Artist: Mathis Gasser
Venue: Kunsthaus Glarus
Exhibition Title: In the Museum Trilogy
Date: March 12 – May 14, 2017
Note: A publication associated with the exhibition is available here.
Full gallery of video, images, press release and link available after the jump.
Mathis Gasser, excerpt from In the Museum 1, 2010-2017, video, 19 mins 2 secs
Mathis Gasser, excerpt from In the Museum 2, 2010-2017, video, 39 mins 55 secs
Mathis Gasser, excerpt from In the Museum 3, 2017, video, 22 mins 55 secs
Images and video courtesy of Kunsthaus Glarus
With In the Museum Trilogy Mathis Gasser (*1984 in Zurich, lives and works in London) creates an ongoing narrative. The setting is a fictional but archetypical museum, where a Christopher Walken fan puppet comes across zombies and come alive hand-made replicas of well-known and obscure works from art history. The museum is depicted as a place for the «undead,» where the boundaries between this world and the nether world must be continually negotiated. In the Museum Trilogy reflects on the institution of the museum as an allegory for a general, broader link between (pop) culture and political and socioeconomic conditions, and asks concrete (institutional-critical) questions about the current social and cultural function of the museum. At the center of the solo show of Mathis Gasser lies his new film In the Museum 3 that forms a trilogy together with In the Museum 1-2 (2010-2017). The films are being presented along with sculptural works and paintings.