EXHIBITIONS


2011-2015


IN 80 DAYS ACROSS AMERICA – NO SHOW MUSEUM NORTHERN AMERICA TOUR

Following the success of the European tour the NO SHOW MUSEUM was again on tour across North America from August to November 2016. On view was the new special exhibition entitled „Nothing is impossible“ with a selection of impossible artworks by 22 international artists. 

Participating artists (Special Exhibition):  ROBERT BARRY (USA), VINCENT BEZUIDENHOUT (South Africa), STEFAN BRÜGGEMANN (Mexico), LAI CHIH-SHENG (Taiwan), SIMON GUSH (South Africa), STEWART HOME (GB), PIOTR JAROS (Poland), RAPHAËL JULLIARD (Switzerland), ROXY KAWITZKY (South Africa), SAN KELLER (Switzerland), DONNA KUKAMA (South Africa), STANO MASAR (Slowakia), TOM MENZI (Switzerland), BORIS MITIC (Serbia), GHISLAIN MOLLET-VIÉVILLE / agent'd art (France), ANTHEA MOYS (South Africa), PETER NADIN (USA), ROLAND ROOS (Switzerland), KARIN SANDER (Germany), TZA VA (Bulgaria), JAMES WEBB (South Africa), ED YOUNG (South Africa)



IN 80 DAYS ACROSS EUROPE – NO SHOW MUSEUM EUROPEAN TOUR

On July 29, 2015, the NO SHOW MUSEUM started from Zurich its first European tour, which led through 20 countries of Central and Northern Europe, and included around 30 exhibitions in galleries and museums, in public spaces and at remote areas. In the course of this tour, various forms and formats have been tried out about how nothing can be shown – either in empty rooms or in the context of existing exhibitions, on invitation or as a guerrilla action, announced / unannounced, with or without audience, with or without documentation, etc.

 

The tour ended in October 2015 in Venice, where the NO SHOW MUSEUM exhibited at the Lido and in the Palazzo Trevisan, invited by the Salon Suisse as an official participant of the 56th Biennale Suisse. 

 



INVISIBLE ARTWORKS

 

Special exhibition in the NO SHOW MUSEUM, May-October 2015.

 

The special exhibition entitled ‚Invisible Artworks‘ presented a collection of 24 invisible, immaterial and intangible works of pure conceptual art. The works are gifts from the artists of the NO SHOW MUSEUM.

 

e.g.
100 000 ASSORTED UNNECESSARY EMOTIONS
Ed. 5 / 10
Medium: Mind Installation with unnecessary emotions.
Description: 100 000 selected unneccessary emotions and feelings, implanted into the mind of the viewer with hypnotic techniques, emerging randomly over periode of 38 months

 

The invisible artworks are exhibited in a display cabinet and identified with descriptive labels. They can be purchased. The buyer receives a certificate of authentication which contains all relevant information about the work (title, year, place, media, description, access no., etc.). However, since the name of the artist of the original work is kept a closely guarded secret, the museum is able to offer these exclusive works by famous artists at a fraction of the normal market price. 




NOTHING AT 56. VENICE ART BIENNALE

Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi and Lido, 10/2015

 

Exhibition of nothing at the Lido, Introduction to the Art of Nothing at the Palazzo Trevisan by Andreas Heusser, followed by talk with Stefan Zweifel & Juri Steiner. Special guest: Dieter Meier.

The world famous artist and singer of YELLO fits perfectly into the context of nothing as he is the inventor of ‘Le Rien on Or’. He presented his early films ‘Acrobatics’ and videos by YELLO such as ‘Planet Dada’.  



NOTHING IN ZAGREB

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY LAUBA, INCLUDING THE APPROPRIATION OF THE CURRENT EXHIBITION 'SUPERHEROES 2.0', 10/2015



NOTHING IN BUDAPEST

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY CHIMERA- PROJECT, 10/2015



NOTHING IN BRATISLAVA

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY GALÉRIA UMELKA, THE GALLERY OF SLOVAK UNION OF VISUAL ARTS, BRATISLAVA, 09/2015



NOTHING IN VIENNA

SPECIAL EXHIBITION AT VIENNA CONTEMPORARY, INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, VIENNA (A), INCLUDING THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE CURRENT EXHIBITION OF MORE THAN 100 EXHIBITORS, 09/2015



NOTHING IN KOLIN

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY 9TH DADA FESTWOCHEN, D.I.V.O. INSTITUTE, KOLIN (CZR), 09/2015



NOTHING IN WARSAW

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY #POLIGON ART SPACE, WARSAW (POL): NOTHING BY AD REINHARDT, AGNIESZKA KURANT, ANDY WARHOL, MARCEL DUCHAMP, MARIA EICHHORN, ROBERT SMITHSON ET AL., 09/2015



NOTHING IN RIGA

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY SURVIVAL K(N)IT FESTIVAL 7, LATVIAN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, RIGA (LET), 09/2015



SHOW IN ABSENCE OF ITS EXISTENCE 

UNANNOUNCED SPECIAL EXHIBITION AT TALLINN ART HALL, TALLINN (EST), 09/2015

 

On invitation of Taaniel Raudsepp, Director of the Tallinn Art Hall, the NO SHOW MUSEUM was supposed to establish an exhibition on saturday 5 september. But due to shortage of time it was not possible to deinstall the current exhibition for the NO SHOW MUSEUM exhibition. However, the exhibition took place without public notice – there were no announcements, texts or signs indicating that nothing was shown amid all the exhibits. In fact, one might doubt that there was a show at all. However its occurence is documented by photos which were taken on the 5 September 2015.



NOTHING IN ST. PETERSBURG

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY LUDA GALLERY, ST PETERSBURG: NOTHING BY YVES KLEIN, 09/2015



NOTHING IN HELSINKI

UNANNOUNCED SPECIAL EXHIBITION AT KIASMA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, HELSINKI, INCLUDING THE APPROPRIATION OF THE CURRENT TINO SEGHAL EXHIBITION, 08/2015



NOTHING IN OSLO

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY TENTHAUS, OSLO, 08/2015



NOTHING IN COPENHAGEN

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY SIXTYEIGHT, COPENHAGEN, 08/2015.



NOTHING IN HAMBURG

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY ISLAND, HAMBURG (D), 08/2015



NOTHING IN BERLIN

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY GRIMMUSEUM, BERLIN (D): NOTHING BY JOSEPH BEUYS, GORDON MATTA-CLARK, AGNIESZKA KURANT, SANTIAGO SIERRA, ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG AND BEN VAUTIER, 08/2015



NOTHING IN ROTTERDAM

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY WOLFART PROJECT SPACE, ROTTERDAM, 08/2015



NOTHING IN MANSBACH

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY KLING – MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL, SCHLOSS GEYSO, MANSBACH (GER), 08/2015



NOTHING IN ZURICH

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY MUSEUM STRAUHOF, ZURICH (CH): NOTHING BY ROBERT BARRY, IRMA BLANK, CEAL FLOYER, YVES KLEIN AND ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG, 07/2015



DOING NOTHING IN CHUR

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY DOING NOTHING FESTIVAL, KABINETT DER VISIONÄRE, CHUR, 06/2015



NO SHOW MUSEUM GRAND OPENING

A NO SHOW MUSEUM EXHIBITION HOSTED BY THE INSTITUTE, ZURICH, 05/2015

 

SOUNDS OF NOTHING (installation)

Sounds of space from NASA. The sounds are radio transmissions collected from various interplanetary spacecraft in the solar system, converted to audio, edited by Ben Moore.

 

THE ART OF NOTHING presented by ANDREAS HEUSSER (lecture / talk)

Introduction to the Art of Nothing of the 20th and 21st centuries by Andreas Heusser, Chief Curator of the No Show Museum.

 

NIK BÄRTSCH PLAYS NOTHING (concert)

Critically acclaimed Swiss composer and pianist Nik Bärtsch is considered to be the "Zen-Master of Jazz". Exclusively for the opening of the museum he played nothing!

 

Prof. Dr. BEN MOORE: THE SCIENCE OF NOTHING (leture / talk)

Introduction to the thinking of nothing in science and research by Ben Moore, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Zurich and Director of Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics.  

  

COMPANY OF DANCERS ZURICH PERFORMS NOTHING

Dance performance in total darkness by Daniell Ficola, Anna Degen, Linda Nussbaumer, Max Guenin and Luca Häseli, led by renowned choreographer Paula Lansley (GB).

 

SELECTED NOTHING FILMS presented by DENIS HANDSCHIN

Swiss conceptual artist and Director of "Doing Nothing Festival" Denis Handschin presents a selection of short films about (doing) nothing.  



SHOW ME SHOW ME SHOW ME

"Display:None" – Exhibition of nothing in the CentrePasquArt and in particular streets in Biel/Bienne as part of the final exhibition of the Masterclass in Contemporary Arts Practice, from 20 June to 23 June, 2013 .

 

On the exhibition sites, there were no signs indicating the work, neither texts nor any other form of explanation, and the artist was not showing up for the exhibition. 

 

Photos: Livio Baumgartner



WERKPREIS KANTON ZÜRICH

F+F Schule, Zürich, 10/2011


Tableaux Vivants sujets Nr. 2 and 3. Lifesize digital prints, plaster, montage on wall, scrawled over with grafitti spray by the opening audience.


"Tableaux Vivants" was a happening performed in the streets of Zurich 2010 and 2011: Voluntary by-passers obey to seemingly harmless instructions while they reenact unknowingly the famous torture scenes of the Abu Ghraib scandal. The Swiss photographer Désirée Good takes pictures of the "living pictures" performed by the by-passers, afterwards the images are sold as postcards at a nearby souvenir corner.




SWISS ART AWARDS

Art Basel, 06/2011

 

"CHASOS" – Satirical and subversive actions and interventions with numerous participants, 3.5. to 19.6.2011. launch of the fictional organization "Christian humanitarian asylum-self-help organization" (CHASOS); national campaign (posters, brochure, website, videos, TV, blogs and newspapers), national petition for ‚art displacement‘, performances with the fictional character pastor Wilfried Stocher, implementation of the installation "refugee camp Halle32" at the SWISS ART AWARDS-exhibition during ART BASEL.

TV-Documentation: ARD Tagesthemen | SWR