End: 7 October 2012
Gewerbemuseum I Oh, Plastiksack!
Kirchplatz 14, CH-8400 Winterthur.
Plastic bags are found everywhere in the world; their useful life is fleeting yet they are almost indestructible. These feather-light, gently rustling objects have a versatile beauty. In addition to their use for packaging and carrying things, they have been adapted for a wide variety of to her purposes.
They reflect consumer behavior, advertise status, reinforce identity, damage the environment and narrate our cultural history. At the same time, they are a symbol of our global society.
The exhibition in the Forum is dedicated to the plastic bag as an everyday item and as a focus for art and design. This much-discussed plastic product is explored in the context of society and the environment and as a theme of contemporary artistic work in the fields of painting, photography, installation, performance, urban art and design.
The Gewerbemuseum’s in-house exhibition is curated by Susanna Kumschick and Ida-Marie Corell, author of “Alltagsobjekt Plastiktüte”, which was published in 2011.
/////////////////////////////////// Included in the exhibition are works by:
Poklong Anading, Marie-Claire Baldenweg, Andreas Blank, Biaugust, Claudia Borgna, Iris van Bebber & Uwe Bülles, Ida-Marie Corell, Brigitte Corell, Lauren DiCioccio, Camila Labra Fontana, Ryan Frank, Hanna Liden, Torsten Mühlbach, Ian Kiaer, Krištof Kintera, MyeongBeon Kim, Lukas Julius Keijser, Luzinterruptus, Simon Monk, Sheila Odessey, Poka-Yio, Anne-Cécile Rappa, Dodi Reifenberg, Gregor Schneider, Lisa Tiemann, Roald Sivertsen, Ruben Verdu, Luzia Vogt, Johanna von Gagern, Nils Völker, Iskender Yediler.
Video documentation - Claudia Borgna: Nor a Weed or a Parasite, Non native, invasive, noxious, unwanted and indispensable. 2012
Videodokumentation - Nils Völker: Eighty eight. Gewerbemuseum Winterthur 2012
Video documentation of the site-specific six parts outdoor installation that travels through different parts of the Gewerbemuseum in Wintertur Switzerland created by artist Claudia Borgna for the show: ‘Oh, Plastiksack!’ curated by Susanna Kumschick and co-curated by Ida Marie Corell.
The music that evokes the place and empathizes the concept of my work is by composer and musician Paul Kikuchi. http://paulkikuchi.com/
Music performed by Paul Kikuchi, Stuart Dempster, Bill Horist, Jesse, Olsen, Alex Vittum for ‘Prelude’ from the album: ‘Portable Sanctuary’ vol.1.
Paul Kikuchi and Jesse Olsen for ‘Cumulus’ from the Album: ‘Open Graves: Hollow Lake’
It is an interactive and living installation that is supposed to breed on its surrounding inputs and is sensitive if not vulnerable to the influence of all the elements around it.
The show will be up until 7th October. During that time my work will gradually change, morphing into new shapes and forms dictated by nature and will eventually decay if not disintegrate. Unfortunately once again I won’t be able to document that process but hopefully the viewers will appreciate the transformative nature of my work and capture the aesthetics that come with decay and destruction.
More information: gewerbemuseum.ch