Le Mouvement I
Sculptures on the Move
July 4 to August 31 2014
With sculptures by Olivier Mosset, Franz Eggenschwiler, Carl Burckhardt,
Max Bill and performances by Alex Cecchetti, Christian Jankowski, Marko Lulić, Ariana Reines
Curated by: Chris Sharp and Gianni Jetzer
The 12th edition of the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition kicks off with a reconfiguration of sculptures from former editions. Different representations of the human body in movement are investigated in a juxtaposition of sculpture and performance.
Alex Cecchetti, Summer is Not the Prize of Winter (2012 – ongoing)
Olivier Mosset, Sans titre (À Paul Cézanne) (2000)
Italian, Paris-based artist Alex Cecchetti is a story-teller whose work manifests in performance, writing, and the creation of narrative objects. Here he has been paired with Olivier Mosset’s contribution to the 10th edition of the ESS SPA, Untitled (A Paul Cézanne) 2000 – an empty plinth – in front of which he presents a solo choreography, as if the sculpture came to life and walked off the plinth. Initially performed by him and then passed along, like a baton, to local performers, the choreography weaves a community of performers into the community of Biel/Bienne.
Location : Neuengasse at Nidaugasse, Biel.
Times: July 4, 19:00 (opening). Daily at 19:00 until August 31.
Marko Lulić, A Proposal for a Workers’ Monument (2014)
Franz Eggenschwiler, Farbige Baumruine (1975)
Austrian, Vienna-based artist Marko Lulić (b.1972) presents
A Proposal for a Workers’ Monument. This piece consists of the documentation of choreo¬graphed performance around Franz Eggenschwiler’smonumental, abstract multi-colored sculpture Farbige Baumruine (1975).
Lulić’s choreography, which consists of a combination of poses, dancerly moves and every day actions, seeks to address the absurdity of the monument in the classical sense, while acknowledging the necessity of commemo¬ration, and ultimately invests the workers of what is very much a working class town, Biel/Bienne,
with a symbolic visibility.
Location: Train station, Biel.
Times: July 4, 18:00 (sneak preview). Daily until August 31.
Liz Magic Laser
City center/pedestrian zone
From August 26 to August 31 2014
Opening Press Conference:
August 26 2014, 11:00
August 26 2014, 18:00
Patrick Steffen, firstname.lastname@example.org
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