WE WALK – Strategies from Zurich

12th of August to 19th September 2021

With Mirjam Bayerdörfer, Kira van Eijsten, Gisela Hochuli, Verica Kovacevska, künstlerinnenkollektiv marsie,

Marie-Anne Lerjen, Maricruz Peñaloza, Tanja Trampe, Julia Weber

WE WALK thematizes the artistic practice of walking in the public urban space of Zurich. Not only since the Corona pandemic have questions been raised about new urban spaces and a new understanding of the public sphere. Public space is a crucial component of a lively, diverse, socially and ecologically stable urban landscape. The artists present in this exhibition have long been engaged in participatory knowledge transfer, cultural participation, negotiation and appropriation of territories of Zurich's urban public space. How can artistic interventions change the quality of encounters and exchanges in urban space? How does walking unmask traditional forms of design and planning and urban policy measures? This exhibition and actions/walks show critical and artistic explorations of the limits and possibilities of this most everyday of modalities.

 

A project by künstlerinnenkollektiv marsie and lerjentours.

 

The exhibition WE WALK connects to the Walking as a Question - HUB Zurich collaboration project with the International Walking Art Encounters/Conference in Prespa (Greece) (July 4-10, 2021).


Thursday, August 12, 2021, 6 pm >> Opening

 

Sunday, 15. August 2021, 2.30 pm
«Getaway #36: Kira van Eijsden»
In the series «Outside Sundays» by Mirjam Bayerdörfer


Friday, August 20, 2021, 6 pm
«Can I walk like this?»
Strolling with self-imposed restrictions by
Tanja Trampe

 

Friday, August 27, 2021, 6 pm
«walking in(out)doors»
Walkshop by Marie-Anne Lerjen

 

Sunday, September 5, 2021, 1 pm
«Resonanz im Gehen»
by künstlerinnenkollektiv marsie
A cooperation with PERFORMANCE-REIHE NEU-OERLIKON

 

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 6-8 pm
«Ephemer!»
Promenadological performance with Gisela Hochuli, Maricruz Peñaloza, Julia Weber

 

Sunday, September 19, 2021, 2.30-4.30 pm
«Dual Reality»
An audiowalk by Verica Kovacevska

Own smartphone and headphones required. Start at any time. Duration approx. 30 minutes.

Meeting point (exception): Stiftung Mühlehalde, Witikonerstrasse 100, Zürich

 

Fridays, September 3, 10, 17, 2021, 6-8 pm >> Exhibition open


Exhibition: 12th of August to 19th September 2021

Location/Meeting point: The marsie – a space for collective art practice, Elisabethenstrasse 26, Zurich

 About

Marie-Anne Lerjen is a walking artist from Zurich (Switzerland). Since 2011 she has been working under the label of "lerjentours. Agency for Walking Culture". Her interest is in walking as a method to gain embodied knowledge about places, spaces, things, and notions. She invites people to join her on a "conceptual" walk to make a sensory spatial experience together. lerjentours presents performances, videos, talks, and texts about aspects of walking and perception.

 

About

Simone Etter is a Swiss artist with a nomadic social practive.

Working with long term social performance projects at the core of her practice, Etter builds relationships as works of art by creating plattforms or mindful encounters in everyday life as a living art practice. Simone Etter is initiator of the artists' collective "künstlerinnenkollektiv marsie". She works and experiments on formats and actions to artistic interventions in public space. She lives currently in Zurich, Switzerland.