56th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia
09 May - 22 Nov 2015
10 Sep 2015 until 12 Sep 2015
«Salon Suisse» Two: «Dionysius redivivus»

Evening program:

7 pm 
Doors of the Palazzo Trevisan open to the public/bar with a presentation of the work ‘The Lion of the Arsenale’ by Swiss artist Lisa Schiess

7.30 pm
‘Dionysos redivivus. Nietzsche, Dada and the blissfull abandon’. Lecture by: Daniel Binswanger followed by a
short piano concert by Giovanni Mancuso, drinks and a panel discussion on ‘Dada’s clairvoyance’ with Daniel Binswanger, Adrian Notz, Stefan Zweifel and Juri Steiner

10 pm 
Screening of the film ‘The-Eye-Me-Not’, 2015, duration 50min, by Carlos Amorales, in the presence of actor Philippe Eustachon.

12 September 2015

Dada’s Afterlife 

This evening’s program is curated by Hans De Wolf in collaboration with Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel

7 pm
Doors of the Palazzo Trevisan open to the public/bar

7.30 pm  
Joris D’hooghe explores the relation between Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers and the concept of Marcel Duchamp's readymade and the latter’s influence on the post-war avant-garde of the ‘60s . Stefan Wouters reflects on Panamarenko's influence on the first generation of Happenings in Antwerp. Hans De Wolf speaks about Dada’s destruction of the original in art and it’s effects on post-object thinking of art production today. These presentations are followed by a panel with Stefan Wouters, Joris D’hooghe, Jo Caimo and Hans De Wolf on the influence and relevance of Neo-Dada in contemporary art practices

9.45 pm  
Performance by Dennis Tyfus followed by drinks and a screening of the movie ‘Sonsbeek beyond lawn and order’ (1971) by Jef Cornelis (introduction by Joris D’hooghe and Stefan Wouters)

The September guests of the Salon Suisse in order of appearance are:

Angelo A. Lüdin, filmmaker, teaches at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst HGK Basel.

Daniel Binswanger, Swiss journalist and critic of postmodern philosophy.

Adrian Notz, art historian, director of the Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, Zurich.

Lisa Schiess, concept artist, working with painting and drawing and on interdisciplinary projects with writers and other artists. Lives and works in Zurich and Waldstatt.

Giovanni Mancuso, composer, solo pianist and conductor. Lives in Venice and teaches at the Music Academy of Palermo.

Joris D’hooghe, art historian and art critic. Associated with the Free University of Brussels, currently preparing a PhD on Marcel Broodthaers.

Stefan Wouters teaches art criticism at the Free University of Brussels.

Hans De Wolf, professor of art history and aesthetics at the Free University of Brussels. Curated the exhibition ‘The Revenge of the Common Place’, the Flemish contribution to the 56th Venice Biennale.

Jo Caimo, visual artist, composer, performer and musician. Explores the potential of new mainstream media such as Skype, Bluetooth, html, Wifi, 3G, manifested by sound recording, video installation, performance or as gesamtkunstwerk. 
Dennis Tyfus draws, paints, takes photographs, makes films and collages, plays noise music, sings, parodies, produces gramophone records and CDs, creates books and magazines, has a program on Radio Centraal and lodges his oeuvre under the Ultra Eczema label. 

Partner of «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
Media partner: terpentin.orgPOSTmatter
This weekend is supported by Allianz Suisse.

Flanders Arts Institute facilitates contributions to S.O.S. DADA from Prof. Hans De Wolf (VUB, Brussels), curator of the collateral exhibition ‘The Revenge of the Common Place’, Anders Kreuger (Muhka, Antwerp) and Phillip Van den Bossche (Mu.ZEE, Ostend).

The second «Salon Suisse» (10 to 12 September) entitled «Dionysius redivivus» will explore the Dionysian zones not merely ex cathedra or discursively, but across all the senses and nonsenses, in a program of films, performative readings, dance, sound configurations and a book launch in collaboration with Cabaret Voltaire. With a special contribution by Prof. Hans Maria De Wolf (Free University of Brussels VUB and curator of the collateral exhibition ‘The Revenge of the Common Place’).

10 September 2015

With Elements of the Past

7 pm
Doors of the Palazzo Trevisan open to the public/bar

7.30 pm
Screening of the documentary ‘Thomas Hirschhorn. Gramsci Monument’ (2015) in the presence of the director Angelo A. Lüdin. Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn, who is also present at Okwui Enwezor’s 2015 Biennale, was invited by the renowned Dia Art Foundation to construct the ‘Gramsci Monument’ at Forest Houses, a social housing project in South Bronx, New York. The filmmaker accompanied this venture and explores the aspirations and reality of Hirschhorn’s artistic work. The screening is followed by a panel with Angelo A. Lüdin (film director), Adrian Notz (director of the Cabaret Voltaire), Daniel Binswanger (journalist and philosopher) and this year’s Salonniers Stefan Zweifel and Juri Steiner

Book launch with bar: ‘Invent the Future with Elements of the Past’ with a presentation by Adrian Notz, director Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich. In 2014, having Hans Ulrich Obrist’s idea of bringing Venice to Zurich in mind, the STEO Foundation sent 12 Swiss artists to Venice, supervised by curator Adrian Notz. Their mission: researching the Swiss sociologist Lucius Burckhardt (1925–2003), whose work even nowadays serves as a great source of inspiration for new generations

11 September 2015

Dionysian Zones

Afternoon program:

2 – 4 pm
Nietzsche-reading on the Island Lazzaretto Vecchio with Philippe Eustachon, Matteo Bertelé and Stefan Zweifel. Including a visit of herman de vries's sanctuarium: natura mater. An afternoon excursion in collaboration with the Dutch Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, Mondriaan Fund. 
Meeting point: Vaporetto stop Sant’ Elena (Please note that the capacity for this event is limited for 20 people. First come, first served)

Please download the program here:
Salon Suisse Two: Dionysius redivivus