30 Apr - 25 Jun 2011
Curated by Gianni Jetzer
30 April - 25 June 2011
Participating artists: David Adamo, Pavel Büchler, Nikolas Gambaroff, Aloïs Godinat, Bernhard Hegglin, Alex Hubbard, Tobias Madison and Kaspar Müller, Dan Rees, Pamela Rosenkranz, Fredrik Værslev
The Confidence-Man is an exhibition that looks at small gestures, lost objects and independent patterns. The materials used seem unagitated. The punctuation is pragmatic, yet not easy to decipher. All works in The Confidence-Man testify to a seemingly indifferent sovereignty towards art. As a result an approach is introduced which is pleasantly simple. At American universities there is a large debate surrounding the potential of unlearning. To forget something once understood, is increasingly seen as valuable. Parallel to that, there are artists now, who deliberately evade a complex derivation of their work. Work speaks for itself. It constitutes a separate perceptive space. Instead of seeing ones expectations validated, as an observer at times one looses overview.