The world is nonlinear – zone contemporaine, Bern

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Solo exhibition by Mirko Reisser (DAIM)
“The world is nonlinear” at zone contemporaine, Bern (Switzerland)
December 1st, 2016 – Januar 12th, 2017

Finisage: Januar 12th, 2017, 7 pm

After Mirko Reisser has been the first artist in the history of zone contemporaine to create an artwork directly onto the 140 m2 big exhibition wall in 2014, he currently shows new works until the 12th of January in the exhibition Mirko Reisser (DAIM) – the world is nonlinear. For the preparations of the exhibition Mirko Reisser has turned the zone contemporaine into his studio. In that way the works were created situative and directly on site in the exhibition room once again.

Soloshow: "Mirko Reisser (DAIM) - Die Welt ist nichtlinear" | zone contemporaine, Bern-Niederwangen, Schweiz | 01.12.2016 - 12.01.2017 | Courtesy: zone contemporaine / ReinkingProjekte | Photo: Merlin Photography Ltd.

For the first time the artist used alu honeycomb panels as his new background medium that were framed afterwards. Compared to the monumental wall work in the last exhibition both, the colour palette and the stylistic idiom have been broadened once again. The pseudonym DAIM (at times also DEIM), which the artist uses as his writer’s name since 1991, is also the shaping characteristic in these works, but the four letters are not easily equated with the work itself: The game with the construction and the deconstruction of the letters, their figuration and their abstraction or the movement between two- and three-dimensionality is taken to extremes even further as well as the complication of reading the four letters for the beholder. Still, the one who studies the works more thoroughly will not only be able to read the works in the actual sense of the word but also see the parallels to the monumental wall work of 2014. It is the game with the dimensions in the artworks, which is also reflected in the title of the exhibition, since linearity in mathematics defines two- and more- dimensionality. Reisser’s Style undeniably remains, which gives us a hint that it is not defined linearly. Rather the visitor leaves with the impression of a boundary that is pushed and constantly tested, expanded and also crossed. The impression of a character that is changing and evolves but whose inner core, the human being, remains the same. Perhaps this is why Mirko Reisser sees his letters as self-portraits.

Soloshow: "Mirko Reisser (DAIM) - Die Welt ist nichtlinear" | zone contemporaine, Bern-Niederwangen, Schweiz | 01.12.2016 - 12.01.2017 | Courtesy: zone contemporaine / ReinkingProjekte | Photo: Merlin Photography Ltd.

A catalogue will be released.

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  • zone contemporaine | olivier fahrni
  • Freiburgstrasse 580, 3172 Bern-Niederwangen, Switzerland
  • Opening hours: Mo – Fr 7.30 – 12.00 am | 1.30 – 5.45 pm
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