Cinéma mon amour

Film in Art

Visual art and motion picture: an eternal love affair



Title Information

Edited by Madeleine Schuppli and Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau. With contributions by Yasmin Afschar, Erika Balsom, Jenny Billeter, Steven Cairns, Vinzenz Hediger, Simon Koenig, and Madeleine Schuppli

1st edition

, 2017

Text English and German


224 pages, 130 color and 41 b/w illustrations

26.5 x 20 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-541-5


Cinéma mon amour focuses on the mutual fascination that art and film have for one another. It features work by international artists, including Martin Arnold, John Baldessari, Fiona Banner, Marc Bauer, Pierre Bismuth, Candice Breitz, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, collectif_fact, Tacita Dean, Stan Douglas, Thomas Galler, Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, Douglas Gordon, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Samson Kambalu, Daniela Keiser, Urs Lüthi, Philippe Parreno, Julian Rosefeldt, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sam Taylor-Johnson, and Mark Wallinger. All of them have engaged with different themes surrounding cinema and filmmaking. The well-founded essays discuss topics such as cinema as space, the film industry, found footage, specific movies and genres, the mechanisms of film, as well as the filmmakers’ gaze at art. This lavishly illustrated book, published to coincide with an exhibition at Aargauer Kunsthaus in Switzerland, offers an insight into the allure that film and cinema have on us.

Published to coincide with an exhibition at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, in spring 2017.

Authors & Editors

Yasmin Afschar

Erika Balsom

Jenny Billeter

Steven Cairns

Vinzenz Hediger

Simon Koenig

Madeleine Schuppli

, born 1965, studied art history at the universities of Geneva, Hamburg, and Zürich. She has been a curator at Kunsthalle Basel 1996–2000 and director of Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland, 2000–2007. She has been appointed as director of Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau, Switzerland, in 2007.