Simon Haenni – Cityzen c

Vernissage 16 avril 2015 – 18h,
exposition ouverte jusqu’au 16 mai.

Opening 16th of April 2015 – 6pm,
on view until May 16.

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A rather kinky tale of survival

Under a dying source of light : 

a: My heels are always always getting stuck in that mud ! This mud’s so close to silk, and this perfect balance between brown and grey…It makes me grin, like those pants you were wearing last Friday night you see ?

b: Haha come on, don’t tell me you’re not used to that system of corridors? At least with the mud, it’s so soft. Can’t you enjoy some softness sometimes ?

a: Oh please don’t make me feel like more of a schlub than I already am! Be sure I wouldn’t be walking every morning into that vault if I was looking for happiness.

b: Me neither sweetie or I’d be driving home at night in my old Volvo, listening to B & der Club of Gore while watching the skyline of Mülheim an der Ruhr3, like I used to do.

a. I lived there until 1989, at least partially. I know what you mean.

 

Soft-edged curvy corridors continue, 

While the heels slowly disappear in the mud : 

 

a:I had one major obsession during that period : Collecting as many one night stands as possible in those Ibis Styles.                  

b:I’ve been traumatized by the whole Sncf interior design for over a decade. Back in 1993, the company I was working for was mostly operating between Marseille9 and Grenoble2.

b:Add a bad and expensive shrink on the top of it and you get the picture. Anyway, he’s in jail now !

a:Just like some gallerists nowadays I’d say.

 

Tottering through the silky corridors

And continuously spilling coffee on their clothes :

 

b:But were you fetishizing the entire situation or were you simply focusing on details like the bed for example ?

a:Not really. I was mostly hooked by the light of these places and was always overreacting to it. 

a:Or maybe I was simply outnumbered by the massive amount of bodies ?! It’s such a blurry period. Can’t even remember the gender of those people haha

b:Fuzzy and funny, that’s enough for a memory.
 
Only a few drops of coffee left, the rest is dripping along their pants and their thin fingers. 
 
End of the mud, end of the corridors,
 
Somebody seems to wait for them on a stoop a few meters away.

 

Nathaniel Monjaret

Marbriers 4 at Paramount Ranch

January 31 – February 1 2015
In the barn
infos


Timothée Calame
Samuel Jeffery 
Miriam Laura Leonardi

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Stretch Grip, 2015
magnetic tape, metal

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Arrow Speaker, 2015
plastic, metal, rubber

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Triangle, 2015
rubber, plastic

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Elephant, 2015
rubber, chain, metal

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Samuel Jeffery

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Untitled (Mum 1), 2015
Digital print, paper, plexiglass, foam board, tape

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Samuel Jeffery
Untitled (Mum 2), 2015
Digital print, paper, plexiglass, foam board, tape

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Patras, 2015
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Patras, 2015
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Patras, 2015 (detail)
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Deanna Havas — Gloco Loco

Vernissage 17 janvier 2015,
exposition ouverte jusqu’au 1 mars.

Opening 17th of January 2015,
on view until March 1.

 

Traces of jet fuel render a universalism
finally realized as particulars
in the spirit world of the local.

 

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Flora Klein

Vernissage vendredi 31 octobre 2014, 18-21h
exposition ouverte jusqu’au 6 décembre.

Opening Friday 31st of October 2014, 6pm-9pm
on view until December 6.

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56 × 51 × 3.5 cm
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60 × 40 × 4 cm
acrylique sur toile

 

Text

 

Peña performing at Flora Klein’s opening, Marbriers 4

Mathis Altmann – Sucker Farm

19 septembre – 18 octobre
Vernissage jeudi 18 septembre, 19h
September 19 – October 18
Opening Thursday, September 18, 7pm

 

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After years spent happily working as an entrepreneur, there is an energetic crisis that hits, effecting mental and psychic energies. Everyones his/her own entrepreneur rrr rrrrrr-heur, his own businezzz, 24, twenty foaaaah hours serving THE needs. Equipped with pathetic power paraphernalia, conspicuously busy on the phone – my computer is my OOO-:FFIZZ. C C se se.

Hey you nasty authoritarian alter ego! The world started to spin too fast for our minds, creating K K a o s. We’ve engineered our own enterprise of exhausted souls. The brain is full of fuck.

Potential collaborators are E EVERY Wwwhere, WWääähr, E E VE ry parasite is a potential companion – company – competion. B E resitant. B E re- re- sistant. B EEE H.A.V.E. . Everywhere is everything. We have to stay vital in the assembly line of shaking hands, decision makers and infinite streams of trankalizers. Stuck stuck sztooook. Stucked in velooocity.

Don’t become defenseless against numerous perils and predators on a daily/nightly basis, all watched day and night. 20 fourrrring. RING RING. Klopf Klopf. Dear cynicism in the public soul if you’re looking for some shelter, you’re welcome to join me in my little shithole and sit down on my serrated-design postmodern bench that prevents your body from reclining on it. I will offer you some wine and we can discuss pop and sampling culture.

Dolce Farniente: a summer show

Vittorio Brodmann, Olivia Erlanger, Eckhaus Latta, Giulia Essyad, Simon Haenni, Loren Kagny, Marie Karlberg, Tiphanie Mall, Benjamin Rosenthal, Anina Trösch, Villa Design Group, Mélanie Veuillet, Léo Wadimoff, Urban Zellweger

July 5 – July 31, 2014
opening July 4, 6pm
performance by Villa Design Group, 8pm

 

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It will be end of June and we would rather think of this show from a chaise longue than a studio.

The sun, hanging out, booze, tranquilizers for those who appreciate them, nose-deep in a beach novel, eyelids heavy. The slacker’s elegance. The nonchalance of large birds at 4:20, when laziness and delight prevail; to throw oneself into the water: A Bigger Splash.

The heat melts the metal and friends forge the bullets. The abolition of labor, the praise of idleness, sand left between pages. An decadent and vegetative vacation, the GPS is set and we have retreated to the back seat, mellowly high on benzos (Drink and drive).

This is the spine of the project, a hazy short story which can be used as a snorkel or pareo by the invited artists. The show will last a month; we would like the art to be in- as much as outside, to pass by or stay.

“Parce qu’on aime bien ici, parce qu’on est beaucoup,
nous on reste.”

Ramaya Tegegne – Respektive

May 29 ­­– June 14 2014
Opening Wednesday May 28 at 6 pm

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Performance, Saturday June 14
“Version #13: Daniel Baumann”

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Ramaya Tegegne, Bzzz Bzzz Bzzz, Marbriers 4, 2014

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Bzzz Bzzz Bzzz is a visual essay looking at groups, networks and the phenomenon of gossip in an artistic context from a sociological point of view. Gossip is here understood as a relational model allowing to understand how groups emerge and define themselves through a mutual speculative knowledge and through some kind of difference to an outside. Gossip is considered as a productive virtue capable of creating intimacy, trust and a stimulating network allowing the emergence of common values, convictions and knowledge among the group.

Within the art world, as an informal mode of communication, it also plays a decisive role in the formation of a critical opinion on an artist’s reputation: his personality, his work and consequently his career.

Compiled by Ramaya Tegegne on the occasion of her show Respektive at Marbriers 4, May 29 – June 14, 2014.
Available on Beckbooks.ch

Lancement May #12

BECKBOOKS & Marbriers 4 présentent
Vendredi 2 Mai 2014, 18h
et samedi 3 Mai 14h–19h

Lancement May #12

Le numéro 12 est le troisième et dernier volet consacré aux années 1990 en France. Il s’organise autour d’une sélection d’expositions qui nous ont semblé avoir joué un rôle déterminant, symptomatiques d’un moment d’ouverture à des artistes internationaux et à des formes artistiques qui remettent en question le format de l’exposition. Une période d’expérimentation, peut-être trop vite éclipsée par les discussions autour de la notion d’« esthétique relationnelle » qui lui a été ensuite associée. Ce panorama subjectif d’une expérimentation devrait permettre de mettre en perspective les expositions de Pierre Huygue, Philippe Parreno et Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster qui se tiennent presque au même moment dans des grandes institutions, de Beaubourg au Palais de Tokyo, et d’en faire une nouvelle lecture à l’aune de débats en cours sur la fin de l’esthétique.

avec une librairie temporaire BECKBOOKS
et en projection:

Georges Rey, Les Enfants gâtés de l’art (1991),
réalisé dans le cadre de l’exposition «Les Ateliers du Paradise» à la galerie Air de Paris pendant l’été 1990 avec Pierre Joseph, Philippe Parreno et Philippe Perrin

Stephan Dillemuth, Firminy (1993),
réalisé dans le cadre de l’exposition «Project Unité» organisé à Firminy en 1993 par Yves Aupetitallot

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