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Museum im Lagerhaus, St. Gallen

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until February 24, 2019

In her house in Goldach, Pya Hug created a world of wonders, with pictures, collages, objects, tapestries, and richly decorated wax sculptures. "Wunderwelt Pya Hug" pays tribute to the late artist with a selection of works from the estate, which is now part of the museum’s collection. It is also an opportunity for enthusiasts to purchase artworks.

Museum im Lagerhaus
Davidstrasse 44, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
www.museumimlagerhaus.ch

From Museum im Lagerhaus' website:

In her house in Goldach, Pya Hug created her very own world of wonders. Pictures, collages, objects, tapestries, and above all wax sculptures, richly decorated with beads, glittering stones, and edging, came out of her tiny kitchen. The house ultimately became of an artwork in its own right, and Hug even set up her own small “wax museum” in it.

In 2010 we recognized that it was time to present Pya Hug’s life’s work. The Museum im Lagerhaus organized a three-part exhibition on Pya Hug at various locations in St. Gallen: the town hall, the geriatric clinic, and the Frischknecht jewelry shop. The project series Outsider Art inside the City took place in public spaces in order to draw attention to a work that was otherwise hidden from public view.

The Outsider Art specialist Mario Del Curto from Lausanne recognized Hug’s unusual work early on and documented it in 2005 with a film and photographs. The Museum im Lagerhaus sought to acquire her oeuvre.

In 2017, Pya Hug died shortly before her ninety-fifth birthday. She left her artistic estate to the museum. The exhibition pays tribute to the artist with a selection of works from the estate, which is now part of the museum’s collection. It is also an opportunity for enthusiasts to purchase artworks. The proceeds will go to the museum in order to process and preserve Hug’s oeuvre.