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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.

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.

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
Opening, in presence of the artists and curator

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

Talk on Type+Design with guest Pascal Zoghbi

Artist talk with Dunja Herzog and Oussama Baalbaki, moderator Donatella Bernardi

Workshop on Radio Art with LapTopRadio collective – Laurent Schmid, Jonathan Frigeri

Performance “The Submariner Project” by the LapTopRadio collective

FRIDAY, October 10
Ciné-Concert Franz Treichler Plays Dada

SATURDAY, October 11
Music workshop with Franz Treichler
Improvised jam session

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