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Zimoun – 295 prepared dc-motors, 39 kg wood, 825 cardboard boxes 35 x 32.5 x 32.5 cm

Until Sun, 12/09/2021
Museum Haus Konstruktiv
Zimoun, 104 prepared dc-motors, 825 cardboard boxes 35 x 32.5 x 32.5 cm, 2021. Installation view Museum Haus Konstruktiv, 2021. Photo: Stefan Altenburger
Zimoun, 104 prepared dc-motors, 825 cardboard boxes 35 x 32.5 x 32.5 cm, 2021. Installation view Museum Haus Konstruktiv, 2021. Photo: Stefan Altenburger
Zimoun, 191 prepared dc-motors, 39 kg wood, 2021. Installation view Museum Haus Konstruktiv, 2021. Photo: Stefan Altenburger

Museum Haus Konstruktiv’s solo exhibition on Zimoun (b. 1977) is the largest dedicated to this Bernese artist in a Swiss museum. It presents two immersive room and sound installations, which the artist has made from simple everyday and industrial materials, and adapted to the venue’s architectural givens.

Cardboard boxes, metal disks, wooden sticks, felt balls – as banal as the objects that Zimoun uses in his artistic practice may seem, the effect they have in the exhibition space is spectacular: Hundreds of them, arranged according to certain principles (in grid formation, for example) are set in motion and made to emit sounds with the aid of just as many direct-current motors. Visual and acoustic patterns, generated in a partly random way, immerse the observer in a delightful monotony that is repetitive and multifaceted at the same time. The markedly reduced aesthetics of Zimoun’s installations also open up references to minimal art and minimal music.

Museum Haus Konstruktiv

Selnaustrasse 25
8001 Zürich

+41 44 217 70 80
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Tram 8/SZU S4/S10: Bahnhof Selnau
Tram 2/3/9/14: Stauffacher

Photography for private purposes is permitted, as long as no flash, tripod or selfie stick is used (exceptions are marked).

Opening Times

Tuesday: 11–17
Wednesday: 11–20
Thursday: 11–17
Friday: 11–17
Saturday: 11–17
Sunday: 11–17

Until Sun, 12/09/2021

Free entry on the opening day: 10.6.2021 from 11 am – 8 pm

Prices

CHF 18/12*

*reduced

Free admission for children up to the age of 18 years, members, holders of Zurich Card

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