Taylor Macklin
Luegislandstrasse 105 (Eingang Nord)
8051 Zurich, Switzerland

Open Fridays 2 – 6pm and by appointment;
Freitags 14 – 18Uhr und nach Vereinbarung geöffnet:


New Day Rising
24.2 – 25.3.2018
Camille Blatrix

I've always been fascinated by hold-ups, burglaries and the like. This fascination probably comes from the fact that I find them rather romantic, but it might also be connected to the fact that I was born in a southern suburb of Paris where Diego Ferrera, a local contemporary criminal hero, grew up. What excites me in all this is the allure of desire, the thirst for action, the thrill of escape, and finally, the way the villain thumbs his nose at society. I imagine my old friend Camille shares the same interest in these kinds of robber-hero stories; the theme certainly forms the focus of his exhibition at Taylor Macklin, which presents a situation that might have been contextualised beforehand by poetically taking the exhibition space hostage. If you look around you, everything leads you to that conclusion. First there’s a sculpture whose shape recalls that of a hydraulic jack holding up a metal shop shutter, a soundtrack sounding the alarm, then a half-open trapdoor in the middle of the space, and a number of elements on the walls indicating an emergency exit. And yet it is difficult, in the light of these artworks-cum-clues, to know if something has happened or is about to happen, and this creates a tension that suggests an event yet to come. Of course the exhibition does not answer this question, and the mystery is not elucidated, especially as the works of Camille Blatrix are often characteristically opaque, or even impossible to grasp. Perhaps we have to see these strange manufactured objects as suggestive elements: surfaces on which ideas can be projected, more than truths or solutions. As the title “New Day Rising” suggests, something new is going to happen, which in itself goes some way to providing an answer. The experience is one of waiting, taking our time, and looking, sometimes without even understanding—a situation we have all experienced, and in many cases that of the exhibition visitor. – Édouard Montassut



Finally, you are in me
18.11.2017 – 21.1.2018
Özgür Kar and CANAN

Eine Führung durch das Quartier Schwamendingen mit Ruth Erdt

Bunter Protest
26.8. – 8.10.2017
An exhibition and a screening organized by Simon Lässig, Vera Lutz and Zacharias Wackwitz, with films from 1991 – 2017 by Soufiane Adel, Maria-Rosa Bobbi und Michael Busse, Alice Creischer, Heike-Karin Foell, Rainer Ganahl, Josef Kramhöller, Tiphanie Mall.

Normalbühne (Zürich)
10.06 – 20.08.2017
Silke Otto-Knapp

Short Psychogeographic Short Film Festival
A screening presented by Pirate Cinema Berlin

Fünf neue Bilder
25.2. – 2.4.2017
Stefan Burger

25.2. – 2.4.2017
Adrian Williams

Auto Fictions
1.11.2016 – 29.1.2017
Gerry Bibby

Paris Internationale (Paris, FR)
19.10. – 23.10.2016
Stefan Burger, Kerry Downey and Joanna Seitz in collaboration with Jen Rosenblit, Simon Lässig, Miriam Laura Leonardi, Ariane Müller, Constantin Thun, and Hannah Weinberger; with a reading by Mitchell Anderson.

A Month of Sundays
22.9. – 6.11.2016
Juliette Blightman, Morgan Fisher, Vanessa Safavi, Joke Schmidt, Michael Smith, Jean-Frédéric Schnyder. Curated by Clément Delépine.

11.6. – 28.8.2016
Studio for Propositional Cinema

Fade In: A Tracking Shot
1.4. – 6.5.2016
Taylor Macklin at Istituto Svizzero di Roma

Fade Out: Someone, in the silence, is moving
12.3. – 20.5.2016

Parallel to Fade In: A Tracking Shot

Anguish Immersed in Silane Chains
16.1. – 21.2.2016
Julia Znoj

16.1. – 21.2.2016
Paolo Thorsen-Nagel

A Stream With Bright Fish
6.11. – 13.12.2015
Judith Kakon

What's Left Unsaid, Says It All
6.11. – 13.12.2015
Davide Stucchi, curated by Mattia Ruffolo.

Do You Think I'm Dressed? Because I'm Not.
12.9. – 18.10.2015; Performance: 23.10.2015
Marc Hunziker

29.8. – 11.10.2015
Cédric Eisenring and Thomas Sauter
In collaboration with Plymouth Rock

Lithic Reductions
13.6. – 18.8.2015; Screening: 12.11.2015
Nina Koennemann


13.6. – 19.7.2015
Bea Schlingelhoff

The Best Answer You Can Give is Symmetry, Episode 2
A performance by Lina Hermsdorf with Andrew Hardwidge, proposed by Fabian Schöneich.

Pave Me A River
17.5. – 7.6.2015
Daniel Peterson, proposed by Eva Kenny.

Pant Hotel (Galveston, TX, USA)
Jo-ey Tang

The Sunken Living Room
A reading by Garrett Nelson.

Nec Plus Ultra
21.2. – 21.3.2015
Marius Engh

Sorry I'm Late. XOXO Echo
21.2. – 21.3.2015

Un pour la route (Paris, FR)
6.11. – 13.11.2014
Brian Khek, Pascual Sisto, Bryan Schutmaat, Jennifer Teets featuring Nicholas Hatfull, and Amy Yao.

Essential Loneliness
31.8. – 9.10.2014
Kerstin Cmelka, Michael Dean, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Heinz Peter Knes, Nick Mauss, Henrik Olesen, Mandla Reuter, Yael Salomonowitz, Heji Shin, Tobias Spichtig, Peter Wächtler, Adrian Williams, Austin Willis, and Anicka Yi; with a reading by Tenzing Barshee. Arranged by Nikola Dietrich.

Against the Sun
24.7. – 24.8.2014
Luis Albisser and Mathias Renner, Maya Deren, Cédric Eisenring, Brigit Naef, Nick Oberthaler, and Ian Wooldridge; with the help of Beck Books, Louisa Gagliardi, and Martin Jaeggi.

14.6. – 11.7.2014
Julieta Aranda, Jess Arndt, Kerry Downey and Joanna Seitz, in collaboration with Jen Rosenblit, Rochelle Goldberg, Nicolàs Guagnini, Dmitri Hertz, Dustin Hodges, Lee Maida, Marlie Mul, Carlos Reyes, and Karin Schneider.

All-American Boy On Trial
7.5. – 1.6.2014
Mitchell Anderson

28.3. – 25.4.2014
Darja Bajagic, Vittorio Brodmann, Georg Gatsas, Nina Koennemann, Sergey Kostromin, Tobias Madison, Mandla Reuter, Torben Ribe, Davide Stucchi, Nik Colk Void, and Peter Wächtler; with a special contribution from Walter Pfeiffer.

Taylor Macklin is a Zurich-based project space run by Gina Folly, Michèle Graf and Selina Grüter. Former members are Adam Cruces and Thomas Julier.