Barbara Seiler Galerie, Anwandstrasse 67, 8004 Zürich (CH)
In his third solo exhibition at Barbara Seiler Belgian/Swiss artist Ante Timmermans presents his latest drawings on wood panels. They follow up on his perfomative installation )pause( presented at Frieze London 2014, which reflected upon the absurdity, the tragedy and comedy of progressive movement during a ceaseless standstill. In this solo projected the walls of the booth were covered with large text drawings that referred to the stage directions of the play ‘Waiting for Godot’ by Samuel Beckett - a play in which the two characters wait endlessly for the arrival of someone named Godot. Throughout the entire fair five dancers performed the directions of pause, understood as a physical and mental state in which each of them had the freedom to choose between standing still or moving on. Sculptural objects referring to this in-between state served as focus point and mirrored the performative installation.