Collection Cahiers d'Artistes is a project of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia for promoting the Visual Arts

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Cahier d’Artistes at Ground, Moscow

The “Extended Cahiers” exhibition at the GROUND Art Centre in Moscow provides the occasion to show this very large material and digital archive of Swiss contemporary art trends. The presentation of all of the publications featured in these past 30 years, realised by the independent curator Madeleine Amsler and by Patrick Gosatti, in charge of the Cahiers project, is conceived as a living facility, a dynamic and branched extension of works in space and on the walls. Imagined as an extended book, such a presentation intends to highlight the topicality of the archive as well as its reactivation potential. Besides the presentation of the original publications, the hanging presents an abundant selection of images, photographs, impressions taken from numerous pages of the Cahiers d’Artistes as well as artistic actions specially realised for this exhibition.

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In this perspective, the artists Gilles Furtwängler and Delphine Chapuis Schmitz realise in collaboration a performance work conceived for the occasion. A video programme based on the archive completes the presentation of the Collection Cahiers d’Artistes.

Besides the presentation of the archive, this event is likewise an important occasion for the presentation of the latest 2017 edition with the publications from Gina Folly, Gilles Furtwängler, Mathis Gasser, Charlotte Herzig, Karin Hueber, Florence Jung, Yves Scherer and Hagar Schmidhalter.

A discussions day is organised for 11 November, the date of the exhibition vernissage. The artists Gilles Furtwängler and Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, as well as the curators Denis Pernet, Madeleine Amsler and Patrick Gosatti, will exchange ideas and debate approaches related to the contemporary archive with Muscovite cultural actors.

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The Collection Cahiers d’Artistes archive will be the point of departure of discussions that will be developed concerning the artistic production, the edition and its relationship with the performance or even the role, function and contemporary development of the critical discourse.

“Extended Cahiers”, exhibition from 11 November to 10 December 2017 at the GROUND Art Centre in Moscow.