EMPTY SPACES. WHAT ARE WE LIVING FOR?, 6.2. – 20.2.2021
In accordance with the sanitary directives from January 2021, the physical opening of KRONE COURONNE, alongside its first exhibition BIENNOPHONE, have been postponed. In the meantime, the space is inviting local artists, one by one, to take over the two large rooms and the wide-open windows of the empty premises – giving passers-by a look into the space while it remains closed.
The inaugural intervention is dedicated to Biel/Bienne-based artist Laurent Güdel (1984) who presents a site-specific installation titled Empty Spaces. What are we living for?, which is on view from the street and through the arched windows of the space from 6 to 20 February 2021.
In reaction to the current crisis and its consequences for the cultural community, Güdel stages a deserted party, with a soundless DJ set, an abandoned microphone, a rotating disco ball and a silent running karaoke. The elements are there, positioned in the room, awaiting the visitors to return, while reminding us what is currently so missed: music, encounters, embrace and laughter to fill the rooms. It is not time to dance, yet the show must go on.
Photo credits: © Adva Guttel