Group exhibition, performances; 11 April –11 May, 2019 pdf press release and images
With Melanie Bonajo, Samira Elagoz, Juliana Huxtable, Carolyn Lazard, Leigh Ledare, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Tobias Madison, Markus&Markus, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Christoph Schlingensief, Martine Syms, Johannes Willi, Sasha Wortzel with Morgan Bassichis. Opening with Jannik Giger, Legion Seven, and Awet Tesfazghi
Curated by Benedikt Wyss with Boris Nikitin (Basler Dokumentartage) and Samuel Leuenberger (SALTS Birsfelden)
Commissioned by the Basler Dokumentartage 19. Supported by Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt, Swisslos Basel-Landschaft, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Christoph Merian Stiftung, SüdKulturFonds, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, zürich moves!, Deli Projects, SALTS, L. + Th. La Roche-Stiftung, Institut Kunst – HGK FHNW, Basel, Tweaklab, Bravo Ricky, Verein EVAV a.o.
Liveliness, disease, and mortality are inscribed in the moving image. Presenting new and older film and video works, the exhibition «On Fire – Vulnerable Footage» investigated human vulnerability as a potential to represent, uncover, cope, interfere.
The extensive video group show was located in ten rooms on the grounds of SALTS: the main rooms, garages, and a washroom of the former butchery, a new building in the courtyard, a tent (video installation by Shayok Mukhopadhyay), the pavilion (by Sol Calero, converted into an exhibition space), and a replica of a NYC rooftop water tank (by Lena Henke, converted into an exhibition space).
To fight viral isolation, our Social Muscle Club is entering virtual space for the first time. An online bazaar to train our social muscles with heart and humor in these interesting times. Here you can find more information and the way to …mehr
PRIMO Print in motion is happy to be part of a second publication: Dorian Sari's 180 page book "La Parade de laveuglement", which will be published on the occasion of his solo show at the Centre culturel suisse Paris. Dorian Sari (1989, Izm …mehr
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Photos opening: Nicolas Gysin
Graphic design: Ronnie Fueglister
Thank you to Medhanie Abraham and Adam Bagnowski with Fabián Rivera, Chris Handberg, Fred Kieschnick, Stephan Kümin, Johannes Willi, Lea Leuenberger, Elia Bianchi, Sandra Lichtenstern, and Martina Kausch, Chus Martínez, Stefan Mireke, Jannik Giger, Abdurahim Ahmed, Matthias Pugin, Cevat Sari and Olivier Rossel.