What’s Cooking?

Whats cooking?

Can I work like this?

Ausstellungsraum Klingental
2.7.2021 17 Uhr – 4.7.2021 19 Uhr (nonstop)

50 hours non-stop! The happening gathers 12 artistic, activist and theoretical positions to simultaneously and collaboratively produce, present, discuss and reflect.

 Curated by: data | Auftrag für parasitäre* Gastarbeit (Daniela Petrini & Tanja Trampe)

 Artists on site: Tonjaschja Adler, Josefina Leon Ausejo, Sofia Bempeza, Anne Brand Galvez, Daniela Brugger, Deldar Felemez, Seda Hepsev, Irene Maag, Raphael Perret, Marion Ritzmann, Annette Sense, Ana Vuji?

SIDE DISHES: Julieta Aranda, Marina Belobrovaja, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Lisa Schiess 

Read the full program as PDF here

Spontaneous actions are announced here:

Can I work like this

WHAT’S COOKING? A re-arrangement | Eine Um-Ordnung (Can I work like this?) is a curatorial format conceived as a series that explores artists‘ working conditions. The 50-hour nonstop happening gathers 12 artistic, activist, and theoretical positions to simultaneously and collaboratively produce, present, discuss, and reflect, accompanied by scheduled contributions as SIDE DISHES. WHAT’S COOKING? creates various starting points and keeps the doors nonstop open for spontaneous guests for re-arranging. “Source of contagion” is the cooking area, which allows every guest to also be a host: Cooking, eating, intervening! In Ausstellungsraum Klingental, current questions about artistic engagement in political and social contexts come under the burning glass, tightened by the experience of the pandemic. (Can I work like this?) asks about how to continue.




Painting with Live Colours

Sujit, Baba-ji, Pawan Kumar Dubey.

An article for Swiss Future 1/2021 about the art practice of Sujit Mallik, member of the Delhi based art group WALA.

Art has the potential to point to the future through experimenting and struggling with the contemporary by opposing it defiantly. While the art market has become internationally commercialised, artists regain their autonomy by breaking free of restricting formats—working on the human scale in reality—where their practice touches upon questions of ethics and aesthetics in different forms, society is driven forward and alternative infrastructures are frequently created. The Indian art scene is no exception, immersed as it is in a sub-continent with such a multitude of cultures, religions, languages, and phases of modernising converging. Moving into the 21st century, the question of how infrastructure is organised will become a defining factor of the future in India and artists may have a say in precisely that.

Download the PDF of the article.

The cleaned space

Gardening on the roof top. Paribartana Mohanty and Sujit Mallik.

Cooking performance with organic vegetables from saag-wala.

Sujit at his farm in Loni.

Visiting the fields.

Sujit, Baba-ji and Pawan Kumar Dubey visiting farmers in Loni.

A crop sample.

Checking seeds.

Pumpkins in the field.


Field plan on canvas.

AMRO 2020 — online

Don’t miss AMRO 2020 — wherever you are in the world.
20 – 23 May 2020
live on https://dorftv.at
My workshop is on Thursday 21.5. at 16h

Missed the fabulous festival? Have a look at the playlist on dorf.tv

Streamt besser! – Von Shusha Niederberger

Zwei lesenswerte Texte (1, 2) von Shusha Niederberger zum Streaming während des Lockdowns.


SAR2020 in Bergen — Canceled

Unfortunately, the SAR2020 conference in Bergen titled ‘Crisis Collective’ fell victim to the Corona crisis. I was very excited to go there, present my work and interact.

I completely understand and support the decision and am nevertheless curious about what form the alternative to the conference format may take. Part of the good that can come out in this crisis is that we are forced to develop new formats of exchange and the unthinkable is all of a sudden possible. Or in other words, the Corona crisis is the best advertising for the Degrowth movement. If in human perception, it is easier to react to the immediate threat (Corona), what can we learn from that for the long term threats (climate and eco collapse)?


Refaire le Monde – Book Presentation

Presentation of the publication documenting the three part exhibition series at Helmhaus Zurich in 2018.  In which I had the pleasure to participate in the first part, Refaire le Monde * POSITION.

Thursday, 12. Dezember 2019, 18.30 Uhr
Helmhaus, Limmatquai 31, 8001 Zürich
Diaphenes Verlag



Media Arts in Switzerland

I have the pleasure to be included in the following publication:
Medienkunst in der Schweiz / Media Arts in Switzerland
Pioniere, Bastler, Provokateure / Pioneers, Tinkerers, Provocateurs

April 2018, 108 Seiten, 51 meist farbige Abbildungen, Klappenbroschur, 16,5 x 23 cm, Deutsch/Englisch
ISBN 978-3-85616-867-4
Christoph Merian Verlag

Dominik Landwehr

Canton of Zurich Art Grants Exhibition 2019

Opening: Wednesday 25.9.2019 18–22h
Exhibition: 26.9. – 6.10.2019 Museum Haus Konstruktiv
Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zurich

It is my pleasure to present my new work Afterlife in the exhibition. See you there.

City of Zurich Art Grants Exhibition 2019

Opening: Friday 12.7. 18h
Exhibition: 13.7. – 8.9.2019 Helmhaus Zurich
Limmatquai 31
8001 Zurich

I am participating with the work ‘MyDesire’.

What’s Next? Eco Materialism & Contemporary Art

A publication by Linda Weintraub, in which my work is featured.
Get it from University of Chicago Press or  Big A

By paying tribute to matter, materiality, and materialization, the examples of contemporary art assembled in What’s Next? Eco Materialism and Contemporary Art challenge the social, cultural and ethical norms that prevailed in the twentieth century. This significant frontier of contemporary culture is identified as Eco Materialism because it affirms the emergent philosophy of Neo Materialism and attends to the pragmatic urgency of environmentalism.

In this highly original book, Linda Weintraub surveys the work of 40 international artists who present materiality as a strategy to convert society’s environmental neglect into responsible stewardship. These bold art initiatives, enriched by their associations with philosophy, ecology and cultural critique, bear the hallmark of a significant new art movement. This accessible text, written for students and a wider readership, is augmented with interactive opportunities that actuate eco material attitudes and behaviours. They invite readers to engage in this timely arena of contemporary art.