KUNST HALLE SANKT GALLEN presents Unmittelbare Konsequenzen
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Sophie Jung, Operation Earnest Voice, 2015
Courtesy: the artist and Ballroom Marfa, Texas
With Kevin Aeschbacher, Ramon Feller, Nelly Haliti, Sophie Jung,
Jan Vorisek/Anina Troesch
Curated by Giovanni Carmine and Salome Hohl
26 November 2016 - 12 February 2017
Press preview: Friday, 25 November 2016, 11 a.m.
Opening: Friday, 25 November 2016, 6 p.m.
Unmittelbare Konsequenzen (Direct Consequences) is an exhibition that can take on a different form at any moment and which places the immediate at its heart. It focusses on the performative, the playful and the process-oriented bringing together various positions of young Swiss art. The contributions encompass temporal, spatial, material and social structures, whereby the transitory and mobile remain the focal points: Momentswhere forms become modified into affects, elements are animated, steering processes emerge and the coincidental can develop – despite the use of traditional genres such as painting or the inclusion of objects. Kevin Aeschbacher, Ramon Feller,
Nelly Haliti, Sophie Jung and Jan Vorisek with Anina Troesch are appearing at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen with performances, interactive works and installations.
The work of Sophie Jung fits into this project in that the artist creates a space for temporary definitions and plays with images and language. At the exhibition she is presenting assemblages of objects and texts which are to be animated and brought into connection with each other during three performances. Fresh and fragile narratives are created which call for supposed certainties.
Ramon Feller takes a different approach. He shows his interest in various experiences of time, dependencies within systems and processes of animation with installative works. Besides a roll of aluminium with an engraved Japanese spirit-being which, over the course of the whole exhibition, expands into an independent sculpture, the artist demonstrates temporal structures with instructions for counting and interactive programming.
In his latest cycle of work Kevin Aeschbacher is concerned with the qualities of materials and surfaces, whereby he reproduces well-known references to materials and shapes in alienated form. Aeschbacher scrupulously transfers digitally generated pictorial worlds onto canvas with oil paint and supplements the painting at the Kunst Halle with a participative component: sculptural elements on the picture frames can be activated as an additional mobilisation of spatial and material perception.
Nelly Haliti is also mainly a painter but has recently worked increasingly with film, photography and sculpture. She is showing a multi-media installation made up of new paintings along with a digital projection on the basis of a real-time text which the artist continually renews over the course of the exhibition. By means of a random generator words and symbols overlap and encounter one another in ever new ways, thus creating unforeseen meanings.
Jan Vorisek andAnina Troesch are putting together a place and time-specific work with an open outcome. In performative practice over the duration of the exhibition they develop a body of work that will be extended or reduced. They want to enter a kind of feedback loop that is dependent on various factors such as weather, the news or personal events.
Unmittelbare Konsequenzen presents multisided works from current Swiss art in which solid forms and truths are bid farewell. The artists’ contributions should be seen as processes in continual transformation — as mobile conglomerates of subjects, objects, associations and mechanisms whose elements reciprocally animate each other and in the process celebrate the ungraspable and ephemeral.
Kevin Aeschbacher: *1988 in Zurich, lives and works in Zurich. Ramon Feller: *1988 in Thun, lives and works in Zurich and Basel. Nelly Haliti: *1987 in Martigny, lives and works in Geneva.
Sophie Jung: *1982 in Luxembourg, lives an works in Basel and London. Jan Vorisek: *1987 in Basel, lives and works in Zurich.
Anina Troesch: *1987 in Emmental, lives and works in Emmental.
More detailed biographies can be found in the press kit on our website under the menu item
Events and Educational Programme:
Friday, 25November 2016, 6 p.m.
* with a performance by Sophie Jung, 7 p.m. followed by a party, 10 p.m.
Guided Tour/Introduction for Teachers Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 6 p.m.
Painting Afternoon - For children from 4 to 8 years-old
Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 2 p.m.
Admission: CHF 5; registration until the previous day at: email@example.com
Art Snack –Short guided tour and a snack
Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12.30 p.m.
Admission: CHF 10/members CHF 7; no registration required
Performance Sophie Jung
Thursday, 8 December 2016, 7 p.m.
Art Lunch Ð Guided tour followed by lunch
Thursday, 19 January 2017, 12 noon
Admission: CHF 25/members CHF 22; registration at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, 12 February 2017, 3 p.m.
*with a guided tour, 3 p.m. followed by a performance by Sophie Jung, 4 p.m.
Workshops for School Classes
From 30 November 2016 on we are offering workshops at the exhibition.
More information: www.k9000.ch (Art Education/Workshops for School Classes)
High-resolution images can be found in the press kit on our website under the menu item 'Press '.
For further questions please contact Giovanni Carmine (email@example.com) or Salome Hohl (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen is supported by St.Gallen City Council, Kulturfšrderung Kanton St.Gallen, Swisslos, Migros-Kulturprozent, Martel AG. The educational programme is made possible by Raiffeisen and Kulturfšrderung Appenzell Ausserrhoden.
Tues to Fri 12 noon - 6 p.m. Sa & Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen
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