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Kunsthaus Zürich

John Waters
How much can you take?

14 August – 1 November 2015

John Waters, the enfant terrible of American cinema, has influenced the aesthetic of independent film-making like almost no other, pushing its boundaries with untrammelled relish. Just as the world of film infiltrates our lives – nurturing dreams, awakening obsessions and longings – so it affects visual artists. John Waters’s radical visual idiom has inspired countless such artists. It comes as no surprise, then, that Waters himself has an artistic oeuvre to his credit. In this exhibition, featuring some 35 small to large-format film photographs, assemblages, sculptural works and aphorisms from the Matthias Brunner Collection, the Kunsthaus Zürich pays tribute to this important area of John Waters’s work, and brings a little-known facet of this extraordinary director to a wider audience.

John Waters, Study Art Sign (For Fun or Fame), 2007
Courtesy of the artist and the Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, © John Waters
John Waters, Study Art Sign (For Fun or Fame), 2007
Courtesy of the artist and the Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, © John Waters