Haim Steinbach «once again the world is flat.» (24.05. – 17.08.14)
This expansive exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich presents the work of Haim Steinbach (born in Israel in 1944, lives and works in New York) from the early 1970s to the present day. The show focuses on Haim Steinbach’s contextual work with objects. Beginning with the square frame of the paintings of the early 1970s, the work moves on to encompass architectural settings. Having incorporated objects from local collections in his exhibitions at the Center for Curatorial Studies Bard Hessel Museum in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, in 2013, and at the Serpentine Galleries in London in Spring 2014, with which the Kunsthalle Zürich is collaborating for this exhibition, Haim Steinbach also integrates specific objects and artworks from Zürich art collections into his “Displays.”
Slavs and Tatars «Lektor» (15.02. – 17.08.14)
In advance of their fall exhibition (opening: 29 August, 2014), the artist group Slavs and Tatars developed a new version of the audio work «Lektor» for the future public library space of Kunsthalle Zürich. The work consists of an Uighur voice reading excerpts from the medieval epic poem Kutadgu Bilig (Wisdom of Royal Glory), and a voice-over of the German translation. Encouraging a constant shift of speakers and listeners «Lektor» welcomes a wide audience to engage with its subjects and situations. On the occasion of the new cycle of exhibitions at Kunsthalle Zürich, the audio work itself will shift from its Uighur-German "original" to a new Turkish-German version, emphasizing the very process of translation taking place in the interim.
SLAVS AND TATARS: «LEKTOR» Seksmisja, Director: Juliusz Machulski, PL, 1984, 120 min
THURSDAY, 14 AUGUST, 6 PM
With Live-Interpreter (German)
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EVENING, Thursday, 6.30 pm: 7.8.
SUNDAY, 2 pm: 17.8.
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