Mia Sanchez, Handybild, 2016


A WORD IS A SHADOW THAT FALLS ON A LOT OF THINGS

 

A Projekt by MIA SANCHEZ and JUDITH KAKON
with
SADIE BENNING, LYGIA CLARK, MANTHIA DIAWARA, MEL ELBERG, SELINA GRÜTER & MICHÈLE GRAF, HANS JOSEPHSOHN, JUDITH KAKON, ADAM KAPLAN, LUCIE KOLB (BRAND-NEW-LIFE), MIA SANCHEZ, ALAN SEGAL, ANSELM STALDER, THE KINDRED OF THE KIBBO KIFT, LAYLA WINTER

 

20 August to 24 September 2017

Opening: Saturday 19 August, 6 pm
Performance by Selina Grüter & Michèle Graf

Screening: Wednesday, 23 August, 8 pm
Manthia Diawara: Rouch in Reverse (1995)

Screening: Wednesday, 13 September, 8 pm
Sadie Benning: Flat is Beautiful (1998)
following-up:
Mittwochsbar Extra in the Foyer

Saturday, 23 September
2 pm: Caminhando after Lygia Clark - Playafternoon 0+
6 pm: Evening event with Lucie Kolb (Brand-New-Life)

 

 

The question at the heart of this group exhibition evolves around identity and how it is expressed through language.

 

How are issues of identity explored in contemporary art? How do representations of human existence maintain a physical connection to an immediate counterpart? In how far are societal norms inherent in an artwork addressed in the context of an exhibition?

The potential of language is made visible through rearrangement, translation and repetition in these works. Together the artists address and explore the apparent shifts in perspective between representation and the material, as well as between image production and text in and around the Ausstellungsraum Klingental. A supplementary programme, consisting of performances and readings, aims at activating and mediating the space and its surroundings.

 

The exhibition is supported by Futurum Stiftung and Stiftung Temperatio.

Jan Hofstettler accompanies this project on behalf of the Ausstellungsraum Klingental.

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