How do you solve a problem like Maria?
Organized by Lola Kramer

25 - 28 July, 2014
Vernissage Friday 25 July, 7pm
276 Nordstrasse
Zürich - CH

"How do you solve a problem like Maria?" is a group show including Zürich-based artists, as well as more established Swiss artists encountered during my time here in Zürich. The title of the group show, "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" is taken from the song by the same name, sung by Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music," which Andrews sings before escaping Austria to Switzerland over the Alps. The concept is open-ended, and takes its cues from the rhetorical questions posed in the lyrics of the song written by Oscar Hammerstein II.

How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?

How do you find a word that means Maria?

How do you keep a wave upon the sand?

How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?


Artists included:

Mitchell Anderson
Marc Iyare Asekhame
Brigham Baker
Tina Braegger
Anton Bruhin
Adam Cruces
Cédric Eisenring
Gina Fischli
Gina Folly
David Hominal
Thomas Julier
Flavio Karrer
Heiner Kielholz
Mia Marfurt
Fabian Marti
Kaspar Müller
Jean-Frédéric Schnyder
Thomas Sauter
André Thomkins
Pamela Rosenkranz
Dieter Roth
Timothy Lee Standring
Caro Niederer
David Weiss
Urban Zellweger

*Special thanks to Pamela Rosenkranz, Oskar Weiss and the Weiss family collection.

  Mitchell Anderson, Marc Iyare Asekhame, Brigham Baker, Tina Braegger, Anton Bruhin, Adam Cruces, Cédric Eisenring, Gina Fischli, Gina Folly, Mayo&Friends, 
  David Hominal, Thomas Julier, Flavio Karrer, Heiner Kielholz, Mia Marfurt, Fabian Marti, Kaspar Müller, Jean-Frédéric Schnyder, Thomas Sauter, André Thomkins, 
  Pamela Rosenkranz, Dieter Roth, Timothy Lee Standring, Caro Niederer, David Weiss, Urban Zellweger, Lola Kramer, Zürich