Dana Michel (artist-in-residence) & Tracy Maurice, Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, Isabel Lewis, Natasha Tontey, Sunny Pfalzer, Tarek Lakhrissi, Terre Thaemlitz & talk with Laurence Rassel
curation Philipp Bergmann & Thea Reifler
curatorial assistants Ani Ekin Özdemir & Vanessa Boschopening hours:
Hi-Intensity 16.09. 18-24h, 17.09. 14-22h, 18.09. 14-20h / Lo-Intensity 19.09.-04.12. Sa 14-20h & So 14-18hVenue:
Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zurich Kultur (für The Institute for Embodied Creative Practices), Tanzhaus Zurich (für Dana Michel), Embassy of Canada to Switzerland (für Dana Michel).
QUEER TRUST is an a!itude that draws from and relies on the in-between. It has shaped the work at Shedhalle as a space for process-based art since 2020 and is also the basis of Protozone8. The exhibition shows artistic works and ways of working that trust in relationships and processes beyond fixed attributions. The participating artists share intimate, vulnerable, open, and courageous artwork. In doing so, they question (gender) identities as well as artistic, scientific, and social traditions and classifications.
QUEER is, among other things, a term for the ambiguous and the unenclosed. In this sense, the term goes beyond sexual orientation or the question of gender. It is the basis of an attitude that insists on an “in-between,” a diversity of perspectives, and constant change.
For Protozone8, QUEER is joined with the term TRUST. Relationships with artists and trust in artistic processes are the foundation that gives support to constant change and non fixation. This is what makes working in the art space Shedhalle possible in the first place. TRUST is also placed in the visitors, who are invited into this space of fluid transitions.
QUEER TRUST is a call to trust the space between.
Protozone8: QUEER TRUST is developed and organized in exchange with the participating artists. Together with the visitors, QUEER TRUST creates space for the presentation of works as well as opportunities for gatherings, new experiences, and learning.
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