Spring 2015 exhibitions

Spring 2015 exhibitions

Kunsthalle Zürich

February 16, 2015

Spring 2015 exhibitions​

Ramin Haerizadeh / Rokni Haerizadeh / Hesam Rahmanian
Hannah Weiner (1928–1997)
Flavio Merlo / Ben Rosenthal
Theater der Überforderung

21 February–17 May 2015

Opening: 20 February, 6pm

Kunsthalle Zürich 
Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zurich

T +41 (0) 44 272 15 15 
F +41 (0) 44 272 18 88
info [​at​] kunsthallezurich.ch



Ramin Haerizadeh / Rokni Haerizadeh / Hesam Rahmanian: Slice A Slanted Arc Into Dry Paper Sky
Arriving in Dubai at Al Barsha Street at the house where the three Iranian artists
Ramin Haerizadeh (b. 1975), Rokni Haerizadeh (b. 1978) and Hesam Rahmanian (b. 1980)
currently live, you might think, “Wow, this is eccentric.” Yes, it is an extraordinary
villa full of things, but it is also a stage, a film set and movie theatre. It is their studio and a cabinet of curiosity; it is a test site-cum-monastery, an academy-cum-pleasure dome. The house informs their art as it results from both collective and individual endeavor—and half of it just has been shipped to Kunsthalle Zürich (more).

Slice A Slanted Arc Into Dry Paper Sky is the first institutional exhibition of the trio in Europe. 

Hannah Weiner (1928–1997)
Curated by Franziska Glozer
Hannah Weiner’s poetry captures language where it happens, by listening or looking.
With her roots in the 1960s avant-garde of New York, she thus transformed the ways
language appears. Her art could be called poetry or lyrics; her works are as much
performances as images. In the exhibition at the Kunsthalle Zürich, Hannah Weiner’s work is being shown comprehensively for the first time in the context of contemporary art (more).

Flavio Merlo / Ben Rosenthal:
Bottom Feeders—The Battle Of The Cataplasm
We are pleased to announce Flavio Merlo and Ben Rosenthal as this year’s recipients of the Kadist – Kunsthalle Zürich Production Award, offered for the third time to young Zurich artists by the Kadist Art Foundation and Kunsthalle Zürich. Merlo and Rosenthale’s Bottom Feeders—The Battle of the Cataplasm is a puppet play staging a crime plot for more than ten puppets and three stages. Performed by two actors Bottom Feeders involves existential contradictions, communicative confusions, and corporeal thresholds (more). 

Opening & premiere: Friday, February 20, 5 pm
Premiere part 2: Saturday, March 28, 4–4:30pm
Premiere part 3: Saturday, April 25, 4–4:30pm


Theater der Überforderung
Directed by Barbara Weber
Barbara Weber turns parts of Kunsthalle Zürich into a multi-genre playhouse. At its center lies the radical work of the Japanese playwright, poet, photograph and moviemaker Terayama Shuji (1935–83) and the question what happens, when a play, an exhibition, a performance, the costumes and the bar continuously exchange roles and strain their ascribed notions. All practices, discussions, lectures, and shows are open to the public during opening hours from April 14 to May 17, and will be announced in more detail on our webpage. With the participation of Carl Hegemann, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Lily Koper, Tobias Madison, Madlaina Peer, Gabrielle Schaad, Elia Schwaller, Thomas Strässle and others (more). 

Press information for the exhibitions: Friday, 20 February, 10am
We would be happy to provide additional information and press images:
T +41 (0) 44 272 15 15 / presse [​at​] kunsthallezurich.ch

Theory & programs
All exhibitions and projects include a special art education and event program, which is developed in cooperation with the respective artists and curators.  

Kunsthalle Zürich receives generous funding from Stadt Zürich Kultur; Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur; Zürcher Kantonalbank – Partner of Kunsthalle Zürich; and LUMA Foundation.



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