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Revitalise

Revitalise is curated by Chus Martínez and Alexandra Navratil and presents works by Anna Balint, Ralph Bürgin, Gerome Gadient, Manuel Köchli, Marie Matusz and Laura Mietrup. All artists in the exhibition have studied or are still studying at Institut Kunst.

 

17. März – 21. April 2018, Bolte Lang, Zürich

 

While waiting for my delayed flight, I notice a cluster of mechanical massage chairs in my vicinity, semi-hidden behind a neat row of generic green bushes. The soothing soundtracks emitted by the chairs’ built-in speakers spill to my area, filtered through the usual airport noises. I envision the mechanical joints and hands moving clumsily under the chairs’ fake leather covers, following their program, bulging and pushing rhythmically into the stiff back muscles of the worn out travellers. Through the leaves I read the word REVITALISE and I take it as a prophetic command directed at me. The desynchronized loops reverberate in my head for days.

Undecipherable user manuals from a past mechanical universe, the metabolisms of computers, skeletal and dissolving architectures reminiscent of the Industrial age, casings, limbs, prostheses and medical equipment: This exhibition is suspended somewhere between energy and fatigue, between the image of an energetic universe as a system of limitless production, progress and self-optimization and the profound anxiety of exhaustion and cosmic death in the age of capital. Ideas like science of work, ergonomics and industrial standardization that originate in the 19th century have shaped our current age of cognitive labor, defined by a largely motionless body executing minimal and repetitive tasks.

 

– Alexandra Navratil

 

 

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“Revitalise”, opening, Bolte Lang, 2018

 

“Revitalise”, installation view (Ralph Bürgin, Gerome Gadient), Bolte Lang, 2018

 

 

Ralph Bürgin, Concerto, 2017, “Revitalise”, Bolte Lang, 2018

 

 

“Revitalise”, installation view (Manuel Köchli, Gerome Gadient, Anna Balint), Bolte Lang, 2018

 

 

Manuel Köchli, Assimilanten, 2017, “Revitalise”, Bolte Lang, 2018

 

 

Gerome Gadient, digital architecture series, 2017, “Revitalise”, Bolte Lang, 2018

 

 

“Revitalise”, installation view (Marie Matusz, Ralph Bürgin, Gerome Gadient), Bolte Lang, 2018

 

 

Marie Matusz, Another matter of Space and Time Part of Earthly Observer (And more), 2018, “Revitalise”, Bolte Lang, 2018

 

 

Marie Matusz, Perspectives, Part of Earthly Observer (And more), 2017, 2018, “Revitalise”, Bolte Lang, 2018

 

 

Marie Matusz, Shelve, Part of Earthly Observer (And more), 2018, “Revitalise”, Bolte Lang, 2018

 

 

Anna Maria Balint, Body of Shadow, 2016, “Revitalise”, Bolte Lang, 2018

 

 

Anna Maria Balint, Abandoned house in Porto, 2016, “Revitalise”, Bolte Lang, 2018

 

 

Laura Mietrup, +48.c.c.k. (cryptic culture key) , 2016, “Revitalise”, Bolte Lang, 2018

 

Fotos by Alexander Hana

 


Institut Kunst
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst
Atelier Gebäude A 1.10, Oslo-Strasse 3, 4142 Münchenstein b. Basel

Tram 11 Station Freilager, Freilager-Platz 1, Postfach 22, 4023 Basel
+41 61 228 40 77, info.kunst.hgk@fhnw.ch, fhnw.ch/hgk/iku, institut-kunst.ch

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