A broken planet, within the intensive care unit, gasps for breath. Climate, Covid and Conflicts unhinge gravity, old excuses lead us to the edge of the abyss, where we continue rocking as if there were no tomorrow. Endless we carry on, going round and round in the everlasting circles of our fears, facing nothing else than emptiness. The unknown, the unplannable, the complex are the driving forces of our world. The cuddly attraction of security and certainty implode. Beyond Gravity means lovingly embracing fear and learning to cope with the unknown unknowns. What and who, if not art should or rather must unleash gravity?
For the inaugurational exhibition of Fondation WhiteSpaceBlackBox a total artistic immersion is presented, powered by three female artists: Selina Baumann, Sophie Bouvier Ausländer, Julia Sossinka.
The works and installations enliven the whole space, new forms of perception shatter all limits and blast the scars of boundaries.
Julia Sossinka (1983) lives and is working in Berlin. After her studies at the Düsseldorf Art Academy in the class of Prof. Markus Lüpertz, she turned early to a very unique formal language. The works of Julia make color tangible, a sensual experience. Color steps out of the two-dimensional space. Her room-filling installations surprise with dimensions of color that are not or not yet imagined. The total experience of immersion suspends the laws of gravity, which seem to be given as fixed. Everything floats, everything vibrates to the rhythm of the cosmic heartbeat, a true ecstasy of material and color, a physical experience touches soul and places that ordinary art cannot reach.
Born in 1970, Sophie Bouvier Ausländer is a Swiss artist based in London and Lausanne. She studied in Lausanne (CH), Brussels (B) and London (UK) where she completed her PhD in 2019 at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. She is represented internationally (Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London and Heinzer Reszler Lausanne) and is frequently commissioned for public art works in her home country. Among her most acclaimed projects, Ways of Worldmaking is an open access library/sculpture for a college. Bouvier Ausländer’s work points to world-making and mise en abyme of the world’s fabrication and depiction. Through her practice, the artist takes on the issue of the proper distance to the world, exploring the continuity between drawing and sculpture and the continuum between physical and metaphysical dimensions.
Born 1988 in Wattwil, Switzerland, Selina Baumann is an object artist, she works with plaster and ceramics. Her creative handling of materials expresses a basic theme of her work: every body is permeable