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Ernst Caramelle has been considered an important representative of conceptual art since the 1970s, yet he always executes it with a wink: according to the title of one of his exhibitions, he makes ‘very pleasant conceptual art’. He is known, among other things, for his large-scale temporary murals, with which he intervenes in existing architectures, seemingly unhinging their spatial order. But time also plays a major role in Ernst Caramelle’s oeuvre: he lets it do some of the work – for example, when it comes to the so-called light works (sun on paper). Drawing is essential to his creations: from a casual sketch to a meticulously executed work, everything plays an important role. We definitely look forward to what will happen in and with the light-box organ in Performance Passage when Ernst Caramelle gets to work. After all, he is an expert in reversals – whether linguistic, temporal, spatial or as mirror images – certainly with a good dash of irony.
Performance Passage. Space for Poetics of the In-between is a curatorial project by Andrea Maurer. Each year, two visual compositions are presented on the display developed by her. Artists from various fields are invited to participate, with a focus on language-experimental positions. The spatial design of Performance Passage was devised by Christoph Meier. An accompanying publication to go with the respective installation can be purchased from the self-service machine on site.
Sujets, composition Ernst Caramelle Curator, display concept, editor, Schaukelbar Andrea Maurer Artistic spatial design Christoph Meier Technical realisation display Thomas Sandri Graphic design booklet Katarina Schildgen, Paul Gasser