Galerie Mezzanin

Capitain Petzel at Galerie Mezzanin: Andrea Bowers, Troy Brauntuch, Natalie Czech, Robert Longo, Sarah Morris, Seth Price, Amy Sillman, Monika Sosnowska, Kelley Walker, Christopher Williams

Press release

We are delighted to announce the opening of the group exhibition Capitain Petzel at Galerie Mezzanin, in Geneva, Switzerland. This collaboration takes place within the framework of Vernissages Communs, an initiative by The Quartier des Bains association aiming to encourage the exchange between local and international galleries. The show features works by a curated selection of artists from Capitain Petzel´s program, as well as by Christopher Williams, an artist represented by both galleries involved.

The presentation includes works by Andrea Bowers (*1965), Troy Brauntuch (*1954), Natalie Czech (*1976), Robert Longo (*1953), Sarah Morris (*1967), Seth Price (*1973), Amy Sillman (*1955), Monika Sosnowska (*1972), Kelley Walker (*1969) and Christopher Williams (*1956), spanning the period from 2012 up to 2018.

Founded in 2008 by Friedrich Petzel and Gisela Capitain as a joint gallery, Capitain Petzel is housed in a 1’300 square meter glass-encased modernist building preserved from the Socialist Era, located in one of the city’s historical landmarks on Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin-Mitte. Built in 1964 by architects Kaiser and Franek to display fine and applied arts from the countries of the Eastern Block, the former “Kunst im Heim” gallery of the GDR is a classic example of East German Modernism.

Since 2008, more than 40 artists–from both Petzel, New York, Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Capitain Petzel´s autonomous program– have realised ambitious solo exhibitions developed on-site amongst others Yael Bartana, Karla Black, Andrea Bowers, Natalie Czech, Wade Guyton, Charline von Heyl, Maria Lassnig, Robert Longo, Sarah Morris, Tobias Pils, Amy Sillman, Monika Sosnowska, Seth Price, and Christopher Williams.




This group exhibition is part of the invitation made by the galleries from the Quartier des Bains to invites international galleries to invest their spaces during an exhibition in Geneva:

Galleries of the Quartier des Bains invite international galleries to exhibit in their spaces.

Brisa Galeria | invited by espace_L
kamel mennour | invited by Galerie Laurence Bernard
Weinstein Gallery + Galerie Minsky | invited by Galerie Patrick Cramer
KÖNIG GALERIE | invited byr Galerie Joy de Rouvre
Capitain Petzel | invited by Galerie Mezzanin
Albert Baronian | invited by Galerie Xippas
Gno Far | invited by Skopia / P.H. Jaccaud
Galerie Allen | invited by Wilde

The Quartier des Bains association, grouping 17 cultural entities, aims to encourage and promote contemporary art in the Quartier des Bains area in Geneva.

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