|Vernissage le jeudi 4 septembre 2008|
Ouverture du 5 septembre au 11 octobre 2008
On the 4th September 2008, Lucy Mackintosh Gallery will present the exhibitions FUNCTIONAL ESCAPE featuring INGRID HORA along with MIX MEDIA by LUKAS WASSMANN.
INGRID HORA lives and works as an artist between London and Berlin. She teaches at the AA School in London. As you may know, the Lucy Mackintosh Gallery occupies a space where the former architecture model workshop for the EPFL used to be located. Thus, for the Functional Escape show, Ingrid Hora decided to work with memories of spaces and asked architects who had been students at the EPFL to draw from memory instinctive sketches of the space. She then used the sketches to work with and added her own interpretation. Powerfully, Ingrid Hora works from memory with memories, creating worlds to escape in. As well, she will show large scale objects, devices and drawings. In this sense, she will be making the invisible visible, unearthing and telling lost stories.
LUKAS WASSMANN, a Swiss photographer with a background in carpentry, lives and works in Berlin. For this show, he has put together a series photographs of landscapes, staged scenes, and constructed objects that remind of installations, performance, or land art. This promising and talented photographer builds unknown worlds before creating his photographs that are then rather enjoyably forced upon the defenceless spectator. The product of this aestheticism is a sometimes predatory or ironic, but mostly peaceful and contemplative oneirism.
Lucy Mackintosh is pleased to introduce Ingrid Hora and Lukas Wassmann for the first time in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.