June 11, 2018 - Kunsthaus Baselland - Summer exhibitions, programs, and special projects
June 11, 2018

Kunsthaus Baselland

[1] Naama Tsabar, installation view Kunsthaus Baselland, 2018. Photo: Serge Hasenböhler. [2] Naama Tsabar, image from Transitions #3, 2016. Performance. Spinello Projects, Miami. Photo: Diana Larrea. [3-4] Rochelle Feinstein, installation view Kunsthaus Baselland, 2018. Photo: Serge Hasenböhler. [5] Rossella Biscotti, installation view Kunsthaus Baselland, 2018. Photo: Serge Hasenböhler.

Summer exhibitions, programs, and special projects

Kunsthaus Baselland
St. Jakob-Strasse 170
4132 Muttenz, Basel
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm

T +41 61 312 83 88

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Special opening hours during Art Basel 2018:
Monday, June 11–Sunday, June 17: 10am–6pm
except Wednesday, June 13: 12am–8pm

Vittorio Brodmann: Annual Exterior Project
Berlin-based Swiss artist Vittorio Brodmann has developed a work specifically for the large exterior wall of the Kunsthaus Baselland. The work issues from his typical narrative painting, which is often reminiscent of comic scenes. 

Performance on Naama Tsabar's installation Transitions #4
June 13, 12–12:30am
Composed and performed by Anna Erhard, FIELDED, Kristin Mueller, Sarah Strauss, Naama Tsabar and Anja Waldkircher 

Artist talk with Rossella Biscotti, Rochelle Feinstein, Naama Tsabar
June 14, 10–11am,
Moderation: Ines Goldbach 

Guided tour through the exhibitions with Ines Goldbach, Director Kunsthaus Baselland
July 16, 6–7pm 

For its major summer exhibition the Kunsthaus Baselland is showing the work of three internationally renowned female artists: Rochelle Feinstein, Rossella Biscotti and Naama Tsabar.

Rochelle Feinstein’s subjects are no less than freedom of opinion, feminism, racism, the AIDS crisis and Donald Trump. Over nearly 30 years, the New York artist Rochelle Feinstein (b. 1947), a long-time professor of painting and printmaking at Yale University, has created a body of work that reveals itself as politically caustic yet densely humorous. For Feinstein, painting is an anti-hierarchical endeavour to answer the question of what the medium can mean today, societally and culturally, without being limited by traditional forms. Her greatest critic, or, to put it better, her closest observer, is Rochelle Feinstein herself. Through an unswerving challenge to the meaning of painting in the world she gives a voice back to painting: a voice that remains on the pulse, and engages with the viewer in a direct, natural and anything but elitist manner.

For her exhibition at the Kunsthaus Baselland—her first solo presentation in Switzerland—Rossella Biscotti (b. 1978 in Molfetta, lives in Rotterdam) premiers the five-channel video installation The City. It revolves around the Çatalhöyük archaeological site in Konya, Turkey, one of the earliest urban centers known to date. Biscotti investigates the relationship between the neolithic community and the archeological community that has been unearthing it over the past 25 years led by the British archaeologist Ian Hodder. The methods activated in order to study an ancient people whose own society underwent various radical socio-economic changes were decentralised project management teams; self-reflective and diaristic reporting; co-authorship and data sharing; and an understanding of the site as a living community uniting both professional agents and local actors. The 2016 season stopped abruptly due to the attempted military coup d'état in Turkey. In her video installation, Biscotti captures a community being confronted with its own dissolution, the departure and the empty landscape that remained.

For Transitions #4, New-York based artist Naama Tsabar (b. 1982 in Israel) adorns the spaces of the Kunsthaus Baselland with an installation comprised of three bodies of work, which are in a constant shift between the visual and the sonic, the active and the passive. Some of the works serve as resonating bodies and engage the body, to be touched, activated and felt through their visible materiality and size. Together with a group of collaborating musicians, Tsabar will activate the works in a unique performance composed on and in the exhibition on June 13 at noon. Through the energetic and sensory encounter with the works a choreography of movement and sound emerges, which draws in the visitor and extends the work across the whole exhibition space.

Curator: Ines Goldbach, Director Kunsthaus Baselland


Further information

For further information and image requests, please contact: office [​at​] kunsthausbaselland.ch
Exhibition Assistant: Carole Ackermann, carole.ackermann [​at​] kunsthausbaselland.ch
Education and Press: Ines Tondar, info [​at​] kunsthausbaselland.ch

For the support of the Kunsthaus Baselland, we sincerely thank kulturelles.bl, Migros Kulturprozent, Burckhardt+Partner, Gemeinde Muttenz, Anthony Vischer, werner sutter AG and prolog.work.

For their support of Rossella Biscotti’s exhibition  we sincerely thank the Mondriaan Fund. The City is produced in cooperation with Protocinema, Istanbul. Rossella Biscotti is represented by Wilfried Lentz Gallery, Rotterdam and mor charpentier, Paris.

For their support of Rochelle Feinstein’s exhibition  we sincerely thank Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim Stiftung, Isaac Dreyfus Bernheim Stiftung and Candice Madey. Rochelle Feinstein is represented in Switzerland by Francesca Pia, Zurich.

For their support of Naama Tsabar’s exhibition we sincerely thank artis grant program, the Ostrovsky family fund, Paramo Gallery, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim Stiftung, Isaac Dreyfus Bernheim Stiftung, Ruth und Paul Wallach Stiftung, Dvir Gallery and Spinello Projects. Naama Tsabar is represented by Dvir Gallery Tel Aviv/Brussels, Paramo Gallery Guadalajara, Paul Kasmin Gallery New York and Spinello Projects Miami.

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