Projects

Powerplay, Pleasure and Gain

How can we materialize joy? To what extent can we recognize and vocalize our desires and needs within power structures? How can we cultivate a practice of care while society suffers from hetero-patriarchal mechanisms? The exhibition Powerplay, Pleasure and Gain presented a mix of contributions by Giulia Essyad, Inés Maestre, Lucio Davoli, Marisabel Arias, Metehan Törer, Robin Mettler, Sarah Burger and Sicc Puppy. The exhibition took the 10th anniversary of Porny Days as an occasion to think about the potential of collectivity that lies in our bodies. Beside the exhibited works, the audience was invited to become part of the exhibition during the performative opening. Powerplay, Pleasure and Gain took place from 25th to 27th of November 2022 at Südbühne, Gessnerallee in Zürich and was curated by Marcel Hörler with the support of Lena Aurea Schneider.

Metehan Törer, spank toys, 2022. Photo: Michel Gilgen

Inés Maestre, Vanilla Tango (Untitled V), 2022. Photo: Michel Gilgen

Metehan Törer, pee fountain, 2022. Photo: Lena Aurea Schneider

Sarah Burger, Neural Fantasies, 2022. Photo: Lena Aurea Schneider

Metehan Törer, siamese twin mask, 2022. Photo: Michel Gilgen

Inés Maestre, Vanilla Tango (Untitled III), 2020. Photo: Michel Gilgen

Metehan Törer, Lucio Davoli, Sicc Puppy, Public Toilet, 2022. Photo: Lena Aurea Schneider

Giulia Essyad, Self Portraits, 2021. Photo: Lena Aurea Schneider

Robin Mettler, Endless Ornament, 2022. Photo: Michel Gilgen

Marisabel Arias, nike, neki, nekii, niikee, naik, naiik, naki (i lov u but love issues), 2021. Photo: Lena Aurea Schneider

Robin Mettler, Endless Ornament, 2022. Photo: Lena Aurea Schneider