Please take a cape* and wear it however suits you best. For the duration of your visit in the exhibition you can either keep the same cape* or you can choose another one. There are up to five changes possible. After wearing the cape*, please return it to the person at the main entrance.
We thank you.
Capes, gowns, protective suits, uniforms maybe. 80 m of pure silk, then maybe flags after all? It should comfort us, protect us, and immunize us.
Over all the contradictions, which result from the close-meshed interweavings of the daily to do`s and the end of work. Do we always work, or never? Maybe the capes* will be for future heroes and heroines of non-work, or something like that. They look good anyways.
The handmade individual pieces are all covered by a small breeze of the eau de parfum “fragrance for museums, 2021” by Nils Amadeus Lange.
Nils Amadeus Lange (* 1989 Cologne, Germany) works as an artist, performer and lecturer in Zurich. After studying theatre at the Bern University of the Arts he expanded his practice to various media, keeping a focus on dance and performance, developing numerous international projects. At the center of his practice is the body, which functions as a means of deconstructing social conventions and gender stereotypes.
For the past six years he has been teaching, developing curricula in various universities, within departments varying between fashion, acting, fine arts, photography and performance; implementing alternative forms of learning and experimental approaches.
His works have been shown at various institutions such as Kunsthalle Basel, Kunsthalle Zürich, Manifesta Zürich, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art Warsaw, Istituto Svizzero Rome, Belvedere 21 Vienna, Centre d‘Art Contemporain Genève, Swiss Dance Days, Zürich moves!, Gessnerallee, Frascati Amsterdam, ZÜRICH TANZT, Berliner Festspiele, Kunsthalle Bern, Les Urbaines Lausanne, Südpol Luzern, Tanzhaus Zürich und CounterPulse San Francisco, Cabaret Voltaire Zürich.