MAKE MORE OF YOUR WELLNESS VACATION is Thomas Weinberger’s and Benjamin Zuber’s first cooperative show. The leitmotif of the exhibition is the concept of competition, which in recent years, according to the artists’ observation, has developed from a useful organizing principle of systems such as sports, economy, or democracy to a social ideal whose apparent lack of alternatives generates both frightening and amusing phenomena.
For their works, the artists appropriate objects and materials from various social spheres which are primarily associated with the concept of competition, such as advertising, the financial markets or the media.Their playful combination creates new references without imposing prefabricated statements or trains of thought on the viewer. Instead, they give him/her the opportunity to escape the apparent inevitability of entrenched principles.In a transmedia approach, the artists combine photography, installation, and collage and create their own cosmos, which is shaped by the artists’ subjective and dialectical examination of the subject.
take a chance on me, 2017