Florence Jung: Dr. Georg and Josi Guggenheim Prize 2017

Florence Jung: Dr. Georg and Josi Guggenheim Prize 2017

F+F School for Art and Design

Courtesy of F+F School for Art and Design.

April 16, 2018
Florence Jung
Dr. Georg and Josi Guggenheim Prize 2017
April 18–19, 2018
Aperitif and book launch: April 18, 6pm
F+F School for Art and Design
Flurstrasse 89
8047 Zürich
Hours: Monday–Friday 12pm–9am,
Monday–Friday 1:30–5pm

T +41 44 444 18 88

Special hours: April 18, 9am to April 19, 9am
The exhibition is curated by Mirjam Varadinis.
The book is designed by Nicolas Leuba.
The exhibition and book exist thanks to the help and invaluable advice of Mirjam Bayerdörfer and Sandino Scheidegger.

Florence Jung is an artist who infiltrates contexts and situations. You may have heard about the philosophers she turned into Israeli secret agents, the clandestine chicken farm hidden in the French countryside, the two people hired to live the exact same life at opposite ends of the world, that slamming white door, or the mysterious Mathias Sander. Not much evidence of Florence Jung’s works is left behind. They exist merely as records from those who experienced them, as countless individual versions, some ever-expanding and others forever forgotten.

Florence Jung lives in Amsterdam, where she is artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten. She was awarded the Swiss Performance Prize in 2013, the Swiss Art Award and the Dr. Georg and Josi Guggenheim Prize in 2017.

The Dr. Georg and Josi Guggenheim Prize is awarded every year to a participant of the Swiss Art Awards exhibition in Basel. The jury members in 2017 were Bice Curiger, Mandy Gnägi, Patrick Huber, Mirjam Varadinis and Andreas Vogel.

F+F School of Art and Design was founded in Zurich in 1971 and has played a pioneering role in Swiss art education since then. The school experimented with performance, video and the new media early on and became increasingly well-established as a professional educational venue for art and design.

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