Baby Angel

Urbanity and contradictions collide on the Geroldareal in Kreis 5 in the city of Zurich. On the one hand, the raw, porous, unfinished and provisional that clings to those places affected by gentrification. On the other hand, the smooth, flat, clean and closed-off, which is reflected in abundance in the windows of the financial buildings, where capital is transmitted every second. The former industrial district in Kreis 5 is changing, and so is the cellar at Geroldstrasse 31. In the building, that was built in 1882 - noted on the city map around 1900 as a petrol magazine - a collective formed in the summer of 2022 and founded the Baby Angel association. It maintains the eponymous place, which stands for art and culture in the city of Zurich, for community, sensuality and hybridity. In the characteristic spaces, various productions in the fields of music, sound, culinary, literature, visual arts, body and wellness, and performance are realized. The focus is on artistic experiments. Since fall 2022 Marcel Hörler is part of the collective, together with Melinda Bieri, David Jegerlehner, Ivana Milenković, Regula Perschak, Valentin Hehl, Valentin Müri and Robert Meyer.

Philip Neuberger, 2023. Photo: Céline Brunko

Giulia Ross, Ali Salvioni, Steppeh Barthy Beninilli, 2023. Photo: glossygritty

Yevheniya Kravets, Yann Slattery, Hot Mess, 2023. Photo: Céline Brunko

Marco Siciliano, 338 chewing gum • welcome, 2023. Photo: Marcel Hörler

Kaisa Pušnik, 2023. Photo: Céline Brunko

Powerpuffs, 2023. Photo: Céline Brunko

Laura Leupi, Valérie Hug, IMAN, 2023. Photo: glossygritty