Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen presents Stefan Burger: Caressing an Irritable Colon

Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen presents Stefan Burger: Caressing an Irritable Colon – The Christoph Schifferli Collection of Ephemera and the Georg A. Hermann Archive as Continuous Flow Systems on view through 12 May 2013.

Stefan Burger’s project is also an attempt at the artistic representation of a proliferating system: the Zurich-based artist, who sometimes uses the ritualised organisational forms of presentation and production conditions of art as a sounding board for his installations, photographs and photo-collages, is showing a continuation and further development of the exhibition Les éphémeras de Schifferli curated by Giovanni Carmine at Hard Hat in Geneva in 2012. This was a portrait of the ephemera collection of Christoph Schifferli from Zurich, which concentrates on artist posters, exhibition invitations and other incidental printed matter from the art system.

For Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Burger is expanding the project with a focussed insight into the archive of the German photographer Georg A. Hermann, the central component of which is a photographic archive with pictures of the art world and its protagonists that has grown over decades. Burger transforms the systematic approach of the two collectors on the one hand and the meandering abundance of material on the other into a temporary installative condition.

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