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Shedhalle Zurich presents Protozone8: Queer Trust

September 16–December 4, 2022

Hi-Intensity Phase: September 16–18

BEAST! by Tarek Lakhrissi: October 29, 8pm, performance, with Tarek Lakhrissi, Makeda Monnet, Victor da Silva

The Institute for Embodied Creative Practices: November 5–6, Isabel Lewis with Josephine Baan, Nina Emge, Izidora l LETHE, Ceylan Öztrük, Tyra Wigg

“Queer Trust” is a mindset that pulls from and depends on the in-between. It serves as the foundation for Protozone8 and has shaped the work at Shedhalle since 2020 as a venue for process-based art. The exhibition displays creative products and methods of production that place a high value on interactions and non-linear processes. The participating artists exhibit private, open, brave, and vulnerable work. They achieve this by challenging social, scientific, artistic, and gendered classifications and traditions.

Among other things, the term “queer” refers to the ambiguous and the open. In this sense, the phrase encompasses more than just gender and sexual orientation. It is the cornerstone of a mindset that insists on a “in-between,” a plurality of opinions, and perpetual change.

“Queer” is combined with the word “Trust” in Protozone8. The basis that supports constant change and non-fixation is trust in artistic processes and relationships with other artists. Working in the art gallery Shedhalle is only made feasible because of this. The guests who are welcomed into this area of fluid transitions are likewise given a measure of trust. To trust the liminal area is to practice queer trust.

Protozone8: Queer Trust is created and coordinated in collaboration with the involved artists. Queer Trust develops venues for the exhibition of works as well as chances for gatherings, novel encounters, and education in collaboration with the visitors.

Dana Michel (artist-in-residence) and Tracy Maurice, Lay Them All Down, 2020.

Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, Leave No Trace (Athens) I-VIII, 2022; RYXPER1126AE, 2019; Votive Flowers (I–II), Freestanding Votive Flowers (I–VI), all 2022.

Isabel Lewis, The Institute for Embodied Creative Practices, ongoing. In collaboration with Josephine Baan, Nina Emge, Izidora I LETHE, Ceylan Öztrük, Tyra Wigg, and international art schools.

Natasha Tontey, Garden Amidst The Flame, 2022. Commissioned and produced by Auto Italia, London in partnership with La Becque, Tour-de-Peilz, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, and Shedhalle, Zurich.

Sunny Pfalzer, I know what to do—with Lau Lukkarila and Slim Soledad, music by Marshall Vincent—produced in collaboration with Perrrformat.

Tarek Lakhrissi Beast! (2022) – with Makeda Monnet and Victor da Silva – co-commissioned performance with Tinguely Museum (Basel), Move Festival, Centre Pompidou (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Shedhalle (Zürich), Bureau des Heures Invisibles (Aubervilliers) & A horn is a thorn is a horn (2021)

Terre Thaemlitz, Interstices, 2001, and talk with Laurence Rassel.

Curated by Philipp Bergmann and Thea Reifler. Curatorial assistants: Ani Ekin Özdemir and Vanessa Bosch.

Shedhalle Zürich
Rote Fabrik
Seestrasse 395
CH-8038 Zürich

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