The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has appointed Charlotte Laubard as curator of the Pavilion of Switzerland at the Biennale Arte 2019. The exhibition entitled Moving Backwards features a new immersive film installation by Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz.
More information on the project on: http://movingbackwards.ch/
Curator and art historian Céline Eidenbenz is responsible for the «Salon Suisse» 2019, a programme of talks and events supplementing the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion.
Entitled s l o w the «Salon Suisse» 2019 opened on Saturday 11 May at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice, and will continue with three subsequent weekend at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi on 19 - 21 September; 17 - 19 October; and 21 - 23 November 2019.
Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
«Salon Suisse» 2019
Organised by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the «Salon Suisse» runs concomitantly to the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion and is now in its ninth year. The programme consists of a series of lectures, talks and cultural events, and, over several long weekends, aims to provide a meeting point for the entire duration of the Biennale. It offers an opportunity to discuss art and the Biennale in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere.
Céline Eidenbenz, Director of the Valais Art Museum, is developing the programme for the «Salon Suisse» 2019 with co-Salonnières Victoria Mühlig (curator) and Anja Radomirovic (architect). Entitled s l o w the programme of events and performances engages with rhythm and slowness by considering topics such as acceleration, bedding, slothing, hypnosis, and more. In an art world governed by the scopic dimension, slowing down would make way for sensoriality and resistance to productivism. Through a participatory programme based on an interdisciplinary approach, s l o w fosters resonance, proximity and conviviality.
Salon Suisse 1 (opening): Saturday 11 May 2019, 3 – 11pm
Salon Suisse 2: 19 -18- 21 September 2019
Salon Suisse 3: 17 -18- 19 October 2019
Salon Suisse 4: 21 -22- 23 November 2019
Every Salon Suisse takes place from Thursday to Saturday in the afternoon and evening at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, except the opening Salon which will be at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice.
Please find the complete «Salon Suisse» booklet: here
Directed by Salonnière Céline Eidenbenz, the opening event will all be about "Choosing the rhythme" with artists inviting you to take part in: a slow walk with Hamish Fulton, a performance with Isabel Lewis, a yoga class with Vidya Gastaldon, slow food buffet, foot & hand massage and more!
The Salon Suisse offers a series of performances, talks and cultural events supplementing the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion and will continue over 3 subsequent weekends in Septembre, October and November 2019.
Salon Suisse: Retour de Venise
Saturday 17 August, 2.30 pm - 9 pm
Jardin botanique alpin (JBAM), Meyrin, Switzerland
As an extension of the collateral event Salon Suisse at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia on the theme " s l o w ", the event “Retour de Venise” (return from Venice) takes place in Meyrin, near Geneva in Switzerland, with a whole day of discovery and relaxation. As part of the programme FACM@JBAM#2019! the event takes a stand on slow practices by offering guided strolling, a yoga workshop with artist Vidya Gastaldon, a presentation of the Venice Biennale with the 2019 Swiss Pavilion curator Charlotte Laubard, and the 2019 Salonnières Céline Eidenbenz and Victoria Mühlig, ending with a slow food buffet in the garden with a mural film projection by artists Chonja Lee, Jérémie Gindre, Vidya Gastaldon, accompanied by a dj set by Nevena Pulj.
- 14h30: guided strolling (flânerie guidée par FACM@JBAM#2019!)
- 16h30-17h30: Yoga workshop with Vidya Gastaldon
- 18h-19h: Venice Art Biennale 2019 - Presentation by Swiss Pavilion 2019's curator Charlotte Laubard & presentation of Salon Suisse 2019 by Céline Eidenbenz and Victoria Mühlig, Salonnière, followed by a Q&A
- 19h-21h: Aperitif in the garden & wall projections : Plantes 1900, films proposed by Chonja Lee, Jérémie Gindre, Vidya Gastaldon & DJs set by Nevena Puljic
A collaboration between the City of Meyrin, the Art Museum in Valais and Pro Helvetia.
While walking artist Hamish Fulton is currently exhibiting 7 pannels at Stadelhofen train station in Zurich titled Connecting the Footsteps of 21 Walks, let's look back at the artist's 1 hour 'walking performance' that took place during Salon Suisse in Venice in the courtyard of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia last May. This year's Salon Suisse is titled 's l o w ' and is about slowing down our processes and finding one's own rhythm.
Currently in Zurich: https://haeusler-contemporary.com/hamish-fulton-tableau-zu…/
Curator Charlotte Laubard, who is nominated as curator of the Swiss Pavilion by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, has invited artists Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz to present an installation, which includes a new video work. Entitled «Moving Backwards», the exhibition reflects on the current political situation, characterised by its regressive and reactionary forces of closure towards the other and towards difference. Faced with the scale of this recent backlash, the artists, instead of practicing an outright opposition, suggest «backward movements» as a potential tool for producing alternative forms of resistance and action.
More information related to the project: http://movingbackwards.ch/
Antonie et Philippe Bertherat
Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung
Service des affaires culturelles – Canton de Vaud
Stiftung Erna und Curt Burgauer
Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim-Stiftung
Ville de Genève
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
HEAD – Genève
Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz
With Irene Revell and Lisa Long
27 July 2019, 6pm | JSC BERLIN
On the occasion of their solo exhibition ONGOING EXPERIMENTS WITH STRANGENESS at JSC Berlin, artists Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz will be in conversation with curator Irene Revell and curator of the exhibition Lisa Long.
The conversation will focus on the various political threads running through their moving-image installations. The discussion will also examine Boudry / Lorenz’s use of staging both on- and off-screen, and how the exhibition works as a choreography for the viewer. In addition, the talk will feature their new work Moving Backward (2019), which is currently on view at the Swiss Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennial.
ONGOING EXPERIMENTS WITH STRANGENESS is part of horizontal vertigo, a year-long program at the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION in Dusseldorf and Berlin, curated by Lisa Long.
Admission is free and the conversation will be in English.
More information: https://www.zhdk.ch/veranstaltung/38385
Since the beginning of their collaboration in 2007, the artists have been reflecting on the conditions of visibility and existence of the other besides the categories that define our identities, through performances and installations.
More information: https://www.hesge.ch/head/en/event/2019/talking-heads-pauline-boudry-and-renate-lorenz-artists
2 October 2018, from 8 to 9:15pm
Gegenwart, St. Alban-Rheinweg 60, 4052 Basel
Foyer, on the ground floor
The Swiss Pavilion 2019 curator Charlotte Laubard will participate in "Care or cure? Curatorial ethics today", one of the panel discussions in the «Schnittmengen» series, organised by the University of Basel at Kunstmuseum Basel.
The recent phenomenon of ever more frequent and ubiquitous largescale exhibition formats –often dubbed with the critical term „biennalization“– both has the potential of shifting the focus of the (predominantly western) art world to other, less visible art scenes, artists and locations, but has also been criticized as a new form of colonial gesture and as catering to purely economic motives.
Given these debates, how can one define the scope of action of the individual actors–artists, curators, critics, visitors–within this context? What curatorial or artistic forms can we imagine that are neither paralyzed by the current state of global exhibition making, nor ostentatiously embrace the rhetorics of social change through curatorial practice? What curatorial approaches does and should global exhibition making engender? Is bigger always better? And how can the personal, aesthetic and political interest be developed into a certain „curatorial ethics“(Maura Reilly)?
These questions will be discussed by Charlotte Laubard (curator of the Swiss Pavilion, commissioned by Pro Helvetia, at the Venice Biennial 2019) and Nora Sternfeld (documenta-Professor Kunsthochschule Kassel).
The series of eikones-talks „Schnittmengen“ is conceived and moderated by Katharina Brandl and Claire Hoffmann. The talk will be held in English.
Entitled "Living Room", the events included the "Around Venezia" panel discussion, which featured Swiss Pavilion 2019 curator Charlotte Laubard in discussion with Austrian Pavilion 2018 curator Verena Konrad, moderated by Salon Suisse 2019 Salonnière Céline Eidenbenz.