Until the 7th February 2009 the gallery Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio in Zurich, Switzerland, presents two artists, Beth Campbell and Stephen Willats. The exhibition is titled Social Interactions: Beth Campbell / Stephen Willats.
Campbell and Willats are of separate generations and educational experience. Beth Campbell was born in the USA in 1971. She recently participated in Manifesta 7 with the installation piece Following Room – Trento, 2008, that is now on display at the gallery. Stephen Willats, too, participated in Manifesta 7. He was born in the UK in 1943. Stephen Willats is a pioneer of conceptual art. Over the past five decades he has investigated networks and cybernetic theories of social interactions and communication as well as feedback. Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery presents a selection of works on paper and card from 1994 to 2005.
“Social Interactions: Beth Campbell / Stephen Willats was inspired by the artists’ independent curiosity about thoughts, patterns, associations and consequences, their work and interest in architecture and social structures. (…) Both are concerned with sociology, psychology, communication, chance, and portray this in their art. They have chosen to work in various media to investigate space and interaction within limited space and time.” (Excerpt from the press release).
Social Interactions: Beth Campbell / Stephen Willats, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland. This video shows impressions of the opening reception. December 12, 2008.
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