fairs of Art Basel, Frieze London, Armory New York, ARCO Madrid, and Art Basel Miami Beach.
We organize six exhibitions a year, presenting both swiss and international artists, and hope to enrich Zurich's cultural scene with a number of interesting projects. The Mai 36 Gallery sees itself as an address for both known and unknown artists and aims also to encourage the exchange of individual exhibitions with other international galleries.
Mai 36 Galerie artists include: Franz Ackermann, John Baldessari, Stephan Balkenhol, Matthew Benedict, Troy Brauntuch, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Filipa Cesar, Jurgen Drescher, Pia Fries, Andreas Gursky, Rita McBride, Matt Mullican, Thomas Ruff, Christoph Rutimann, Jorg Sasse, Stefan Thiel, Lawrence Weiner, Remy Zaugg, among others.