Mickry 3 was founded in 1998 by Christina Pfander, Dominique Vigne and Nina von Meiss in Zurich, right after they finished their studies in fine arts at F+F School for Art and Media Design.
Their collaboration began with “M3 Supermarkt”. Arranged as an installation with over 1’000 self-made unique objects, the palette ranged from happiness pills to human organs to a female orgasm, all wrapped in cellophane and available at bargain prices. The motto was to produce inexpensive art for everybody while at the same time undermining the functioning of the art business. Somehow this subverting procedure became a slogan of the trio.
Their works often relate to art history and copying, interpreting and re-interpretation is an ever-recurring aspect of their work, which has continued to develop strongly over the years. But what runs through the whole body of work created by Mickry 3 is a sense of humour and a critical but never moralistic attitude towards society.
In 2006 the trio – who works exclusively in the collective – joined the Association of Swiss Sculptors AZB and moved to their conglomerate of workshops and exterior working spaces in the peripheral area of former gasworks in Schlieren.
2017 / 201702 / Diskussion
L’économie politique de l’atelier d’artiste
Eine Podiumsdiskussion mit Tonjaschja Adler, Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, Vreni Spieser, und Nina von Meiss und Christina Pfander von Mickry3 im Gespräch mit den Kuratorinnen Nadja Baldini, Dimitrina Sevova und Tanja Trampe.
Tonjaschja Adler, Nadja Baldini, Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, Mickry3, Dimitrina Sevova, Vreni Spieser, Tanja Trampe