Art & Energy | Donatella Bernardi (ed.)

MA Fine Arts ZHdK Graduates 2019

We often think art’s all about money. Rather, it’s about energy. Immersing yourself in Lake Zurich, a hedge-fund office, a botanical garden, or a land-art piece built on ruins, is it possible to discern an energy particular to art? Art as a form of energy capable of encompassing the whole of life, more powerful than finance and its algorithms? Art as science or speculative fiction? We dwell in castles with Schrödinger’s cat until we give form to the formless: molecules and failed soldiers, art spaces previously owned by the mafia. We share tips about the tricks of the trade—only to intervene, emancipate, culminate, collapse, and (re)emerge. Let us look everywhere for ideas, and let us be gloriously out of touch: may we grow our capacity and courage to love. Catastrophism, miniskirt, particle.

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320 pages, Sternberg Press, 2020
ISBN 978-3-95679-576-3


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This book arises from the 2019 activities of the MA Fine Arts program at the Zurich University of the Arts. It reflects the conviction that an arts school can be a pedagogical nexus dedicated to the transmission of knowledge, experimentation, and research as much as a locus for civic and critical debate and exhibition, involved in its community, locally and globally.

With texts and artistic contributions by Kevin Aeschbacher, Bene Andrist, Claudia Baena, Donatella Bernardi, Lisa Biedlingmaier, Johanna Bruckner, Martina Buzzi, Notta Caflisch, Graciela Carnevale, Mathieu Copeland, Gritli Faulhaber, Anne-Laure Franchette, Florian Graf, Nadia Graf, Michael Felix Grieder, Tobias Gutmann, Vemo Liwei Hang, Julius Hatt, Tim Hergersberg, Füsun Ipek, Hanieh Jahangiri, Ziqi Jiang, Nicola Kazimir, Pete Keller, Elise Lammer, Yani Li, Kathrin Maliszewski, Nico Sebastian Meyer, Clio Newton, Tabita Rezaire, Ana Roldán, Valentina Sansone, Esther Schena, Denise Schwab, Daniel Schwartz, Alexandra Siegrist, Elza Sile, Susan Steiger, Linda Strähl, Ilona Stutz, Milva Stutz, Salvatore Vitale, Bettina Wachter, Yamu Wang, Yvonne Wilhelm.

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