«Monkey Business»

by Jurgen Ots (BE) and Kjersti G. Andvig (NO)

«Monkey Business» is a new time-based collaboration between visual artists Jurgen Ots and Kjersti G. Andvig. Part temporary occupation, part open studio, «Monkey Business» looks at the politics of collaboration in the public realm via unscripted occurrences, mad assemblages and unexpected encounters.

On the occasion of the presentation at Cabaret Voltaire, «Monkey Business» will stage a site-specific intervention.

This «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag/To-Do's Day is part of the program It Takes All The Fucking Time curated by Michelangelo Miccolis (IT)

Entrance fee: CHF 10.- (Cabaret Voltaire Members: free!)

Biographies Monkey Business

Jurgen Ots (BE) studied at Sint-Lucas Brussels. Solo exhibitions include (selection): The Periaqueductal Gray Series, Galleria ZERO, Milan, 2014; Periaqueductal Gray, Elisa Platteau, Brussels, 2013; La Porte de l'Enfer Elisa Platteau & Cie Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2012. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions (selection): What are we going to paint, Anette Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, 2016; Hearing colors tasting shapes, Aike Dellarco, Shanghai, 2015; Dust, center for contemporary art Ujazdowski Castle, Warschau, 2015; An Exchange with Soll Lewitt, MASS MoCA Massachusetts, USA, 2011.

Kjersti G. Andvig (NO) grew up on the Lofoten islands where she studied for one year at Kabelvåg Art and Film school. She graduated from the National Academy of Art in Oslo in 2003. As an artist, her work often takes the form of long-term commitments to situations that demand complete personal dedication. She has had solo exhibitions at Rekord, Oslo, Triangle, Marseille, and Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, and her work has been seen in group exhibitions including Lights On at the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, the Carnegie Art Award exhibitions in 2010 and the Lofoten International Art Festival, 2011.