Nina Beier at Sommer Contemporary Art Zurich


Nina Beier SIM
Until October 25, 2020
Sommer Contemporary Art Zurich presents a solo exhibition by the Danish-born artist Nina Beier. The artist produced a site-specific installation of her work in the context of the home environment of the space. A series of pastel-colored bathroom sinks protrude out of the floor and walls of the space, containing hand-rolled cigars crafted to fit the hole of the drain. Bringing to mind Marcel Duchamp's iconic Fountain, in which he presented a urinal turned upside down, Nina Beier has created a tongue in cheek, feminist take on the use of a readymade household sanitary object. Human hair wigs are framed under glass further activates the space. For the occasion of Zurich Art Weekend, the artist also created a special performance: pregnant women recline on the sofas, chair and beds of the apartment, clad in camel hair coats and gazing at the same direction. A classic urban uniform, the camel coat, originally made from camels used on the Silk Road to carry goods, made the transition from a coat worn by polo players between chukkas to an outright glamour garment that exudes oriental charm.

The exhibition is open by appointment only until October 25, 2020.

Nina Beier SIM
Nina Beier SIM