WVK, Zug

Yann Stéphane Bisso, Isabella Fürnkäs

For Art-O-Rama 2024 WVK proposes a duo presentation of German and French artist Isabella Fürnkäs (*1988) alongside Geneva based Cameroonian artist Yann Stéphane Bisso (*1998) who enter an intimate conversation about questions of belonging and the space that opens up between the familiar and the unknown.

 

Visitors will find themselves in the midst of ghostly figures who populate the space as part of Fürnkäs’ series Unpredictable Liars Revolt (2021-2022). Despite their spatial proximity, they appear isolated, encased in epoxy draping. In the age of full-blown consumerism and ideological inertia, identity is communicated through labels with which an imagined self is positioned. The opacity of semiotic references, however, forms a cross-milieu that can no longer be penetrated individually. Their bearers are left in an unpredictable dark. Equally so, Fürnkäs leaves the viewer caught in an ambiguous state of how to read the work. As if to negate the somber shadows cast upon the space by the figures, Bisso’s sensual paintings invite us into his very own dreamlike state between memory and fantasy: depictions of bursting clouds mix with dancing animals and ghostly symbols. Through the painterly construction of hybrid landscapes, the artist is thinking about his diasporic identity, to open up spheres beyond the familiar and renegotiate the process of semiotic transactions between cultures – a portrait equally personal, spiritual and political. Fürnkäs lets us come even closer in a series of diary-like doodles: The Red Drawings (2021) function as an autopoietic archive of gestures, bringing together cycles of a fragmented but healing body.

 

Ultimately, WVK’s proposal seeks to invite us to think about different dimensions of cultural identity and their intertwining with subjectivity.

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Isabella Fürnkäs

Unpredictable Liars Revolt (2021-2022)
Sound installation, veiled mannequins, coated with epoxy and various materials and fabrics
Variable dimensions
Courtesy the artist and WVK

8500 €

Isabella Fürnkäs

Unpredictable Liars Revolt (2021-2022)
Sound installation, veiled mannequins, coated with epoxy and various materials and fabrics
Variable dimensions
Courtesy the artist and WVK

8500 €

Yann Stéphane Bisso

Can I see another’s woe,And not be in sorrow too? (2023)
Oil on canvas
70 x 50 cm
Courtesy the artist and WVK

2900 €

Yann Stéphane Bisso

Astral weeks (2024)
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm
Courtesy of the artist and WVK

1800 €

Isabella Fürnkäs

The Red Drawings (2021-ongoing)
Series of one hundred drawings, mixed media on paper, framed with white varnish ash
21 x 14,8 cm (26.6 x 22.3 cm)
Courtesy the artist and WVK

1600 €