“I’m not scared of death, I just don’t want to be part of it, if it happens to me” says Woody Allen. This exhibition deals with death in all it’s different facettes. We often don’t dare to laugh about it, but that’s exactly what illustrations and cartoon do. Friedhof Forum Sihlfeld has invited a wide range of artis to deal with death without any fals respect towards the theme.
With works by Christoph Abbrederis, Christophe Badoux, Kaye Blegvad, Peter Blegvad, Patrick Chapatte, Chrigel Farner, Andy Fischli, Andreas Gefe, hoi Keramik, it’s raining elephants, Tina Good, Anna Haas, Laura Jurt, Nicolas Mahler, Max, Céline Meyrat, Daniel Müller, Lina Müller, Jared Muralt, Noyau, Thomas Ott, Pause ohne Ende, Anja Peter, Stefanie Sager, Luca Schenardi, Stephan Schmitz, Pierre Thomé, Ruedi Widmer, Helge Reumann, Seico Kollektiv, Nadine Spengler, Caroline Sury, Milva Stutz, Martina Waltherwww.stadt-zuerich.ch/prd/de/index/bevoelkerungsamt/FriedhofForum/veranstaltungen/ausstellung_sterben-sie-wohl.html
Opening January 11th 6 p.m.
We present our members in solo exhibitons!
Thursday and Friday 1-6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The persian cookbook includes 80 recipes, stories and portraits about the cooks and many colourfull pictures. Gabi Kopp travelled in Iran and cooked with the people in their private homes. Besides there are typically restaurants, manufacturers or a wedding portraied.
Istanbul is a melting pot where the most diverse culinary traditions meet and mingle – so it’s small wonder that the Turkish cuisine should count among the best in the world. Gabi Kopp interviewed Istanbul housewives and street traders, restaurant cooks and authors of cookery books and jotted down their best recipes.
Turkish cuisine owes its diversity to the many cultures that were once represented in the Ottoman Empire. And Istanbul, this year’s vibrant culture capital of Europe, is a place where these traditions are kept very much alive.
During her rambles through the Turkish metropolis Gabi Kopp watched the cooks in the kitchens, drawing them, and noting their recipes the while: there’s the Armenian woman compiling a cookery book and who obviously has to try everything for herself, a Kurd who cooks for his wife, a ninety-year-old Greek who visits his favourite restaurant, the "Meyhane", every day. Not forgetting a Laz woman, a Michelin-starred chef, a sephardic Jew, Turkish women from the shores of the Black Sea, from Anatolia or the Marmara region – Muslims, Jews and Christians.
To round things off, there’s a detailed index and a Turkish glossary.
A picturebook, a reading book and a cookbook
hoi ceramic is a collaboration of potter Robi Wehrle and the Illustration duo It’s Raining Elephants (Evelyne Laube & Nina Wehrle). Traditional craftsmanship meets young design, playful ideas finds clear form language. The pottery of hoi enchants through narrative wit and formal cleverness. We produce series in small numbers. Every individual hand thrown and painted pottery is unique.
Have you ever wondered if your friend's dog, chasing his own tail, your neighbour's fat cat, eating all day, and the apparently pervert mating behaviour of your girlfriend's turtle are normal? What's happening to our pets? This book presents deranged pets and gives advice from the complex field of pet psychology.
Postcards are available in my webshop
Lilo and Balz are the Best friends, going through thick and thin together.
28 one-page-stories about theire adventures.
ISBN 978-3-033-03541-6, Hardcover, 64 pages. Self edition.
Since 2017 also as SJW-booklet available.
Marine Life Posters
Des lignes fortes, des formes et douces et une folle imagination.
L’illustratrice germano-suisse Anja Denz crée des portraits de femmes élégantes et sûres d’elles, avec en toile de fond une luxuriante forêt tropicale. Après l’Université d’Art de Berlin, où elle a été diplômée d’un master en communication visuelle, Anja a commencé en tant que graphiste avant de revenir à son premier amour : le dessin. Toutes ses œuvres sont dessinées à la main, puis quelques touches sont ajoutées par Photoshop. Son travail a été exposé à travers toute la Suisse, et elle a récemment été nommée parmi les 200 meilleurs illustrateurs du monde par Luerzer’s Archive. Au vu de sa passion pour les plantes, son client de rêve serait un jardin botanique.
An illustrated book of fairytales about the obsession with beauty and anorexia.
A fairy tale about a serious problem: When the wish for happiness and perfection ends with the one question, to eat or not to eat.
Natalie Springhart: text
Stefanie Beyeler: illustrations and layout
with a preface by Dr. med. Bettina Isenschmid
Hardcover, 112 pages, illustrations in color
My new art book costs $ 39 (plus $ 15 shipping).
88 mostly colored pages. Hardcover.
Michael Kaluta gave me a beautiful work of his art and has writen the introduction:
“Who is this Dead Guy?” I asked myself. He had to be dead: One: every gifted nuance of the portrait attested to it having originated during one of the long-gone Golden Ages of Representational Art. Hence, the artist had to have passed on, died, decades, if not centuries, ago joining the pantheon of brilliant artists in the Salon of the Skies. Two: if he wasn’t dead, if he was a living, breathing, still-producing Art Master, then I would track him down and murder him. So: a dead guy one way or another."
Ramen is a knitted sweater by Tobias Gutmann limited to an edition of 25, manufactured in Germany using 100% extra fine merino wool.
Initially inspired by the undulation of water, the pattern evidently became one of a long and tedious ramen noodle. A metaphor on how well, we humans, are able to adjust to the hazards of life, zigzagging between this wavy path and the predominant importance of food in social interactions – or how we identify and adjust to it over time. With this sweater Tobias creates a wearable art piece and starts a discrete yet recognizable community around his artistic production. Each sweater is at the beginning of a social collection while – at the same time – the collector-wearer creates his own.
A3 Riso Prints
Ceramics have always really fascinated me. It is a bit like a mix between alchemy and baking cakes. I create simple decorative and narrative tiles, occasionally bowls and vessels. I apply colour through hand-cut stencils (or screen-printing) directly onto the porcelain. The botanical designs and narratives happen quite accidentally, each ‘plant’ consists of a separate shape. Foreground and backgrounds are very important; the layering of different coloured designs allow me to to achieve depth.