The Blue Soup
Sebastian Diaz Morales
Constructed Situations. In order to mark the 10th anniversary of attitudes, we have decided to create a unique artistic event in our exhibition space in Geneva. The aim of this project is to approach contemporary art from numerous perspectives, enabling a better exploration of relevant issues, with particular reference to the mechanisms of perception and presentation.
(CONSTRUCTED SITUATIONS), an event organised in celebration of its 10th anniversary
In order to mark the 10th anniversary of attitudes, we have decided to create a unique artistic event in our exhibition space in Geneva. The aim of this project is to approach contemporary art from numerous perspectives, enabling a better exploration of relevant issues, with particular reference to the mechanisms of perception and presentation.
In terms of space, the project will take place in all available areas, interior and exterior, of the building: the faÃ§ade, the building and galleryâ€™s entrance halls, the main exhibition space, even the office. This expansion will enable us to create several environments dedicated to the artists, a video room and to host a series of soirÃ©es/events.
Important transformations will take place in the exhibition space: a long platform will be constructed to form a second mezzanine level. Four modular constructions will be installed on this platform, with access provided by individual staircases. Each structure will be invested by an artist.
We have invited 10 artists to produce works of an environmental type, which will take possession of the walls, floor and even the ceiling of our space. This decision means that all the pieces shall be specifically designed for this exhibition.
Furthermore, a wall will separate the main exhibition space into two parts. This will create a lounge room where visitors will be able to discover a different film, continuously projected, every day. In total 33 films and videos will be shown throughout the exhibition, either on the large screen or the individual video monitor. In the evening, the lounge will host performances, concerts, conferences and round table discussions (6 evenings are already programmed on the list below).
The 19th edition of the journal, to be delivered around the 11th October, will contain all the details of the programme, as well as original contributions from all the artists taking part in the project.
Jean-Paul Felley & Olivier Kaeser
Directors of attitudes â€“ contemporary arts space
Opening party : Saturday, 23rd October 2004 from 5pm onwards
Exhibition open until the 18th December, Wednesday to Saturday, from 3pm to 7pm and by appointment
Silvia Buonvicini (italo-swiss, born in 1966, lives in Zurich)
Pierre-Philippe Freymond (swiss, born in 1961, lives in Geneva)
Bob Gramsma (swiss, born in 1963, lives in Zurich)
Fabrice Gygi (swiss, born in 1965, lives in Geneva)
Eric Hattan (swiss, born in 1955, lives in Basle and Paris)
Vincent Lamouroux (french, born in 1974, lives in Paris)
Constantin Luser (austrian, born in 1976, lives in Vienna)
Christian Robert-Tissot (swiss, born in 1960, lives in Geneva)
Kristina Solomoukha (ukrainian, born in 1971, lives in Paris)
Alexia Turlin (swiss, born in 1973, lives in Geneva)
THE VIDEOS AND FILMS
Judith Albert (Zurich), Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla (Puerto Rico), Alexandre Bianchini (GenÃ¨ve), The Blue Soup (Moscou), John Bock (Berlin), Jordi Colomer (Barcelone), Joost Conijn (Tilburg), David Cousinard (Paris), Stephen Dean (Paris), Jeremy Deller (Londres), Sebastian Diaz Morales (Buenos Aires), Christoph Draeger (New York), Jeanne Faust (Hambourg), Michel FranÃ§ois (Bruxelles), Gabriela Golder (Buenos Aires), Christian Jankowski (Berlin), Karl Kels (Berlin), Gianni Motti (GenÃ¨ve), Marianne MÃ¼ller (Zurich), Sascha Pohle (DÃ¼sseldorf), Hugues Reip (Paris), Pipilotti Rist (Zurich), Pia RÃ¶nike (Copenhague), Anri Sala (Paris), Martin Sastre (Montevideo), Hiraki Sawa (Londres), Allan Sekula (Los Angeles), Beat Streuli (DÃ¼sseldorf), Mika Taanila (Helsinki), Tadasu Takamine (Tokyo), Johan Thurfjell (Stockholm), Alexia Walther (Paris), Cui Xiuwen (Beijing)
Friday, 13th November 2004 at 8pm
Version event : China Version
In contribution to Version (digital biennial piloted by the Centre for the Contemporary Image Geneva, this year entitled SIMulation City) attitudes proposes a round table discussion dedicated to the question of architecture and urbanization in contemporary China.
Participants: FrÃ©dÃ©ric Edelmann (journalist for Le Monde, specialist in contemporary China and the spectacular transformation of Chinese cities), Bernard Fibicher, (director of the Kunsthalle of Bern, curator of several exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art), Marc Mimram (engineer and french architect fworking in China), Hou Hanru (to be confirmed, exhibition curator based in Paris, specialised in contemporary Chinese art).
Saturday, 20th November 2004 at 8pm
An Evening at the Beach
An exotic voyage between fiction and reality at this â€œ Santa Lemusa â€ evening, a project organised by Hoio (Samuel Herzog, swiss, born 1966, lives in Basel). Cocktails, traditional recipe tasting, reading from an original text by Sarah Tibuni (resident of Santa Lemusa) and music.
Saturday, 27th November 2004 at 8pm
Art and Landscape
Participants: Guy Tortosa (Director of LeMilieu, National Art and Landscape Centre, VassiviÃ¨re, Limousin), Erik Samakh (landscape artist) and Gilles Tiberghien (art historian and philosopher).
Moderator : Lorette Coen, journalist for Le Temps newspaper (Geneva), creator of the â€œLausanne-Gardensâ€ event.
Wednesday, 1st December 2004 at 8pm
Art / Science event : cryptozoology, chimeras and other phantoms
Based on an idea by the artist Pierre-Philippe Freymond (swiss, born 1961, lives in Geneva).
Conference with Pierre Lagrange (sociologist of science, expert in parasciences, crypto-zoologist and UFO expert, lives in Paris) and Francesco Panese (Director of the Claude Verdan Foundation of Lausanne and professor of Social Sciences at the University of Lausanne).
Thursday, 9th December 2004 at 8pm
Die Nacht / La Nuit, based on the ARTE series / research workshop
Presentation of the programmeâ€™s concept by Paul Ouazan (french, lives in Paris) author and producer. Also, a projection of episode # 32.
Possibility of a surprise guest.
Thursday, 16th December 2004 at 8pm
Yan Duyvendak (swiss/dutch, born 1965, lives in Geneva) will present his latest performance Youâ€™re dead, dedicated to video games.
La Ribot (Spanish, born 1962, lives in Geneva), an original project entitled amliving.
Architectural design of the exhibition by Ferrero Delacoste Architects, Geneva
JT International is the main sponsor of "Situation Construites" (constructed Situations)
The exhibition is also supported by the Municipal Contemporary Art Fund (FMAC, Geneva), the Cantonal Contemporary Art Fund (FCAC, Geneva), Neon Technik AG and by Fonds voor beeldende kunsten vormgeving en bouwkunst.
Funding of the 2004 programme
Federal Office for Culture, City of Geneva â€“ department of cultural affairs, JTI, Migros - Pourcent Culturel, Rampini & Co., private donations
attitudesâ€™ partners in 2004
Imaginer Software - the IT alternative, SRO-Kundig
Image: To see how you see, 2003, 5'
attitudes - espace d'arts contemporains
4, rue du Beulet
CH - 1203 GenÃ¨ve