photography by al_vista


3.11.2020 - 19.11.2020









photography by al_vista


11.09.- 25.10.2020

FORECAST (your morning is as good as your mattress) challenges the methods of commercial rhetoric by appropriating and re-contextualising its semiotic material.The ambiguity of this language — with its pretence to communicate directly while simultaneously relying on a network of preconceptions, gender ideals and sexual desires — is fragmented by Jelena Vanoverbeek’s use of montage and juxtaposition.How do these models shape public ambitions and future imaginations?








photography by al_vista


03.07.2020 - 16.08.2020

We know how to measure time. We know what time is as long as we don’t have to explain it. It is a useful fiction that structures lives. Substance of sci-fi explorations into the realms of the possible. The perpetually perishing present moment you can never grasp. The illusion of history as progress, the reality of the countdown until our own death-to-come, the longing of the long wait.


Stemming from thoughts about distortions in the fabric of time, The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense. is comprised of three works by Leila Peacock which reflect on how we conceive of the temporal.









Solar Show is a five-episode work by Rebecca Solari presented at al_vista until February 2021. It is a site-specific-guided-tour-tv-show accessible via links in different locations around Langstrasse that plays with different genres, codes, and characters - Langstrasse regulars, art students, or Hollywood stars - in a hypnotic game of self-representation. Solar Show hosts impossible interviews, role-playing games, and decadent celebrities because that’s the path to SUCCESS.

The first episode ‘A Star Is Born’ is accessible through a link installed at al_vista’s window. Upcoming episodes and access locations to be announced.

episodes:

  1. A Star Is Born - 14th June 2020
  2. Stars Confess - 27th August 2020
  3. Star Is Bored - October 2020
  4. The Show Is Boring - December 2020
  5. The Show Must Go On - February 2021








photography by al_vista


04.05.2020 - 14.06.2020

customer satisfaction is our main motivation is made up of subtle acts of subversion that disturb contemporary modes of production and decorate our everyday delirium. Working with familiar references, ordinary gestures and holiday plans, promises of escapism and endless happiness are broken.

Andrea Raemy repurposes materials from crafting and construction to reflect on notions of softness, resistance and the (im)possibility of action. In this exhibition she intertwines in a gestic way rudeness and poetics of homeliness.

Dominique Joller
is harnessing handwoven tapestry to reproduce the imagery of advertisement. This paradoxical movement of production is decelerating the logic of these images in a profit-oriented economy.


Simona Ferrari uses the neon sign in the urban context to display architecture as a bidimensional image. This act of doubling is withal performed through the notion of looking as a bodily experience.









photography by al_vista


15.04.2020 - 02.05.2020

In between the exhibitions, the shutter of al_vista is occupied with Ardil Yalinkiliç’s Contemporary Poetry. These are poems the artist created using the limited vocabulary of Tinder profiles of men that he has collected.









photography by Stéphanie Gygax


03.03.2020 - 12.04.2020

the absolute minimum for a short-term well-being
reflects on precarious structures, both social and material, that define our current located condition. From the need of production to the speed of obsolescence, the exhibition explores the constant fear of becoming disposable.

Jiajia Zhang works with citations from art and popular culture. At Dienerstrasse she enlarges a screenshot she took from the cover of a recent exhibition catalogue of Julie Becker, suggesting close ties between artistic production, private space and real estate.

Adrian Fernandez Garcia creates a vocabulary of dysfunctional technical objects. Washfountain is a hacked fountain that compromises the hope in technical solutions. A spectacular view to a stainless steel circular multistation hand wash appliance.


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