Thursday, 28 August 2008
FELIPE MUJICA 'EVERYTHING THAT BEGINS AS COMEDY INEVITABLY ENDS AS MISTERY' IN ZURICH
"Everything that begins as comedy inevitably ends as mystery”
Message Salon @ Perla Mode, Zürich
The works exhibited at message salon intended to create a situation, a sort of portal into formal jokes contaminated with psychedelic and political imaginary.
Three different yet interrelated projects conformed the exhibition. Weaving and clashing different examples of culture the pieces aimed to leave the public in a strange in-between moment. Each work became a bridge with the other works and also a bridge between the exhibition and its context.
This exhibition was then a personal response to the characteristics of Perla Mode, the works where adapted and modified from my original plan. Besides the art world and general public I had to consider that the exhibition space was located in the red light district of Zürich. My vision of the unknown (as a mental space) and the nostalgic (as history) clashed with the reality outside the windows; and this clash would hopefully leave a distance, with a specific energy, to think about.
The title of this exhibition is the final phrase of a chapter of "Los Detectives Salvajes", a novel by
Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño.
message salon downtown
Langstrasse 84 / Brauerstrasse 37 8004 Zurich
Exhibition: 27 August 2008 - 24 September 2008
Opening Hours: Mi 18 - 23 Uhr, Fr/Sa 15 - 18 Uhr