Whether they work figuratively or abstractly, all eleven artists presented here make reference to the visual languages of pop culture in their works-comics, science fiction, graffiti, skater punk, psychedelia.
curated by Martin Jaeggi and Denis Pernet
New Art from Western Switzerland
Natalia Comandari, Claudia Comte, Gilles Furtwängler, Elise Gagnebin-de Bons, Aurélien Gamboni, Vivian Kasel, Balthazar Lovay, Genêt Mayor, Adrien Missika, Guillaume Pilet, Marta Riniker-Radich, Kim Seob Boninsegni
In recent years, extraordinarily lively young art scenes have developed in Geneva and Lausanne. Le "Fédéral à semen-contra" gives fragmentary insight into these scenes. Whether they work figuratively or abstractly, all eleven artists presented here make reference to the visual languages of pop culture in their works—comics, science fiction, graffiti, skater punk, psychedelia. The artists roots in an "off" culture in which art and popular culture cross-fertilize are tangible. At the same time, the works exhibit a drive for formal precision that refers to the tradition of postmodern abstraction in Western Switzerland, to the generations that preceded these local art scenes. This fresh and unpretentious approach relates to a preference for the medium of drawing, for the small objects that hold an important position in the exhibition. Sculptures, paintings, photographs, and digitally produced images appear as well, accompanied by a video program.
Image: Kim Seob Boninsegni: California roll, 2010
Ink on paper, mixed media, 29.7 x 21 cm
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