31st March – 16th July 2017
In cooperation with CA2M. Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, and Tabakalera. Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea, San Sebastián
Opening with live performance: Thursday 30th March 2017, 6.30pm
Press conference: Wednesday 29th March, 11am
See Events for the event and education programme.
Itziar Okariz (b. 1965, ES, lives in Bilbao) has long been among the most important international performance artists who engage with themes of gender and language particularly, and who in so doing investigate the meaning of word and text in relation to their own bodies. Her works have achieved broad recognition after live performances at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, amongst others, as well as in the streets of New York, a metropolis where she spent many years. The solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus Baselland – which is the first showing of her work in Switzerland and the first ever survey of her work – will give special insight into Itziar Okariz’ multifaceted creation, including live performances and larger sound works. The exhibition will subsequently travel to CA2M. Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid and the Tabakalera. Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea in San Sebastián. A comprehensive catalogue of Okariz’ work will be produced in collaboration.
extended till 9th April 2017
20th January – 19th March 2017
Doris Lasch (b.1972, DE, lives and works in Basel) investigates forms of image production in her first major solo institutional exibition at the Kunsthaus Baselland. At a time when the photographic image seems ubiquitous and the volume of photographically created, not to mention digitally altered, images grows, Lasch questions the processes of this form of generating images using the methods and functionality of photography. Moments or possibilities of image creation are integrated in the exhibition setting in various ways. Between installation, intervention and sculpture, Doris Lasch arranges forms and fragments of a photographic language in the Kunsthaus Baselland spaces, an arrangement that also relates to the architecture of the exhibition space.
In her photographic work Bianca Pedrina (b.1985, CH, lives and works in Vienna) consistently engages with the process of visual perception. She frequently traces back forms and ideas of architecture and its history. The question of the relationship between the viewer and their immediate surroundings is central to her work, as well as photography’s claim to truth in general. In her multifaceted work, in which she uses differing media such as photography, film, or sculpture and installation, Pedrina questions how a work can make the qualities of the medium of photography its subject, and with that medium the connection between image and reality. Following a recent exhibition of her work viewed by a wide audience at the Amerika-Haus (C/O Berlin), the exhibition at the Kunsthaus Baselland will be Pedrina’s largest institutional solo exhibition to date.
Doris Lasch, Bianca Pedrina
February 19, 2017
February 1, 2017
January 27, 2017
January 25, 2017
January 25, 2017
January 23, 2017
January 21, 2017
January 18, 2017
Anstelle von «Gelb» muss es richtig heissen «Schwarz»
(Instead of ‘yellow’ it should really be called ‘black’)
For a long time, Matthias Huber has engaged with questions of how images are sourced, as well as the collection and ordering of images or image archives. His collections – mostly found objects in paper form – often end up, newly arranged, in volumes which he publishes, among other outlets. But his interest in collections is also reflected in his painting. For him, painting is the arrangement of a multi-layered archive of images, forms and colours that he develops carefully over time.
For the Kunsthaus Baselland’s annual exterior project 2016 Matthias Huber has, first of all, designed the front of the current annual programme flier. On the 6th March 2016 we now reveal the Kunsthaus’ large exterior banner which covers the front façade of the building and has a significant impact on the view from the main road, St. Jakob-Strasse. This large-dimension work (8 x 6 metres) will function as an intriguing eye-catcher over the course of the year. Previous artists for the Kunsthaus Baselland’s annual project have been Bianca Pedrina (Cloud Atlas, 2014) and Kilian Rüthemann (Run, 2015).
The new Kunsthaus Baselland
The Kunsthaus Baselland is planning to move to the site of the present Dreispitzhalle at Helsinki-Strasse 5. Basler Buchner Bründler architects have won the competition process with their study project, jointly undertaken by the Foundation Kunsthaus Baselland and the Christoph Merian Stiftung.
For each exhibition an extensive associated mediation programme, for schools and families, amongst others, will be on offer, as well as discussions with artists.