Opening: Toys Redux — On Play and Critique

Jan Peter Hammer, The Jungle Book, 2013, HD Video (Farbe, Ton), Videostill, Courtesy of the artist and Supportico Lopez, Berlin

29.05.2015, 18:00

The group exhibition Toys Redux — On Play and Critique brings together artists who make creative use of formats and imagery from popular culture usually addressed to children or teenagers. Such adoptions and manipulations of motifs from video games, television shows, movies, and cartoons should not be seen as mere popcultural quotations: they simultaneously comment on the capitalist production of these consumer worlds.
With works by: Cory Arcangel, Alex Bag & Patterson Beckwith, Judith Bernstein, Vittorio Brodmann, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Simon Denny, Harun Farocki, Jan Peter Hammer, Nic Hess, Danny McDonald, Dawn Mellor, Claus Richter, Tabor Robak, Timur Si-Qin, Michael Smith, Lily van der Stokker, Julia Wachtel and Hannah Weinberger

Opening: 6–9 p.m.

6 p.m. Speeches by Heike Munder (director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst), Raphael Gygax (curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst) and Judith Welter (collection curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst)

6–8 p.m. Children's vernissage: The Atelier on the basement floor welcomes our little visitors with creative activities that playfully explore the art on display in the exhibition.

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Opening hours
Tue/Wed/Fri 11 am–6 pm
Thu 11 am–8 pm
Sat/Sun 10 am–5 pm
Public Holidays

Adults: CHF 12
Reduced: CHF 8
Thu 5-8 pm: Free admission