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.
Below is the English invitation:
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
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