There’s a hidden gem at the heart of the Kunsthaus Zürich: few know that the museum houses one of Switzerland’s largest collections of media art. Digitally born video works from the 1990s and 2000s are currently being rediscovered and undergoing conservation treatment. The 1990s saw the advent of a technological shift, as digital storage media such as DVDs replaced analogue video cassettes. The works of many artists from this period are influenced by globalization and a radical technologization of society.
The ten works from the collection chosen for the exhibition were all created between 2000 and 2005 and exude the spirit of the new millennium. With works by Com & Com (b. 1969 / b. 1971), Cao Fei (b. 1978), Gabriela Gerber / Lukas Bardill (b. 1970 / b. 1968), Tatjana Marušic´ (b. 1971) and Zilla Leutenegger (b. 1968).
Ill.: Tatjana Marušic´, A Woman under the Influence – to cut a long story short, 2003, Kunsthaus Zürich, 2004, © Tatjana Marušic´