Subject: Nayan, Julong, Naulekh, Ogotai, Tsarang and Umsonai
After the entire Swiss art scene ascended to the mountains this summer (from what I can see on my insta bubble), I too decided to relocate my practice, and followed a herd of yaks at 2700 m MSL around the Valais. I spent several days interacting with the animals with the intention of finding a suitable moment when they would allow it to happen. The performance was to take place exclusively for the yaks’ entertainment, and captured for posterity as a photographic documentary on Instagram. Read more …
Published in: tria Spreadsheet #21, on October 18, 2020.
An Outmoded Contemporaneity? On the Realism of Design in Contemporary Art
Parked bicycles. Some lean against each other in groups, others rest on their parking supports. The situation recalls urban environments in front of public buildings–such as train stations, universities, or libraries. If one were not now on the road in Kaspar Müller’s exhibition Untitled, which took place at Galerie Francesca Pia (Zurich) in 2016, one would laboriously make one’s way through the course of hastily parked bicycles to reach the actual destination. In the spacious white halls of the gallery, however, it is the bicycles themselves that provide the occasion for a visit. They are here both off and on display. Read more (in German)…
Published in: Realisms of the Avant-Garde, Moritz Baßler, Benedikt Hjartarson, Ursula Frohne, David Ayers, and Sascha Bru (eds.), DeGruyter Berlin, September 2020.