PEACE

 

6. November 1999  –  9. January 2000

Featuring artworks by:
Carlos Amorales   Julie Becker   Daniele Buetti   Urs Fischer   Ceal Floyer   Douglas Gordon   Nic Hess   Elke Krystufek   Olaf Nicolai   Bob und Roberta Smith   Rirkrit Tiravanija   Piotr Uklanski

“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

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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