On waiting…for their words to leave our mouth

3.12.2021 – 9.1.2022
Museum Strauhof Zurich 

The starting point of this collaborative project was the question of how literature becomes the material of an artistic practice. What forms of recitation and transmission, of writing and rewriting do artists use when they appropriate texts? How can text take on a different form, reach a counterpart, fill a space? 

The starting point of the cooperation project between the F+F School of Art and Design, the Reading School of Art (UK) and the Strauhof Museum was the question of how literature becomes the material of an artistic practice. The focus of the final exhibition at Strauhof is on performative practices and the voices of women*. “on waiting …” brings together several positions in German and English, as well as student research works. The works in the exhibition examine how meanings shift when texts are internalised and brought back out into the open: Do words acquire a different reality in this way – can social reality be reshaped in this way?

The cooperation and exhibition project between the University of Reading, the F+F and the Strauhof started in early summer 2020. 

F+F Schule für Kunst und Design, Zürich (Studiengang Kunst):
Mirjam Bayerdörfer, Irene Müller, Daniel Hauser
with Julia Aschwanden, Soraya Gmür, Noah Joel Huber, Chiara Siciliano, Caroline Stadelmann, Kerstin Wittenberg

University of Reading / Reading School of Art: 
Susanne Clausen, Alun Rowlands
with Maria Garay Arriba, Lisa Barnard, Malou Dobson, Lucy Harwood

Exhibition with works by: Joke Amusan, Kira van Eijsden, Christine Ellison, Annabel Frearson, Mikhail Karikis, Hyewon Kwon, Izidora L. Lethe, Angela Marzullo A.K.A Makita, Tine Melzer, Elodie Pong, Szuper Gallery, Anne Käthi Wehrli, Latefa Wiersch.

Text panels by Joke Amusan
Annabel Frearson
Hyewon Kwon

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