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STATION presents « Helvetic Zebra », an interdisciplinary group exhibition featuring contemporary artists from Switzerland, Lebanon, Turkey and Morocco.

The exhibition takes as point of departure the richness of Lebanon’s polyglot culture as a common and inspiring thread shared with Switzerland, a country characterized by its cultural diversity and political neutrality. The artworks challenge the limits and overlaps of visual, audio, textual, figurative and abstract languages. Starting with « The Most Beautiful Swiss Books » design award, « Helvetic Zebra » extends into hybrid forms of artistic languages, drawing connections between Latin typography and Arabic calligraphy, radio art, cinematic and optical art, graphic design and music. All these formats and their materiality will recall, reiterate and play with different artistic movements and traditions often associated with Switzerland, such as constructivism, surrealism, Dada and design.



EXHIBITION
Oct 7 – Nov 9, 2014
Open Mon-Sat, 2-7pm - Free Entrance

Helvetic Zebra is curated by Donatella Bernardi, artist and professor at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.

Oussama Baalbaki, Donatella Bernardi, Philippe Decrauzat, Mounir Fatmi, Jonathan Frigeri, Dunja Herzog, Ali Kazma, Maximage (David Keshavjee and Julien Tavelli), NORM (Manuel Krebs), Ceel Mogami de Haas, Laurent Schmid, Franz Treichler.



OPENING WEEK PROGRAM
October 7-11, 2014

The “Helvetic Zebra” exhibition features a parallel events program of talks, workshops and performances throughout the opening week.


TUESDAY, October 7
6-9pm
Opening, in presence of the artists and curator

WEDNESDAY, October 8
2-6pm
Workshop on typography led by Manuel Krebs (norm), David Keshavjee and Julien Tavelli (Maximages)

7-9pm
Talk on Type+Design with guest Pascal Zoghbi


THURSDAY, October
2-3pm
Artist talk with Dunja Herzog and Oussama Baalbaki, moderator Donatella Bernardi

4-7pm
Workshop on Radio Art with LapTopRadio collective – Laurent Schmid, Jonathan Frigeri

8pm
Performance “The Submariner Project” by the LapTopRadio collective


FRIDAY, October 10
8pm
Ciné-Concert Franz Treichler Plays Dada


SATURDAY, October 11
2-4pm
Music workshop with Franz Treichler
6pm
Improvised jam session

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