15th September – 12th November 2017


Opening: Thursday 14th September, 6.30pm


Press preview: Wednesday 13th September, 11am


See Events for the event and education programme


Maja Rieder (b.1979, CH, lives in Basel) has engaged with the question of how drawing can create a connection to space consistently since she started making art. Rieder’s drawing is not a countour or a descriptive line, but the creation of concrete formulations, such as geometric basic forms in graphite – mostly in powder form –, through overlappings or folds of sheets of paper or long paper rolls. By overlapping, folding, as well as what is left out, uncovered and the paper fields that are thus left free, positive and negative forms and figures are created, some of which are installed across broad spaces by the artist, to influence the architectural space. This will be Maja Rieder’s largest exhibition to date; the artist will exhibit across the whole lower floor of the Kunsthaus Baselland. A publi- cation about Maja Rieder will be produced by the Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna.


Thursday 14th September, 6.30pm
Greeting and introduction:
Marina Meijer, President Kunstverein Baselland
Tanya Ward, Press and Cultural Attaché, U.S. Embassy Bern
Esther Roth, Director kulturelles.bl
Ines Goldbach, Director/Curator Kunsthaus Baselland


Tuesday 31st October, 7.30pm
Maja Rieder. Book launch and evening tour
With Maja Rieder and Ines Goldbach


Tuesday 7th November, 6pm
Evening tour: Maja Rieder. Drawing today
With Anita Haldemann, Director of the Department of Prints and Drawings, Kunstmuseum Basel


19.09., 10.10., 7.11., each time at 12.15–12.45
Lunchtime art breaks
With Patricia Hug and Christina Schmitt, Kunsthaus Baselland


19.09., 20.09., 4.10, each time at 4 – 4.45 pm
Teachers’ introductions
With Christina Schmitt. The introductions are free.


Sunday 12th November, 10 am -12.30 pm including break
Finissage. Workshops with artists
Special children’s workshop and parallel workshop for adults on the topic of folding, pinning and colour with the artists Maja Rieder and Katharina Anna Wieser.

Maja Rieder
X gelb (Detail), 60 parts, 2013
ink and gouache on paper
each 54 × 40 cm

Maja Rieder
Juxtapose No. 7, 2007 / 2016
graphite, ink and gouache on paper
150 x 214 cm