You Know, Acrylic on canvas, 2009

You Know, Acrylic on canvas, 2009

Projections, The Court Case, Installation view, Message Salon, 2009

Projections, The Court Case, Installation view, Message Salon, 2009

Projections, The Court Case, Installation view, Perla Mode, Zurich, 2009

Projections, The Court Case, Installation view, Perla Mode, Zurich, 2009

Projections, The Court Case, Installation view, Perla Mode, Zurich, 2009

Projections, The Court Case, Installation view, Perla Mode, Zurich, 2009

Projections, The Court Case, Installation view, Perla Mode, Zurich, 2009

Projections, The Court Case, Installation view, Perla Mode, Zurich, 2009

Projections, The Court Case, Installation view, Perla Mode, Zurich, 2009

Projections, The Court Case, Installation view, Perla Mode, Zurich, 2009

Drawing from the court stand, pencil on paper, 2009

Drawing from the court stand, pencil on paper, 2009

Police is Here, Acrylic on canvas, 2009

Police is Here, Acrylic on canvas, 2009

Can the SVP, Acrylic on canvas, 2009

Can the SVP, Acrylic on canvas, 2009

Candy, Acrylic on canvas, 2009

Candy, Acrylic on canvas, 2009

Maybe We Shouldn't, Acrylic on canvas, 2009

Maybe We Shouldn't, Acrylic on canvas, 2009

They Said, Acrylic on canvas, 2009

They Said, Acrylic on canvas, 2009

Projections, The Court Case, 2009

After Message Salon was fined for showing my project PROJECTIONS in 2008, the gallerist Esther Epstein and I decided to battle the sanction in court. This resulted in a funny process where we were maintaining the project is art and the prosecutor claimed it is pornography (for more info see PROJECTIONS on this website). The court case recieved a lot of publicity and it was attended by so many artists and journalists, a larger room had to be found for the hearing. In the end, the Municipal Court of Zurich decided in our favor, claiming that PROJECTIONS is not pornography, but a work of art, worthy of protection by the society. The attempt to criminalize the gallery and my project was ridiculed by all Swiss media at the time. After having won the case, Esther Epstein asked me to create a follow-up show, where we would document and wrap up the project. The exhibition took place in the gallery Perla Mode and Message Salon in fall 2009.