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Reception: Listen different music to the videos, e.g. Kaiserwalzer by Richard Strauss,Tango, Punk or Jazz...dance, drink a good glass of wine... The series "EMPHATICVANDALISM" shows in 5 videos, situations of how our society affects and deals with questions concerning our world and values. In contemporary art, especially at the biennials, a shift away from aesthetics towards ethics can be observed. EMPHATICVANDALISM offers not only aesthetics but also the question of what art should.
Stephan Bruelhart (*1953) lives and works in Windisch, Switzerland and Berlin. With his analogue and digital art, SB playfully questions the digital age. He makes use of the almost inexhaustible pool of images that the tools, media and art history hold in store, creating a collage-like syntheses by deconstructing motifs and recontextualising them in new images. The result is enigmatic, humorous works that oscillate between abstraction and figuration and appear like sequences from a dream. Stephan Bruelhart studied in Basel and Berlin. In 1983 he completed his master's degree at the UDK in Berlin and worked as a professor of media education at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW in Basel until his retirement in 2019.