Pamela Rosenkranz (1979, Sils-Maria, Switzerland) lives and works in Zurich. Starting from the empirical observation of minute details and isolated gestures and movements, Rosenkranz multiplies her viewpoints, negates the very notion of centrality by creating unstable and open realities, through a constant tension between presence and absence. Selected solo exhibitions of her work include Centre d’ Art Contemporain Geneve; Karma International (Zurich); Art Statements, Art Basel; Micky Schubert (Berlin); Kunstmuseum Thun; Taro Nasu Gallery (Tokyo); and Store (London). Recent group shows include “Fax,” Drawing Center (New York); “Reduction and Suspense,” Kunstverein Bregenz; “Event Horizon,” Raster (Warsaw); “Blank Complexity,” Karma International at Parisa Kind (Frankfurt); and Manifesta7, Trentino Alto Adige/Sudtirol.
JASON DODGE, HADLEY + MAXWELL, ALLISON HRABLUIK, AARON FLINT JAMISON, SAM LEWITT, HEATHER AND IVAN MORISON, AVIGAIL MOSS, PAMELA ROSENKRANZ, DEXTER SINISTER, MATT SHERIDAN SMITH, OSCAR TUAZON
April 9–May 28, 2011
Presenting the work of eleven artists and collaborators, this exhibition refuses to deliver. It offers artworks sent via national postal systems addressed to the gallery as “Poste Restante”. Typically relied upon by travelers and lovers, “Poste Restante” is a request for a post office to hold a letter or package until picked up by its recipient. The works are exhibited as received, in unopened envelopes or parcels, accompanied by any paperwork generated during transit, including customs forms, bills of lading, and pro forma invoices. Delivery is deferred as the packages wait, held by the gallery for a recipient whose identity is unknown.
Objects are shaped by various encounters with systems of commerce, information, publicity and transportation. Stubbornly resistant to dematerialization, the art object remains local, specific and visible only in certain spaces, while operating in far-flung networks, both physical and immaterial. Guarantors of the exhibition as an exhibition, the art objects in Poste Restante serve as ground for exchanges of immaterial services, writings, and conversations. Through the suspension of delivery we remove the object-in-itself from scrutiny and see in clearer relief the systems the object both calls to life and circulates within.
The exhibition will travel to further destinations, including both commercial galleries and non-profit spaces, marking out a geographical network of communication and interests analogous to those of the participating artists and organizations. Parallel events, including talks, performances, and publications, will accompany the exhibition at each location.
Curated by Eric Fredericksen
CLINT BURNHAM, RANDY LEE CUTLER, OMER FAST, AARON FLINT JAMISON, TRICIA MIDDLETON, PHILIP MONK, PAMELA ROSENKRANZ, KLAUS SCHERUÜBEL
August 1–August 31, 2012
Please enjoy these summer reading “picks” from a selection of local and international artists and writers, including Clint Burnham, Randy Lee Cutler, Omer Fast, Aaron Flint Jamison, Tricia Middleton, Philip Monk, Pamela Rosenkranz and Klaus Scherübel.
The PDF is available here.