On the oc­ca­sion of the up­com­ing 90th birth­day of Franz Gertsch, MASI in­vites the artist to plan an ex­hi­bi­tion de­voted to his oeu­vre. This has led to a re­mark­able and strik­ing meet­ing be­tween Gertsch's out­stand­ing wood­cuts and the wood en­grav­ings by two artists whom he re­gards as much more than sim­ply pi­o­neer rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies of xy­log­ra­phy, Paul Gau­guin and Ed­vard Munch. De­spite their his­tor­i­cal dis­tance and styl­is­tic di­ver­gences, these three artists dis­play pro­found and un­ex­pected affini­ties, which ex­tend far be­yond the tech­nique they share.

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