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Kunst 05 Zürich
Group Show featuring Eric Doeringer, Anke Bauer, Justine Reyes, Juan Doe, and Guerra de la Paz
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Run dates: November 17th- 21st, 2005
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 17th, 6-11pm
Location: Kunst Zurich -ABB Hall 550
Directions: Elias-Canetti Strasse 7, 8050 Zürich, Germany

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The former ABB factory building once again provides Kunst 05 Zürich with optimal conditions for the presentation of contemporary art. The great number of visitors over the five days and the favourable sales figures confirm that Zurich, the Swiss economic centre, is an ideal venue for such an event.

The international contemporary art fair, Kunst 05 Zürich, includes a guest sector in the fair's programme and thus provides additional topicality in its eleventh year. For this sector, ten young galleries whose programmes focus on experimental and cutting-edge contemporary art were selected from New York City. They show, apart from works with new media, also paintings and drawings by up-and-coming artists.

Galleries from NYC are as follows:
ATM | Capsule | Freight+Volume | Jack the Pelican Presents | LMAKprojects | McCaig-Welles | Parker's Box | Rivington Arms | Sixtyseven

The galleries from NYC are presented at Zurich-Oerlikon in an environment of well-known galleries reflecting a multi-national range of visual art. Apart from works by renowned artists, the most recent trends of contemporary art are being presented. This programme appeals both to our primary target public, the receptive collectors from Switzerland and abroad, and to the urban and culturally interested visitors from Switzerland, particularly the metropolitan area of Zurich.

Jack the Pelican Presents will be featuring a wide variety of artwork. Cara Judea Alhadeff will be showing her dark, strange photographs of naked pregnant women ironically located in bars. In a similarly strange vein of uncomfortable viewing, Caleb Weintraub will show oil paintings of young pregnant American girls and Ginna Triplett provides delicate, yet abstract pastel drawings of hard-core pornographic pictures of women that would be tossed aside and deemed offensive if not for their pretty depiction.

Graham Gerrua and Anke Bauer both present their unique variations of landscape work. Using video game software, Graham has composed computer-based scenes that appear dystopian, nightmarish and dark, with no beginning and no end.

Eric Doeringer, Juan Doe and Guerra de la Paz all show work based on anti-American consumerism. Juan Doe’s “Act American” plays with Uncle Sam to show the disconnect between the image that the United States presents and the country’s actual actions. Eric’s bootlegs follow a similar theme, by displaying that even though the bootlegs are fake you still buy them for the image. Guerra de la Paz pokes fun at masculinity and strength with “GI Joe” series. Justine Reyes and Ward Yoshimoto both provide more personal portrayals. Reyes’, “Mask”, deals with identity and the idea that changing masks makes you a different person. Working in assemblage, Ward uses the things he collected before moving from California to New York to present the idea of being displaced and forming a new and cohesive life out of your old things.

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Installation View: Kunst Zurich, Zurich Switzerland 2005.
Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop

Installation View: Kunst Zurich, Zurich Switzerland 2005. Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop

Installation View: Kunst Zurich, Zurich Switzerland 2005. Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop Installation View: Kunst Zurich, Zurich Switzerland 2005. Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop Installation View: Kunst Zurich, Zurich Switzerland 2005. Image courtesy of {CTS} creativethriftshop  

about the gallery: Jack the Pelican Presents People go to Jack the Pelican Presentse Pelican to see something the likes of which you have never seen before. The gallery, founded in 2002, discovers and nurtures local Brooklyn artists and others from around the world, who have not yet had the chance to expose their work in New York. One- or two-person shows lasting five weeks allow viewers to come to a fuller understanding of each artist’s unique vision.

about the art fair: Kunst Zurich is works with experienced gallerists who present emerging young art in addition to works by internationally renowned artists. This combination of quality, an international spectrum and cutting-edge art will convince every visitor that KUNST ZÜRICH’s reputation as an innovative art fair is justly deserved.