Now is always also a little of yesterday and tomorrow
curated by Sabine Schaschl
How does contemporary art deal with the constructivist, concrete and conceptual art of the 20th century? What is its stance on that art’s ideas, accomplishments and sometimes utopian projects? Does it merely use its repertoire of forms and colors, or does it also access the concepts behind them?
Artworks by 34 artists from Switzerland and abroad were to be seen on all four floors. Set out as a route, on which strands from art history are incorporated, combined and extended, Concrete Contemporary – Now is always also a little of yeatsterday and tomorrow offered a multifaceted and lively snapshot of today’s constructivist concrete and conceptual work.
With works by: Saâdane Afif (1970, FR), Otto Berchem (1967, US), Otto Berchem & Amalia Pica (1967, US, and 1978, AR), Andrew Bick (1963, UK), Vanessa Billy (1978, CH), Stefan Burger (1977, DE), Valentin Carron (1977, CH), Chris Cornish (1979, UK), Jose Dávila (1974, MX), Philippe Decrauzat (1974, CH), Svenja Deininger (1974, AT), Lara Favaretto (1973, IT), Fernanda Gomes (1960, BR), Clare Goodwin (1973, UK), Diango Hernández (1970, CU), Herbert Hinteregger (1970, AT), Wyatt Kahn (1983, US), Jan Kiefer (1979, DE), Alicja Kwade (1979, PL), Haroon Mirza (1977, UK), Timo Nasseri (1972, DE), Walid Raad (1967, LB), Renggli (1974, CH), Bernd Ribbeck (1974, DE), Michael Riedel (1972, DE), Karin Schwarzbek (1969, CH), Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (1977, ES), David Martin Soto Climent (1977, MX), Esther Stocker (1974, IT), Katja Strunz (1970, DE), SUPERFLEX (gegründet 1993, DK), Sofie Thorsen (1971, DK), Thomas Vinson (1970, FR), Werner von Mutzenbecher (1937, DE)
A catalog with texts (German/English) by Max Glauner, Adam Jasper, Sabine Schaschl, Sabine Maria Schmidt, Wolfgang Ullrich and Margit Weinberg Staber as well as numerous artwork images and exhibition views has been published by Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna.