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Jan Vorisek: No Sun
May 5–August 29, 2021

No Sun is the first institutional solo exhibition in the United States by Jan Vorisek, composed of new works commissioned by Swiss Institute. Vorisek works across sculpture, performance and sound to create autopoietic, site-specific installations that examine formal hierarchies through feedback, distortion and the delineation of space. In assemblages of accumulated found materials and sound-producing devices, he explores the fluctuation of noise as a medium for information. Split into two interrelated architectural interventions, the exhibition at SI is organized with experiences in mind that crossfade from corporeal to cerebral, increasing an awareness of the body in situ while evoking associative memories from the collective unconscious.

On the occasion of No Sun, Swiss Institute together with Czarnagora is pleased to present Erratic Shine, the first music record by Jan Vorisek, which is released as a double 7” vinyl in an edition of 100.

Jan Vorisek (b. 1987, Basel) lives and works in Zurich. Recent solo exhibitions include Collapse Poem at Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland (2020); Crisis Instrument at Observation Society presented by Bottom Space, Guangzhou, Hong Kong (2018); and Total Fragmented Darkness at Hard Hat, Geneva (2017). Recently he has shown in group exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (2020); Luma Westbau, Zurich (2019); Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, (2017); and Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany (2017).

SI gratefully acknowledges the support of Pro Helvetia, Canton Basel-Stadt, Florian Gutzwiller, and Teo Schifferli. Production support for the exhibition is kindly provided in part by Galerie Bernhard. This exhibition is organized by Alison Coplan, Curator, Swiss Institute.