Susanne König is a gallery owner by conviction. She gives everything for art, loves to take risks and to follow fate. Even when she opened her gallery and the lockdown got declared.
She feels at home between the worlds and finds categories beautiful but unnecessary. My Lien also sometimes rantes about art without statement, and stories about and not by minorities annoy her. A portrait of a visual storyteller.
The Jungkunst Winterthur started today with issue number 14, and it does so under a strict protection concept in notoriously difficult times. Following the credo “not all at once”, this year special attention is paid to staggered admissions. How many are allowed in?
"It makes no sense to put 200 kettles together in one room", says Piet Baumgartner and transforms the Zurich Wasserkirche into a sea of sound from 200 kettles. A portrait of an unconventional artist with a fondness for machines.
The next milestone in your career has been set. Giovanni Carmine takes over the curation of Art Basel Unlimited. The successor to Gianni Jetzer was announced in June 2019. Then the global pandemic also made a dent in the bill.
The winner of the visarte Ostschweiz's studio tender, Martina Morger, spent March to June 2020 in Paris at the Atelier Cité Internationale des Arts. Now she is back – disinfected from the inside and with one or the other experience more in her luggage.
The idea was to let people affected by racism have their say here. To offer a platform for artists. The journey led through a white friend to England to an artist who has been struggling with racism for a lifetime.
We all knew this day was just around the corner. This one day, on which the first message pops up on the smartphone, which is quite comprehensible with "Heavy heart…"" Starts. The day on which the first cultural institution announces its closure.
The artist Vasily Widmer decided shortly before the lockdown to completely turn his life around. Until recently, he relived in Glasgow, Scotland, and returned to Switzerland. The 27-year-old talks about his new everyday life.
The Covid-19 pandemic conquers the world and temporarily shuts down the physical art world. Exhibition rooms are forced to close their doors temporarily. Artists isolate themselves in their studios. There are consequences.