Parquet (magazine)

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description Art magazine
publishing company PARKETT publishing house
First edition 1984
Frequency of publication quarterly
Sold edition 12,000 copies
Editor-in-chief Bice Curiger
editor Bice Curiger , Jacqueline Burckhardt , Dieter von Graffenried
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Parkett is an art magazine that has been published in Zurich and New York in German and English since 1984 .


Parkett was published in 1984 by Bice Curiger ( editor-in-chief ), Jacqueline Burckhardt and Dieter von Graffenried . Each band is the result of a direct collaboration with one or more contemporary artists . The magazine not only publishes several articles about their work, but also enables their readers to purchase a limited edition work of art. Although the parquet editions can also be found in museums these days , they are basically designed for private ownership in city apartments. The series of parquet works of art includes a wide variety of formats, from pictures to sculptures to photographs and prints .

In 1987 the works of art in the Parquet series were exhibited at the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris . The magazine thus gained international recognition. Further exhibitions took place at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles (1995), at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne (1999) and at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York (2001). To mark the 20th anniversary of the magazine, all 150 works in the series were exhibited at the Kunsthaus Zürich in 2004 .

In 2009 the Kanazawa Museum in Japan showed a parquet retrospective entitled "200 Artworks - 25 Years" .

In 2017 Curiger announced the discontinuation of the culture magazine for the summer with the double volume 100/101.

In 2018, the Swiss National Library looked back on the series of art books completed in 2017: In the exhibition Parquet. 101 books on contemporary art , all 101 volumes of the art magazine were exhibited for the first time from March 2 to June 29.


Since its inception, Parkett has worked with contemporary artists from different countries. Both the artist and the magazine gained international recognition for this. Some of the personalities who have worked with Parkett include Laurie Anderson , Daniel Buren , Enzo Cucchi , Marlene Dumas , Peter Fischli and David Weiss , Meret Oppenheim , Sigmar Polke , Gerhard Richter , Pipilotti Rist , Andy Warhol and Franz West .

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Individual evidence

  1. Consisting of the Rudolph Schindler House , the Pearl M. Mackey Apartments and the Fitzpatrick-Leland House .
  2. ^ Daniele Muscionico: We were lucky for 33 years . In: NZZ , March 25, 2017, p. 25; interview
  3. ^ Website of the Swiss National Library