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KUNSTpause Zug

salome II

Marianne Iten Thürig "destroying" the poster Salome II of the artist Denys Shantar

kunstpause zug 2019


salome ii


For the project „furchtlos“ I investigate the fear of death and face the question of how to encounter it: How can I leave in peace?


As an artist I give myself into the tension between primal fear and peace. The kind of deep peace that I have seen in the faces of family members whom I had the privilege to accompany during their last days. How can we cultivate deep peace already in our active life?

Artistic Realization

1. The question initially leads me to personal experiences with peaceful atmospheres, as well as to people and places where peace is encouraged. I seek personal encounters and invite participating in the project. I ask for text contributions and face prints.


2. My material is silk, in panels of 59 inches width and up to 157 inches length. The theme is initiated by means of ritual techniques, and as an element of design I use face prints. I adapt techniques from glass painting, silk painting, fabric print, also using appliqué and lace.


3. In progress are 10-13 focus themes:

From “agreement” via “feel yourself”

up to “friendship with death".


30 April – 29 October 2017 Exhibition of the silk works in the cloister of Crematory Nordheim, Zürich


Opening Ritual with open singing, conducted by

Susanna Mäder, College for Rituals,


Performance directed by Steve Clorfeine The ensemble, consisting of his long term students and professional dancers, prior will develop in a workshop with Steve Clorfeine the play for the exhibition. The performance takes place in the inner courtyard of the crematory.

Project Management „furchtlos“

Marianne Iten Thürig: Concept, works, organization

Counsel and Supervision

Christoph Zihlmann: Organization, administration

Andy Thürig: Organization, sponsoring

Pictures Beatrice Sackmann


Exhibition Venue

Crematory Nordheim,

Käferholz Street 101, 8046 Zurich


Organization: Rolf Steinmann,

Director Burial Office Zürich


Open Drumming with the group Pacha Mama, directed by Livia Sauter, Drum Chief Lebenstanz.


furchtlos / fearless - in German / English,  Fr. 25.- / piece



feminine energy

Fr. 0.50 / Stück


Fr. 0.50 / Stück