Felix Stöckle // YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, 26.1. – 2.3.2024
Fr, 26.1.2024, 18:00
21:30 DJ Maestrotchang (Biel/Bienne)
Sa, 2.3.2024, 18:00
with Felix Stöckle and Mahmoud Khattab (Cairo, EG)
PINK HAWK DOWN
In his first extensive solo presentation, artist Felix Stöckle (Biel/Bienne) delves into the history of the Swiss military, intertwining it with questions of neutrality, defense, surveillance, traditions and conservatism, all through a soft and playful lens. Using the visual spectrum of weapons and artillery—firearms, grenades, helicopters—the artist thwarts their meaning and symbolism by scalping their histories and the echoes of violence they evoke, revealing only their most essential and absurd nature.
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
In the BACKROOM – a space introduced for the next two years – KRONE COURONNE is happy to present a video work by Seoul-based collective YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (YHCHI), consisting of South Korean artist Young-Hae Chang and North American artist Marc Voge. Their work explores a wide range of social and political issues, from the excess and futility of the art world to the dangers of climate change, through an emblematic fast-paced text-based language. The video work MISS DMZ tells a story of doors and tunnels, martinis and casino chips, addressing the political reality of the DMZ – the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea, established in 1953 after the Korean war.