1. May – 5. July 2009
“Your shirt on my chair” – words from the song, “Bright Red”, by Laurie Anderson which so aptly describe the mood emanating from the photographs and video works of Claudio Moser (*1959 in Aarau): As concrete as they might be, there are a lot of unexpressed things hidden in them, so many stories can be invented associated with them.
Claudio Moser moves through the world as a traveller and flâneur and documents what he sees with his camera. In the process he is not involved in the sensational or anything particularising a place or a time – Moser’s works primarily show the familiar. This is however done with such precision and devotion to detail that it quickly becomes explicit, his rediscovery of the general is to be understood rather as turning to the image as such than as a programmatic act.
The works are staged by the architect Harry Gugger. If Moser’s imagery is shaped by an interlacing and a layering, Gugger’s course of action can be rather described as a ‘removal of layers’. By making the original appointment of the rooms of the former Grand Hotel as visible and sensible as possible, the rooms of the Kunstmuseum virtually become a backdrop. This enables an experience of Claudio Moser’s works that is not possible in a conservative hanging.
On the occasion of the exhibition, a brochure (d/e) will be published with a photographic documentation of the exhibition and a conversation between Claudio Moser, Harry Gugger and Helen Hirsch.