Since their participation documenta X (1997) at the very latest, Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler have been internationally famous for their often temporary art projects, which are mostly conceived in collaboration with selected social groups. Here, what the pair themselves call “multiple authorship“ takes the place of aesthetic production carried out by an artist with heroic, ingenious, isolated organisation. In these sisters’ art, the (communicative) process that leads to the subsequently exhibited work is at least as important as the presentation that ultimately emerges from this process.
For the exhibition New North Zurich, these two artists have undertaken a dialogue-based project. In cooperation with Buhnrain School in Seebach, with JULL (Junges Literaturlabor), the artists and author Ulrike Ulrich work with first-year secondary school pupils on the topic: … unterwegs … zuhause … . Being on the move [...]
A lot of stuff is lying around; the whole room is covered. Drawn on often washed linen, ripped indigo colored cotton; a sculpture titled Light and Fluffy Sea Eel; boiled alpaca wool and sea snails as a sign of a withdrawn heart. Old terrycloth; a silky, woolen jersey; olive polyester and like a transparent snack: an alternating assortment of raw prawns and grapes on a plate. A flyer about the exhibition Cool and Breezy. Artworks conjuring a sense of cool respite on hot summer days. Figures in paintings whose garments flutter in the wind, splashing sprays of water and celadon glazed stoneware.
With works by:
Ana Andra Lorenzo Bernet Alexandra Bircken Kaucyila Brooke Heidi Bucher Feminist Land Art Retreat Luca Francesconi Elisabeth Greinecker Christine und Irene Hohenbüchler Stuart Middleton Jonathan Penca Lucia Elena Prusa