last words from the periphery II

opening time:
4june 2022 14-22 vernissage
5june – 9june 2022 14-18 10june 2022 14-20
11june 2022 14-22 12june 2022 14-18 finissage

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With the Werkerei and a transformation of the whole surrounding area as a contextual basis, the group exhibition addresses the periphery and its changing image. An area lying on the outskirts of the city, that has become a home to a variety of companies, art studios and craft workshops, is now being demolished. Like a draft being erased to become a clean slate for a new image, this place disappears from the map to serve a more profitable purpose. 

Peripheral urban landscapes, changing in a fast pace, embody a different time – space reality as opposed to the city center. Dynamic changes in these areas are reasoned by an absence of recognized historical value, which sadly defines them as “disposable” architectural elements. This exhibition is a reminder that value of the space can have a different nature. 

Such non-central spaces like this «periphery» often become centers of artistic production; in other cases, they become platforms of expression to voices that are often unheard. “The periphery” is often the buzzing “dark matter” that makes it possible for great creations to come to light. 

The artists address space historically and/or site-specifically, among other things. They question the notion of “space” and the demarcation between inside and outside. The works challenge social and physical distance, closeness and intimacy. But just as directly and astutely, an appeal is made to socio-political peripheries, to the margins, in all meanings of this word, from the territorial borders to the physical “shell” of what we perceive as body, and, finally, to its connotation with the vocabulary of finance and profit. 

«Last words from the periphery II» promises a sensitive exploration of the points of contact between spaces, things or beings. As well as the confrontational visualisation of the offside, the being-in and/or out in the abyss of the state.

Aldo Mozzini (*1956 in Locarno)
I explore the modesty of the materials and especially the vaguely farcical poetry that can be generated using simple materials in an everyday context to reconstruct complex situations, to caricature it and thereby to make a comment. My work was most recently shown in the exhibition Z-Z at the exhibition space (R)isse in Varese, at the Villa du Parc, Centre d'art Contemporain in Annemasse and in group exhibitions at the Villa Bernasconi in Lancy, Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil and at the Kunstmuseum Luzern. I was a prize-winner at the Swiss Art Award in 2019. In 2021, I had a double exhibition at the Haus für Kunst Uri, the City in the Museum Part I and Part II.

Alice Gilardi (*1992, Zürich):
Alice Gilardi creates mixed media artworks by collecting and assembling fragments, objects, and leftovers from her everyday life.
She calls it a contemporary, “superficial”, research & collecting practice. Born and raised in a bilingual context, language, translations, and cultural aspects are crucial for understanding
and framing of her works. Alice explores themes including contraries or counter-posed and coexisting realities. She is most interested
in the moment when opposites meet and melt together. Sometimes it’s about absurdities that make her think about a situation. Often it’s also about the mere visual or sound aesthetic. She believes that also something apparently insignificant, frivolous, or mundane, like a drifted boat fender, a snippet of a conversation or even one simple word, has connotations, can tell a story, or trigger emotions.
Assembled pieces can lead to a broader context, create new realities, or fortify their inherent narratives. What is the inherent content of an object? What are the contexts? Where is the friction? She’s very eager on achieving an immaculate state, which always includes its opposite; Like the English garden, an idealised image of nature in which one lets grow what is growing, but is very curated and
thus far from natural. In a context where every argument finds its approval and where it could seem difficult to find a truth,
the artist might suggest an opinion, but instead of validating a statement or to give an answer, she likes to leave the space open for one’s own perspectives and thoughts
Alina Kopytsa (*1983, Ukraine) 
Kopytsa received her diploma in graphic arts from the National Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (2000-2006). She has been studying fine arts at Zurich University of the Arts since 2017. Gender relations, sexual behavior, and fetishism are the subjects of Alina Koptytsa’s textile colages, sculptures, and performances. Since 2011 she has participated in major international and personal artistic projects such as Twinning, Kulturgolger, Zurich, Switzerland; Intertwining, Dienstgebaude, Zurich, Switzerland; Play. Pause. Stop, The Naked Room, Kyiv, Ukraine; Biennale Ve věci umění / Matter of Art 2020 (VVUMOA) Prague; A Space of One’s Own, PinchukArtCentre Kyiv.
Andreas Weber (*1988), lebt und arbeitet in Zürich.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Contact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Seine Arbeiten beruhen auf Erinnerungen, seinen Träumen und seiner Vorstellungskraft, denen er äusseren Sichtweisen gegenüberstellt. Durch das Malen verweben, verzerren und überlagern sich Assoziationen auf der materiellen Ebene. Grenzen verschieben sich oder lösen sich während des Prozesses zusehends auf. Gegebene Formate und Räume werden verschränkt und erweitern sich dabei. Bildelemente lösen sich aus dem ursprünglichen Kontext und werden mittels immer komplexer werdenden Kompositionen in eine überlagerte Bildwelt überführt. 
Antonina Businger                                                                                                                                Homepage                                                                                                                     Contact                                                                                                                                          Antonina Businger (*1990 in Zürich, Schweiz) studierte Bildende Kunst an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste mit dem Schwerpunkt Mediale Kunst. Seit 2018 selbständig erwerbend als freischaffende Künstlerin. Ihre Arbeiten resultieren aus ihrer immanenten Arbeitsweise; sie setzt sich immer mit theoretischen Fragestellungen und deren Recherche, Archivmaterial wie Fotografien, Kupferstichen und Dokumenten über Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft, auseinander. Dabei ist sie immer auf der Suche nach einer Zusammenführung von verschiedenen Materialien. Das Interesse an der Beobachtung des Unscheinbaren und der Faszination am Verborgenen und Transluzenten, bringt Arbeiten hervor die sich sensibel dem Material annähern, momentbezogen und intuitiv erprobt entstehen. Medial bewegt sich Antonina Businger frei, ihre additive Arbeitsweise beginnt mit einer Vorstellung, worauf die Entscheidung zur Materialität folgt, fortlaufend wird verdichtet oder radiert.  Arbeiten zu realisieren, die mehrere Ebenen öffnen können und sich vertieft mit den Möglichkeiten des Mediums beschäftigen, liegen im Fokus. Das künstlerische Erforschen und Bemühen, die Faszination für das Unverständliche, das Entdecken neuer Produktionsmöglichkeiten und Befragen von Herstellungsverfahren treiben sie voran. - Maélys Blanc
Ariane Vonmoos (*1988) lives and works in Zurich
Ariane Vonmoos studied at the École cantonale d'art de Lausanne photography and then art in Zurich, where she lives today.
The artist creates abstract, immersive plaster sculptures that operate in an undefinable state somewhat in between the fluid and the solid,the fragile and the strong. She is in a constant dialogue with her sculptures, removing and adding materials. Her sculptures arise from an investigation and reevaluation of her bodily awareness. Ariane examines modes of (self)representation through the physical relationship between her creatures and the movement of her own body. 
Bernie Forster:
Bernie has trained as an artist at Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Geneve, and The Art Students League of New York.
He works as a painter and filmmaker since 2005.
In his oil-painting series “Phoney Art”, he repaints the old classics, and inserts smartphones and laptops, to fabricate thoughtful and ironic mise-en-scènes to reflect on our present time.
From Da Vinci to Van Gogh, from Modigliani to Munch, it can seem as if the paintings of the old masters have only now come to completion.

Christoffer Joergensen (*1978) born in Denmark. Lives and works in Zürich.
BA Honours, Byam Shaw School of Art London, Master’s in photography, Royal College of Art, London.
The exploitation of the planet’s resources has left deep scars in nature and now the exploitation of the human mind through data mining is leaving deep scars in our psyches, too. I aim to depict the material as well as spiritual wastelands beyond the world that global corporations have carved out around and inside us. Those scars are where I find material for my compositions, my inspiration and hope for the future.
Dimitrina Sevova:
Dimitrina Sevova, Bulgarian artist living and working in Switzerland. Her primary interest is in the different states of clay, its fragility, and how it takes concrete and embodied forms from handmade or cast ceramic or porcelain objects and vessels to sculptures of unfired clay. Like in alchemy, working with this material needs a mutual affinity in which creativity and the plasticity and resistance inherent to the material incorporate chance and process in her work. They are displayed in various re-configurations, assemblages and installations of site-specific and contextual orientation, in which the artist employs in addition various media, from found objects, photography or video to space and time informed by play, game and technological dispositives. The artist draws on scientific realism with its objective reality, which in her works is translated through imagination into the objects’ performative, subjective, and spatial states. They navigate between two systems, on the one hand, the representational models and figurative illusions and fiction, and on the other, the abstract, immaterial, invisible and performative qualities of matter and reality itself, scaling between micro and macro, capturing a mysterious manifestation of natural and technological magic in the dark underscore of poetic ecologies.
Dimitrina Sevova holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts ZHdK, Zurich, a MAS Curating from the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts of ZHdK, and a Master of Fine Arts from the National Academy of Art, Sofia, in the painting class of Prof. Andrey Daniel. As a young artist in Bulgaria, despite her beginnings as a painter, she represented a new generation of artists working with new media art, video and installation art, exhibiting locally and internationally. After some years dedicated to independent curatorial practices and projects, she reclaimed her artist studio practices, with a primary focus on sculpture and installation art.

Gabriyel Bat-Erdene
Gabriyel's practice is multi-disciplinary, She expresses her ideas
through painting, ready-mades, installations, video art
and photography. Her works often covers controversial dark subject matter in politics, history, psychological and sociological anxiety.
Looking at the works, one enters haunted world and existential exploration of the human condition. She focuses on the more unpleasant and controversial sides of life - real and fictional – as conveyed through both subject matter and distorted notions of beauty.
Gregor Vogel                                                                                                                                 Homepage                                                                                                                     contact                                                                                                                                          Gregor Vogel (*1993) ist Künstler aus Zürich. Seine Praxis umschliesst verschiedene Interessensbereiche wie Naturwissenschaft, digitale Medienkunst oder relational aesthetics. Er formuliert kritische Überlegungen mit Hilfe von Performances, Videos, Collagen und Skulpturen und macht diese so für ein Publikum verständlich.
Isabelle Valera
Isabelle Valera was born in France. Graduated in art and abstract paintings of the school of Arts, ESAC (1996). She oriented her life to be graphic designer. Four years ago, she felt the (re)call of concrete creation. She returned to painting and illustrations, trying to keep digital away. She practices constantly and challenges her art by working with different medium and styles. 
“They dig inside us and they find lava”, glycerophtalic paintings

Based on the words of Paul Celan's poetry ‘Il y avait de la terre en eux et ils creusaient’ (“Es war Erde in ihnen, Die Niemandsrose”, 1963), They dig inside us explores through the material the possibility that a ceaseless fire burns within each of us and is just waiting to emerge. Dark and compact, organic, at once a reference to outdoor construction sites and our own personal inner search, the artwork stands before us like a granite monolith. Yet, when illuminated in transparency, the painting reveals a new aspect of us: alive, luminous, incandescent.
Celan's poetry asks the question: "Can we write poetry after Auschwitz?” Can we continue our lives, while others are trying to survive or dying under the bombs? A current question, as a frightening echo to the situations of conflict and war in our contemporary world.
Katerina Sedy                                                                                                                                                              Homepage                                                                                                                                        Contact   
Instagram                                                                                                                                                      Katerina grew up in communist Czechoslovakia and the prefabricated, also brutalist buildings and urban planning there, have shaped her to this day. The quality of an environment affects human well-being. It is also said to have a healing effect. The changes that she perceives in her living environment, but also outside, often affects her as if the decision-makers were not thinking about the well-being of the population. This changes happens primarily under understandable reasons and even if she takes into account all factors, it does not cancel out the reality of the users, who may have to take the environment for decades. The fact that this topic affects me in my immediate environment encourages me to deal with the changes in residential areas. In my artistic practice, Katerina is not interested in what infrastructure or quality of life is shaped by shops and facilities. It is also not in her field of interest how the interior spaces are architecturally planned. On the other hand, she would like to understand what belongs to the construct of an atmosphere of the public place. Because the atmosphere is inextricably linked with the evaluation of it. She examines the various acoustic, haptic, and visual components of an atmosphere and would like to find out what makes the atmosphere positive or negative. She observes the components such as light, air, colors, sound, and surfaces in nature, in the city, in large squares such as small corners, in places with lots of greenery, but also underground rooms, etc. Wherever a place feels intense, she listen and look closely. Both topics often overlap in what triggers her. The media she uses, photography, video, painting, digital collage, installation, and sculpture are for her a kind of catalog from which she draws depending on the concept and intention. Her projects uses often symbolic components from the current focus in the field of interest. 
Kevin Eason (b. 1978)
is a Swiss-based British visual artist. Eason works with a variety of media, including photography, painting, video, and electronic media. The artist has cited a diverse range of influences and sources, including news stories from the internet, journey, satellite imagery, data streams, the screen, the water system, environmental concerns, and modern accelerators. Eason’s artistic practice is often technically complex, and at times unconventional. His artworks have been described by peers and critics as thought-provoking, time-honoured, speculative, and emotionally engaging.
In the late 90s, Eason studied painting and drawing at Northbrook College’s Union Place under British painter and poet Gary Goodman. In the early 2000s, he studied photography at the University of Brighton and was a student of Spanish photographer Xavier Ribas. Since 2019, Eason has been enrolled in the master's program of Contemporary Art Practice at The University of the Arts Bern (HKB). His current mentors are artist Andrea Gohl, photographer Renate Buser, literary scholar and author Thomas Strässle, and art critic Hans Rudolph Reust. The artist has exhibited in group shows in Brighton, Eastleigh, Hove, London, Palma, and Zurich. In January 2022, BBC World News published Kevin Eason’s iceberg D28 paintings 2019-2025, alongside images from NASA and ESA.
Kilian Haselbeck: 
Kilian started dancing with HipHop and later Ballet at the Ballet Centre Gerda von Arb (Zurich) followed by a BA in contemporary dance at Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy, 2008. Since then he has been working as a freelance dancer and choreographer in Belgium, China, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Austria, the USA, e.g. Expo Shanghai, Les Ballets du Monde in New York, Vloeistof NL and Festspiele Bregenz (AT). 
In 2013 Kilian founded together with Meret Schlegel the company zeitSprung. Meret and Kilian are almost two generations apart, which makes them a rather unusual dance couple. The company's work "Orthopädie or to be" was awarded with the Swiss Dance Price im 2015. Kilian received a recognition award by the City of Zurich in 2014. 
Marc Busse (* 1990)
Instagram                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marc Busse deals with reality and perception. The artist combines visible and tactile elements on canvas and puts the material and purpose of these elements into play. Busse works with various elements from tactile floor guidance systems (ribs, grooves or knobs) that enable people visual impairments to orientate themselves within public spaces and alert them to dangers. These floor guidance systems, as well as the practices of floor and marking colours used in barrier-free planning and building construction, are the starting point for Busse’s “Floor Paintings”. In doing so, Busse changes the context of the control systems, but not their precise function. Everyday orientation aids become compositions where the
materials and functions of these items create a visual dialogue within the picture.
If we now look at this picture as the observer, our awareness experiences the same confusion that optical illusions trigger. In the moment, knowing that we are unclear, we ask ourselves what is real now. This shows us that multiple versions of reality can coexist with no hierarchy. Busse carefully points out this fleeting moment of self-awareness by means of tactile language for the visually impaired.
Text: Jordis Fellfrau
Michaël Reinhold (*1990):                                                                                                                                Homepage                                                                                                                     Contact 
In seiner künstlerischen Praxis, d.h. in Videoarbeiten und Performances, erschafft er Kunstfiguren, welche Ihm dabei helfen, seine Umwelt - und sich selbst - besser zu verstehen. Die auf den ersten Blick oft zu Absurdität neigenden Charaktere untersuchen und dekonstruieren dabei die Wechselwirkungen zwischen gesellschaftlichen Konventionen, dem kollektiven Bewusstsein und dem Unterbewusstsein des Einzelnen. Orte seiner Untersuchungen, an denen er seine Mitmenschen auf ebenso humoristische wie nachdenkliche Art zu Interaktionen einladet, reichen dabei von Shoppingmalls in Shenzen, China, bis hin zu Kinderspielplätzen am Stadtrand von Chișinăus, Republik Moldau. 
Manchmal passiert es auch in den eigenen vier Wänden. 
Nic Hess                                                                                                                                                          Homepage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Nic Hess’ Arbeiten entstehen direkt auf der Wand: Mittels. Klebestreifen und Folien zieht der Künstler Linien, die sich stellenweise verdichten oder über ganze Räume ausdehnen. 
Nobody’s  Terrorist: 
Let's go. Where?. Don't know. what? Yeh. Ha? Just Go. Ok Im'in.

Noooooo. Oooook. What? He said no. Ah ok. Sure.

What's up? Nothing. Why? ...! WTF? No clue. Ok. Ok what? Nothing.
Olga Antonova (*1988) 
She lived and worked for a long time in Kyiv. From 2016 till 2018 was a part of an art collective Art-Group Light. Since 2018 she is focusing on her personal artistic practice. Olga was a nominee at Koschatzky Art-Award 2021. Currently she is doing a Master degree in Fine Arts at Zurich University of the Arts (graduating in 2022).
Her works are talking about loneliness, as a complex structure that consists of different feelings and emotions.
She is trying to interweave the subtle, usually hidden, but sometimes overwhelming feeling of loneliness with the technical approach of classical mediums that she uses. Drawing is her primary medium, she approaches every other medium that she uses as if it were drawings. Now she am concentrating more on sculptures, graphics on paper and
Rachel TonThat 
Rachel TonThat is a conceptual artist and writer working with narrative structures around the themes of climate change, memory, and space-time. She is part of the art book duo, Oreades Press, with Irene Lee, and is member of the curatorial team of the Zurich off space, Egg. Her project, Impermanent Earth, received funding from the International Project Fund of ZHdK, where she is currently pursuing a MA in Fine Art.
Richard Blaško: 
Uncertainty is part of our contemporary world. It is a result of
experiencing life in a digital realm, in which the analoge - digital
coexist in permanent conflict. Thus, causing a constant state of an
ambivalence: our alter-egos distorting our social and personal
perceptions. The higher our expectations are - under the pressure
of being constantly exposed to global competition - the more these
expectations affect our lives and interactions. Raising questions
rather than relying on preconceived statements is a position that he
is trying to explore in his practice. This allows the viewer to
approach and enter the work and become an agent of reflection.
Reflection in his installations is not only a conceptual one, but also physical. With „Somewhere between murmur and silence“ he lets viewers to be part of his personal pilgrimage and reflect upon his findings through text and imagery. All the images were taken in the last four years. They are documenting his travels to different places in the world; his personal exploration of cultures and show his
interest in cultural reading of signs and symbols. In his work he put
these images into a constellation, hoping that the emerging
conceptual shadow stimulates the viewer to think reflectively.
Even though he came from a traditional painting and sculptural
background, his latest projects have been focussing more on
language, poetry, social sculpture and photography. One of the
goals of his work is to raise a sense of complexity and show that
there are now shortcuts to knowledge.
Roberto Fabra:
Roberto Fabra was born in São Paulo and currently lives and works in Zürich. He has a Master in Visual Poetics by the Santa Marcelina University in São Paulo, Brazil. His artistic research involves the use of photographic images where he explores figurative or abstract representations. The results of his research are paintings, photographs, installations, drawings, book-objects and artist books. His works have already been exhibited in several museums and galleries in Brazil (MAC Campinas, SESC, Galeria Vermelha, Galeria Virgílio, among others) and abroad (MOMA in Wales, SAK Cultural Center in Denmark, Museo Nòmad del Grabado in Argentina, Galerie Invaliden in Germany and Centro Carpe Diem in Portugal, among others).
"Real art is elusive, complex, ambiguous
and often difficult." Jonathan Jones
Rocco A. de Filippo                                                                                                                                                              Homepage                                                                                                                                      Contact                                                                                                                                                       textmissinglinkomgigonadie
Selini Demetriou (*1982)                                                                                                                              Contact                                                                                                                                  Instagram 
Selini Demetriou was born in Zurich, 1982 with dual citizenship CH/CY Concerned with universal thoughts, such as thinking about time, duration, transformation, change and relationship. It is always the place - the body, the substance and the communication between all, that interests me. Analyzing, planning and building spaces that cover specific needs, dreams and feelings has been my main interest since childhood. She has pursued this fascination intensively throughout my life and has acquired a broad expertise in materials, crafts, colours, building materials, architectural development and visual arts. Over the years, she has developed an artistic practice across different media that focuses on the material and structures of built environments. Sensitively exploring materials and their history, the impact of architecture on everyday life, the sedimented experiences in our surroundings. In these explorations, Italy with its rich material culture has always been a focal point for her and the subject of many avenues of research. Her fascination how stillness and movement find paradoxical simultaneous expression in material form brought her to Naples, the City of vivid sediments. At the time she is deepening these field in her thesis at The Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli, specificazione scultura.
Simon Epp: 
Das experimentelle und prozesshafte Ausloten der Kombinationen von Farben, Strukturen, Oberflächen und Materialien eröffnet den malerischen Zugang zu diesem Werk. Die aus dem schrittweisen Entstehungsprozess entstehenden Bilder und Werkserien schöpfen ihre Kraft aus der Unmittelbarkeit und Spontaneität der Kreation. So bilden geometrische Proportionalitäten, Muster und Formen oft erkennbare Grundelemente, die gerade durch deren bewusst ungenaue, handgeführte und unregelmässige Ausführung in ihrer  Unvollkommenheit und Variabilität eine überraschende Wirkung und vielschichtige visuelle Qualität entwickeln. Durch Repetition und Reproduktion entstehen freie, printartige und skulpturale Farbkompositionen. Die in den Arbeiten spürbare, manchmal beinahe manisch anmutende empirische Suche nach dem spannungsvollen Verhältnis von Abstraktion, ästhetischer Komposition und vielschichtiger Assoziativität wirkt gleichsam ansteckend, persönlich und fordernd.  Simon Epp lebt und arbeitet als Künstler und Architekt in Zürich. 
Sipho Mabona:
Born in 1980, Sipho Mabona now lives in Lucerne, Switzerland. He was the first ever foreigner to have his work grace the cover of the official magazine of the Japan Origami Academic Society Convention in 2008. At the Lucerne Theatre, Mabona created his first set design for the premiere of the brass opera ‘Jungle’ in the 2019/20 season.
Through the act of precise folding, Sipho Mabona explores the themes of transformation, transition and transience. Mabona first discovered origami – created using only folds – as a twenty-year-old. Fascinated by this traditional craft, which is based on meticulous procedures and Far Eastern theories and philosophies, the artist began to create an impressive world of figurative forms. In this fresh body of work, however, Mabona questions the boundaries of painting and sculpture. In a decidedly contemporary take on an ancient art form, he explores new possibilities in the technique, bridging origami and abstract art by rendering interlinking patterns and shadows simply through un/folded canvas. The reliefs included here represent parts of a woman, a dragonfly and a cicada, and serve as a metaphor for agility, elegance and moving beyond limitations. Mabona’s work is both a contrast and counterbalance for the twenty-first century: although imbued with the history of this ancient Japanese practice, these objects possess a fresh and minimal quality too.
Sven Egert:
Abstract, overlay, experiment; these three concepts are representative of the intension behind Sven Egert’s artistic work (* 1980 in Chur). For years, the Swiss artist with roots in the Grisons region has dedicated himself to free painting, which he further developed with various techniques and materials. It is an experimental and multi-stage work process that leads to the production of new pieces. He paints, sprays, glues, collages and often in several layered layers. Sven Egert uses various materials such as canvas, glass, plastic mats, styrofoam or photographed artwork as image carrier. The process he uses is to examine the reciprocal interaction of the application of materials, while considering the possibilities of the interpretation of shape. 
When looking at his works, the closeness to the graffiti and spraying scene is striking. This comes from the early years of his youth, when Sven Egert gained his first painting and drawing experiences during nocturnal adventures. Over the years, he has been able to develop a distinct personal style that gives his work a high degree of recognition. Sven Egert’s work captivates with its multitude of individual shapes and colors, without resorting to objectivity. Rather, his abstract works are a complex interplay between foreground, medium and background, which simultaneously create an ambivalence between transparency and opacity. 
Tajda Tomšič:
Tajda Tomsic is a Zurich-based artist from Slovenian. She works with a variety of mediums in her art practice. Focusing on performance, sculpture, drawing and multimedia installation. Her research touches upon topics of behavioral psychology, mental health,  human relationships, cinema, gender and identity.  
Vasiliy Shmyrev:
The exhibition explores a state of transition, a state of being caught, stuck in-between. The two pictures "Cross The River At Your Own Risk" and "Do Not Climbing And Take Care" are inspired by the
obscure prohibition posters encountered during the artist's journey to Guilin, China. Next to the Chinese text, these posters often place a very poor translation into English, which creates a sense of distorted reality. Cartoony English sentences combined with the obscure but organic Chinese calligraphy serve as a guide on the quest across the mystical land. The pictures attempt to explore the border between oriental graphics and urban graffiti, the figurative and the abstract. An electron microscope photograph of snowflakes inspired the series of objects titled “Desire Machines”. Just like a Tibetan vajra, these objects have one axis of symmetry, which pulls the repelling poles apart as a manifestation of growth, energy and internal conflict. The objects represent forms in between
engineered and crystalized, solid and broken, a machine and an organism. The making involved repeated casting, destruction and rebuilding which resulted in layered textures. During the casting process, the plaster was poured into thin and soft clay molds, which remained on the edge of collapse throughout, reformed and leaked. The process, which involved direct sculpting of the negative form, provided the right amount of unpredictability, enriching the form with organic details.
Victoria Cheredeeva:
Victoria Cheredeeva is a multimedia conceptual artist based in Zurich. Some themes in her work include the riddle as a medium, music, which often acts as a guide, and surprise. Across mediums, her work is characterized by improvisation, experimentation, and immediacy.
Victorine Müller:
“Das traumwandlerische Überschreiten von Grenzen, das Eintauchen in andere Gedankenwelten, das Erkunden potentieller Realitäten, Leichtigkeit und Durchlässigkeit sowie atmosphärische Irrealität sind Wesensmerkmale von Victorine Müllers künstlerischem Schaffen. Scheinbar aktiv an einem sonderbaren Transformationsprozess teilhabend erscheinen ihre Werke als Phantasma, als Traumgebilde, dessen Geheimnis durch keinen noch so verstiegenen Deutungsversuch gelüftet werden kann – und es ist gerade dieses alle Inszenierungen von Victorine Müller durchdringende Mysterium, das anhaltend fesselt.” Gabrielle Obrist
Wingyun Ander Yau:
A Memoir of Clouds - FreedomForHenry - Film Shorts by Artrip As the rejuvenation works close in on our offspace, it is fascinating to help it thrive whilst reflecting on the future.
Future or fate in constant duality and continuous flux prepares or forces us to make it up as we go along.
We wander and thrive, wherever and however, as part of the sights and sounds with accompanying moods.
{F_x Office}:
{F_x Office}, *2019 is the artist duo Elza Sile and Ilona Stutz with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
{F_x Office} likes to appropriate language and signs from the public sphere, recreating them in a variety of media. The work has a backbone in rhetorics or manipulation through language – in terms not only of verbal communication, but also of spatial design and the usage of imagery. It points towards questions on the economy of interests and attention, which may be governed by financial, political, psychological or other motives and means of power.