«Fun & Fury!»

On the first weekend in September we inaugurate our new program «Fun & Fury! – The New Cabaret Voltaire». For this event, Carlos Amorales changes the interior of Cabaret Voltaire with drawings and presents the performance «Cyclops» on September 1st, 2017. On September 2nd, musician Philipp Cron, performer Michelangelo Miccolis, dramaturg Hayat Erdoğan and artist Søren Berner, curate a night of performances. From then onwards The New Cabaret Voltaire stages  a performance every Tuesday  during the autumn season. 

Exhibition:  Learn to Fuck Yourself  by Carlos Amorales 

Carlos Amorales created new drawings to change the appearance of Cabaret Voltaire. These huge gouache drawings will cover all the walls of the medieval house, that was first mentioned in the books shortly after Dante Alighieri wrote his «Divine Comedy». The vulgar drawings do not just comment on today’s medieval style of our time, but also boldly challenge the artistic performances, the daily consumption and the social interaction happening in Cabaret Voltaire, the birthplace of Dada and elsewhere. With Learn to Fuck Yourself, Amorales therefore creates a performative installation that produces a new visionary utopia by occupying and mutilating the whole of this historically meaningful place. 

Performance Program: Theater of Sound – Thus I Spoke – Word Up! – Performance 4 Evenings 

Under the theme title «Fun & Fury!» we are investigating the recent performance trend, looking at Cabaret Voltaire’s position in the history of performance art and exploring what the meaning of performance in art entails and what potential it holds. 

Cabaret Voltaire invited a team of curators to assess, investigate and present performance art from four different angles. They program performances by artists and philosophers every Tuesday evening from September to December 2017 as well as from February until May 2018. 

Musician and composer of contemporary electronic music  Philipp Cron opens his  «Theater of Sound»  with  Jimena Cugat  & Annie Rüfenacht, Emre Sarigöl  & Sally Schonfeldt, Juice & Rispetta, The Kill Joys  and Leo Hofmann  to emphasis on a young scene, which interacts on the juncture of sound and performance. Performer and performance producer  Michelangelo Miccolis  opens with  «Thus I Spoke»  with  Dora García, Krõõt Juurak, Cally Spooner, Christodoulos Panayiotou  & Jean Capeille  and  Adriana Lara  a perspective from the international contemporary performance art scene and their current discourse. Dramaturg  Hayat Erdoğan  is a lecturer of  Performing Theory & Arts in Context  at Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK. Her program  «Word Up!»  with  Mathias Ringgenberg aka PRICE, Jacques Rancière, Daniel Oliver  and  James Massiah  presents performance from the view of theatre, philosophy and literature. Danish performance artist  Søren Berners’  program  «Performance 4 Evenings»  with  Ruth Beale,  Christian Falsnaes, and  Kristoffer Akselbo  investigates with a focus on participative, actionist and activist forms the «social». 

In the crypt of Cabaret Voltaire, Swiss artist  Kerim Seiler  is constructing a stage for the performances, and a showcase  for publications by the invited artists and philosophers and on performance art. 

Advisory Board  

Cabaret Voltaire invited international artists, critics and curators to advise, support and challenge the “Fun & Fury!” undertaking with their own perception and questions. The Members of this advisory board are  Stephane Ackermann  (FR),  Carlos Amorales  (MX),  Diana d’Arenberg  (HK),  Nabil Canaan  (LB),  Yann Charteigné  (CH),  Dora García  (ES),  Raimundas Malašauskas  (LT),  Chantal Pontbriand  (CA),  Alya Sebti  (MA) and  Una Szeemann  (CH). 

The «Spa of the World» Artists'  Residency 

Our international artists, performers, philosopher and advisory board members will be residing at  Hotel Ambassador à l'Opéra, Hotel, Greulich, Hotel Marktgasse, Hotel Opéra, Hotel Platzhirsch, Hotel Schweizerhof, Hotel Storchen and  25hours Hotel in Zurich, the Spa of the World.  

 «Fun &Fury!»is  supported by  Dr. Adolf Streuli Stiftung, Maya Behn–Eschenburg Foundation, artEDUStiftung, Stiftung Temperatio, Cassinelli–Vogel Stiftung, Walter Haefner Stiftung, Gubler Hablützel Stiftung, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Stadt Zürich Kultur and Kunstbulletin.