Not the New, Not the Old, But the Necessary
Pedro Wirz investigates how collaboration and participation create alternative ways of exhibition making, as well as how collective creativity and the issue of authorship can be balanced for investigating critical forms of experimental processes. The exhibition catalogue “Not the New, Not the Old, But the Necessary“ operates at different levels of conceptual approaches such as abstraction, participation and curation. Wirz continues his series of “Curated Sculptures” for this exhibition by inviting John Beeson, Giovanni Carmine, Carson Chan and Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel to curate a selection of artworks out of a list of 243 artworks from the artists that Pedro Wirz collaborated with in the last four years.
The final section is a group of works made of Origami – which is based on folding paper – is used not only as an artistic technique but also as an expression of abstraction in Wirz’s show. Reconsidering the impact of Japanese culture in Brazil, and bringing along his childhood experience with Origami, Wirz aims to create a social network of ideas, images, and practices in the form of an exhibition and an artist book. Essays by John Beeson, Adnan Yildiz.
Works by Adriana Lara, Alfred Boman, Aljoscha Lanz, Bevis Marein and Charlie Youle, Breena Murphy, Carlos Dias, Christian Mueller, Dan Perjovschi, Dan Solbach, Daniela Domingues, Emil Michael Klein, Friedemann Heckel, Jan Kiefer, Jonathan Zawada, Keichi Eanaami, Lucas Rampazzo, Lucas Wirz, Samuel Leuenberger, Sara Vidas, Stephan Doitschinoff, Thomas Jeppe, Tilman Schlevogt, Tobias Rehberger, Tobias Willa.