Löwenbräu Lebt!

14.12.2018, 19:00
Löwenbräu Lebt!
Performance Night


Kunsthalle Zürich
Limmatstrasse 270
CH-8005 Zürich

Tel: +41 (0) 44 272 15 15
Fax: +41 (0) 44 272 18 88


Löwenbräu lebt! 
Performance Night, December 14, 2018, 7PM

With: Paula Almiron / Eliane Bertschi / Fabrizia Flühler, Zuzanna Bartoszek, Johanna Kotlaris, Ana Mendes, Ceylan Öztrük, RHODIA, Deva Schubert, Stella, Stefan Tcherepnin, Juliette Uzor / Elie Autin.

Bruch / Break

Breaks can be expressed in many ways. A break down describes something collapsing or falling apart. In German, a departure or a time of change are called “Aufbruch”. New achievements and inventions are referred to as breakthroughs. You can break the law or a code or someone’s will. And at times, breaking up and taking a break can be the same.

How can art react to all these breaks? Should art break with a polarized society and complicate things? In which ways can we break out nowadays? Superficial masks and covers can break; pop stars like Kanye West talk openly about their fragile, breakable facades. Artists stage and embody (their) brokenness, trying to find the right words to express themselves; Kanye describes his mental breakdown as a “breakthrough”.

All these variations show us how diverse – how playful, symbolic or metaphorical – the term „break“ can be. At Löwenbräukunst-Areal there will soon be a physical breakthrough from Limmatstrasse 268 to 270: a break that creates a passage within the building and makes room for a new restaurant. The house will integrate into the neighborhood that has been on the move for several years.

Curated by: Michelle Akanji, Daniel Baumann, Lily-Pauline Koper, and Oliver Roth

This event is organized by Kunsthalle Zürich with the generous support of Löwenbräu-Kunst AG and Luma Westbau / schwarzescafé.