2020: Bruckner, Langschied, Lelonek

Lago Mio: Final presentation 2020/21
Exhibition at Lago Mio, talk at MASI | LAC
With Johanna Bruckner, Till Langschied, and Diana Lelonek
Curated by Benedikt Wyss

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Wednesday, 9 June 2021
Opening at Lago Mio artist residency from 7:30 PM
Talk at MASI | LAC (Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana) from 6:15 PM
RSVP: Please contact Valentina.Bernasconi@masilugano.ch to reserve your seat in the museum.
The exhibition opens on Thursday, 10 June 2021, 4–8 PM
After this open by appointment

Opening in Lugano We are happy to finally show you «Lago Mio 2020: Final presentation»: new film works and sculptures by Johanna Bruckner, Till Langschied, and Diana Lelonek. Opening Wednesday, 9 June at 7:30 PM (and Thursday, 4–8 PM) at Lago Mio Lugano artist residency. Artists and curator will all be present.

Public talk at MASI A conversation with the artists begins at 6:15 PM on the second floor of the MASI | LAC. Afterward, we will walk up to the Lago Mio residency together and enjoy the exhibition with drinks in the garden. RSVP: Please contact us here to reserve your seat in the museum.

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About the show Johanna Bruckner (*1984) challenges our notions on the non/human body, intimacies, and emotional worlds produced by the ongoing transformation of technology. We present her new 3-channel video collaboration with dancer/performer Kihako Narisawa, filmed at Lago Mio. Till Langschied (*1987) focusses in his artistic research on the relation between humans and technology. For him, machines and technologies have metaphysical meanings. We present his metal reliefs and his new film Tartarus Mining (about the unsustainable attitudes of extraction capitalism), all created at Lago Mio. Diana Lelonek (*1988) explores relationships between humans and other species, responding to over-production and unlimited growth. We present her work Compost and other parts of a series of plant-videos, imagining how Homo sapiens will one day solve their self-made problems.

Über die Austellung Johanna Bruckner (*1984) hinterfragt unsere Vorstellung über nicht-menschliche Körper, Intimitäten und emotionale Welten, die durch technologische Transformationen entstehen. Wir präsentieren ihre bei Lago Mio gefilmte 3-Kanal-Video-Kollaboration mit der Tänzerin/Performerin Kihako Narisawa. Till Langschied (*1987) erforscht das Verhältnis zwischen Mensch und Technik. Maschinen und Technologien haben metaphysische Bedeutungen. Wir zeigen Metallreliefs und seinen neuen Film Tartarus Mining über die ausbeuterischen Zustände des Extraktionskapitalismus. Diana Lelonek (*1988) erforscht Beziehungen zwischen Menschen und anderen und reagiert damit auf Überproduktion und Wachstum. Wir zeigen Compost und andere Teile einer Serie von Pflanzenvideos, die imaginieren, wie der Homo sapiens eines Tages ihre*seine selbst gemachten Probleme lösen wird.


Lago Mio 2020: Work in progress
New videos by Johanna Bruckner, Till Langschied, and Diana Lelonek
Curated by Benedikt Wyss

Lago Mio Lugano artist residency is pleased to announce its small exhibition «Lago Mio 2020: Work in progress»
featuring new video works by its 2020 visiting artists Johanna Bruckner, Till Langschied, and non-physical resident Diana Lelonek,
curated by Benedikt Wyss.

Johanna Bruckner's new work Phylum Lava, 2020 (work in progress) is a collage of Dark Room Sci-Fi, queer pornography, and the social bonds of extra-terrestrial bodies more… Till Langschied’s new video Tartarus Mining, 2020 (work in progress) links Tartarus (the greek underworld for the punished) with a mine as a symbol of our unsustainable attitudes within extraction capitalism more… Compost, 2020 (work in progress) is part of a series of plant- focused videos that Diana Lelonek made as a 'non-physical resident' at Lago Mio. It tells how representatives of the Homo sapiens species one day decide to be voluntarily composted more…

The exhibition will open on Saturday, admission by appointment > mail artists and curator are present.

SAVE THE DATE: The comprehensive annual exhibition «Lago Mio 2020: Final presentation» including a public talk at MASI Lugano was canceled due to the current situation. The new opening date is Saturday, April 10, 2021.

Lago Mio 2020: Work in progress
with Johanna Bruckner, Till Langschied, and Diana Lelonek
Sa, 7 November 2020
6–8 pm, by appointment > mail
Masks & contact tracing mandatory

Lago Mio
Lugano artist residency
Via Cattedrale 15
6900 Lugano


We were thrilled by the numerous applications for the 2020 late summer residency in August/September, including an exhibition opening on 23 October 2020. It has been a real struggle to make our final selection, and we are all the more delighted with the well-considered choice made by our jury:

Johanna Bruckner from Vienna/Austria, based in Zurich/Switzerland, moves to Lago Mio after her residence at the Istituto Svizzero in Rome/Italy. Till Langschied, born in Frankfurt/Germany, travels from Basel/Switzerland. Diana Lelonek from Warsaw/Poland, is our non-physical guest – she is currently stuck in her apartment in Warsaw because of the coronavirus.

Johanna Bruckner (*1984) ’s work relates to ecologies of trust, care, and labor. She unsettles notions on the non/human body, intimacies, and emotional worlds produced by the ongoing transformation of technology. Her work asks how the indeterminacy of being might inform hybrid temporalities better tooled to deal with current technological, political, and ecological changes. She mainly works in the media of video, installation, and performance. http://johannabruckner.com/

Till Langschied (*1987) concentrates his practice on the field of human hopes and dreams and investigates how they manifest themselves in the form of machines and technologies. He explores the evolving relationships between virtual and analog spaces. He first develops many of his works in digital formats and then transforms them into physical objects and installations in order to question the agency of the virtual. https://till-langschied.de

Diana Lelonek (*1988) explores relationships between humans and other species. Her projects are critical responses to the processes of over-production, unlimited growth, and our approach to the environment. She uses photography, living matter, and found objects, creating work that is interdisciplinary and often appears at the interface of art and science. http://dianalelonek.com/

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Lago Mio
Lugano artist residency / Residenza d'artista
Via Cattedrale 15
6900 Lugano
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