Winner of the Baloise Art Prize 2013.
The jury described their decision as follows: «Crucial to the design of the three-dimensional works created by Jenni Tischer is the combination of material, colour, form and text. The artist incorporates references to modernism into the context of her own works, while undermining them at the same time. Her installations resemble stage sets, in which a wealth of objects seem to be telling stories, an impression contradicted by the fact that they preclude interpretation. Political concerns such as authorship, production and feminism resonate in Tischer‘s works, specifically in her choice of technique. She often exploits typically feminine activities like embroidery, sewing or weaving, which she transports into the context of art with great subtlety».
For her exhibition at the Baloise Art Forum, Tischer has selected the title Meeting Point. She understands the term in this context as follows: "Meeting Point as a place to meet and also as a place at which interaction occurs, a point of contact. The definition of the space at Baloise as a place for employees, visitors and an exhibition hall. In other words, the interaction between two different functions of the space."
The title Meeting Point also provides a key for understanding the artworks that Tischer is exhibiting in the Baloise Art Forum: interior space (the objects and works on paper created for the Baloise Art Forum) and exterior space (the floor sculptures placed in a courtyard) enter into a direct dialogue of form and content. In works with titles such as Pattern Recognition and Recognition, Tischer makes reference to the ornamentation on a facade relief which she came across on a former Baloise building (Aeschengraben 25).