Adam Linder

Service No. 5: Dare to Keep Kids Off Naturalism

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Adam Linder, Service No. 5: Dare to Keep Kids Off Naturalism, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Performers: Leah Katz, Justin F. Kennedy, Noha Ramadan, Stephen Thompson.
Photo: Nicolas Gysin / Kunsthalle Basel

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Adam Linder, Service No. 5: Dare to Keep Kids Off Naturalism, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Performers: Leah Katz, Justin F. Kennedy, Noha Ramadan, Stephen Thompson.
Photo: Nicolas Gysin / Kunsthalle Basel

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Adam Linder, Service No. 5: Dare to Keep Kids Off Naturalism, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Performers: Leah Katz, Justin F. Kennedy, Noha Ramadan, Stephen Thompson.
Photo: Nicolas Gysin / Kunsthalle Basel

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Adam Linder, Service No. 5: Dare to Keep Kids Off Naturalism, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Performers: Leah Katz, Justin F. Kennedy, Noha Ramadan, Stephen Thompson.
Photo: Nicolas Gysin / Kunsthalle Basel

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Adam Linder, Service No. 5: Dare to Keep Kids Off Naturalism, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Performers: Leah Katz, Justin F. Kennedy, Noha Ramadan, Stephen Thompson.
Photo: Nicolas Gysin / Kunsthalle Basel

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Adam Linder, Service No. 5: Dare to Keep Kids Off Naturalism, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Performers: Leah Katz, Justin F. Kennedy, Noha Ramadan, Stephen Thompson.
Photo: Nicolas Gysin / Kunsthalle Basel

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Adam Linder, Service No. 5: Dare to Keep Kids Off Naturalism, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Performers: Leah Katz, Justin F. Kennedy, Noha Ramadan, Stephen Thompson.
Photo: Nicolas Gysin / Kunsthalle Basel

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Adam Linder, poster for the exhibition, Service No. 5: Dare to Keep Kids Off Naturalism, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Design: H I T

Exhibition text and related events (PDF)

Press images

Die Erotik einer weissen Wand, Basler Zeitung (09/2017)
Adam Linder bittet ein letztes Mal: “Dare To Keep Kids Off Naturalism”, Radio X (09/2017)
“I wanted to teach the white tube how to take theatricality”, Spike Art Magazin (11/2017)
Adam Linder, Artforum (12/2017)

 

Adam Linder (b. 1983) is preoccupied with choreography, taking aim on the ways performing bodies are transacted and experienced. For his first institutional solo show in Switzerland, he presents the newly commissioned Service No. 5: Dare to Keep Kids Off Naturalism, the largest in scale of his “choreographic services” to date. Four performers use elaborate costumes with modular forms to create, over the duration of the exhibition, ever-changing architectonic formations that rethink the relationship between their theatrical sensibility and the exhibition space.

Performance Times
Opening Thursday 7.9.2017, 7-10 pm
Thursdays 3-8 pm
Fridays 1-6 pm
Saturdays and sundays 12 noon-5 pm
Finissage Thursday 28.9.2017, 3-7 pm

On the last day of Adam Linder’s show, a ceremony will be held to pass the exhibition space over to Shahryar Nashat, the incoming exhibitor. Though autonomous, Linder’s and Nashat’s respective solo exhibitions are conceived with reciprocity between them—by way of several shared elements. This ‘’structuring handshake” will be underscored on the opening evening of Nashat’s show, September 28, 2017, during which the public is invited to witness The Handover

How to capture the rigorously conceptual but also fleeting bodily and emotive experience that was Adam Linder’s solo show Service No. 5: Dare to Keep Kids Off Naturalism? We gave Adam Csoka Keller and Evelyn Bencicova (6th Finger Studio) that challenge and their resulting video testifies to just how electric the exhibition was.