Opening of the exhibition
Close Encounters

Organizer: gta Exhibitions
Date: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 to Thursday, 7 October 2021
Time: 10.00 to 18.00


Photos of the opening: Jana Jenarin

29 September – 7 October 2021
Opening: 28 September 2021, 6 pm
gta exhibitions, ETH Zurich
COVID certificate required

Book launch of Berta Rahm’s Diaries 1935–1950 edited by Friederike Merkel together with the curators and gta exhibitions
Featuring HOTMAILHOTNAIL by Ivana Milenković and Nina Orgiu

We are happy to invite you to the opening of the fourth chapter of the exhibition The Power of Mushrooms: Berta Rahm’s Pavilion for the Saffa 58! For the duration of the exhibition, HOTMAILHOTNAIL will install a temporary nail studio in the exhibition space. HOTMAILHOTNAIL is a meeting place for everyone, a studio, and a format for nail art with the aim to collaborate with artists from different disciplines, to jointly appropriate spaces, and to connote them anew. It discusses and lives feminist concerns in these spaces, and develops the nails on and with the wearers to make it visible as a medium and art form.
Nail art on natural nail (up to 2h): CHF 90
Nail art with extension (up to 3h): CHF 120 (students) / CHF 140
For nail art appointment click here!

The exhibition is curated by Milena Buchwalder, Sonja Flury, Dorothee Hahn, and Larissa Müllner on behalf of the ProSaffa1958-Pavillon association, together with the directors of gta exhibitions Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen. Special thanks to Simona Mele, Daniel Sommer, Jeremy Waterfield, and the Chair of Tom Emerson.