Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Gay Couple, Michèle Graf & Selina Grüter, Jason Hirata, Ghislaine Leung, Jason Loebs, Jean-Luc Moulène, Mahshid Rafiei, Ramaya Tegegne, Cassidy Toner, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Anaïs Wenger, Constantina Zavitsanos
The exhibition October 12 - November 25, 2018 brings together thirteen artists whose works were specially produced for the exhibition. While maintaining their individual artistic integrity, the works interact with each other, echoing the discussions that have led to the dialogue between them in our spaces.
Addressing working conditions, hierarchies, security, the authority of institutions, that of a position, status, solidarity, injustice, precariousness, circulations, endangerment, deconstruction, manipulation, flight, submission, independence, power or again representation, the exhibition approaches these issues in a concrete or metaphorical way, without proposing systemic, or unilateral, approaches. The artists and their works enter in a dialogue that questions the existence of a work of art, and tangentially how the context in which it takes place emerges.
The artists act on the parameters of the exhibition, extending its scope through their gestures, or by themselves inviting other artists to participate. Each goes to the heart of the conditions that define an object, a situation or a gesture and thus act directly on the system that prevails over their physical or virtual mobility.
Fluidity of gesture and misappropriated situations are lost and recovered; the circulation of air, water, values, money and structural elements go in opposite movements and back again.
Michèle Graf and Selina Grüter (*1987, *1991, Zurich, Switzerland) are based in Berlin and Zurich. Recent exhibitions and performances include Throws and Catches, Plymouth Rock, Zurich (2017); Lunar Intervals, Swiss Institute New York City/Emily Harvey Foundation, New York City (2017); in relation to a Spectator:, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2017); Rehearsing Intra-Activity, LISTE Performance Project, Basel (2017) and Unruly Relations, Kunsthaus Glarus (2016). Graf and Grüter co-run the artist-run space Taylor Macklin in Zurich.
(*1980), lives and works in New York City
(*1985), lives and works in Geneva