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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Interview: Annie Rose fiddian-green

When Annie-Rose Fiddian-Green went to art school, she was taught how to break down the principles of her work, exploring how to convey the emotions she felt, which led to her work becoming more dynamic and physical, depicting linear forms that move gracefully throughout the pieces. The colour palette Annie uses echoes the release of …

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Betsey Kilpatrick

Betsey Kilpatrick grew up in the wilds of Ireland and Scotland, visiting relatives in these habitats of untamed beauty. During this time in her youth, Betsey was watching the way the water moved, how the clouds formed, and how the paintbrush could replicate. She went on to study at the prestigious RCA in London, in …

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Interview: Maddie Rose Hills

The works on show by Maddie Rose Hills were born out of the lack of materials that was brought about by the lockdowns of 2020. Without any oil paints or big canvases, Maddie had to adapt. She had noticed the surplus newspapers building up around her house, forming stalagmites of news and material. She drew …

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