Monatsarchiv: März 2013


Vernissage Corina Rüegg und Ana Ruiz De Sabando im Vorzimmer – die Bilder

Diese Galerie enthält 17 Fotos.


Fotos vom Lunch-time Talk #2: Anahita Razmi

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Di 26.03.2013 12-13:30h. Lunch-time Talk #2: Anahita Razmi Anahita Razmi gibt einen kurzen Einblick in ihre künstlerische Arbeit. Ihre performativ geprägten Projekte beziehen sich oft auf den Iran und untersuchen das Verhältnis Orient/ Okzident. Dem gemeinsamen Mittagsessen und der Präsentation … Weiterlesen

Experimental Social Cooking #4

Experimental Social Cooking #4. Kochworkshop mit Lauren Wildbolz.
Mi 03.04.2013 18.30-21.30h.
Anmeldung erforderlich.

Programm des 4. Kochworkshops:
Ein Sesseli-Tanz der anderen Art!
Die Teilnehmenden finden eine Auswahl an Lebensmitteln vor und sind gebeten, jeweils einzeln mit Kochen eines Gerichts zu beginnen. Parallel läuft Musik, sobald das Stück zu Ende ist, wird das angefangene Ess-Werk im Kreis weitergegeben und der/die NachbarIN kocht weiter.
Der “ Herumreiche- Prozess“ dauert so lange an, bis das letzte Gericht nicht mehr weiter gegeben werden kann und fertig gekocht/geschnetztelt/angerichtet ist.
Anschliessend sitzen alle gemütlich beisammen und geniessen die gemeinsam zubereiteten Gerichte.


Video Window #08: Brigitte Dätwyler, Pleasure of Experience (2011/12)

Diese Galerie enthält 4 Fotos.


Fotos von ‚This and That: Complexities of Israeli Identity‘

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This and That: Complexities of Israeli Identity Das Videoprogramm, zusammengestellt von Olga Stefan, zeigte an zwei Abenden Videos von KünstlerInnen aus Israel, die Fragen der Identität, Zugehörigkeit, Etnizität und Nationalität behandeln. Am zweiten Abend war der Künstler Dor Guez anwesend … Weiterlesen

Ein Kulturhaus für die Zürcher Europaallee

Ein Kulturhaus für die Zürcher Europaallee

Nein, damit ist nicht das OG9 gemeint.
Bruno Deckert und Samir wollen mit sechs Kinosälen und einem Kaffeehaus, beseelt von Literatur, ab 2016 das hinter dem Hauptbahnhof heranwachsende Viertel beleben:


Vernissage: Sebastian Sieber / Andreas Niederhauser im Vorzimmer- die Bilder

Diese Galerie enthält 32 Fotos.

Open Studio 9.3.2013, 17-20h

On Saturday, the 9th of March 2013, Celeste Najt, one of our current guests at the Rotationsatelier, will open her studio to interested visitors.

Celeste Najt is an artist from Buenos Aires, currently living between Europe and her hometown, following the path of her creative improvement and working everyday in tune perception with present lifetime. The main intention of her work is to embrace a reflection of reality by the combination of different natures, different art techniques, different feelings and different ideological conceptions. Looking for inspiration in landscapes, people, and those unrepeatable fragments of time, in which everything seems to be perfectly engaged. As a result she makes a type of unique combination, inviting the viewers, to incorporate some of her visions into their worlds. Her work has been exhibited in Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, US, UK, and Sweden.

Celeste Najt’s work speaks about relations, but not exclusively interpersonal ones. Her quest is more ambitious: Relations themselves are captured and expressed on canvas. Connections -or disconnections- are manifested in the ways the parts communicate, thus building an all embracing totality which generates a cycle when regarded as a part. Celeste illustrates the cycles of existence, her own existence.

Rotationsateliergast Celeste Najt in der Wäscherei Zürich

Am Montag, 18. März 2013, 19 Uhr, stellt unser Rotationsateliergast Celeste Najt (co-hosted von index) in der Wäscherei in der Nähe des OG9 aus.

WÄSCHEREI Kunstverein Zürich
Dienerstrasse 70, 8004 Zürich

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This and That: Complexities of Israeli Identity – Israelische Videos im OG9

This and That: Complexities of Israeli Identity

This video art program features work by Israeli artists and artists living in Israel exploring the notions of identity, belonging, ethnicity and nationhood.
Curated by Olga Stefan.
March 20 and March 21, 2013,  7:00-9:00pm both days.
March 20 – Video Screenings of work by 6 artists
March 21 – Screening of 40 Days and artist talk with Dor Guez



March 20, 2013, 7-9pmNurit Sharett, H2, 2010, 26:56 min
The artist examines her relationship with three young Palestinian women and their families who live in the H2 district of Hebron. H2, an Israeli governed enclave with 600 Israeli soldiers, 600 Jewish residents and 30,000 Palestinians, is mostly a pedestrian city as driving a vehicle in H2 is permitted only to Jews and foreigners.

Guy Ben Ner, Spies, 2011, 10 min
Spies relates to the bible story of the ‘twelve spies’ who were dispatched by Moses to scout the land of Israel, contrary to God’s instruction, which resulted in their condemnation to 40 years in the wilderness. Ironically an iconic image from this story is now used as part of the logo of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.

Itamar Rose, Change the World, 2011, 6:07 min
„Change the World was filmed a short time before the burst of the multitude of protests in the summer of 2011 in Israel. The work explores the dynamics and politics of social protest.  A stand for „world correction“ was built on a street in Tel Aviv where passers-by were invited to openly express their hearts’ burdens. The work focuses on Rachel, a woman on her 60s that overcomes her fear of expressing her opinion in front of the camera. Going through a process of self-discovery, she openly speaks of the problems facing Israeli society, encouraging the rest of the public to speak up about their own problems and wishes. One by one, the speakers gather, speaking out loud and frankly about their own personal beliefs and wishes.“

Itamar Rose, Arafat Visits Sderot, 2011, 6:07 min
„I met Arafat Abu-Rath, a Palestinian that lives in Nablus city in the occupied territory. Together we travelled to Sderot, an Israeli town next to Gaza that for ten years are under the threat of missiles from Gaza. I am approaching the residents, who are used to be interviewed about their situation, and ask them to change sides, and to be interviewed as if they were Palestinians living under Israeli occupation.  At first, all residents are opposed on the grounds that they are the victims and in their situation they have no possibility to feel empathy for the suffering of the enemy. I convinced some of them to try it anyway, as I confront them with Arafat Abu-Rath and offer them to hear Arafat’s life story under Israeli occupation, so they can use his story as background material to their interview.  At the end of the film we see the final result. Kind of a news reportage about life under Israeli occupation, but instead of seeing Arabic-speaking Palestinians interviewed, they are Hebrew-speaking Israelis.“

Dana Levy, The Dreamers, 2004, 19 min
The Dreamers is a film where the artist filmed Israelis and Palestinians describing their dreams highlighting through our collective subconscious the essence of societies in a constant state of conflict. The artist focused on teenagers, children, prisoners and poets because believes they essentially need to dream.

Ruti Sela, Nothing Happened, 2006, 23 min
Sela’s video is a touching depiction of what is portrayed as an unexceptional night in Tel Aviv: casual kissing, intimacy and socialization with prostitutes. The resulting picture reveals the impact of the communications media, the emergence of behavioural stereotypes in front of the camera and the craving for exposure and publicity reminiscent of reality TV.

Roee Rosen, Hilarious, 2010, 21 min
Hilarious is set to examine the possibility of dysfunctional humor and laughter when there is no reason to laugh. Hilarious presents a stand up monologue of a female comedian performing live in front of a studio audience. If humor is a mechanism set to cope in particular ways with disturbing, sometimes forbidden topics, this performance not only offsets these structures through their failure, but also offers a different manifestation of these topics, left exposed without the guise of laughter.

March 21, 2013, 7-9pm
Screening of video followed by an artist talk with Dor Guez and Q&A
Dor Guez, 40 Days, 2012, 30 min
40 Days documents the impact of the 1948 war on Lod, a town between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and its Christian-Palestinian population. The work is the result of Guez’s ongoing research and maintance of the first Christian-Palestinian Archive, a growing collection of archival documents pertaining to the Palestinians who were dispersed from – and those who remained in – Israel after the 1948 War.

With the support of:

Embassy of Israel

Swiss Federation