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Vernissage: détours X Sarah Burger

  • Kulturfolger 46 Idastrasse Zürich, ZH, 8003 Switzerland (map)

détours X Sarah Burger

21 - 30 August 2019

Opening: Wed 21 August 2019, 6.30PM
Live performance by Dimitri Howald at 7PM

With the second edition of our détours exhibition series and at the invitation of Kulturfolger, we are honoured to present a new series of Sarah Burger’s work in an installation that will be musically interpreted by Dimitri Howald.

Installation: Sarah Burger
Sound: Dimitri Howald (BE)
Design: Emilie Appercé and Dominik Kim

Curated by Kristina Grigorjeva


How does art tell its stories? How exactly do we hear and understand them? And what does aesthetics mean? We believe art lives and finds its expression in the aesthetic experience. It is a slow, precarious and fleeting process and seems to us to be an urgent requirement and a deficiency of our up-and-down-scrolling, left-and-right-swiping everyday lives. With detours we try to create situations, that not only invite to take five and linger, but also open up detours in the perception of the works.

The series «Fernweh» from Sarah Burger is based on old photonegatives and diapositives of various landscapes taken at the time when the first portable photo cameras came into use. Those negatives and diapositives are in the meantime around 100 years old. Their materiality shows traces of decay: the chemical processes are slowly eating at the photographs, and in doing so create abstract images. The photographs used for “Fernweh” are found in an online archive. As a result of the digitalization of analogue photographs, the material damages become part of the pictures. This series shows enlarged details from this process of decay.

Earlier Event: August 20
Later Event: August 22
JKON - Junge Kunst Olten 2019