January 15, 2019 - Kunsthaus Baselland - 2019 exhibition programme
January 15, 2019

Kunsthaus Baselland

[1] Kunsthaus Baselland. Photo: Serge Hasenböhler. [2] Clément Cogitore, Les Indes Galantes, 2018. Courtesy the artist and the Gallery Eva Hober (FR) and Gallery Reinhard Hauff (DE). [3] Anna Winteler, Die Hände, 1988. Photo: Anna Winteler. [4] Simone Forti, A Free Consultation, 2016. Evanston, Illinois, January 30, 2016. Cinematography: Jason Underhill. Image courtesy of the artist and The Box, L.A.

2019 exhibition programme

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

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Anna Winteler. Works with the body. A retrospective
Rebecca Kunz

January 25-April 28, 2019

Basel-resident Anna Winteler (b. 1954, Lausanne) has, since the early 1980s, been among the most significant Swiss video and performance artists. She has had an enduring influence on the scene, with many younger artists responding directly or indirectly to her oeuvre – no exhibition on Swiss video or performance art omits her work. Her work has equally been valued abroad, with great interest in the 1980s and ’90s in particular. Yet a comprehensive exhibition of her video works from the 1970s to ’90s is still overdue. This video-retrospective will be accompanied by a publication supported by the Binding Sélection d’Artistes.

Rebecca Kunz (b. 1986, Bern), who lives in Basel and Bern and completed her Masters degree in 2018, has an ongoing interest in manipulation. Rather than leading the viewer into the art object, her radical spatial interventions turn this relationship on its head. The interlocutor is thrown back upon him or herself, to find themselves in a variety of (spatial) situations. For her exhibition at the Kunsthaus Baselland, her first institutional solo show, Kunz plans a parcour though the spaces set aside for her work that transforms what should be familiar into something new.


Clément Cogitore
February 15-April 28 (Part I)
May 17-July 7 (Part II)

With this two-part exhibition from the Paris-based artist Clément Cogitore (b. 1983, Colmar) the Kunsthaus Baselland presents the first solo exhibition in Switzerland by the 2018 Prix Marcel Duchamp winner. In a practice that has developed over many years, the French film-maker and photographer deals in-depth with the question of how pictures from advertising, entertainment, social networks or even rituals, secrets and illusory worlds all function, these pictures which occupy an active role in the creation of ways of life. With a variety of works the first exhibition sequence will offer an overview of his work in recent years, while in a second part from mid-May his new work The Evil Eye, with which he won the 2018 Prix Marcel Duchamp, will, for the first time, be the focus of an institutional presentation. 


Gina Folly. Annual Kunsthaus Baselland Exterior Project 2019
February 15–December 31, 2019

Artist Gina Folly (b.1983, Zurich), who lives in Basel and Paris, has for several years engaged in detail with the medium of photography, to which she adds complementary forms and presentation possibilities. Plants, animals or everyday things and situations, through which she carefully reflects upon and analyses her immediate surroundings, can all play an essential part within her installative works. Another subject that interests Folly is the human in the environment of his or her creation—between the natural and the artificial, continually enacting their concept of life. For the annual exterior project Folly will respond to the more than eight-metre-tall banner on the front of the Kunsthaus, in the midst of the urban space.


Björn Braun
Simone Forti

May 17–July 7, 2019

Artist Björn Braun (b. 1979, Berlin) who lives in Berlin, has long engaged with the question of creative processes controlled only by the artist and the potential of transforming these. 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. For this he draws from materials such as industrially produced fabrics as much as he does from materials he finds in nature. This very potential to transform the raw into a novel, poetic and sometimes mysteriously fantastic narrative form, which continually challenges the truth in the creation of works, are topics which engage Braun on an ongoing basis. 

Los Angeles-based Simone Forti (b. 1935, Florence) has been one of the most avant-garde international performance, dance and video artists since the 1960s. Forti defines herself as a "movement artist." She is interested 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. The exhibition at the Kunsthaus is Simone Forti’s first solo exhibition in Switzerland. 


Bachelor and Master, Institut Kunst der HGK FHNW Degree Show
August 26–September 1, 2019

For what is now the fourth time, the Institut Kunst (Art Institute) of the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst is invited into the Kunsthaus Baselland, offering a young generation of developing artists an exciting platform and a professional framework within which to present their degree works to the public. In 2019 the exhibition will be curated by Filipa Ramos and Chus Martínez.


Histories of our Time. On Collective and Personal Narratives
September 13–November 10, 2019

What conditions our understanding of history? And what defines our memories of our own lives? Individual and collective stories are the basis on which we connect with the world and understand it, and at the same time they generate knowledge, no matter how fragmented and patchy this individual knowledge often seems. At the core of this exhibition are different artistic stories, narratives and engagements with (art) history as forms of gaining understanding. The exhibition is realised in collaboration with Culturescapes, among others.


Regionale 20
November 24, 2019–January 6, 2020

On the occasion of 20 years of the Regionale, an important large-scale exhibition in the three-country region of which the Kunsthaus Baselland was co-founder, a special Regionale exhibition will take place, accompanied by an extensive complementary programme.


In 2019 the Kunsthaus Baselland will enter into a collaboration with the Learning Lab Arts & Design and Chantal Molleur, the founder of White Frame.


Director: Ines Goldbach
Exhibition Assistant: Patricia Hug, patricia.hug [​at​] kunsthausbaselland.ch
Education / Press: Ines Tondar, ines.tondar [​at​] kunsthausbaselland.ch
Trainee: Klarissa Flückiger, info [​at​] kunsthausbaselland.ch

For the support of the Kunsthaus Baselland, we sincerely thank kulturelles.bl, Migros Kulturprozent, Gemeinde Muttenz, Werner Sutter Architektur und Immobilien, Anthony Vischer, Groenlandbasel, prolog.work and Bruckhardt+Partner.

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