Lisa Biedlingmaier, Anton Bruhin, Lissy Funk, Roman Gysin, Liz Magic Laser, Shirana Shahbazi, Manon Wertenbroek, Trevor Yeung
Silent Opening: 12.02.20
12.02.21 – 10.04.21
Spread across three locations on the premises of Sihlquai Have Sanity in a very expanded sense looks at the topic of sanity. The word sanity from the 16th century Latin word sanus implies being rational and having 'soundness of mind'. The title might be reminiscent of some kind of good wishing for others, as in “Have faith” or "Be Good" but here rather as a made-up wish “Have Sanity.”
The exhibition comes as a reflection on the many ethical considerations that we’ve been exposed to during the pandemic, such as the politics of choice, neoliberal rhetoric, biopolitics, self-care and mental health, spirituality and death. The positions, both new site-specific works and works dating back as far as 1972, have allowed us to relate to and grapple with many of these current topics. Varied in its approaches the exhibition features video, sculpture, installation and textile-based work which oscillate in different directions be it in their formal or conceptual attitude.
Two of the spaces are visible through the windows making it partially accessible to be seen during this period of lockdown.