Side Part

Published in: Michael van Ofen, Distanz-Verlag, Berlin 2011. Several scenes of departure by the Austrian Biedermaier painter Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller form the starting point for four works by Michael van Ofen, painted between 1993 and 1997. From a certain distance, The Bride’s Departure (1993) provides an inkling of the construction of an interior, yet due … Continue reading Side Part

To do or not to do: the act of omission, under given circumstances

Published in: Stefan Burger, Sehr, sehr dünne Suppe, Christoph Merian Verlag, Basel 2010. Stirrings Still. Doing something. Not doing it. Omitting to do it and at the same time wondering how it would be to do it, and thinking of having done the same thing often. Samuel Beckett’s last work reads like an allegory of Stefan … Continue reading To do or not to do: the act of omission, under given circumstances

The last Frontier

Published in: Shifting Identities, Kunsthaus Zürich (ed.), Zürich 2008. I might almost have walked past a freestanding wall corner placed in the middle of the exhibition hall without paying any attention to it, had it not been for the inconspicuous indication of the label that records it as a work of art-Gregory and Cyril Chapuisat, Intra Muros. The experience-based work of the … Continue reading The last Frontier

The End of the Gesamtkunstwerk

Published in: Parkett 82, Zürich/New York 2008. Susan Philipsz` sound pieces in space Every ten years the German city of Münster hosts the Sculpture Projects Münster, presenting a broad spectrum of new artistic initiatives.[1] The park bordering on Lake Aa is one of the contributors’ preferred locations. As you stroll along the shore past structures that house … Continue reading The End of the Gesamtkunstwerk