Fischer/El Sani\'s \'The Rise\' in Kunsthaus Glarus
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Exhibition: 'The Beauty of the Imperfect, Impermanent and Incomplete' by Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani
Location: Kunsthaus Glarus (CH)
Date: 15 February - 3 May 2009
The Berlin artist duo Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani will exhibit from 15 February on in Kunsthaus Glarus in Switzerland. Part of this show is the film installation The Rise which was made during the Zuidas residency period and subsequently shown in SMBA in the Spring of 2007. The Zuidas residency in the new financial district of the Dutch capital is a collaborative project of SMBA and the Professorship of Art & Public Space. The Rise centers on the Viñoly building, the office complex with the characteristic fissure in its facade. In their film, inspired by Hitchcock's Vertigo and Piranse's carceri images, Fischer and El Sani concentrate on the complex relationship between the formal language of the building, the psychological effects triggered by its neomodernist architecture and the free market ideology that radiates from the setting in Zuidas. With the current credit crisis, the film is more topical than ever. The Rise is extensively discussed in the monographic publication Blind Spots, which is still available in SMBA or your local art book store.
For more information of this artwork see The Rise
For more information regarding Kunsthaus Glarus see www.kunsthausglarus.ch