17 January – 5 February 2017
Opening 17 January, 7pm at WTF Gallery
Moritz Ebinger is a Swiss artist based in the Netherlands who has made a reputation for himself for connecting anything with everything. This exhibition is the result of a long fascination with gold that started when he discovered an abandoned gold mine in southern Switzerland as a child.
Ebinger has travelled from Zurich to Surinam and Thailand to study the history, function, transformation and sociocultural aspect of gold in conflict, ritual and belief. He has documented and photographed subjects including the apartment of a Zurich banker, the jungles of Surinam and Thailand’s Buddhist temples, and interviewed a gold merchant and refiner as well as mercury smugglers, heavily armed bodyguards and owners of the largest gold mine in the world.
He comes at the meaning of gold from many different angles, using personal perspective and experiments with audiences to create a dialogue about the true value of gold in societies where he exhibits his works. They take many wildly eclectic forms, united only by his meticulous craftsmanship, limitless curiosity and sly sense of humour — from drawings and objects to videos, collages and performance art.
Ebinger’s work has been exhibited and performing all over the world including the documenta13, DoflonRacz.Visitor information
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