What makes a society?

Awakened Buddha

The second guest writer of this issue is the artist Mazyar Zarnadar, whom SuperGlue interviewed this month. In this text, the Centre d’Art Vevey’s founder develops their thoughts on the relationship to the self, to others, to the world and to the cosmos through a metaphysical lens. It’s always a difficult task to introduce oneself since …

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Gnosis, Prose and metamorphosis

Art history scholar and curator Julie Lang is SuperGlue’s guest writer for this month’s issue. Through this text, she reveals the practice and ethos of artist, curator and founder of the Centre d’Art Vevey Mazyar Zarnadar and explores the ways in which he interweaves subjectivity and collectivity in order to make visible social and political issues.  The …

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Mazyar Zarnadar reinvents Switzerland’s contemporary art sytems

For this month’s theme, SuperGlue explores how artists and exhibitions contribute to capturing the events, patterns and dynamics that run through our societies. In his various curatorial projects, Vevey-based artist, curator and publisher Mazyar Zarnadar participates in this ongoing reflection within the Swiss context. In reaction to the “anti-burqa” law launched by the UDC [SVP in …

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the Concept of Domesticity featured in Korean Contemporary Art

The connection of social categories such as space and labour combined with the meaning and value of the works of art have been emphasised in contemporary art fields. In this context, the category of space and labour was expressed naturally by the intersection of “Domesticity” in artworks. Domesticity is prevalent throughout society, and the contemporary …

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What makes a society?

What makes a society? According to Merriam-Webster’s definition, it is a “community, nation, or broad grouping of people having common traditions, institutions, and collective activities and interests”. However, you only have to consider your own family, workplace or neighbourhood, to realise that to this notion of homogeneity must be added those of complexity, movement and …

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