Sunday, 3 June 2012
Work from his oeuvre.
“…Niklaus Rüegg has embarked on this challenge. Result of his work two papers, elephant make-up ‘and’ Hamlet are `24 HOURS. Both works can be divided into the themes of the concept, embedding gray circus’. , Circuses gray ‘plays with the absurdity of the combination of words, circus associated joy, laughter, color, clowns, music, the color is gray, traditionally not in the circus. In contact with the color gray starts any other color to shine. Aleister Crowley In Amber Fort, a magnet for tourists near the city of Jaipur parade, daily traditional brightly painted elephants. Such an elephant, the artist painted in gray color. The campaign demonstrates just one hand, a redundancy, because the Indian elephant is not like its African relative of an evenly proportioned gray pigmented, irregularly but almost black. The artist went to the illustration of that redundancy, not the color difference between the two elephant species. The painted, Indian elephant, thus becoming the European image of an elephant and also included in the arena of the circus cast ‘. keep Hamlet in 24 HOURS HAMLET ‘- disguised as a gray clown – on a colorless stage for 24 hours a skull in his hand and look at it contemplatively. Niklaus Rüegg and his assistant Ariel Zumstein shared the role of Hamlet, who presented over the time span of 24 hours in four different poses. Varanasi or Benares is to the Indians for thousands of years sacred, there is a pilgrimage to die, expecting the redemption of nirvana here on the Ganges. Especially in this place gets the shakespear `sche pose as ‘memento mori’ a new significance. . The analog component of the two works is the detachment and placing a cultural convention or a cultural asset in a foreign culture and the absurdity that is causing this act , we invite you to the exhibition and, ‘Circus Gray’ goes on!” – Marion Wild for Gallery Bob Gysin.