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Double Take

  • Last Tango 30 Gasometerstrasse Zürich, ZH, 8005 Switzerland (map)

Double Take
Chérif & Silvie Defraoui / Manon Wertenbroek
Jason Dodge / Bruno Jakob
Per Kirkeby / Katja Schenker
Vittorio Santoro / Simon Starling
Gregory Hari / Samson Young
Michael Etzensperger / Christoph Hefti

Curated by Linda Jensen & Arianna Gellini

Opening: 24.08.18 16:00 until late
Performance by Gregory Hari at 19:00
24.08.18 – 03.11.18

Le Foyer – In Process talk with Silvie Defraoui on 25.08.18 at 17:00
Also open for the Season Opening on 31.08.18 from 18:00

Last Tango is pleased to announce its grand re-opening in new buildings at Gasometerstrasse 30/32 on August 24th, 2018. 

For its first exhibition Last Tango is steering away from its usual program of two-person exhibitions and is presenting a multi-generational group show including works by Swiss and international artists. With a total of six separate spaces, each space contains paired works by two artists. 

Fluid in its approach the exhibition Double Take features thematic juxtapositions, continuities and ruptures with many works pertaining to the potential of the misidentified, misheard and the ambiguous space of the inexpressible. The exhibition explores subjects such as the limitations of language, the act of muting, subjectivity, immateriality, montage and hybridity, the process of sedimentation as well as historical memory. The show’s title makes reference to the undecipherable at first glance. A double take is a moment oftentimes depicted in films or in cartoons when a character glances at something without much reaction, turns away, and then, in a moment of realization, snaps their head around with a big expression, usually comically goggle-eyed. Diverse in media, the exhibition spans many practices including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, lithography, video and performance. 

After five months of renovation the former garage, bicycle workshop and illegal club has been made exhibition ready. Curators Linda Jensen and Arianna Gellini will develop an exhibition programme of one year and a half until the fixed leasehold ends. 

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