Thursday June 16, 2022, 7–10pm at Art Basel Unlimited Night
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Ari Benjamin Meyers, K Club, 2019, performance, environment, neon sign, 2 12-inch LP vinyl records, dimensions variable, neon sign: 106 x 97 x 8 cm. Exhibition view: Ari Benjamin Meyers, K Club, Blitz Club, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich, 2020. Photo © Lenbachhaus
Ari Benjamin Meyers
K Club
Art Basel | Unlimited Night
Hall 1.0
10 Messeplatz, Basel
Thursday June 16, 2022, 7–10pm
www.artbasel.com
Special tickets for the Unlimited Night can be purchased here. A ticket to Unlimited Night does not guarantee access to K Club.

A special performance of Ari Benjamin Meyers, K Club will be at the inaugural Art Basel Unlimited Night on Thursday June 16, 2022, 7–10pm.

Ari Benjamin Meyers' K Club is a performance work in an environment installation. Conceived for the artist’s solo exhibition at Officine Grandi Riparazioni – OGR, Turin in 2019, the work consists of a special environment (either existing or specially installed) and neon signage, a musical score, composed in collaboration with Deadbeat and released separately as a limited edition LP (available here), and a performance protocol that describes guidelines for the visitor’s experience.

Each visitor experiences the work on their own. A neon sign marks the entrance to the performance environment, where visitors will queue and be led to the club area one by one. At Art Basel Unlimited Night, being alone for 10 minutes will contrast with the bustling experience of the art fair environment. During the one-night limited run, only a few visitors will be able to enter K-Club. During the duration of the work, a visitor may wander through the room, dance or otherwise enjoy this individual clubbing experience. Visitors waiting outside, and potentially turned away, are participants in the larger performative component of this one-night only edition of K Club.
 
It is not so much about the performance in and of itself or even the idea that we perform something for others, but much more the space that's opened up by this intersection between audience, musician, and music.

Ari Benjamin Meyers
Ari Benjamin Meyers, K Club, 2019, performance, environment, neon sign, 2 12-inch LP vinyl records, dimensions variable, neon sign: 106 x 97 x 8 cm. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
 
Ari Benjamin Meyers, K Club, 2019, performance, environment, neon sign, 2 12-inch LP vinyl records, dimensions variable, neon sign: 106 x 97 x 8 cm. Photo © Andrea Rossetti
 
Ari Benjamin Meyers
K Club, 2019
Vinyl record
Duration: 8:38 min
31,4 x 31,4 cm (sleeve)
Edition of 40
Signed and numbered

Available here

Listen to an excerpt of K Club here
 

Selected Press

Art Basel Stories
Performing Art Basel
By Judith Vrancken
Read here
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Party For One
By Stefan Sommer
Read here (DE)
 

Reading Corner

Ari Benjamin Meyers<br>

Ari Benjamin Meyers

Tacet in Concert
2019
Publisher: Corraini Edizioni
Language: English

Available here

 
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