3 Frauen and Portrait of an Eye

3 Frauen and Portrait of an Eye

Kunsthalle Zürich

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Opaque, 2014. Installation with Super 16mm film, HD, 10 min. Courtesy Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam and Marcelle Alix, Paris.
August 17, 2015
3 Frauen and Portrait of an Eye

August 29–November 08, 2015

Opening: August 28, 6pm, followed by our annual Löwenbräu Summer Party

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The moving image is the key medium of Kunsthalle Zurich’s upcoming shows by Loretta Fahrenholz and Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz. Key to the imagery of both exhibitions is the vivacious participation of its contributors in both form and content. Our program of theory and education seeks to juxtapose those images on screen with the living bodies in the gallery space. Through various situations—such as film screenings and introductions, performances, conversations with the artists, a reading group, kids workshops and guided walks—we hope to approximate diverse answers to some shared questions of the various works on show: Which ideas and practices of feminism are required by our contemporary societies? Which re-articulations might be necessary? How might artistic media and methodologies contribute to such potential re-definitions? What are the political positions and activities to result, reclaim, remain?

Loretta Fahrenholz
3 Frauen

Film screening:Loretta Fahrenholz,HAUST, 2010
With an introduction by Jakob Schillinger, Curator & PhD Candidate Princeton University
Tuesday, September 1, 6:30pm

Film screening: Loretta Fahrenholz, Che Barbara, 2011 / Grand Openings, 2012
With an introduction by Daniel Baumann, Curator & Director Kunsthalle Zurich
Tuesday, October 27, 6:30pm

Artist talk: Loretta Fahrenholz & Caroline Busta, author & editor-in-chief, Texte zur Kunst
Thursday, September 3, 6:30pm

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz: Portrait of an Eye—An evening of performances
Saturday, November 7, 8pm
Conceived together with the Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, this evening hosts different angles and approaches of artistic performances in conjunction with their exhibition Portrait of an Eye. Drinks served. Please check our webpage for updates of participants and schedule.

Artist talk: Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz & artist Andrea Thal, artist
Sunday, November 8, 4pm

Young Girl Reading Group 
Sundays, September 29 / October 11 / November 1, 7pm
With Dorota Gaweda & Egle Kulbokaite*, curators Olso 10, Basel & Julia Moritz, Curator of Theory and Education, Kunsthalle Zürich

*”Let’s be clear: the concept of the Young-Girl is obviously not a gendered concept. The nightclub-going jock conforms to it just as much as the second-generation North African girl painted up to look pornstar old. The spirited telecom retiree that splits his leisure time between the Cote d’Azur and the Parisian offices where he’s kept a foot in the door; the metropolitan single too caught up in her career in consulting to realize that she’s already lost fifteen years of her life to it—both obey the concept. YGRG started in autumn of 2013 in Berlin. The English translation of Tiqqun’s Preliminary Materials for a Theory of a Young-Girl was published by Semiotext(e) in 2012. We were intrigued.” And so are we, as we gather on three Sundays in a closed exhibition for some convivial reading, colloquial rearticulating and refreshments.

Guided tours 
with Yannic Joray (artist and educator)
September 17–November 5, Thursdays 6.30pm
October 4–18, Sundays 3pm

Family workshop
with Lorenz Hegi & Seline Fülscher (art educators)
Sunday, October 25, 11am–5pm
With kids, teens and families, we playfully explore the exhibition by devising our own stories to and beyond the show.

Free entry to all events.

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