An announcement for Building Modern Bodies. The Art of Bodybuilding, an exhibition about bodybuilding curated by Jörg Scheller at Kunsthalle Zürich in 2016.
Invitation cards of Forde, an independent art space in Geneva. The cards are from the very first years, as far as I know they were designed by Geneva artist Alexandre Bianchini. Forde was founded in 1995 by the artists Alexandre Bianchini, Fabrice Gygi and Nicolas Rieben. Every three years, a new curatorial team takes over the space at Usine, here is the full list.
Hacienda was an independent exhibition space in Zürich founded by artist Fabian Marti, art historian Arthur Fink and the current gallerist Oskar Weiss (see www.weissfalk.ch). It was active between 2012 and 2015 (?) and located in a former Kinderkrippe in the center of Zürich. See the interview by Mitchell Anderson for Flash Art here. They also founded the publishing house Hacienda Books, currently under the direction of Oskar Weiss.
On the occasion of Douglas Gordon’s exhibition in Hôtel de Caumont Collection Lambert in Avignon, a catalogue was published. It contains texts by Éric Mézil, Jacques Chiffoleau, Rudolf Sagmeister and Corinne Rondeau. Le Monde published a review of the show.
For years, Villa Magica Records, a label founded by Sylvie Fleury, John Armleder and The Genevan Heathen, organized a Xmas Party. This is the flyer for the 2010 itineration.
Anonymer Kommentar einer Besucher*in der Ausstellung They Printed It: “Die Karte hat eine sehr majestätische Wirkung. Das Zusammenspiel von Gold & Grün auf reliefartigem Hintergrund ist wirkungsvoll und zeigt eine Stärke. Irritierend ist, dass das Gold der Karte anders wirkt, je nach dem wie das Licht darauffällt. Das Innenleben der Karte ist etwas irritierend und ablenkend, aber das Dschungelthema wird mit den Tieren sehr schön aufgegriffen. Was hat das aber mit Weihnachten zu tun?
Cool ist, das die Karte in der Löwenform ausgeschnitten wurde.”
Invitation by Spencer Sweeney for his successful show at The Modern Institute in 2005 in Glasgow. Design by Toby Webster.
User comment: “Die auffälligste Einladung stammt von Spencer Sweeney: in betont simpler Handschrift steht ‘Million dollar Paintings’, was gleich die Diskrepanz von Realität des Künstlertums und Ambition aufzeigt.” Michael Kathe
User comment: “I discovered the works of Michael Etzensperger during the portfolio review Plat(t)form 14 in the Fotomuseum Wintherthur. On the 22.1.15 I saw the show at the Hauser gallery with a group of international curators invited to the Plat(t)form 15. On the 29.1.16 I met Michael Ettensperger by chance at Kunsthalle with a group of international curators invited to Plat(t)form 16.” Caroline Nicod
The picture shows the Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig holding a whithe canvas.
“‘Nothingness is different for Everybody’ – This is a very true statement (words to live by)” Thato Mogotsi
A series of surprising and ambitious invitation cards by the Swiss Institute in New York designed by Patrick Li (Li Inc., est. 2000). Gianni Jetzer, SI’s its curator from 2006 to 2013, first worked with FLAG (est. 2002) by Swiss designers Aubry Broquard who, in 2008, became artists.
In 2002 the three gallerists Gavin Brown (New York), Franco Noero (Turin) and Toby Webster (The Modern Institute, Glasgow) opened a gallery in Rome. It was a common dream, which lasted for a few years. In 2015, Brown went back to Rome and opened a second gallery at Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, a deconsecrated eighth-century church at Via dei Vascellari 69 in the Trastevere neighborhood.