«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.
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.