Will doves rise from turbans when the Indian trains whispers?

June 9th – July 14th, 2018


Intense colors, whirring movement, shimmering glass: the magical, precisely crafted objects by Swiss artist Katja Loher teach us to be amazed at her imaginary power, and to re-discover nature’s staggering yet fragile beauty.

Combining glass and choreographed videos, Loher composes truly magical universes in which music, choreographers, and male and female dancers in specially designed costumes come together in perfect co-ordination. The artist integrates her intensely colorful videos in various objects such as table covers or glass spheres of her own design that were hand-crafted by a woman glassblower.


Most of the video works on display at Galerie Andres Thalmann were created during Loher's stay in November 2017 as artist in residence at the Basu Foundation for the Arts in Kolkata, India.the Basu Foundation for the Arts  in Kolkata, India. Both her invitation to Kolkata and her Zürich exhibition celebrate 70 Years of Swiss-Indian Friendship: Connecting Minds – Inspiring the Future – 1948-2018.

We would like to take this opportunity to give our most sincere thanks to Sushil Premchand, Abhishek Basu (Basu Foundation), Luc Richner (Old Fashioned Cosmopolitan) and to the Embassy of Switzerland in India, for their support and co-operation.