PEACE

 

“Peace” explores the chances for peace on Earth on an artistic level. “Peace” is seen as a metaphor of reality, as an ironic challenge and a paradigmatic gesture. A dozen international artists will be taking part in “Peace”. The exhibition will be accompanied by a peaceful supporting programme and a lavishly illustrated catalogue with texts by different authors. “Peace” deals with artists who are able to create a peaceful atmosphere, artists whom you think of having something to do with peace, but not one-dimensionally using peace as their subject matter. “Peace” should leave open space for reflecting on the most different dimensions of our everyday culture. “Peace” deals with a key value of everyday life, spanning a wide network of sociological, psychological, political, moral and also aesthetic issues. In this sense, “Peace” is a way of showing, both on a loose as well as on an engaged level, a specific late twentieth-century and early twentyfirst-century concept of the social relevance of contemporary art. “Peace strives for meaning.

 

Curated by Gianni Jetzer and Rein Wolfs

List of works

Carlos Amorales: Amorales versus Amorales

Carlos Amorales

Amorales versus Amorales
1999–2001
Boxing ring, wood, costumes, masks, various parts of masks, color photograph on aluminum, poster, 5-channel video installation on 5 monitors (color, sound)
Ca. 200 x 600 x 600 cm

Julie Becker: Golden Force Field

Julie Becker

Golden Force Field
1999
Wood, concrete, wooden table, lamp, sheet of text, drawing with gold dust, color photograph
600 x 420 x 300 cm

Daniele Buetti: Just One More

Daniele Buetti

Just One More
1999
26 photographs and laser prints, fluorescent lamps, wooden slats, Styrofoam, forrex, tables, 2-channel video installation on 2 monitors (color, sound)

Urs Fischer: More Sweet Feelings, Worries and Other Stuff

Urs Fischer

More Sweet Feelings, Worries and Other Stuff
1998–1999
India ink, pencil, synthetic resins, felt-tip pens, spray paint, adhesive tape, paper, corrugated cardboard, wood, dispersion, screws, glass
181 x 250 x 9.5 cm

Ceal Floyer

Ink on Paper
1999
Single-channel video installation

Ceal Floyer: Untitled (Twin Decks)

Ceal Floyer

Untitled (Twin Decks)
1999
Record player, mixer, amplifier, loudspeaker
Dimensions variable

Douglas Gordon: What You Want Me to Say

Douglas Gordon

What You Want Me to Say
1998
Record player, record, splitter, 3 amplifiers, 12 boxes, 6 connecting cables
Dimensions variable

Nic Hess: Buddhy

Nic Hess

Buddhy
1999

Edwin Janssen & Tracy Mackenna: Peace Blanket

Edwin Janssen & Tracy Mackenna

Peace Blanket
2000
Wool, felt, silk
200 x 200 cm

Edwin Janssen & Tracy Mackenna: Rotterdam Bed-in

Edwin Janssen & Tracy Mackenna

Rotterdam Bed-in
2000
Digital print
121 x 184 cm

Edwin Janssen & Tracy Mackenna: War is over

Edwin Janssen & Tracy Mackenna

War is over
2000
Silkscreen on paper
145 x 118 cm

Elke Krystufek: Ile des Impressionistes

Elke Krystufek

Ile des Impressionistes
1999
Acrylic on canvas

Olaf Nicolai: Landschaft, metaphysisch und konkret (nach Max Bill)

Olaf Nicolai

Landschaft, metaphysisch und konkret (nach Max Bill)
1998
Wood, enamel paint
80 x 900 x 1300 cm

Bob und Roberta Smith: Installation for Uetliberg

Bob und Roberta Smith

Installation for Uetliberg
1999
Various materials
Dimensions variable

Rirkrit Tiravanija: Untitled (Peace Sells)

Rirkrit Tiravanija

Untitled (Peace Sells)
1999
Assemblage of various materials
Dimensions variable

Piotr Uklanski: Ohne Titel (A Leaf)

Piotr Uklanski

Ohne Titel (A Leaf)
1999
Color photograph on aluminum behind Perspex
102 x 89 cm

Piotr Uklanski: Ohne Titel (Pink Sun)

Piotr Uklanski

Ohne Titel (Pink Sun)
1999
Color photograph on aluminum behind Perspex
41 x 60.5 cm

Piotr Uklanski: Ohne Titel (Flowers)

Piotr Uklanski

Ohne Titel (Flowers)
1998
Color photograph on aluminum behind Perspex
67.5 x 100 cm

Piotr Uklanski: Ohne Titel (Tiger, Bursting)

Piotr Uklanski

Ohne Titel (Tiger, Bursting)
1998
Color photograph on aluminum behind Perspex
49 x 40 cm

Piotr Uklanski: Ohne Titel (Island)

Piotr Uklanski

Ohne Titel (Island)
1997
Color photograph on aluminium behind perspex

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