Exhibition — A Book by Night

You are invited to A Book by Night – Objects from the lib­rary of Andreas Züst an exhib­i­tion by Samuel Bän­zi­ger & Mara Züst, cir­cu­lat­ing from Stazi­un in Lav­in via Corner Col­lege in Zürich to Alpen­hof in Oberegg…Par­ti­cip­at­ing Artists: Habib Ahmed Afsar, Ivo Mendes Barão Teixeira, Beni Bis­chof, Gabi Deutsch, Daniel Gafn­er, Mari­ano Gaich, Estelle Gass­mann, Peter Hut­ter, Nobert Möslang

As con­sol­id­ated as a book seems, each one con­sists of slum­ber­ing worlds, which, in the sense of an object with a body and soul, are wait­ing to get flipped through, to be looked at and read, felt and in its highest form, be trans­formed into the mind of the behold­er and trans­mit­ted to the read­er. Those ‘book worlds’, stacked spine next to spine in a lib­rary not only guide to dif­fer­ent times, areas and intel­lec­tu­al worlds, but are also always in some way con­nec­ted to the per­son, who looks at it. Without this coun­ter­part, a book is no more than some paper and ink. With a coun­ter­part, books can go far bey­ond. But in which form? To explore this, vari­ous artists and prac­tic­al design­ers were invited to trans­form their per­spect­ive of one (or sev­er­al) books of the lib­rary of Andreas Züst into an object. These objects, togeth­er with the cor­res­pond­ing books or book series are now presen­ted to the pub­lic in a small cir­cu­lat­ing exhib­i­tion.”
 — Samuel Bän­zi­ger & Mara Züst

 

Stazi­un in Lav­in (GR)
from Octo­ber 12th to 14th 2012
Open­ing on Octo­ber 12th at 5pm

Corner Col­lege in Zurich (ZH)
from Octo­ber 19th to 21st 2012
Open­ing on Octo­ber 19th at 7pm

Alpen­hof in Oberegg (AI)
from Octo­ber 27th to Novem­ber 4th 2012
Open­ing on Octo­ber 27th at 5pm