Opening: Friday, 16 March 2018, 18:00 h
With a short introduction by Donatella Bernardi and a lecture-performance by Nicola Genovese: It’s not about power, it’s about comfort zone
Nicola Genovese, Leak *12, Leak *13, 12 September 2017, Performance. Photo: Stefan Jaeggi
Donatella Bernardi (b. 1976 in Geneva, Switzerland), artist, gives a brief introduction to her project From Abdizuel to Zymeloz, which takes into consideration the site-specificity of Corner College and includes a debate on the current state of feminism, based on various Italian sources.
Nicola Genovese is an artist and musician from Venice, Italy. He lives and works in Zurich and graduated from ZHdK in 2017 with an MA Fine Arts. He mainly works with installation and performance.
It’s not about power, it’s about control. It’s not about power, it’s about comfort zone. The male fear of losing power and the anxiety this creates are topical issues that are ripe for scrutiny as feminism becomes increasingly mainstream and deradicalized. As a corollary to this, hypermasculinity does not allow any form of weakness. Trump’s “You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything” reverberates from the US to Modi in India. Power issues inevitably lead to conflicts or exploitation, and what about sexual impotence and slippers? Nicola Genovese would like to come to a deeper understanding of the fragility and ambivalence of the contemporary male, who is – fortunately – facing the slow decline of patriarchy.
Diese Veranstaltung ist Teil der Ausstellung From Abdizuel to Zymeloz von Donatella Bernardi. //
This event is part of the exhibition From Abdizuel to Zymeloz by Donatella Bernardi.
Die Ausstellung wird unterstützt von der Erna und Curt Burgauer Stiftung. //
The exhibition is supported by Erna und Curt Burgauer Stiftung.