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  Global Isolation Conference & Exhibition, with Marco Bruzzone, 2014, M J Gallery, Geneva.  

 

 

 

   
  From left to right: Marco Bruzzone, Untitled (Living La Vidadada), 2014, chestnuts, nails; Only because it looks warm doesn`t mean you should get naked, baby, 2014, oil drum, LED lights, vinyl cut, mirror, steel fence and Draft Stopper_The Threshold, 2014  

 

 

 

   
  Draft Stopper_The Threshold
2014
steel profile, bubble wrap, pieces of clothing, inkjet prints on edible rice paper.
 

 

 

 

   
     

 

 

   
  Draft Stopper_My Shape
2014
steel profile, bubble wrap, pieces of clothing, inkjet prints on edible rice paper.
 

 

 

 

   
     

 

 

   
     

 

 

 

   
  Draft Stopper_Your Inside
2014
steel profile, bubble wrap, pieces of clothing, inkjet prints on edible rice paper.
 

 

 

 

   
  Draft Stopper_Greeting
2014
steel profile, bubble wrap, pieces of clothing, inkjet prints on edible rice paper.
 

 

 

 

   
     

 

 

Dear friends far and wide,

Now that the winds have changed again and winter has settled in, it's time to celebrate another year interred. On that note, Marco Bruzzone and Aude Pariset are pleased to invite you to join them, here, in French-speaking Switzerland. On the evening of February 27, our space in Rue Ecole de Médecine will be decked with works of art and open to visitors.

The festivities will honor exclusion, that rosy barrier between inside and out. And what timeliness! With the virtue of the creative class in question given our involvement in evermore disquieting socio-economic divisions, Marco and Aude have decided to ask: Do you feel at home in this room we've so conscientiously arranged for you? And: Does the view from inside looking out strike you as substantively different than the view from outside looking in? Though the grass is always greener, as they say, our hearth has never burned brighter!

Feel welcome! Here, sheltered from the cold––all points of access to the world outside stoppered––you'll encounter a gathering of modern accoutrements. Cozy up to the bodies of work on view. When we stick together, we conserve energy and keep the icy, precarious outside world at bay. Nothing unseemly or difficult, nothing unwanted or out of place.

The cheeky title we've given to the event is "Global Isolation Conference & Exhibition". But unlike your average company's holiday party, this event's theme would probably be too subversive for the corporate bosses and their handbook regulations. Think of it as a dinner party with nothing to eat, a costume party where no one is dressed up––but where eveyerone claims to be "drunk" or "the life of the party". So please, please, come join us as we drain our glasses with thoughts of everyone who couldn't make it.

Friends and family welcome. No gifts, please. No dress code. Also open by appointment.

Yours most sincerely,
M J

 
  Thanks to: John Beeson and Mari Hovden