These are our twisted words is a group exhibition that opened at la_cápsula on the occasion of the Zürich Art Weekend (12th & 13th September, 2020). This art-filled weekend, which normally takes place one week before the world famous art fair Art Basel, became a specially significant event for the art community of Zurich in 2020 as a result of the pandemic and the consequent negative effects on galleries, museums and independent spaces (including the cancellation of Art Basel).
Hoping that the flow of people visiting galleries, museums and art spaces throughout the city would also stop by to check exhibitions at non-official venues of the ZAW, la_cápsula thought of this weekend as an excellent opportunity to voice out current social and political problematics in an exhibition consisting of written statements on media ranging from posters to embroidery, flags and memes.
The works included in the exhibition take different standpoints, including feminism, postcoloniality and the critique of the conservative turn. As usual in la_cápsula, humor and irony are an important part of the discourse of the exhibition and an element important to the practice of many of the participant artists
With works by: Jeremy Deller (UK), Seline Fülscher (CH), Simon Hari (CH), Macaco Press (CH, ES, AR), María Ordóñez (COL), Daniela Ortiz (PER) and Miriam Zemel (USA). The curators will also participate with a statement of their own, referencing the current situation of the art world, specifically in Zurich but applicable to the global North.
During the opening of the exhibition, the launch of the Zurich Art Space Guide 202 took place.