Artists had been using classrooms of the Wolfbach school as studios until the building had to be torn down for the extension of the Kunsthaus Zurich. It was suspected that a large pool of art had been forgotten and hidden in these grounds. During the large-scale archaeological excavation in 2014, Julia Sheppard, Nicole Biermaier & Wamidh Al-Ameri found works of art, which have to be filed and determined. The process of excavation, documentation and definition of those works will be documented in a future publication.
"So it's the question of reconciling belonging and individuality."
Vanessa Simili on artist Claudio Rasano and the stories behind his portraits.
"He took the winning photograph with an analog camera. Two photos per student, with no on-site quality control."
Christine Stähelin on Claudio Rasano, winner of the 2017 Taylor Wessing Prize.
Claudio Rasano is the laureate of the «Taylor Wessing Photographic Portait Prize» of 2016! We congratulate him wholeheartedly and are proud of him. He convinced the jury with this photograph from the series «Similar Uniforms – We refuse to compare».
«Some experts too have spoken against school uniforms on the grounds that they suppress individuality and diversity.»
Claudio Rasano at the award ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Aglaia Haritz attended the Marrakech Biennial with «swap2016», where artists from Morocco and Switzerland collectively presented their artistic analysis of European and North African identities.
Aglaia worked with the Berber «Women’s Cooperation» from Yagour for her exhibition. A group of women was responsible for the production of the handwoven carpets. The conversation was documented and filmed and can be seen until 8 May 2016 at the Riad Larouss in Marrakech.
Photography: Nico Schaerer
Antshi von Moos attended «Transform» in Bern last weekend. There, she projected indoor shots of the kiosk «Irina» on its closed roller shutters. During the projection Cimon Finix recited headlines of tabloid papers, which he had rearranged.
Photography by Remy Erismann © transform