Until March 8, 2020 the Aargauer Kunsthaus will be showing something very special that you should not miss if you love art and flowers. On display are creations by 14 outstanding florists and young talents from various parts of Switzerland in creative dialogue with classical and contemporary art works by Swiss artists.

Flowers to Arts: Regula Guhl (Floristin), Meret Oppenheim (Malerin)

Master florist Regula Guhl with her interpretation of «Dunkle Berge, rechts gelb-rote Wolken” by Meret Oppenheim; Photo: Werner Mäder

The expressive work of Meret Oppenheim and its floral interpretation by master florist Regula Guhl are the main visual motif of this year’s public exhibition at the Aargauer Kunsthaus.

Flowers to Arts: Frank Wössner und Alessandro Palumbo; Ferdinand Holler

Florists Frank Wössner and Alessandro Palumbo have approached Ferdinand Holder’s painting “Der Niesen vom Heustrich aus” with a three-dimensional floral structure; Photo: Werner Mäder

The exhibition “Flowers to Arts” at the Aargauer Kunsthaus, which began as an experiment in 2014, is taking place for the seventh time this year and has become the darling of the public at the Aargauer Kunsthaus, with over 18,000 visitors in just six days in 2019.

Flowers to Arts: Florist Severin Stadler, Alexandre Calame

Florist Severin Stadler has enriched Alexandre Calames “Staubbach” with a floral forest installation; Photo: Werner Mäder

14 pictures from the collection of the Aargauer Kunsthaus and the exhibition Sammlung Werner Coninx were interpreted by florists from all over Switzerland with creative flower bouquets.

Flowers to Arts: Elsbeth Leuenberger und Anita Schibli; Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Florists Elsbeth Leuenberger and Anita Schibli complete the picture “Erna with Japanese umbrella” by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner with colourful flower basins; Photo: Werner Mäder

Flowers to Arts spans a bridge between the two disciplines and provides for surprising perspectives in art viewing.

Flowers to Arts: Meisterfloristin Claudia Fischer und Floristin Annika Ruch, Giovanni Segantini

Master florist Claudia Lischer and florist Annika Ruch lead over a carpet of colourful flowers into the picture “Passaggio alpino/Berglandschaft” by Giovanni Segantini; Photo: Werner Mäder


Flowers to Arts; Yann Grezet, Ingeborg Lüscher

Florist Yann Grezet reinterprets Ingeborg Lüscher’s pictures “Untitled” with filigree flowers embedded in tinted plexiglas; Photo: Werner Mäder

Admission, guided tours, workshops and talks

In the extensive accompanying programme, adults and children alike will find an exciting offer. In addition to workshops and the artist’s talk with Rosina Kuhn, the popular guided tours by an art historian and a florist are also offered again. In addition, a talk in the accompanying programme ties in with the surrealism that influenced Meret Oppenheim’s artistic work. Psychiatrist and art lover Dr. Kaspar Aebi will be exploring the question of what role the subconscious plays in the perception of the world and how this is reflected in Oppenheim’s work. And as an international guest, the Swiss master florist Katja Schläfli will talk about how she has established her floral company as one of Budapest’s top addresses.

More detailed information on the events can be found on the websites of Aargauer Kunsthauses und Flowers to Arts.

Please note

Due to the restrictive measures taken by the FOPH because of the Corona virus, a visit to the Kunsthaus is only possible if you have an advance ticket for a public guided tour in combination with a day ticket, a live encounter in combination with a day ticket, a workshop including a day ticket or for a special hour including a day ticket.