A Sunday In The Mountains

Jul 03 - Aug 25 2013

A Sunday in the Mountains

Christoph Büchel, Valentin Carron, Fischli/Weiss, Fabrice Gygi, Thomas Hirschhorn, Dieter Meier, Olivier Mosset, Gianni Motti, Elodie Pong, Philip W. Sauber, Albert Steiner, Roman Signer, Jean Tinguely, Karlheinz Weinberger, Andreas Züst

Curated by Gianni Jetzer

Switzerland has an ongoing reputation as a safe haven. The small country is seemingly lulled into a sense of security, relegating the subversive to the arts. Or, as the case may be, the Swiss’ laissez-faire attitude serves as a means to smothering simmering rebellion.

A more contemporary generation of Swiss artists still employ revolutionary ideas, sabotage, or simply explosives as vehicles in their work. Despite the fact that these art pieces pose a purely hypothetical hazard, they emit the aura of counter-culture.

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Dieter Meier, This Man Will Not Shoot, 1971. Courtesy Private Collection, Switzerland
Installation view, Olivier Mosset and Gianni Motti
Thomas Hirschhorn
Installation view, Roman Signer
Installation view, Albert Steiner and Fabrice Gygi
Installation view, Elodie Pong