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Thursday, 07.12.2017
18:00h -
Sunday, 28.01.2018


2017 / 201712 / 2018 / 201801 / Ausstellung

An exhibition of the Art Work(ers) research project by ECAV / Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais.
Curated by Robert Ireland, Petra Köhle and Federica Martini.

With contributions by Donatella Bernardi, Christopher Füllemann, Patricio Gil Flood, Robert Ireland, Petra Köhle, Federica Martini, Christof Nüssli, Aurélie Strumans, Nicolas Vermot-Petit-Outhenin.

Texts by Leah Anderson, Andrea Bellini, Donatella Bernardi, Mabe Bethonico, Chrisantha Chetty, Robert Ireland, Alexandros Kyriakatos, Federica Martini, Guillaume Pilet, David Romero, Marcella Turchetti, W.A.G.E.

Thursday, 07 December 2017  –  Sunday, 28 January 2018

Opening: Thursday, 07 December 2017, 18:00 h – 21:00 h
Discussion: Friday, 08 December 2017, 11:00 h – 13:00 h

Opening hours:
Thu-Sat 16:00h - 19:00h
or by appointment
Closed from 25 to 31 December 2017.
Do-Sa 16:00h - 19:00h
oder nach Vereinbarung
Vom 25. zum 31. Dezember 2017 geschlossen.

The research project Art Work(ers) began from a set of historical facts and some intuitions: the concurrent deskilling of art and industrial labour; the parallel emergence of applied research in the arts and in utopian industrial plans; the observation that art did not enter the factory only once production was over, as an alternative or a gentrification agent. Rather, artistic production had often overlapped, both aesthetically and politically, with industrial labour and materials.

Working in between the past and present of two factories (Alusuisse, Chippis and Olivetti, Ivrea), the exhibition Blackout shares performances, discussions and printed matters from the archive of the Art Work(ers) research project.

The exhibition Blackout is a collateral event of the SARN Symposium “Art Research Work,” ZHdK, Zurich, 8 – 9 December 2017.

The Art Work(ers) research project is supported by the Hes • so research fund and the Canton du Valais.

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Saturday, 09.12.2017
17:00h -
Sunday, 07.01.2018


2017 / 201712 / 2018 / 201801 / Artist Talk / Ausstellung
Corner College at
UNTERTAGE im Waldhuus
best of visarte zürich & guests

Johanna Bruckner, Anne-Laure Franchette, Milva Stutz, Katharina Swoboda

Opening: Samstag, 9. Dezember 2017, 17-22.30 Uhr

im Waldhuus
best of visarte zürich & guests

Guests: Corner College, Die Diele, Kunsthaus Aussersihl, The Museum of the Unwanted
Konzept/Kuration: Daniela Minneboo & Sandra Oehy
Bar: Sandi Paucic + Team
DJ: Monica Germann

Unter Tage im Waldhuus präsentiert visarte zürich zum Jahresende einen grossen Überblick über das vielfältigen Zürcher Kunstschaffen.

Dieses Jahr wird unsere Ausstellung an einem sehr besonderen Ort stattfinden: In den leerstehenden unterirdischen Diensträumen des früheren Hotel Dolder Waldhaus in Zürich. Das Gebäude wird bis zu seinem geplanten Abbruch von Projekt Interim als "Waldhuus" zwischengenutzt.

Neben den Mitgliedern des Berufsverbands für Visuelle Kunst visarte zürich werden erstmals auch ausgewählte Zürcher Kunsträume und Ausstellungsformate als Gäste an der Ausstellung teilnehmen. Mit dabei sind das Corner College, Die Diele, das Kunsthaus Aussersihl und The Museum of the Unwanted.

Corner College präsentiert Arbeiten von Johanna Bruckner, Anne-Laure Franchette, Milva Stutz und Katharina Swoboda.

Johanna Bruckner, Total Algorithms of Partiality, 2017. Video still

Anne-Laure Franchette, Archéologie du chantier, 2017. Detail. Invasive plants in resin

Milva Stutz, Natural modul, 2017. Charcoal on paper

Katharina Swoboda, Penguin Pool, 2015. Video still


Sa, 9.12.17, 17 Uhr Kabuki-Aufführung mit Porte Rouge
Sa, 16.12.17, 15 Uhr Performances von Svetlana Hansemann und von Olivia Wiederkehr
Do, 28.12.17, ab 16.30 Uhr Kaffee, Kunst und Konversation mit Artist/Curator Clare Goodwin und special guests – The Museum of the Unwanted (no3)
Sa, 6.1.18, 13 Uhr Die Diele zeigt Shortcuts von Nino Baumgartner (Gutes Schuhwerk, Platzzahl beschränkt, Anmeldung unter
So, 7.1.18, 14 Uhr Corner College (Dimitrina Sevova & Alan Roth) lädt zu Künstlergespräch und Diskussion mit Johanna Bruckner, Anne-Laure Franchette, Michael Günzburger und Milva Stutz

Bitte warm anziehen, die Räume sind nicht geheizt!


Ausstellung: 10. Dezember 2017 – 7. Januar 2018
Öffnungszeiten: Do + Fr 16-19 Uhr / Sa 14-17 Uhr
Vernissage: Samstag, 9. Dezember 2017, 17-22.30 Uhr
Finissage: Sonntag, 7. Januar 2018, 14-17 Uhr

Anreise: Tram 3/8/15 bis Römerhof, dann mit der Dolderbahn bis Dolder Waldhaus, links runter zum Eingang "Anlieferung" (Zugang über Dolderstrasse)
Adresse: Waldhuus, Kurhausstrasse 18, 8032 Zürich

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Saturday, 16.12.2017


2017 / 201712 / Präsentation
Julius John Alam
Zurich Konversationen

Julius John Alam

With Mirjana Power, Nadja Baldini, Jeltje Gordon-Lennox, Dimitrina Sevova and Julius John Alam.

I am a Lahore based artist. I received a Bachelors of Fine Art degree from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 2013 and a Masters of Fine Art degree from Parsons the New School for Design in 2016, where I studied on a Fulbright Scholarship. I have exhibited at Participant Inc, New York, 1×1 Gallery, Dubai, 12 Gates, Philadelphia, Gallery of Light, DUCTAC, Dubai, Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Koel Gallery, Karachi, Sanat Initiative, Karachi, Taseer Art Gallery, Lahore, and Rohtas II, Lahore. I currently teach at the National College of Arts, Lahore and also contribute to various art publications.

In 2016, I engaged some young people to help me make work for a new exhibition. I felt that the safe social space that formed during that time was transformative and healing for everyone. This experience shifted my work from an object based practice to a participatory approach. So, in my next art project I tried to recreate that safe social space. But I found galleries to be stressful spaces that put pressure on people to behave in a certain way. So I grew dissatisfied with the gallery system.

When I arrived in Zurich in 2017 for a residency, I thought it would be better that, instead of working from this problematic position, I use the opportunity to find a solution. I conceived Zurich Konversationen as a collection of conversations with people who employ the arts as a tool in their own practices in an attempt to make the world a better place. Through these conversations I am trying to better understand the role of art and artists in life and how the approaches discussed in the conversations can help me in my own practice.

As I am nearing the end of the project it is becoming clear to me that I cannot call myself an artist anymore, nor can I make and exhibit art in galleries. So I have decided to call myself a facilitator and to independently hold one-on-one and group sessions to facilitate self-healing through the arts. Having been through my own self-healing process and continuously working on my own awareness I understand the challenges that arise through such a process. As a facilitator I have two main roles: to ensure that a safe social space is created for the participant(s); and, to hold the psychological space for inner healing to take place.

The series of conversations I had with people concerning the same are archived as audio recordings. These can be accessed online at the website ( that I made exclusively for the project. Dimitrina Sevova has kindly invited me use Corner College's space to present my final project. It will be structured like a panel discussion. She will mediate and there will be 2 or 3 other people on the panel. It will be a group discussion about the same questions that I have posed during the project and also a reflection on the project itself. It will be held on 16 December at 4:30PM.

Julius John Alam's residency and Zurich Konversationen are kindly supported by IG Rote Fabrik and Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council.

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