Artist in Residence.

Situated on the ground floor behind the Cinchona Bar, the guest studio is the artistic heart of the 25hours Hotel Langstrasse. The studio offers a workspace and facilities for artists, both domestic and international. Artists invited to take up residencies live and work at the hotel on a temporary basis and at the end of their residency, they leave behind one of their artworks. The continuously expanding art collection can be viewed at the hotel free of charge. The hotel studio is an initiative of the 25hours Hotel Langstrasse, and is curated by Esther Eppstein, an artist and curator from Zurich.

 

Artists in Residence 2022

 

Irina Kurtishvili, 6th to 20th May 2022
Kinga Toth, 16th May to 3rd June 2022
Pauline Beaudemont, 16th June to 3rd July 2022
Natalia Peredvigina & Kirill Agafonov, 30th August to 14th September 2022

Artists in Residence

Natalia Peredvigina & Kirill Agafonov
30. August to 13. September 2022

The diplomat case represents the microdiplomacy of “Embassy of Microterritories” in material form. The case opens; handmade filigree objects made from materials that have been found, plant parts and waste serve as a starting point for conversations. Natalia Peredvigina and Kirill Agafonov question observers about their personal territories and inner compass. “Embassy of Microterritories” encourages bilateral negotiations and interviews in the office; artworks, conversations, networks are created. The “Embassy of Microterritories” office is located at the 25hours Hotel Langstrasse. from 1 until 13 September and is open daily.


 In the hotel’s art collection:

Natalia Peredvigina & Kirill Agafonov
“Embassy of Microterritories” is open

Monday to Friday 3pm - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 4pm

1. –13. September 2022

Pauline Beaudemont
16. June to 3. July 2022

Pauline Beaudemont’s surrealist, feminist, rebellious and poetic installations, drawings, sculptures, texts and artworks drift between therealms of dream and fantasy. The French artist manages the Parisian artist-run space Artemis Fontana, which she founded herself. At the hotel studio in Zürich, she creates new collages and drawings, as well as the “Temps Calmes” photograph series – the black-and-white film photographs show friends from Zürich enjoying some peace and relaxing. Read more here. 


In the hotel’s art collection:

Pauline Beaudemont „Greta Knutson’s house“
Collage, 2022

Kinga Toth
16. May to 3. June 2022

Kinga Toth, the Hungarian linguist, artist and poet, uses her performances to combine poetry and music with elements of visualart. Her texts incorporate biographical, feminist and socio-ecological themes. Kinga Toth has published numerous poetry collections in multiple languages. At the hotel studio the poet writes new poems on an old typewriter; collages and the slim book of poetry “szendvics/beim sandwich” are created using fragments of text and materials found in the hotel.


In the hotel’s art collection:

Kinga Toth “Mundblume I”
Collage and Text, 2022

Irina Kurtishvili
6. to 20. May 2022

Irina Kurtishvili, the artist and curator, was born in Tbilisi in the former soviet republic of Georgia; she now lives and works in Cologne and Tbilisi. Irina Kurtishvili is behind numerous exhibitions, publications and artistic initiatives in both Germany and Georgia, which focus on architecture, art and film in Georgia. At the hotel studio, the artist prepares for her lecture “Caucasus – a Reference Archive”, on 18th May at the Kunsthalle Zürich.


 In the hotel’s art collection:

Irina Kurtishvili “Le grand rendez-vous (5)”
Collage, 2007

Irina Kurtishvili “Le grand rendez-vous (6)”
Collage, 2007

Ed Young
12. August to 8. September 2019

South African artist Ed Young has risen to fame with his provocative and socio-critical interventions in galleries and art institutions, and as co-manager of a project room in his home city of Cape Town. Ed Young plays with the role of the artist as the jester, entertainer and admonisher, and provokes viewers with works which critically mirror society and the art industry with subversive humour.


In the hotel’s art collection:

Ed Young “It’s Fun Without You”
Acrylics on concrete, 2019

Eva Vuillemin
28 July to 12 August 2019

Born in Zurich, Eva Vuillemin lives and works in Berlin. The artist works with performance, video and analogue photography. Eva Vuillemin was commissioned by the 25hours Hotel Langstrasse to carry out an exclusive photographic project. During her stay in Zurich, the artist roamed the Langstrasse district with her camera and the familiar yet also distanced view of someone who hasn’t lived there for quite some time. Back in Berlin, a subjective and personal homage to Langstrasse emerged from her studio and photographic laboratory. 


In the hotel’s art collection:

Eva Vuillemin “Langstrasse – Eine Chronik der laufenden Beobachtungen” (Langstrasse - A chronical of ongoing observations)
Analogue photo series, in several parts, diverse formats, C-prints, 2019

Gorod Ustinov
3. to 30. July 2019

The micro-artist group Gorod Ustinov from Izhevsk, Russia has been working on a long-term research project, “Museum.Delivery”, to explore the possibilities that a museum offers in terms of facilitating both participation and the exchange of ideas. “Museum.Delivery” is an art service: Gorod Ustinov provides and creates museums wherever they are needed. Interested parties were able to visit Gorod Ustinov at the hotel studio on the ground floor near the bar, or alternatively, the group could be contacted via email (in English) at gorodustinov@gmail.com.

Davix
16. to 28. April 2019

The Lucerne-born musician and painter Davix moved into the hotel studio with his drum kit and a case of pictures. Through of a meticulous selection process, the artist chose which artworks would be exhibited at the “Die Diele” art space, an art display window in the Langstrasse district. Every day, Davix would sit at his drum kit and drum against the rhythm of the trains which clattered past on the tracks opposite the studio’s window. 


In the hotel’s art collection:

Davix “Untitled”
Acrylics on canvas, 2017

Stini Arn
30. March to 15. April 2019 

Born in Switzerland, artist and musician Stini Arn lives and works in Bamako, the capital of Mali in West Africa. Stini Arn has not only been following sounds across the world for many years, but also the history of textiles, in particular weaving. In Bamako, the artist built a loom and has revived forgotten traditional techniques and patterns alongside local weavers. The artist also opened the Atelier Yiriba in Bamako, an open space for local children to be creative. Stini Arn and Dramane Mallé opened the hotel studio to friends, enthusiasts and hotel guests on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April from 4pm. 


In the hotel’s art collection:

Stini Arn “Bamakoton” (The sound of Bamako)
Woven textile picture from Mali, 2019

Sergio Rojas Chaves
1. to 14. October 2018 

Sergio Rojas Chaves, born in Venezuela, lives and works in San José, Costa Rica. Sergio Rojas Chaves’ performances, collages, artworks and photographs explore the relationship between humanity and nature. By invitation of Réunion Zurich, Sergio Roja Chaves spent his residency at the hotel studio creating an installation for the window display of the “Die Diele” art space and planning a performance to be staged during the opening.


In the hotel’s art collection:

Sergio Roja Chaves “Bird Hospitality”
Photography, 2018

Sergio Roja Chaves “To fold a bird #5” and “To fold a bird #6”
Collages, 2018

Mark Divo
23. August to 3. September 2018

The Zurich-raised artist and curator Mark Divo has gained fame beyond the city limits as an initiator of a wide range of ‘cultural occupations’. His career highlight took place in 2002 with the takeover of the historic Cabaret Voltaire on Spiegelgasse in Zurich. Ever since, Mark Divo has worked to revive the Dadaist tradition in Zurich with his many Dada festivals. Mark Divo set up a temporary shop in the hotel studio that carried art and the latest collection from his fashion art label “Gangster Hippie Fashion”. All visitors welcome!


In the hotel’s art collection: 

Mark Divo “Gangster Hippie Fashion”
Garment, silk-screen printing, 2018

Mark Divo “Peripherie der Zukunft / Prime Tower Bleibt” (Periphery of the future / Prime Tower remains)
Plate, cup and saucer, porcelain edition, 2013

Anna Lukashevsky
5. to 21. August 2018
11. September to 16. October 2017

Anna Lukashevsky was born in Vilnius, Lithuania and lives and works in Haifa and Tel Aviv, Israel. The artist is a member of the New Barbizon painters’ collective. New Barbizon is bringing figurative painting back to contemporary art, into our everyday lives and onto the streets. In Zurich, the artist took to the streets with her sketchbook in hand. At the hotel studio, the painter worked with oil and acrylic paints on canvas.  


In the hotel’s art collection: 

Anna Lukashevsky “Lady in Hotel”
Acrylics on canvas, 2017

Anna Lukashevsky “In the hotel kitchen 1+2”
Drawings, 2017

Anna Lukashevsky “Railway Worker”
Pastels on paper, 2018 

Anna Lukashevsky “Seebad Zollikon” (Zollikon lido)
Pastels on paper, 2018

Chloe Feinberg
24. July to 4. August 2018

The British-American artist Chloe Feinberg’s media include drawings, animations, videography and paintings. The art book publisher Innen presented the new publication “Chloe Feinberg: Hermetica” at the publishing house’s premises in Zurich with an exhibition featuring the large-scale images she created during her residency at the hotel studio.


In the hotel’s art collection:

Chloe Feinberg “Untitled”
Acrylics on wrapping paper, 2018

Louis M. Schmidt
19. June to 8. July 2018

The American artist and publicist Louis M. Schmidt, who is based in L.A., sketches his (introspective) observations wherever he goes. The artist used the hotel studio as a starting point for his tours of the streets and creative spaces of the city. Louis M. Schmidt produces small editions of zines (printed booklets) that he shares with people in a global self-publishing network. 


 In the hotel’s art collection:

Louis M. Schmidt “This is Not Where We Were Promised, 2018”
Acrylics on canvas, 2018

 

In the hotel’s art collection:

 

Louis M. Schmidt “This is Not Where We Were Promised”, 2018

Acrylics on canvas, 2018

Oliver Ross
18. May to 6. June 2018

The artist Oliver Ross, who lives in Hamburg, is the founder and sole member of Rossology, which has a manifesto that the artist wrote in 2013. His works include paintings, text and multimedia installations. During his residency at the hotel studio, Oliver Ross produced luminous objects, drawings and collages made from a range of materials, including recovered materials. At the end of his residency, the artist invited visitors to view his exhibition in the hotel studio.
After completing his residency in the studio at the 25hours Hotel Langstrasse, Oliver Ross explained the extent to which a change of workplace affected his creative process and whether art and hotels can function well together. Read more here.


 In the hotel’s art collection:

Oliver Ross “DEKO-RATIO”
Multimedia, light sources on canvas, 2018

In the hotel’s art collection:

 

Oliver Ross “DEKO-RATIO”

Multimedia, light sources on canvas, 2018

Rich Bott
26. May to 5. July 2017

The American artist and filmmaker Rich Bott formed the artistic duo Animal Charm in 1995 alongside Jim Fetterley. The duo have become pioneers in video footage collages and are still active in Los Angeles. At the end of his residency, Rich Bott presented a small exhibition at the studio featuring drawings, finds and a publication created during his residency at the hotel on Langstrasse. 

At the opening event, Rich Bott showed a music video “Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti”, made by Animal Charm and Ariel Pink in 2011, on the hotel TV in suite 724, followed by a discussion about VHS video art and American media and pop culture involving the artist and Zurich-based film expert Marcy Goldberg.


In the hotel’s art collection:

Rich Bott “Serie Ricola I-III” (Ricola Series I-III)
Indian ink on paper, 2017 

The American artist and filmmaker Rich Bott formed the artistic duo Animal Charm in 1995 alongside Jim Fetterley. The duo have become pioneers in video footage collages and are still active in Los Angeles. At the end of his residency, Rich Bott presented a small exhibition at the studio featuring drawings, finds and a publication created during his residency at the hotel on Langstrasse. 

At the opening event, Rich Bott showed a music video “Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti”, made by Animal Charm and Ariel Pink in 2011, on the hotel TV in suite 724, followed by a discussion about VHS video art and American media and pop culture involving the artist and Zurich-based film expert Marcy Goldberg.

Lukatoyboy
24. April to 21. May 2017

The Belgrade-born artist Lukatoyboy, who is based in Berlin, kicked off the Artist Residency Programme at the newly-opened 25hours Hotel Langstrasse. At the studio’s welcome party, Lukatoyboy gave a live rendition of a PlayStation sound composition, and the Tel Aviv underground lo-fi musician Ryskinder played his first concert in Switzerland. The publication “Hotel Confidential” was released at the end of Lukatoyboy’s residency. On his many trips, the artist rifled through the computers in hotel lobbies, including those at the 25hours Hotel Langstrasse, for any documents left behind. At the opening event, Lukatoyboy played a DJ set using tapes in the Audiotape Lounge on the first floor of the hotel.


 In the hotel’s art collection:

Lukatoyboy “Hotel Tape”
Original cassette in the Audiotape Lounge, 2017 

Veli&Amos
Art at the hotel

Veli Silver (Slovenia) and Amos Angeles (Switzerland) met on the streets of Bucharest in 2008. The two artists have been working in Zurich under the name Veli&Amos since 2010. Veli&Amos’ multimedia art brings together painting, video, music and performance. Veli&Amos produce video clips and pop songs, appeal for participation in their long-term project “Let’s save the whales international”, spray canvases not only with aerosols but also with prepared fire extinguishers, and take centre stage as the protagonists and main characters of their media productions. With their film Style Wars 2 (2013), a humorous contemporary homage to the legendary cult film “Style Wars” about the early New York graffiti scene in the 1970s, the duo toured international creative spaces and film festivals in Germany, Russia, Israel and the United States amongst others, following a successful premiere in Zurich.


 In the hotel’s art collection:

Veli&Amos “18° Cloudy”
Light box photography, 2017

Veli&Amos “Below Zero”
Photogram and painting on concrete wall, 2017

Veli&Amos “Human Body”
Fire extinguisher spray on canvas, 2017

Anna Lukashevsky
Hotel, 2017

Anna Lukashevsky
Railway worker, 2018

Louis Schmidt
This is Not Where We Were Promised, 2018

Davix
Untitled, 2017

Mark Divo
Gangster Hippie Fashion, 2018

Mark Divo
Peripherie der Zukunft / Prime Tower Bleibt, 2013

Rich Bott
Serie Ricola I-III, 2017

Sergio Roja Chavez
Bird Hospitality, 2018

Sergio Roja Chavez
To fold a bird #5, 2018

Sergio Roja Chavez
To fold a bird #6, 2018

Stini Arn
Bamakoton, 2019

Davix
Untitled, 2017

Ed Young
It’s Fun Without You, 2019

Chloe Feinberg
Untitled, 2018

Anna Lukashevsky
Seebad Zollikon, 2018

Oliver Ross
DEKO-RATIO, 2018


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