January 16, 2018 - Museum Tinguely - PerformanceProcess Symposium
January 16, 2018

Museum Tinguely / Kunsthalle Basel

PerformanceProcess Symposium

PerformanceProcess Symposium
January 26–27, 2018

performanceprocessbasel.ch

Co-organized by Museum Tinguely and Kunsthalle Basel, the symposium takes place at the two venues on January 26 and 27, 2018. An international gathering of historians of performance art, artists, curators, and other practitioners will discuss the theoretical, historical, and practical aspects of performance art and its legacies. The symposium expands on the questions raised by the larger collaborative exhibition project PerformanceProcess at Museum Tinguely, Kaserne Basel, and Kunsthalle Basel, in partnership with Centre culturel suisse Paris, regarding the role of the archive and documentation in relation to live art, the relationship of contemporary practices to the historic origins of performance, the ways in which different institutional contexts have fostered distinct relationships to live arts, and, last but certainly not least, Switzerland’s unique performance art history.

Friday, January 26, 2018, 9:45am–6:30pm
From Live to Legacies. Exploring Performance Art
Museum Tinguely

Paul-Sacher-Anlage 1, 4002 Basel
In connection with Museum Tinguely's current exhibition 60 Years of Performance Art in Switzerland, these talks and lectures expand on how to show, collect, archive, and share performance art. In addition there will be a Tour d’horizon of the Swiss performance landscape with the duos, gangs, and bands of Basel’s performance art scene; explorations of performance art’s oral history and the question of reenactment; and Christian Marclay’s performance of a new and unique Meta-Concert in relation to the work of Jean Tinguely. With contributions by Madeleine Amsler, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Martin Chramosta, Paul Clinton, Jean-Paul Felley, Séverine Fromaigeat, Max Glauner, Pascale Grau, Sophie Jung, Olivier Kaeser, Roman Kurzmeyer, Elise Lammer, Emma Lavigne, Heinrich Lüber, Muda Mathis, Andrea Saemann, Diego Stampa, Roland Wetzel, Martina-Sofie Wildberger, Alice Wilke, and Catherine Wood. In English and German. Detailed program and more information at tinguely.ch 

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 12noon–6pm
Performing the Exhibition
Kunsthalle Basel

Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel
To complement its current exhibition New Swiss Performance Now, which includes more than fifty newly commissioned and recent performances by artists from or working in Switzerland, Kunsthalle Basel hosts a day of talks, lectures, and performances. Topics will include the complexities of featuring performance in an exhibition, feminist and queer strategies in contemporary performance art, the many lives of live art, and reciprocities between contemporary art and Basel’s own collective performance, the Basler Fasnacht. With contributions by Mathieu Copeland, Elena Filipovic, Séverine Fromaigeat, Sabine Gebhardt Fink, Raphael Hefti, Florence Jung, Jérôme Leuba, Dominikus Müller, Lea Rüegg & Raphaela Grolimund, Ramaya Tegegne, Simona Travaglianti, Claudio Vogt, Hannah Weinberger, Johannes Willi, and Benedikt Wyss. In English and German. Detailed program and more information at kunsthallebasel.ch

PerformanceProcess celebrates the breadth and diversity of Swiss performance art from 1960 to the present through an exceptional institutional collaboration between Museum Tinguely, Kaserne Basel, and Kunsthalle Basel, in partnership with Centre culturel suisse, Paris, supported by Division of Cultural Affairs, Canton of Basel-Stadt.

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