Edit Oderbolz

31st August – 6th November 2016


Publication: Edit Oderbolz,The Moon is Shining from the Left.
The monograph is published by argobooks, in cooperation with the Kunstverein Nürnberg – Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft. Editors: Ines Goldbach, Kunsthaus Baselland, Simone Neuenschwander,
Kunstverein Nürnberg – Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft, Authors: Ines Goldbach, Simone Neuenschwander, Noëlle Pia, Aoife Rosenmeyer, Design: Emanuel Tschumi, Publisher: argobooks, Berlin.


Events:  Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6.30 pm
Artist talk and  booklaunch of Edit Oderbolz. The Moon is Shining from the LeftEvents:  See here for events and education programme


On the work of Edit Oderbolz

Edit Oderbolz (b. 1966, Stein am Rhein, lives and works for many years in Basel) is known in the contemporary art context thanks in part to being awarded the Manor Art Prize Basel (2004), her solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus Langenthal (2008), the extensive work on the rear wall of the Kunsthalle Basel (2010) and her presentation at Art Statements in Basel (2013). She was awarded the renowned Artist Residency from the Landis & Gyr Foundation for a residency in London from October 2014 to January 2015.

At the Kunsthaus Baselland and the Kunstverein Nürnberg Edit Oderbolz will present her first extensive solo exhibition for seven years, an exhibition which will consist entirely of new works. With this, the artist will pursue her lasting interest in sculptural arrangements, restructuring and amplifying existing architecture and environments. Empty spaces and gaps play a central role in her installation works: in her abstract structures she creates the potential for narrative, and her use of everyday materials with their cultural connotations equally plays a part in this. The materials chosen by Oderbolz often fluctuate between stability and ephemerality and have a particular influence on the viewer’s physical and mental experience of a space.

A clear relationship to place and space always defines Edit Oderbolz’s works. The development of the works with and beyond the space will be the key starting point for both exhibitions, in Muttenz and in Nürnberg. The artist will develop a specific presentation for both institutions, one which will be echoed in the other location, absorbing new works and, in turn, changing others. At the Kunsthaus Baselland Edit Oderbolz will occupy the whole basement storey and through a sequence of works create a new temporal dynamic to emerge while moving through the spaces. In Nürnberg she will respond to the historical spaces and the ‘neue Sachlichkeit’ (New Objectivity) architecture of the Milchhofgebäude, the former dairy plant headquarters where the Kunstverein is based. In this sense Edit Oderbolz’s two exhibitions are not planned as a touring show but as two mutually enriching concepts. At the Kunstverein Nürnberg the artist will also present a significant survey of her work for the first time in Germany.


For the support of exhibition and publication we thank:
Kanton Basel-Stadt Kultur, kulturelles.bl, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Roldenfund, Pro Helvetia, Hans und Renée Müller-Meylan Stiftung, Erna und Curt Burgauer Stiftung, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung as well as supporters who wish to remain


A collaborative exhibition with the Kunstverein Nürnberg – Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft; duration in Nürnberg: 25th February 2017 – 14th May 2017, opening Friday 24th February 2017, 7pm, curated by Simone Neuenschwander, Director of the Kunstverein Nürnberg.



Short biography

Born 1966 Stein am Rhein, lives and works in Basel, 1996 – 1999 Hochschule für Bildende Kunst HGK Basel


Selected solo exhibitions:

2014: Genau so, Galerie Lullin + Ferrari, Zurich; 2013: einszehn, zweizehn, dreizehn #2, Kunstverein Friedrichshafen (D); White Soft Underbelly, Center, Berlin (D); 2011: And all you touch and all you see, Galerie Lullin + Ferrari, Zurich; 2010: ART BASEL – Statement with Galerie Lullin + Ferrari; 2009: Am Haus lesen, back wall of the Kunsthalle Basel, Basel; Dancing On The Roof Of My House, Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej, Torun (PL); 2008: I know you know, Guestroom, Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich; Don’t look back in anger, Kunsthaus Langental, Kur. Fanni Fetzer (catalogue); 2006: Täuschungen und andere Wahrheiten, Kunstraum Baden, Baden, Kur. Eric Hattan; 2005: Landpartie, Zürich, Kur. Irene Müller; Galleria Laurin, Zürich; 2004: Now bring me that Horizon, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Kur. Phillip Kaiser (catalogue).

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Installation view Kunsthaus Baselland, 2016. Photo: Gina Folly

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Installation view Kunsthaus Baselland, 2016. Photo: Gina Folly

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Installation view Kunsthaus Baselland, 2016. Photo: Gina Folly

Edit Oderbolz, Now Rain, Now Sun, 2016. photo zVg

Edit Oderbolz, Now Rain, Now Sun, 2016. Photo: zVg