Talks

Baltensperger + Siepert

Artist Practice

8 April 2016, 18:00
ZHdK Room 6.K04


Zurich based artists Stefan Baltensperger and David Siepert have been working collaboratively since 2007. With their artistic practice, Baltensperger + Siepert critically reflect on social, cultural, and political issues and expand the boundaries of contemporary art into new dimensions. They immerse themselves into systems, aiming to make them visible and to manipulate them. Since 2010 the focus of their work lies within ‘the political’ and the understanding of geopolitical structures.

Baltensperger + Siepert say about their practice:
“In our understanding art was, and always will be connected to the production of new ways to see and understand the world in which we are living, the creation of moments of knowledge in a multidimensional way. We are talking about the creation of entry points into topics that inevitably lead to a deeper reflection and thinking processes.

Art may not be limited to the sphere of the art world, it must unfold beyond it and should try to have an impact on today’s society.”

On Friday, April the 8th. Baltensperger + Siepert will give some insight into their latest projects and processes such as the multiplication of Baltensperger + Siepert for the 3rd. Ural Biennial and the transformation of Chinese migrant workers into philosophers.