From 02/11/2023 to 02/25/2023
Zürich, Switzerland.

The collective exhibition The impossible measure points the paradoxes that exist around the notion of labor, and its value. The artists question how to measure labor’s value in a situation in which life and work have become one. For the exhibition’s closure, there will be a special projection of Cómo siendo peces podemos ver el agua, a video by Barbara Foulkes.


The artists explore the concept of work, capitalism and productivity: “More than any other generation before, we are very conscious of the brutal tactics of the capitalist system in which we live. Yet we are obsessed with work and with being productive. We constantly complain about the system, yet we keep advertising our lives on social media and feeding the algorithms. We are trapped in a loop in which we simultaneously denounce and endorse the system. And it doesn’t seem like there is an easy way out. Nonetheless, even if the answer to the central question of this exhibition (how can we measure the value of our work?) is an impossible one, it is still a question worth asking over and over again”.


Each one of the seven participating artists will pose these questions in many ways and from many different perspectives. Artists participating: Barbara Foulkes (ARG), Anne-Laure Franchette (FR), Patricio Gil Flood (ARG), Adrian Melis (CU), Dominique Sievers (DE), Nora Schiedt (CH), Igor Vidor (BR), Dalia Donadio (CH) + Marc Méan (CH).


For the exhibition closure, there will be a special projection of Barbara Foulkes’ video: Cómo siendo peces Podemos ver el agua (How as fishes we can still see water). As part of her constant research on the body, the artist developed a choreography with a construction excavator, creating a symbiosis between the two performers and the machine.

The Impossible Measure.


Until February 25th, 2023.


la_cápsula Gallery. Anwandstrasse 9 (Ground Floor, main entrance has 3 steps), 8004, Zürich, Switzerland.