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
+41 44 217 70 80
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).
Until Sun, 12/09/2021
Free entry on the opening day: 10.6.2021 from 11 am – 8 pm
Free admission for children up to the age of 18 years, members, holders of Zurich Card