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Susann Wintsch | Research trip 2021

Switzerland | Interdisciplinary

1 March 2021 - 4 April 2021 — Interdisciplinary

Based in Zurich, Susann Wintsch is a curator and art critic. Over fifteen years ago, she founded Treibsand projects to present works by artists from West Asia. The first projects, which featured artists from the former Yugoslavia, Iran, and Turkey, were presented on DVD. Each volume in the series examined a major art scene and sought to understand its artistic practice as part of its inventive potential: “What is Art, Marinela Kozelj,” 2003, in collaboration with artist Milica Tomić (Serbia/Vienna); “Analyzing While Waiting – For Time to Pass: Contemporary Art in Tehran,” 2007, in collaboration with artist Parastou Forouhar (Tehran/Frankfurt a. M.), which was followed up by comprehensive exhibitions on contemporary positions in Iranian art presented in collaboration with the Museum Rietberg in Zurich and at the Forum Schlossplatz in Aarau. In 2012, the third DVD was curated together with Necla Rüzgar (Istanbul/Ankara) and released under the title “Keep on Keeping on / Devam Etmeye Devam: Contemporary Art in Istanbul”. In 2016, Susann presented a show with artists from Palestine at Forum Schlossplatz, Aarau. Since the same year, TREIBSAND also publishes online. As of 2019, TREIBSAND is an association and an NGO and was thus placed on broader footing. Currently, TREIBSAND is focusing on planning an exhibition entitled “The Other Kabul”. The exhibition’s concept was developed in close collaboration with the artist Jeanno Gaussi (Berlin). The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation is a cooperating partner. “The Other Kabul” will open in summer 2022 at the Kunstmuseum Thun in Switzerland.

Read more on Susann Witnsch’s research trip here.

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