Pneuma at Löwenbräukunst Contemporary Art Center and schwarzescafé, Zurich
Löwenbräukunst Contemporary Art Center and schwarzescafé, Zurich
10 October – 29 November, 2020
Project supported by the Italian Council (6th Edition 2019) program to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.
Christian Fogarolli’s Pneuma project questions the concept of mental health in contemporary society, also in the light of the current global health crisis, which has shown the urgency to address realities that seem to have been crystallized at this historical moment in time.
The project develops in several exhibitions and events in different European art institutions. The fourth instalment of the project takes place in the large spaces of Löwenbräukust Contemporary Art Center, in Zurich. A large installation, consisting of glass sculptures and various materials, is linked to the film screened in the experimental setting of the schwarzescafé, in which workshops and performances alternate with meetings and talks on the theme of mental illness.
The exhibitions are the result of Fogarolli’s research residences and collaborations in ten different countries, interacting with multiple European realities and people in care, medical staff, doctors and researchers of various kinds. In the specific case of Switzerland, the artist referred to “Ensa Mental Health First Aid”, a first aid programme for mental health, launched in 2019 by the Swiss Pro Mente Sana Foundation and with the support of the Beisheim Foundation.
The exhibition will open on October 10, on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day.
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Christian Fogarolli, Still video da Pneuma, film, 4K, 13’03”, 2020, ed. 1+ AP. Project supported by the Italian Council (2019).