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Ian Anüll

*1948 Sempach, lives in Zurich

  • «Zuckerbergs Versprechen», 2018
  • Inkjet on Forex 700 g/m2
  • Edition of: 22
  • Size of image: 32,00 cm x 32,00 cm
  • Size: 50,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Production: Setaprint AG, Bachenbülach
  • CHF 800.00
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Challenging the viewer to question established conditions runs like a red thread through Ian Anüll's heterogeneous work. Zuckerberg's Promise" also invites us to reflect on current social phenomena, such as that of social media.

The picture is composed of two fragments taken from everyday contexts: the press on the one hand, and accounting on the other. The identity of the person portrayed is hidden by the composition of the picture and at the same time betrayed by the title of the work. Zuckerberg's face is revealed as a pure facade behind which false figures are hidden. Whether as a reference to the algorithms used by Facebook, or to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, or to the economic aspects of social media, or to other "mistakes in accounting", the interpretation of the image is left to the viewer's discretion.

The edition "Zuckerberg's Promise" is on display until November 2019 in the exhibition "Ian Anüll - Peinture en promo" at the Musée jurassien des Arts in Moutier. Anüll's editions were also presented in 2012 in the Graphische Sammlung of ETH Zurich as part of a solo exhibition.

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  • Bratislava 1995/2010
  • Inkjet print on canvas
  • Edition of: 22
  • Size of image: 39,00 cm x 50,00 cm x 2,30 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 700.00
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  • Baden-Baden 2004/2010
  • Inkjet print on canvas
  • Edition of: 22
  • Size of image: 39,00 cm x 50,00 cm x 2,30 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 700.00
  • Sold
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  • Last copy available
  • Moskau 2004/2010
  • Inkjet print on canvas
  • Edition of: 22
  • Size of image: 39,00 cm x 50,00 cm x 2,30 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 700.00
  • Sold
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  • Peking 2008/2010
  • Inkjet print on canvas
  • Edition of: 22
  • Size of image: 39,00 cm x 50,00 cm x 2,30 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 700.00
  • Sold
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Series

  • Alle 4 Arbeiten (2010) zusammen
  • Edition of: 22
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 2000.00
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What do Baden-Baden, Bratislava, Moscow and Beijing have in common? Ian Anüll was there! The artist didn't photograph the tourist attractions in these cities, but places with an incredibly deep glamour factor: a shabby market stall, a few cardboard boxes in front of a shop, air vents, and a stack of charcoal briquettes. Spectacular - in the sense of a staging - they are made spectacular by boards with the word "style" in the language of the respective country. With this concept Anüll has created a larger series of - if one wants to take it ironically to the extreme - "still lifes", of which the VFO is now releasing four copies. The panels are reminiscent of On Kawara's Date Paintings, a series of mostly small paintings bearing the date of production, in the spelling of the respective country. The seriousness and rigor of On Kawara is not Ian Anüll's cup of tea. With irony, he directs the gaze to "unstable" non-places, to the backside of the beautiful display side. "He likes", says Max Wechsler about Anüll, "to turn the circumstances upside down with an anarchic gesture and from there to the side and with a few elegant contortions back on the feet".

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  • Les couleurs de l'argent 2000
  • Serigraph
  • Edition of: 40
  • Dimensions: 31,00 cm x 31,00 cm x 2,00 cm
  • Production: Ian Anüll, Zurich
  • CHF 700.00
  • available
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