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Esther Schipper at Art Basel

Philippe Parreno, Clock, 2020, Plexiglas, DMX controller, air pressure and temperature sensor, motor, belts, 160 x 168 x 20 cm. Exhibition view: Philippe Parreno, Manifestations, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2020. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
Art Basel
September 24 – 26, 2021
Booth S1
Messe Basel
Messeplatz 10, 4058 Basel

Online Viewing Room
September 23 – 26, 2021

From September 24–26 Art Basel 2021 will take place and we hope you will join us at the fair. We also want to draw your attention to a selection of exciting exhibitions in Basel and environs/central Europe.

We will present new and majors works by Rosa Barba, Martin Boyce, Matti Braun, Sarah Buckner, Angela Bulloch, Etienne Chambaud, Simon Fujiwara, Ryan Gander, General Idea, Pierre Huyghe, Ann Veronica Janssens, Jac Leirner, Roman Ondak, Philippe Parreno, and Ugo Rondinone.

Among the highlights of our booth are two new kinetic sculptures by Rosa Barba, from her Uncertain Theme – and Therefore Abstract series developed for Barba’s ongoing solo exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin; Philippe Parreno's automated Clock (2020); Pierre Huyghe's fascinating new body of work Mind's Eye (F) (2021)—currently on view at LUMA Arles; a large-scale installation of Roman Ondak's series of Crosses and Pyramids; a suite of Ugo Rondinone's Mattituck works and a new production of General Idea's AIDS sculpture (1989-2021).

We will also participate in Unlimited with three projects which we briefly present below.

If you wish to receive a preview dossier, or should you have any questions about our presentation at Art Basel, please contact Marek Obara:

Art Basel Unlimited

General Idea, AIDS Cross (Cadmium Red Medium), 1991/2021, acrylic on linen 5 panels, 150 x 150 cm each
450 x 450 cm overall. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
General Idea
September 20 – 26, 2021
Booth U21

General Idea's AIDS Cross (Cadmium Red Medium), 1991/2021, constitutes one of the largest of General Idea’s AIDS works. This new painting echoes the form and dimensions of Robert Indiana’s 1968 LOVE Cross, while also evoking the emblem of the International Red Cross.

In collaboration with Mai 36, Zurich, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, and Maureen Paley, London.
Liam Gillick, The Lights are no Brighter at the Centre, 2017, painted MDF, theatre lights, HD projection, sawdust, duration projection cycle: 09:21 min, overall dimensions variable, edition of 2. Photo © CAC Vilnius
Liam Gillick
September 20 – 26, 2021
Booth U11

Liam Gillick's The Lights are no Brighter at the Centre, 2017, was first exhibited at CAC Vilnius in 2017. This installation consists of an architectural model of a suburban industrial area. Multi-colored lights, projected animation, and a soundtrack evoke the idea of a nightclub located on the outskirts of a city.

In collaboration with Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Gallery Baton, Seoul, Casey Kaplan, New York, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Maureen Paley, London, and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich/New York.
Philippe Parreno, The Owl in Daylight, 2020, digital video (color, sound), player, duration variable, edition of 6. Exhibition view: Philippe Parreno, Manifestations, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2020. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
Philippe Parreno
September 20 – 26, 2021
Booth U15

Entirely conceived in high-end computer-generated imagery, Philippe Parreno's The Owl in Daylight is a ‘work-in-motion’. In constant evolution, it is composed of multiple visual sequences controlled and juxtaposed using Bronze technology, a model of artificial intelligence developed by musicians and scientists.

In collaboration with Gladstone Gallery, New York/Brussels.

Art Basel Short Film Program

Etienne Chambaud, INCOMPLT, 2016, video (color, sound), duration: 31:12 min, edition of 5. Still © the artist
INCOMPLT by Etienne Chambaud
Stadtkino Basel
Klostergasse 5, 4051 Basel
September 25, 2021, 8 pm

On Saturday, September 25, Etienne Chambaud's INCOMPLT will be screened as part of the Art Basel Short Film Program at the Stadtkino Basel. Incomplt is a documentary of a precisely constructed situation that combined a natural spectacle with an intervention by the artist. Filmed in a mountain forest in the Mexican state Michoacán, the film depicts scenes from the annual migration of millions of monarch butterflies, among an ice sculpture.

Concurrent Exhibitions in Basel

Exhibition view, Natureculture, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, 2021. Photo © Mark Niedermann
With Philippe Parreno
Fondation Beyeler
Baselstrasse 101
4125 Riehen/Basel
Closing September 21, 2021

Under the title Natureculture, several major works by Philippe Parreno are on view at the Fondation Beyeler, as part of the institution's current collection display. The exhibition explores the relationship between nature and culture in art through selected modern and contemporary art works depicting the human, animal and vegetal realms, bringing together more than 100 works from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Gabriel Kuri, Balance of the Invisible and the Foreseeable, 2014. Exhibition view, INFORMATION (Today), Kunsthalle Basel, 2021. Photo © Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
With Gabriel Kuri
Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
4051 Basel
Through October 10, 2021

At the Kunsthalle Basel a sculpture by Gabriel Kuri from 2014 is on view in the exhibition INFORMATION (Today), which examines the presence of data and information in contemporary art work. Intended as a loose response to the iconic INFORMATION show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, curated by Kynaston L. McShine in 1970, INFORMATION (Today) examines how contemporary artists deal with the relentless flow of information and data that inflects the present.
Video still: Anri Sala, Làk-kat 3.0 (Brazilian Portuguese/Portuguese/Angolan Portuguese), 2016, three-channel video (mono sound), duration 09:38 min, edition of 1. Still © the artist
Continuously Contemporary
With Anri Sala
Kunstmuseum Basel
St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
4052 Basel
Through September 26, 2021

At the Kunstmuseum Basel, Anri Sala's Làk-kat 3.0 (Brazilian Portuguese/Portuguese/Angolan Portuguese) is on view through September 26, part of the group exhibition Continuously Contemporary. Using video and sound, Anri Sala’s haunting and subtle work Làk-kat 3.0 investigates the dynamics of language, history and memory. The film focuses on three Senegalese schoolboys rhythmically reciting and repeating sounds and words spoken, in their native language of Wolof, by a teacher.

Related Exhibitions and Events

AA Bronson, AA Bronson's House of Shame, Edition Patrick Frey, 2021
AA Bronson
Book Launch: AA Bronson's House of Shame
Friday September 17, 6 pm
Edition Patrick Frey
Limmatstrasse 268, 8005 Zürich

The book is in two-parts. An initial monographic section, which includes an essay and an interview with the artist, brings together the works and the exhibitions. In the second, choral part, friends have been invited to bear witness and write a sort of 'journal de bord,' telling the tale of five years of the artist's community life.

With a foreword by Vincent Simon, a text by Paul Clinton, and an interview by Frédéric Bonnet, and contributions from Philip Aarons, Defne Ayas, Elijah Burger, Matthias Herrmann, Richard John Jones, Bradford Kessler, Terence Koh, Sholem Krishtalka, Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur, Gareth Long, Chrysanne Stathacos, Scott Treleaven, and Louwrien Wij.
Anri Sala, H(a)unted in the Doldrums, 2021
Exhibition views: Anri Sala, Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2021⁠⁠. Photo © Markus Tretter
Anri Sala
Kunsthaus Bregenz
6900 Bregenz
Through October 10, 2021

At the Kunsthaus Bregenz, just two hundred kilometers from Basel, in Austria, Anri Sala's major solo exhibition remains on view through October 10, 2021. The artist has installed new and recent works in Peter Zumthor's iconic building, as always conceiving his exhibitions as a choreographed whole thereby creating the conditions for the various works to be able to relate to one another and the audience.
Exhibition view: Arcimboldo Face to Face, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, 2021
Photo © Marc Domage
Liam Gillick, Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno
Arcimboldo Face to Face
Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz
Through November 22, 2021

At the Centre Pompidou Metz an innovative and surprising group exhibition with Liam Gillick, Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno remains on view through November 22, 2021. Conceived in a dialogue between Maurizio Cattelan and Chiara Parisi, and with Anne Horvath, Arcimboldo Face to Face reflects the current state of art through the eyes of 130 artists, whose selection was guided by the influence - assumed, unconscious or fantasized - that the 16th century Lombard artist, inventor, and thinker has exerted on their thinking and art.
Pierre Huyghe, After UUmwelt, 2021. Deep image reconstructions, materialized deep image reconstructions (glass, synthetic resin, silicone, copper alloy, colophonium, minerals, bone, calcium, protein, sodium, sugar, agar agar, bacteria), generative adversarial network, face recognition, screens, sound, sensors, human cancer cells (HeLa), incubator, scent, bees, ants, mycelium, soil, pigment. UUmwelt (2018) is exhibited courtesy of LUMA Foundation. The exhibition After UUmwelt is produced by LUMA Foundation, and on view at LUMA Arles until October 30, 2021 in the Grande Halle. Photo credit: Ola Rindal © Pierre Huyghe
Liam Gillick,
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster,
Pierre Huyghe, Philippe Parreno,
Anri Sala, and Tino Sehgal
LUMA Arles, France
From June 26, 2021

At LUMA Arles, a 27-acre creative campus at the Parc des Ateliers in the city of Arles, work by over 45 artists and designers are on view, with special new commissions for LUMA by major international artists.

At the heart of the site is Frank Gehry’s The Tower which houses Philippe Parreno’s permanent commission Danny and Liam Gillick’s design for communal areas, entitled Laguna Gloria. In addition, on view in the Tower are a commissioned work by Tino Sehgal, This Element, and works from the collection, among them, Anri Sala’s 2018 film If and Only If, and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s Virtual Reality Environment, Endodrome, presented at the 2019 Venice Biennale. In the industrial Grande Halle in the Parc des Ateliers, Pierre Huyghe’s exhibition After UUmwelt will be on view through October 2021.
Liam Gillick, Oriented Discussion Platforms, 2021, vinyl wrapped aluminium, stainless steel.
Photo © Liam Gillick
Exhibition view: Rosa Barba. In a Perpetual Now, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 2021. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
Rosa Barba. In a Perpetual Now
Neue Nationalgalerie
Potsdamer Straße 50, 10785 Berlin
Through January 16, 2022

At the recently re-opened Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Rosa Barba presents key works of her oeuvre from the years 2009–2021, as well as a new film created on the occasion of the exhibition. An expansive steel structure referring in its architectural structure to Mies van der Rohe's early project Brick Country House will host 15 of Barba's cinematic and sculptural works.
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