March 12, 2019 - Kunsthaus Baselland - Current and upcoming exhibitions
March 12, 2019

Kunsthaus Baselland

[1,2] Clément Cogitore, Les Indes Galantes, 2017. The Evil Eye, 2018. Courtesy the artist and the Gallery Eva Hober and Gallery Reinhard Hauff. [3] Anna Winteler, Body works. Installation view Kunsthaus Baselland 2019. Photo: Serge Hasenböhler. Courtesy the artist and Kunsthaus Baselland. [4] 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. [5] Rebecca Kunz, Kunsthaus Baselland 2019. Courtesy the artist.

Current and upcoming exhibitions

Kunsthaus Baselland
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4132 Muttenz, Basel
Switzerland
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Current and upcoming exhibitions at Kunsthaus Baselland

Since 1998 a repurposed factory building has offered international and Swiss artists of different generations a platform of more than 1,400m² for artistic exchange in the framework of solo, group or thematic exhibitions as well as newly commissioned works. Numerous artists have had their first institutional showing in Switzerland or in Europe here. In addition to 8-9 exhibitions per year, the Kunsthaus Baselland also offers a dynamic public and education programming including artist's talks, podium discussions, film screenings and launches of artist’s books, edited by the Kunsthaus Baselland. 

Anna Winteler. 
Works with the body. A retrospective

Till April 28, 2019

Anna Winteler is exceptional, not just in the Swiss video and performance scene. Born in Lausanne (CH) in 1954, as a young woman she completed training in music and in dance in particular. The body and its movements in a space are indeed the key topics that define Anna Winteler’s practice. The body becomes a system of coordinates for her, as well as a point of orientation within a spatial situation, inside or outside; it provides above and below, right and left. In Winteler’s work the female body is not an erotic and fragile thing that must be shown and recorded; instead with each step and action the body must maintain its balance and must, at the same time, be drawn towards its physical limits. 

The reason why Anna Winteler’s works are both specifically meaningful and of contemporary relevance lies in the engagement with video and with the body in particular which she maintains to this day. This is particularly significant in light of the ongoing discourse around the body, self-determination and being able to experience the world through one’s own body. A survey of Anna Winteler’s extensive video work from the late 1970s to the early 1990s has, till now, been wanting. Now seems like a particularly opportune moment to honour this work in the form of an exhibition and an accompanying publication. This video-retrospective is curated by Ines Goldbach and the artist Käthe Walser and accompanied by a comprehensive monographic publication supported by the Binding Sélection d’Artistes. The exhibition and the catalogue are supported by Sophie and Karl Binding Stiftung, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung, Kresau4Stiftung, Abteilung Kultur Basel-Stadt, Canton de vaud, Tweaklab and Groenlandbasel.

Podium discussion and book launch: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30pm

Clément Cogitore
Part I

Till April 28, 2019

Telling stories, or just listening to them, is a wonderful thing—the real can mix with the fantastic, everything seems possible, the course of a story can change anytime, fantasy is activated. The filmmaker Clément Cogitore (b. 1983, Colmar, FR) is one such storyteller, even when his stories are not exactly fiction. Instead he extrapolates the poetic, the unique and at times the irritating from everyday moments and reality—not only in his films, which can be short or feature length, but also in his photography series. In his growing body of work, the French filmmaker and photographer extensively debates the role of imagery in advertisement, entertainment and social networks, as well as in rituals and illusory worlds, taking on an active role in the construction of life scripts. 

With this two-part exhibition the Kunsthaus Baselland presents the first solo exhibition in Switzerland by the 2018 Prix Marcel Duchamp winner. Through a variety of works the first exhibition sequence will offer an overview of his work in recent years, while in a second part (May 17 until July 7, 2019) 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. 

The exhibition is kindly supported by the Institut français and Novartis. 

Artist talk: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 10–11am

Rebecca Kunz
Till April 28, 2019

Rebecca Kunz (b. 1986, Bern), who lives in Basel and Bern, 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 realized a parcour though the spaces set aside for her work. Rebecca Kunz’s spaces are inescapable, they irritate, are nearly entirely empty and are radical. Her interventions thus go much further than just changing the existing spatial structures and qualities, emphasising or repurposing them. Her research challenges the effects of spatial givens on social interaction and communication. It is hard to conceive that anyone could walk through these spaces looking at their phone, as has become common practice today, indoors and outside. It requires concentration to move through. At a moment in time during which society retreats ever more into virtual spaces, when physical spaces seem principally there in order to be overcome and when mobility and technology hardly invite us to pause and reflect, we should ask ourselves where we personally can experience and sound out how spaces and their qualities operate on us. How might they influence and manipulate us? For we ourselves can constitute spaces through our activities; we imbue them with social and societal meaning. 

The exhibition is kindly supported by Swisslos Kultur Kanton Bern and Kultur Stadt Bern.

Filmscreening #3: It’s About SHE SHE NOW: Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:30pm

Selected short films relating to the exhibition, presented by Chantal Molleur, White Frame. A cooperation with Kunsthaus Baselland’s annual program 2019

Gina FollyAnnual Kunsthaus Baselland Exterior Project 2019
Till 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 responds to the more than eight-metre-tall banner on the front of the Kunsthaus, in the midst of the urban space.

Upcoming exhibitions at Kunsthaus Baselland May—July

Simone Forti
May 17
July 7, 2019 
Opening: May 16, 2019, 6:30pm

Clément Cogitore
Part II
May 17
July 7, 2019 
Opening: May 16, 2019, 6:30pm

Björn Braun
May 17
July 7, 2019 
Opening: May 16, 2019, 6:30pm

Events at Kunsthaus Baselland

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

For the support of the Kunsthaus Baselland, we sincerely thank kulturelles.bl, Migros Kulturprozent, Gemeinde Muttenz, wernersutter, Anthony Vischer, prolog.work and Burckhardt+Partner as well as those who wish to remain unnamed. 

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