in Curating, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
New Social Sculptures 1: Szuper Gallery
30 March–28 June 2012
Kunstmuseum Thun Szuper Gallery, Susanne Clausen, Pawlo Kerestey and Michele Sereda
Projectspace enter, Kunstmuseum Thun
Opening with live performance 30 March 2012, 18:00
What is the impact of the permanent state of crisis? What do mountain gorillas have in common with early 21st century city dwellers? What are the connections between the utterings of a recovering stroke patient and a group of children lounging in a gallery? These are some of the elements—physical and conceptual— that make up Szuper Gallery’s new project. Economic crisis, global warming, nuclear winter, we are permanently reminded that we are imminently facing a catastrophe.
Considering the changing states and the surprising emergence of the normal as crisis, Szuper Gallery presents a multi-layered project in order to explore the notion of performance as social practice. The project includes an installation in the Projektraum enter and a new live performance produced in collaboration with Canadian actor and performance artist Michele Sereda, featuring Prof. Klaus Zuberbühler, zoologist, University of St Andrews, Scotland, Colonal General Hans-Ulrich Haldimann, Kommandant Waffenplatz Thun and 30 school children from 2 local primary schools.
Lindsey Sharman, Marlies Jost-Schwendeler, Sophia Ribeiro,
Series curated by
Dorothee Richter in cooperation with curators of the Kunstmuseum Thun and students of the Postgraduate Programme in Curating, Zurich.