21 May until 10 September 2023, Winterthur, Zurich
“Common ground” can mean a shared space or a space where it’s possible to communicate and reach a consensus. But which people have the resources to make their voices heard?
This year’s Weiertal Biennale focuses on this question: it’s about social and environmental justice, and how closely they are linked. This becomes clear with regard to the ongoing global exploitation of people and nature, the distribution of resources on a planet that’s supposed to be our “common ground”.
With 17 artistic contributions, the garden in the Weiertal becomes a place of reflection – and perhaps even a nucleus of social and political utopias that observers will take with them from here into the world.
An event by:
Brigham Baker, Vanessa Billy, Nicolas Buzzi und Harmony, Ishita Chakraborty, Sam Falls, Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Sarah Hablützel & Marko Mijatovic, Dunja Herzog, Thomas Julier, Hanne Lippard, Lithic Alliance, Martina Lussi, Thi My Lien Nguyen, Uriel Orlow, Reto Pulfer, Miriam Rutherfoord & Joke Schmidt, Raul Walch
Programme and special projects
By public transport
From Wülflingen railway station, follow the signs to “Kulturort Weiertal” (approx. 20-30 min. walk). Taxi (reservation): 052 222 22 22, shuttle (Sundays, 11.15 a.m. and 12.15 p.m.): 076 467 44 47
Note: From 14 July to 21 August, the railway line between Winterthur station and Wülflingen station will be closed. Recommendation: bus no. 7 from Winterthur station to Wülflingen station.