Museum Haus Konstruktiv is rounding off its annual program with three exhibitions: As the eleventh winner of the renowned Zurich Art Prize, we present South African artist Robin Rhode (b. 1976 in Cape Town, lives in Berlin). His oeuvre is characterized by a combination of street art, painting, performance, film and photography, whereby drawing often forms the basis. We are holding Switzerland’s first institutional solo exhibition devoted to Viennese artist Helga Philipp (1939-2002). Her work is situated in the realm of kinetic art and op art. Under the title Museum of Desires, which is already well-known in the artworld, we present our wish list of Zurich Concretists’ works for our in-house collection. With this exhibition, we hope to create a new awareness of our museum’s mediation work. In parallel to the exhibitions, we offer a fascinating accompanying program – with talks, special guided tours and workshops.
From 6.45 pm onward, there will be speeches by: Andreas Durisch, President of the Foundation for Constructivist, Concrete and Conceptual Art, Peter Haerle, Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Zurich, Michel M. Liès, Chairman of the Board at Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, and Sabine Schaschl, Director of Museum Haus Konstruktiv.
Afterward, a performance by artist Robin Rhode will take place in the large entrance hall. For Rhode, the drawing is not limited to an image carrier, but is instead a technique that he uses to trigger a performance in the public space, as well as on the walls of museums. In the performance he draws, using various individual car parts that are attached to a rope. After this spectacular act, there remain the masterful drawings on the wall, as well as the drawing tools hanging from the ceiling.
Included in the admission of CHF 16/12
Tour through the exhibition Robin Rhode – a plan of the soul with the artist and Sabine Schaschl, Director of Museum Haus Konstruktiv
Up to 35 years of age: CHF 18, over 35: CHF 35
Attendance limited. Prior booking at: amuze.ch
amuze – a project that organizes pop-up events for young visitors, offers an invitation to attend an unexpected Robin Rhode evening: with snack tours, music, bar and other highlights.