Marc Camille Chaimowicz
A Sculpture Project. A walk through a fictive park, a stroll through a world of memories of adolescent love, it is the idea of landscape, of a romantic escape to the countryside, of a sunset reflected on the waters of a lake. Images traditionally referring to the outdoors, which, within the museum space, are divorced from their original temporal and spatial setting, appear to be floating in mid-air.
A Sculpture Project
Liz Craft - Olaf Nicolai - Anselm Reyle - Marc Camille Chaimowicz - Katja Strunz - Tom Burr - Mark Handforth - Valentin Carron - Berta Fischer - Karim Ghelloussi - Keith Edmier - Heidi Bucher - Vito Acconci - Gary Webb - Manfred Pernice - Jonathan Monk
It's All an Illusion is a walk through a fictive park, a stroll through a world of memories of adolescent love, it is the idea of landscape, of a romantic escape to the countryside, of a sunset reflected on the waters of a lake. Images traditionally referring to the outdoors, which, within the museum space, are divorced from their original temporal and spatial setting, appear to be floating in mid-air.
It's All an Illusion takes on the concept of sculpture. A type of sculpture that has developed out of painting, bringing forth its proper sense of three-dimensionality. A type of sculpture that takes on new challenges, liberating itself from strict spatial or temporal confinement, yet still drawing on the roots of its own tradition. A type of sculpture that succumbs to a romanticised notion of nature, but which is transferred from the exterior to the interior, decontextualised within the white cube, its frailness and ambiguity laid bare. It's All an Illusion demonstrates the reworking of minimalist precepts into design quotations, and their gradual return to an artistic context. It is a kaleidoscopic attempt to uproot all static points of reference, to underline their constructedness and to subject them to a process of displacement and abstraction.
Katrin de Vries
June 24, 2004, 8 pm: public reading by Katrin de Vries.
Katrin de Vries, born 1959, lives with her husband, the author Georg Klein, and her two sons in Ostfriesland, Germany. De Vries is both a writer of prose fiction and a playwright, and has recently been working on various comic book projects with the illustrator Anke Feuchtenberger (e.g.'Die Hure H' - 'The Whore H'). Last year, Katrin de Vries drew considerable attention at the Ingeborg-Bachmann Reading Competition with her text 'Die Lust am Walde'('Lust for the Woods').
Public Tours: Sunday, June 20 & July 4 & August 8, 3 PM, as well as Thursday, July 22, 6 PM
Art Talk in English with Felicity Lunn, July 1, 18 PM
In Collaboration with British Council.
The migros museum fur gegenwartskunst is an Institution of the Migros Culture Percentage.
Opening: Friday June 11, 6 PM - 9 PM
migros museum fur gegenwartskunst
Postfach 1766 CH-8005 Zurich