Summer of Suspense / Group Show at Kunsthalle Zurich

The group show “Summer of Suspense / Sommer des Zögerns” at Kunsthalle Zurich is a quite unusual exhibition, born out of the Corona virus crisis. The show is an experiment – as most days, of late, have been – in alternative forms of getting together. 42 local artists slowly develop a show that accumulates over seven weeks. Three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) two artists come to Kunsthalle Zürich to install, perform or present a work, with a toast at 6 p.m. for those who stop by. After seven weeks, all 42 works stay on view from the 12 July until the 30th of August, around which time a new season and sentiment might be afoot. The exhibition has been curated by Daniel Baumann and Matthew Hanson.

In this video, Daniel Baumann (Director / Curator, Kunsthalle Zurich) talks about the concept of the show and the artworks on display (in German language. Subtitles in English or captions in German can be activated via the YouTube player’s control bar).

The artists participating in the exhibition are: Sitara Abuzar Ghaznawi, Mitchell Anderson, Sabian Baumann, Ruedi Bechtler, Stefan Burger, Francesco Cagnin, Lara Dâmaso, Andreas Dobler, Nina Emge, Peter Fischli, Gabriele Garavaglia, Jasmine Gregory, Tim Häsler, Nic Hess, Shamiran Istifan, Yannic Joray, Ivana Kojic, Nils Amadeus Lange, Lorenza Longhi, Martina Mächler, Dominic Michel, Manutcher Milani, Agnes Moraux, Caterina de Nicola, Caro Niederer, Nusser Glazova, Walter Pfeiffer, Sam Porritt, Jack Pryce, Q Library, Pamela Rosenkranz, Lionne Saluz, Thomas Sauter, Klaudia Schifferle, Bea Schlingelhoff, Linda Semadeni, Shirana Shahbazi, Elza Sile, Loredana Sperini, Linus Stiefel, Juliette Uzor, Agnès Wyler, and Jiajia Zhang.

Summer of Suspense (Sommer des Zögerns) / Group Show at Kunsthalle Zurich. Exhibition Walkthrough with Daniel Baumann (Director / Curator, Kunsthalle Zurich), July 4, 2020. (in German language with English subtitles).

We have also covered the performances by Lara Dâmaso and Nils Amadeus Lange.

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00:00 Intro 04:40 Nic Hess 05:25 Caro Niederer 05:38 Bea Schlingelhoff 05:55 Lionne Saluz 06:24 Yannic Joray 06:55 Gabriele Garavaglia 07:40 Jack Pryce 08:22 Agnès Wyler 08:45 Elza Sile 09:40 Ruedi Bechtler 10:35 Linus Stiefel 11:05 Nils Amadeus Lange 11:40 Jiajia Zhang 12:15 Sam Porritt 12:38 Dominic Michel 12:53 Ivana Kojic 13:20 Sitara Abuzar Ghaznawi 14:00 Jasmine Gregory 14:20 Andreas Dobler 14:45 Nina Emge 15:05 Linda Semadeni 15:40 Pamela Rosenkranz 16:20 Linda Semadeni 16:40 Lorenza Longhi 16:55 Thomas Sauter 17:24 Manutcher Milani 17:38 Stefan Burger 18:10 Bea Schlingelhoff 18:45 Mitchell Anderson 19:13 Peter Fischli 20:15 Francesco Cagnin 21:08 Walter Pfeiffer 21:28 Caterina de Nicola 21:39 Elza Sile 22:03 Shamiran Istifan 22:17 Stefan Burger 22:50 Sabian Baumann 23:45 Q Library 24:48 Outro

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