HELVETIC ZEBRA Curated by Donatella Bernardi Opening Tuesday October 7th,
HELVETIC ZEBRA Curated by Donatella Bernardi Opening Tuesday October 7th, 6-9pm
Exhibition October 7 - November 9, 2014 Parallel Events October 7 - 11, 2014
STATION presents Helvetic Zebra, an interdisciplinary group exhibition featuring contemporary artists from Switzerland, Lebanon, Turkey and Morocco.
The exhibition takes as point of departure the richness of Lebanon’s polyglot culture as a common and inspiring thread shared with Switzerland, a country characterized by its cultural diversity and political neutrality. The artworks challenge the limits and overlaps of visual, audio, textual, figurative and abstract languages. Starting with The Most Beautiful Swiss Books design award,Helvetic Zebra extends into hybrid forms of artistic languages, drawing connections between Latin typography and Arabic calligraphy, radio art, cinematic and optical art, graphic design and music. All these formats and their materiality will recall, reiterate and play with different artistic movements and traditions often associated with Switzerland, such as constructivism, surrealism, Dada and design.
EXHIBITION Oct 7 – Nov 9, 2014 Open Mon-Sat, 2-7pm - Free Entrance
Helvetic Zebra is curated by Donatella Bernardi, artist and professor at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.
Oussama Baalbaki, Donatella Bernardi, Philippe Decrauzat, Mounir Fatmi, Jonathan Frigeri, Dunja Herzog, Ali Kazma, Maximage (David Keshavjee and Julien Tavelli), NORM (Manuel Krebs), Ceel Mogami de Haas, Laurent Schmid, Franz Treichler, The Most Beautiful Swiss Books laureates.