Die Zelle

Die Zelle

Kunsthalle Bern

Annina Matter & Urs Zahn, Untitled, 2017.

February 14, 2018
Die Zelle
February 24–May 6, 2018
Opening: February 23, 6–9pm
Lecture by Rafael Horzon: March 21, 7–9pm, (Entrepreneur, Moebel Horzon, Writer, Berlin)
teo jakob, Einrichtung und Innenarchitektur, Gerechtigkeitsgasse 25, 3000 Bern
Kunsthalle Bern
Helvetiaplatz 1
CH-3005 Bern

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With works by John Armleder, Bianca Baldi, Cosima von Bonin, Manuel Burgener, Tom Burr, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Beat Feller, Beat Frank, Anita Leisz, Annina Matter / Urs Zahn, Park McArthur, Edit Oderbolz, Vaclav Pozarek, Magali Reus, Nicole Wermers, Joseph Zehrer and Heimo Zobernig

The exhibition Die Zelle assembles works with a tendency toward furnishing. They are not so much items of furniture that furnish homes as furnishings that have changed, lost, or simply never found their purpose and can only be used for white cubes. Numerous works vacillate between sculptural object and piece of furniture. They cultivate a playful approach between function and lack of function and sometimes combine with constructivist concepts. Shelves remain empty and show themselves. The little they offer is what is to be considered. Some artists build their questions so as to be able to process them. A fundamental question would be what distinguishes a form developed for everyday use from art, and vice versa. What are the minor interventions that turn an everyday object into a minimalist sculpture and what is the difference between them? It is also about an artistic interest in interrelations between built three-dimensional form, the human body, and surrounding space. When is a built form right in a space and in relation to the body? It is about fundamental issues of proportions and body-space relations. How and with what (simple) means can one create an environment that suits one’s purpose for it?  

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With generous support by the City of Bern and the Confederation.

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