Auf der Suche nach der Schönheit der Demokratie/In Search Of Democratic Beauty

  In october/november club désirer will be a guest @ Gasthaus zum Bären/Museum Bärengasse, taking part in this project: Unsettling the Setting. Playing, Plying, Squatting // Operating, Owning, Occupying ––– or rather? Ideas, strategies, suggestions, concepts for an (im)possible / (un)bearable exhibition situation, by: Alain Jenzer, Allan Siegel, Alex Meszmer and Reto Müller, André Bideau,…

Tell us, is democracy beautiful?

Is Democracy beautiful? Can we find beauty in democratic processes? Do you think that it is completely foolish to search for democratic beauty? Or do you know of beautiful moments, times, events or objects that are related to democracy? Then tell us! Click on the Poll or leave a comment!

Il Quarto Stato – Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo reenacted

      Sunday 6th of April 45 volunteers gathered for reenacting Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedos painting Il Quarto Stato in Studio Cloud 4 (the original picture shows 58 persons). We want to thank all participants and  especially Stefano Stagni our photographer for exciting discussions of different forms and possibilities of a contemporary version of Pellizzas…

First day – in search of democratic beauty

While we still had been busy preparing everything, the Italian curator Pier Luigi Tazzi visited Studio Cloud 4. Pier Luigi Tazzi had been one of the curators of Jan Hoets Documenta IX in 1992 and taught at Kunsthochschule Kassel during the time, when Alex was a young student, so after a long time paths crossed…