Current Projects

As part of my project Denim Economics I am taking part in a Group Exposition “Markets & Man” in Kunstraum Baden, Switzerland.

See more information below and for updates on their website 

 

STADT BADEN

Kunstraum Baden

 

Markets & Man 

Of economic and other values 

Meschac Gaba, Rémy Markowitsch, Ursula Palla, Mark Vennegoor & Binelde Hyrcan

Preview Saturday April 29, 5-7 pm

Image by Mark Vennegoor (detail)

Markets & Man April 30 to July 9, 2017 

«Markets & Man» is an exhibition on tangible and intangible values. In our world, everything is being measured by monetary value, though it has long been proven that happiness and content do not correlate directly with material wealth. Physical and psychological well-being can only in  a limited way be assessed by monetary values. Nevertheless, there is an overwhelming tendency to take money as an absolute benchmark to explain the functioning of the globalized world.

With their works, the invited artists put up new contexts for discussion, drawing threads between emotions and capital, between dreams that become reality and secret, unfulfilled longings. They plot a different course of trading, beyond what stock market indices and share prices might want to define – an option deal with an open end, with high chances of profit, but not on the monetary side.

 

The exhibition focuses on different aspects of the subject in generous settings, the majority of which have been developed specifically for the context of the exhibition. Meschac Gaba (*1961, lives in Rotterdam and Cotonou, Benin), Rémy Markowitsch (*1957, lives in Lucerne and Berlin), Ursula Palla (*1962, lives in Zurich), Mark Vennegoor (*1981, lives in Amsterdam) and Binelde Hyrcan (*1982, lives in Luanda and Nice).

Once a year, the Kunstraum is devoted to a social theme. Art makes it possible to see the world with different eyes, to reassess facts from an unfamiliar perspective, to gain insights. After «Warzone Peace» (on the occasion of the memorial of the piece treaty in Baden 1714) and «Kein schöner Land» on the subject of the refugee problem and the domestic discourse on values, «Markets & Man» will contribute to an economic debate which, at its very centre, has life itself. 

«Markets & Man» is curated by Claudia Spinelli & Rolf Bismarck, curators of the Kunstraum, in collaboration with the Dutch-Swiss curator Hanneke Frühauf who initiated the project.

Preview Saturday, April 29, 5-7pm

5.30 pm Introduction with Hanneke Frühauf,  Rolf Bismarck & Claudia Spinelli, co-curators of the exhibition

 

Meet the Artists Sunday, April 30, 2 pm

Meschac Gaba, Rémy Markowitsch, Ursula Palla, Mark Vennegoor & Binelde Hyrcan in conversation

 

Art@Lunch Wednesday, May 10, 12.30 h

Guided tour through the exhibition, followed by lunch (CHF 12.00)

Booking latest until Tuesday, 6 pm:  kunstraum@baden.ch or 056 200 84 48

 

International Museum Day Sunday, May 21, 10 am – 5 pm

11 am theatre tour (in german) «1 story, 4 museums» (booking: hist.museum@baden.ch)

2 pm and 4 pm  tour through the exhibition «Markets & Man»

Children’s program all day through

 

Ursula Palla «Honest Cakes» Sunday, June 11, 4 pm

Reedition of the artist’s tea-time performance on the issue of the state of the world and statistics 

Panel with guests Wednesday, June 21, 7 pm

The curators in conversation with guests

 

Art@Lunch Friday, June 23, 12.30 h

Guided tour through the exhibition, followed by lunch (CHF 12.00)

Booking latest until Thursday, 6 pm:  kunstraum@baden.ch or 056 200 84 48

 

Panel with guests Sunday, July 2, 4 pm

The curators in conversation with guests

For further information see www.kunstraum.baden.ch

Thank you for the support: Aargauer Kuratorium, Community of Ennetbaden and Migros Kulturprozent

 

Kunstraum Baden, Haselstrasse 15, 5400 Baden

Entrance: Bahnhof West – Regionalwerke

Tel + 41 (0) 56 200 84 48, kunstraum@baden.ch, www.kunstraum.baden.ch

 

Hours We to Fr 2-5 pm, Sa & Sun 12-5 pm Uhr, holidays equal to weekday, admission free