Come see my Art – Burnout in Zurich

I will be doing a money-laundering performance on Saturday, Sept. 6th at Museum Baerengasse in Zurich. I will start at 7pm and be doing it all evening.

I will be turning your money into black money (Schwarzgeld) for you to freely use. You will also have the opportunity to apply for black money accounts with several Zurich-based banks.

Please come by and bring your own money to launder/bank.

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Below is the English invitation:

Burnout Motel Flyer

BURNOUT 6 – 20 SEPTEMBER 2014

JULIA BORNEFELD, ROBIN GOMMEL, ELENA HABICHER, CARLO SPERANZA

The exhibition focuses on the sense/nonsense, functioning/failure of power structures and systems such as the financial system, the performance-oriented society and the art market mechanism. The idea originated from the encounter with the surroundings and the history of the Museum Bärengasse, which is located in the middle of Zurich’s financial district and galleries’ quarter. Only recently the plans to convert the building into a money museum were abandoned. The artists deal with themes such as the market crash in 2008 (Julia Bornefeld), the endemic disease of burnout (Carlo Speranza), the money laundering and black money scandals at financial institutes (Robin Gommel) and the art market’s narrow bottleneck that allows only a handful artists to achieve commercial success (Elena Habicher). Despite the artworks attempt to address the surrounding, the questions focus on how the context influences their meaning. Within the frame of an art museum the headless man wearing a suit by Bornefeld and the money laundry by Gommel might recall the horrendous prices paid for art at auctions as well as the sharp correction of the overheated art market in 2008. The installation by Speranza might remind of how top mangers ended up in burnouts, however, showcased in the context of a museum, this might also make one think of the people working in the cultural field on a self-exploitive level. The visitor himself or herself is eventually given the last contextual dimension, from his and her knowledge and associations, thus the question must be answered individually of what the meaning is actually created by.

OPENING: 6 SEPTEMBER 2014, 19:00 H
BLACK MONEY AND MONEY LAUNDRING WORKSHOP BY ROBIN GOMMEL

FINISSAGE: 20 SEPTEMBER 2014, 13:00 – 15:00 H
YOGA WORKSHOP FOR CULTURAL PRODUCERS AND OTHER EXHAUSTED PEOPLE BY DANIELA FUENTES

CURATED BY ANNA FECH

GASTHAUS ZUM BÄREN BÄRENGASSE 20–22 8001 ZÜRICH

MITTWOCH BIS FREITAG 12:00 –19:00 H
SAMSTAG 11:00 – 16:00 H
UND NACH VEREINBARUNG TEL. +41 (0)77 484 35 28 HTTP://WWW.GASTHAUSZUMBAEREN.CH

 

 

 

Go see: Realismus im Surrealismus

My friend Marit Dahlstrøm will be showing her amazing dystopian surrealist paintings together with paintings by Emsari Gorgasali at Artraum Freiburg, Hildastr. 17.

The opening will be on Monday, Nov. 18th at 6pm. 

See you there.

Invitation Realismus im Surrealismus Marit Dahlstrom realismus_im_surrealismus_marit_dahlstrom_front

Group Show: Kunst auf Abwegen in Nagold

I was invited by Gewerbeverein Nagold to participate in the bi-yearly exhibition “Kunst auf Abwegen” in Nagold. I will be showing my “Winchester Arms”  photo series in the offices of Uwe Cordes at Moltkestr 26, Nagold (Map).

The opening will be on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Alte Seminarturnhalle,  Lange Str. 5,  Nagold (Map) at 7pm. I will be there and would be delighted to see you. The exhibitions will be open until Oct. 13th.

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Mail Art: Dear NSA

I wrote a postcard to the NSA making them aware of the fact that they should stop reading my emails while I am in the US.

I typed the postcard on my Triumph-Adler typewriter, because I loved the story about the Russian Intelligence Services going back to typewriters.

In case they can’t identify me by name or by  the typeface of the typewriter, i actually licked the stamp (mormally I use self-adhesive stamps).

Oh, and, dear NSA: You’re probably reading this. So: I’m always happy about mail art. Feel free to send me a reply to my P.O. Box. You know where to find me.

The front of the typewritten postcard to the NSA.

The front of the typewritten postcard to the NSA.

The back of the typewritten postcard to the NSA.

The back of the typewritten postcard to the NSA.

malá výstava – a little show in brno, cz

břeťa vomočil, terez kalábová, lukáš schejbal, peťa polášková, martin půček, pavel vech, nelleke kruijmer (NL), honza bleha, míra zítko, eunika munágová (SK), Kdy: čt 23. května v 18 Kde: v Lužánkách Kdyby pršelo: ve sklepích mendlák nebo v bb  Pověsíme to na provázky kolíčkama.

Banner (c) Terez Kalábová, individual images by the individual artists

This Thursday, May 23rd at 6pm at
Park Lužánky, Brno, CZ (copy/paste 49°12'50.618"N, 16°36'29.518"E into a map service of your choice)

A little one-nite only photo exhibition will take place. Organized by Terez Kalábová, Břeťa Vomočil, Lukáš Schejbal, Peťa Polášková, Martin Půček, Pavel Vech, Nelleke Kruijmer (NL), Honza Bleha, Míra Zítko, Eunika Muntágová (SK) and myself (DE) (all CZ if not mentioned otherwise) will be showing between one to six photographies each. Terez writes:

Some pictures are home made in bathroom-style dark room (Martin Půček and Lukáš Schejbal), some people are using old cameras: me, Lukáš and Martin have Flexaret/Yashica, Eunika and Honza are using Lomo, Břéťa is combining digital and old style camera, Peťa, Pavel, Míra and Nelleke are having some digital stuff [Robin too]. Míra is also used to paint as well as I do. Nelleke has [an] incredibly terrible camera but her photos are amazing.

Originally, the exhibition was supposed to take place in an old factory, but the developer was to fast and it is guarded now. I am excited to be showing one picture there. I wish I could come to Brno myself and see the installation on clotheslines. Fortunately, I think, enough photographers will be there to document;-)

Postcards from Sweden

Two weeks ago I received two Postcards from Andreas in Sweden.

Thanks Andreas! Let me know your address and I’ll send you something in return!

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Souvenirs: Schwarzwälder Schinken

A postcard for Scott Blake. 90g of organic Black Forest Ham made in and sent from Freiburg. “Souvenirs” is an ongoing series of sending typical regional things somewhere else.
Surprisingly, the ham made it thru customs. Scott posted a photo in his Flickr-Stream.

A postcard made from Black Forest Ham send to Scott Blake

A postcard made from Black Forest Ham send to Scott Blake.