Christine Hill: Volksboutique


10. November 2001  – 13. January 2002

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Projects by Christine Hill (*1968, lives in New York and Berlin) combine artistic work with everyday life. They provide an insight into various production processes and, among other things, enable the viewer to participate directly.


The “Volksboutique” has grown away from any concrete connection with a specific place and has developed into a kind of travelling enterprise. Basically, it is a label under which different products are produced and specific forms of organisation are tested. In 1996, the artist opened a fully operating second-hand shop in Berlin in which she also acted the part of saleswoman. The public were also invited to play the double role of observer and customer at one and the same time, thereby gaining an insight into the artist's working processes while being directly involved with the project. The visitors' interest was attracted not only by the project's organisation but also by the direct interaction and transparency of the artistic working process. The “Volksboutique” is a venue, a container for ideas and a sales platform. Christine Hill not only sells her products under her brand name, she also acts as her own manager.


Curated by Rein Wolfs

List of works

Visitor address
Limmatstrasse 270
CH–8005 Zurich

Mailing address
Postfach 1766
CH–8031 Zurich
Tel +41 44 277 20 50
Fax +41 44 277 62 86

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