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Fri 4.10.

This Is The House That Jack Built

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.10.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Mobile by Alex Valder

Mobile by Alex Valder

HELMRINDERKNECHT contemporary design gallery, recently moved from Berlin to Zurich, has transformed a vacant villa in the neighbourhood of Zurich Oerlikon into a temporary home for contemporary design and art for ‘This Is The House That Jack Built’, a new exhibition project.

 

 

Mobile by Frédéric Dedelley

Mobile by Frédéric Dedelley

“As the british nursery rhyme and exhibition title ‘This Is The House That Jack Built’ narrates, the exhibition can be seen as an accumulated story of complicated relative sentences.” says HELMRINDERKNECHT. “Starting with an old villa, the show stretches over three floors, through a vast number of rooms, from the basement with its hidden bar up to the attic with its wonderful gabled structure.”

 

Mobile by Matylda Krzykowski

Mobile by Matylda Krzykowski

“The participating galleries present artists from their programme in conjunction with the other guest projects. As in the nursery rhyme, the story of the building becomes also the subject of the exhibition. It is the direct and indirect link to the work of art. ‘The House that Jack built…’, this house; it is not only a house containing exhibited objects, but perfectly illustrates the symbiotic relationship that all houses have with the objects they contain and the lives lived within its walls.”

 

The villa, built in 1908 by Swiss architect Adolf Asper, stayed in the same family for generations. After a recent change in ownership, the building will soon be renovated and restructured.

The villa, built in 1908 by Swiss architect Adolf Asper, stayed in the same family for generations. After a recent change in ownership, the building will soon be renovated and restructured.

HELMRINDERKNECHT contemporary design gallery is presenting objects from it’s gallery programme and a new edition of mobiles. “This new collection dissects, examines and explores the idea of the mobile as a design or perhaps, an art object.”

 

Temporarily transformed into an exhibition space, the building becomes an extraordinary and unusual exhibition location – miles away from a regular gallery space.

Temporarily transformed into an exhibition space, the building becomes an extraordinary and unusual exhibition location – miles away from a regular gallery space.

This Is The House That Jack Built is on now until November 3, 2013.

 

to the Helmrinderknecht website

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