Chloé Delarue,  TAFAA – SO O AM  Detailansicht NEO GEOGRAPHY I, CAN Neuchâtel, 2017,  Photo: CDFD
Chloé Delarue, TAFAA - SO O AM Ausstellungsansicht Colloque Narrative of a near future, HEAD-Genève, 2017, Photo: Michel Giesbrecht
Chloé Delarue, TAFAA – SO O AM Ausstellungsansicht NEO GEOGRAPHY I, CAN Neuchâtel, 2017, Photo: CDFD
Chloé Delarue,  TAFAA – VUCA, Ausstellungsansicht Urgent Paradise, Lausanne, 2017, Photo: CDFD
Beat Jost, Flusco-Schockodrink von Léco für Grimm Werbeagentur, Bern, um 1964. Courtesy of the Artist
Beat Jost, Cadillac mit Modell für Advico Werbeagentur, Gockhausen, 1964. Courtesy of the Artist
Beat Jost, Einer unter vielen (Modell Beat Jost) für Hallwag Jäggi Reklame, Bern, 1963. Courtesy of the Artist
Beat Jost, Frühling-Sommer- Kollektion 84 für Modehaus Messerli, 1983 Courtesy of the Artist
Beat Jost, Schlüssel für SEA Schliess-Systeme AG, Zollikofen, 1979. Courtesy of the Artist
Beat Jost, Einhand Schweissbrenner für Carba, Liebefeld, 1965. Courtesy of the Artist
Beat Jost, Stahlmöbel für Wiedemar, Bern, 1971. Courtesy of the Artist
Beat Jost, Schaufenster Lebensmittelabteilung für LOEB AG, Bern, 1965. Courtesy of the Artist
Beat Jost, Bank in Langenthal für Wiedemar, Bern, 1976. Courtesy of the Artist
Beat Jost, Büroeinrichtungen Kantonalbank, Lyss für  Wiedemar, Bern, 1976. Courtesy of the Artist
Beat Jost, Prototyp für Coup, Pierrot, Bern, 1979. Courtesy of the Artist
Beat Jost, Glacé-Assemblage Vanille-Erdbeer für Pierrot, 1995. Courtesy of the Artist
Beat Jost, Prototyp für Coup, Pierrot, Bern, 1979. Courtesy of the Artist

Chloé Delarue
TAFAA – NEW RARE XPENDABLE
Beat Jost
Dinge, Häuser, Menschen
Beat Josts Atelier für Werbefotografie 1962–2002

In her largest solo exhibition to date, Chloé Delarue (*1986, lives in Geneva) combines latex casts, cables, industrial rods, dissected TV screens and other undead elements of the digital age into an all-encompassing installation that sprawls across the entire first floor of the Kunsthaus in the form of an organic, technological growth. In it she presents visions of the future that already seem to be in a state of decay. The work is based on many years of research on the impact of technological developments on the mind and body, and artificial intelligence and biotechnology, as well as recent studies into a Chinese ghost town and neo-feudalist ideologies in Silicon Valley.

In a concurrent exhibition, Kunsthaus Langenthal will present its first showcase of work by the Bernese photographer Beat Jost (*1936), featuring images created at his «Studio for commercial photography» between the 1960s and the 1990s. Retrospectively, Jost wants his work to be understood as a «reputable handicraft», which nevertheless allows his photographs to spontaneously develop a sometimes sober, sometimes captivating and continuing beauty – one that spans from daily life at the time to the present day. In the depicted products of Swiss industrial companies, architects and designers, Jost’s images also contain an inherent beauty of precision: from Vidmar filing cabinets to Pierrot ice creams, from Authier skiwear to knitwear and bank branches; these objects are in a state of permanent newness and herald a future to come – one which for us has already passed into history.         

A cooperation with Fotobüro Bern, curated by Markus Schürpf and Raffael Dörig. A publication will accompany the exhibition.

The exhibitions are generously supported by:

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