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Doris Stauffer

A Monograph

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.

144 pages | 270 color plates, 80 halftones | 9 x 12 | © 2014

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Table of Contents

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 Etage
nine sense show

Serge Stauffer
Biographical and Emancipatory Matters
Michael Hiltbrunner

1969 FBB
May 1, 1969
Freunde – Friends – d’ Fründe

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 Love
Frauen sehen Frauen

The Exhibition Frauen sehen Frauen
Mara Züst

May 1, 1975
7 songs für thais

Hexenkurs and sändele
Doris Stauffer as Teacher
Mara Züst

1978-80 Frauenwerkstatt
Swimming Trunks Action

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

Correspondence between Doris Stauffer and Andrea Thal

Directory of Persons
Image Credits
Editors and Authors
Colophon, With Thanks

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