Kunst und Bau, Omweg
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Omweg,
Art and Construction,
2022
Michael Meier & Christoph Franz

work as an artist duo in Zurich. Places and their social, historical and political background are the starting point of their artistic practice. In careful, research-based processes the artists appropriate these places and refer to them with conceptual works. Their thematic focus is on the city both as a concrete field of interaction and as a space for thought.
Michael Meier & Christoph Franz deal with the processes of change in our built environment. They use specific approaches to negotiate the sediments of the urban, question its development and set it in motion.


Contact

mail(at)meierfranz.net

Studio
Aargauerstrasse 250, 8048 Zurich
Switzerland


Current

Thursday, Dezember 1, 2022, 18:30
Art for Zurich
The city's Art Acquisitions since 2018
Opening
Helmhaus, Limmatquai 1
Zurich, Switzerland

Saturday, October 29, 2022, 15:00
Art on Construction
New Building for the Curative Education Center Innerschwyz
Opening
HZI, Gotthardstrasse 116
Ibach, Switzerland

October 14 to 23, 2022
reEDOcate me!
Festival
Floating University, Lillienthalstrasse 32
Berlin, Germany

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 18:00
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books
Opening
Helmhaus, Limmatquai 1
Zurich, Switzerland

Saturday, June 11, 2022, 10:00 - 12:00
Cooperative Warmbächli
Mit der Tür ins Haus fallen, Holligen-Fest 2022
Walk, Screening
Freiburgstrasse 121 (at Radau!)
Bern, Switzerland

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 18:00
Kunstmuseum Olten
Opening, Walk
Kirchgasse 8
Olten, Switzerland

June 21, 2021 to April 3, 2022
Kunst öffentlicher Raum Wien
Art in public space project as well as a publication which was published by Spector Books. ISBN 978-3-95905-449-2
Corner Landstraßer Gürtel / Ghegastraße
Vienna, Austria



Prizes, Grants and Residences

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books - Zwischen Anlagen Anderer, 2021

Arbeitsstipendium Stadt Zürich, 2021

Werkbeitrag Kanton Zürich, 2020

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books - Der Durchschnitt als Norm, 2018

Artist-In-Residence, Warsaw - Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, 2015

Helvetia Art Prize, 2013

Werkbeitrag Kanton Zürich, 2012

Kiefer Hablitzel Art Prize, 2012

Books and Catalogues

Zwischen Anlagen Anderer
Editors: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz,
with contributions from: Sandra Bauernfeind, Michael Bonvalot, Vera Deleja-Hotko, Stephan Ferenczy, Dieter Henke, Susanne Heeg, Sabine Pollak, Christian Prantner, Martin Putschögl, Christoph Reinprecht, Walter Rosifka, Barbara Ruhsmann, Heiko Schmid, Marta Schreieck, Robert Temel, Lisa Winter, Graphic Design: Atlas Studio, Publisher: Spector Books, 2021, ISBN: 978-3-95905-449-2

Es kommt mit der Zeit
Editors: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz,
Texts: Rebecka Domig, Rachel Mader, Graphic Design: Giliane Cachin, Publisher: self-published, 2021

Deceitful Habits in a Human's Soul
Editors: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz,
Texts: Aoife Rosenmeyer, Christian C. Ruff, Photographs: Susanne Hefti, Michael Meier & Christoph Franz, Graphic Design: Studio Krispin Heé (Krispin Heé, Tim Wetter), Publisher: Vexer Verlag, St.Gallen/Berlin, 2019, ISBN: 978-3-907112-22-9

Der Durchschnitt als Norm
Editors: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz,
with contributions from: Georg Aerni, Nicola Behrens, André Bideau, Bit-Tuner, Elisabeth Blum, Heike Delitz, Vera Gloor, Erik Göngrich, Maren Harnack, Martin Hilti, Andreas Hofer, Ernst Hubeli, Axel Humpert, San Keller, Philipp Klaus, Monika Klingele Frey, Michael Obrist, Markus Peter, Manfred Russo, Heiko Schmid, Michel Schneider, Tatjana Schneider, Silke Steets, Martin Sturzenegger, Kai Vöckler, Hans Widmer und Benjamin von Wyl, Graphic Design: Urs Lehni and Lex Trüb, Publisher: Spector Books, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-95905-198-9

La Brique Ordinaire
Editors: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz,
Texts: Yasmin Afschar, Victoria Easton and Aoife Rosenmeyer, Interviews with: Franz Müller, Guillaume Yersin, Jean-Paul Jaccaud, Irina Davidovici, Ido Avissar and Eric Lapierre, Graphic Design: Norm Zurich, Publisher: edition fink, 2015, ISBN: 978-­3­0-3746­1-88-­4

Warszawskie Zdroje | Warsaw Water Stations
Editors: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz, Agnieszka Sosnowska, Texts: Martyna Obarska, Włodzimierz Karol Pessel, Agnieszka Sosnowska, Graphic Design: Błażej Pindor, Publisher: Fundacja Bęc Zmiana, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, 2015, ISBN: 978-83-65240-01-9

Mitten durchs Quartier
Editors: Michael Meier & Christoph Franz,
Text: Gabriel Flückiger, Graphic Design: Atlas Studio, Publisher: self-published, 2014, 5 CHF
Order here: mail(at)meierfranz.net

Aufmachen? Aufmachen!
Editors: Kunstmuseum Olten, Dorothee Messmer, Texts: Katja Szymczak and Dorothee Messmer, Graphic Design: Bonbon, Publisher: Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2013, ISBN: 978-3-86984-446-6

de/tour
Editors: Silvia Mussmann, Michael Meier & Christoph Franz, with contributions from Roman Blumenthal, ekw 14,90, Petra Elena Köhle & Nicolas Vermot Petit-Outhenin, Michael Meier & Christoph Franz, Silvia Mussmann, Romy Ruegger, Riikka Tauriainen, 2013, 25 CHF
Order here: mail(at)meierfranz.net