Adam Linder

Service No. 5: Dare to Keep Kids Off Naturalism


Adam Linder, Choreographic Service No.2: Some Proximity, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2013.


Adam Linder, Choreographic Service No.3: Some Riding, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2015.


Adam Linder, Service No.4 : Some Strands of Support, Liverpool Biennial, 2016.


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

Opening Thu, September 7, 7 pm
Press images (ZIP)

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.

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