June 10, 2019 - Kunsthaus Baselland - Current exhibitions and events during Art Basel
June 10, 2019

Kunsthaus Baselland

[1] Simone Forti, Zuma News, from NONFICTIONS - Gorbachev Lives / Zuma News / Questions - a joint work by Jeremiah Day / Simone Forti / Fred Dewey, 2014. Filmed by Jason Underhill. Courtesy of the artists and The Box, LA. [2] Simone Forti, installation view Kunsthaus Baselland 2019. Courtesy of the artist and The Box, LA and Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Committee on Media and Performance Art Funds. © 2019 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Gina Folly. [3] Clément Cogitore, The Evil Eye, 2018, installation view Kunsthaus Baselland 2019. Courtesy the artist and the Gallery Eva Hober and Gallery Reinhard Hauff. Photo: Gina Folly. © 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich. [4] Björn Braun, installation view Kunsthaus Baselland 2019. Courtesy the artist and Meyer Riegger Berlin/Karlsruhe. Photo: Gina Folly.

Current exhibitions and events during Art Basel
Simone Forti, Björn Braun and Clément Cogitore
May 17–July 7, 2019

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 2019:
Monday, June 10–Sunday, June 16: 10am–6pm
except Wednesday, June 12: 2–6pm

Performances by Simone Forti:
Wednesday, June 12, 12–12:30pm
Saturday, June 15, 10–10:30am
Wednesday, June 19, 6:30–7pm

Huddle, Slant Board and Platforms
Performance Coordination and Instruction by Sarah Swenson.
Performed by Peter Burleigh, Nilo Dawn, Paula Alonso Gómez, Alina Immoos, Sophie Jung, Emi Miyoshi, Timo Paris, Toschkin Schalnich and Steven Schoch. 

Artist's talk: Clément Cogitore
Thursday, June 13, 10–11am

Clément Cogitore in conversation with Ines Goldbach; presented by Francesco Tenaglia (Mousse). 

The Kunsthaus Baselland is pleased to present the first major institutional solo exhibitions in Switzerland of Simone FortiBjörn Braun and Clément Cogitore.

Los Angeles-based Simone Forti has been one of the most avant-garde international performance, dance and video artists since the 1960s. Forti defines herself as a "movement artist." At the core of her work lies her interest in what our bodies can know about things. In her works, which remain progressive today, and which consist of films, videos, photographs, installations, drawings and texts, she continually returns to the question of one’s own movement in space. Within this corporal work she deals with questions regarding how we deal with media and politics, as well as questions of behaviour we cultivate in direct interaction with one another. Though Simone Forti can no longer carry out the performances that are so important to her work, performers like Claire Filmon and Sarah Swenson, who studied with Forti for a long time, rehearse and realise the performances with local artists and dancers. For Forti this is a means of transmitting her work and experiences to a younger generation, thus carrying it into the future. 

Artist Björn Braun, has long engaged with the question of how much the artist alone controls and completes creative processes and what potential there might be to transform this. Embracing the accidental and the uncontrolled, as well as an approach that enters into a poetic and creative dialogue with nature, Braun creates immersive objects and collages as well as video installations that reflect his open attitude. For this he draws from materials such as industrially produced fabrics as much as he does from materials he finds in nature or which are produced by nature. This very potential to transform raw materials into novel, poetic and sometimes mysteriously and equally humorous form, which continually challenges the truth in the creation of works, are topics which engage Braun on an ongoing basis. 

With this two-part exhibition from the Paris-based artist Clément Cogitore the Kunsthaus Baselland presents the first Swiss solo exhibition by the 2018 Prix Marcel Duchamp winner. In a practice that has developed over many years, the French filmmaker and photographer deals in-depth with the question of how pictures from advertising, entertainment, social networks or even rituals, secrets and illusory worlds all work, these pictures which occupy an active role in the creation of ways of life. While the first exhibition offered an overview of his work in recent years, now his new work The Evil Eye, for which he won the Prix Marcel Duchamp, will be the particular focus of an institutional presentation for the first time.

Gina Folly: Annual Exterior Project
Since many years, Gina Folly's work deeply engages with the medium photography, which she extends and complements with new forms and modes of presentation. The political, economic, cultural and social events and phenomena, as well as ecological questions influencing her precise reflection and analysis of her immediate surroundings often play an elemental role in her installation works. 

Curator: Ines Goldbach, Director Kunsthaus Baselland

Further information

For further information and image requests, please contact: office [​at​] kunsthausbaselland.ch
Exhibition Assistant: Patricia Roditscheff-Hug, patricia.hug [​at​] kunsthausbaselland.ch
Education and Press: Ines Tondar, ines.tondar [​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 Simone Forti’s exhibition we sincerely thank Novartis, Isaac Dreyfus Bernheim Stiftung, Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim Stiftung, Embassy of the United States, doggweiler Möbelkultur and Art in Space.

For their support of Clément Cogitore’s exhibition we sincerely thank monart, Novartis, Institut Francais, Grand Est, Flashlight, Galerie Eva Hober and Ambassade de France en Suisse.

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