ZURICH: Until 25 September
JEROEN HOFMAN / AMY FRIEND / MARTIN BOGREN / THIRZA SCHAAP / ALBARRÁN CABRERA / SANDRO DIENER / JEFFREY CONLEY / THOMAS HOEPKER / PAUL CUPIDO / RENATO D’AGOSTIN
Returning after the summer holidays, Bildhalle would like to invite you to a summer apéro at our gallery and give all interested visitors who missed the opening at the beginning of summer the opportunity to enjoy our group exhibition OCEAN. We include works by ten artists who explore the motif of the ocean, each with a different aesthetic approach.
For thousands of years, people of all civilizations have been intrigued by the ocean and have pictured it in a diversity of artistic forms. The ocean is the source of life on earth and symbolic of the unbounded spectrum of animate being. The infinite movement of these masses of water also symbolizes stability. Conversely, the oceans may also stand for formlessness and chaos and, in the interpretation of dreams, for the collective and personal unconscious.
The works of Jeroen Hofman (NL), Amy Friend (CA), Martin Bogren (SE) and Thirza Schaap (NL) are showcased in Switzerland for the first time while the artist duo Albarrán Cabrera (ES) surprise us with a new printing technique of their own invention. Jeffrey Conley (US) and Paul Cupido (NL) enchant us with their pigment prints on Japanese Kozo paper. With Sandro Diener we opened the Swiss gallery eight years ago. The ten artists all take the perspective that we have as human beings and viewers standing on the shore.