RAMM:ELL:ZEE “1985“ IN MEMORY OF RAMMELLZEE (1960-2010)
11. September 2020
In memory of Rammellzee (1960-2010)
In Spring 1985 the gallery invited the master writer, hip-hop musician and actor to Zurich to create his show on site.
Rammellzee's thinking was based on his dissatisfaction with tainted language and the restoration of the communication system of an assumed earlier time in which there was no breach between the visual and the verbal. His desire was to crack closed systems such as games and definitions and to operate outside them. In the early 1980s Rammellzee appointed head of a Bronx-based writing gang. In the “style wars“ between rival groups his position was clear: he believed that an early period of emotional spraying was at an end and that an era of consolidation was under way. To describe a adjusted “Wild Style“, he developed a range of variations: Gothic Futurism, Ikonoklast Panzerism, Futur Futurism, Ransom Note, Bands of Steel, Luxturnomere.
NIC FRAMES NAMES A TRILOGY, PART 3: NAMES
07. Dezember 2019
Für das 60 jährige Jubiläum der Galerie Ziegler, verwandelte Nic Hess die Galerieräume mit einer seiner bekannten Wandinstallationen zu einer art "Hall of Names". All die wichtigen Namen, die die Galerie über die Jahre begleitet haben und sie zu dem gemacht haben was sie ist, wurden anhand von Fotografien in die Wandgestaltung eingearbeitet. Die fertige Installation stellte eine einzigartige Reise durch die Geschichte der Galerie dar.
NIC FRAMES NAMES A TRILOGY, PART 2: FRAMES
19. November 2019
Nic Hess frames the work of different artists from gallery Ziegler's program in a wall installation that guides the viewer's gaze and lets the works resonate in a new way. His installation draws the viewer in as it extends even onto the very ground they are standing on and creates a feeling of space that differs vastly from the traditional white cube.
NIC FRAMES NAMES A TRILOGY, PART 1: NIC
29. August 2019
In this exhibition the gallery showed recent works by Nic Hess, created in his studio over the past two years, and a wall piece completed in-situ in the gallery, "Five pyramids, one moon and a few stars".
Roy Lichtenstein inspires the artist. The pop icon is also known for his homages to modern art. Many of the artist's works are reproduced in the catalog of Roy Lichtenstein's show at Guggenheim Museum 1994 (works from 1951-1993). Nic Hess cuts parts from the reproductions and recomposes them. One of these compositions is part of "Flipper". It is reminiscent of Cubism e.g., where the deconstructed can hardly be recognized. In the various snippets you can see or at least foresee the repertoire of the pop artist.
The In-Situ "Five pyramids, one moon and a few stars" involves a mounting from the previous exhibition; it turns out that a group of stars have emerged from it. These stars are made of painters tape (Nic Hess used such in the works for his first exhibition at the Serge Ziegler Galerie in 1998) and magnets, an item that has become part of the artist's work a few years ago.
La rencontre de Madame Marion Baruch et Monsieur Al Held
24. April 2019
In dieser Ausstellung begegnen sich Werke von Al Held, Renée und Maurice Ziegler lernen ihn 1963 in NYC kennen und präsentieren seine Arbeiten seit 1964 in ihrer Galerie, sowie das jüngste Werk von Marion Baruch.