Regionale 16

Jungs, hier kommt der Masterplan

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Lotte Meret Effinger, installation view, Supernature, 2014, Kunsthalle Basel, 2015. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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Lotte Meret Effinger, installation view, Surface-Glaze, 2015, Kunsthalle Basel, 2015. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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Kristina Buch, installation view, No longer grape, 2015, Kunsthalle Basel, 2015. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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Louise Guerra, installation view, Chapter 15 Sci-Fi Opera: Sleep Tracking App Loop Station Island, 2015, Kunsthalle Basel, 2015. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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Philipp Schwalb, installation view, Initiation IN 1 ∞eneratorsüstem änd 3 Hauptfigures (+1+3=7) aus ALLli(c)ght Frag´?!$., 2012-2015, Kunsthalle Basel, 2015. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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Philipp Schwalb, installation view, Ich bin … BIA – Folge, 2015, Kunsthalle Basel, 2015. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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Free Willi, installation view, Ruf der Freiheit, 2015, Kunsthalle Basel, 2015. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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Free Willi, installation view, Ruf der Freiheit, 2015, Kunsthalle Basel, 2015. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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Free Willi, installation view, Ruf der Freiheit, 2015, Kunsthalle Basel, 2015. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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Rodrigo Hernández, installation view, The Diversity of Today, 2015, Kunsthalle Basel, 2015. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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Rodrigo Hernández, installation view, Nothing is solid, nothing can be held in my hand for long, 2015, Kunsthalle Basel, 2015. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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Sarah Bernauer, installation view, Milky Ways, 2015, Kunsthalle Basel, 2015. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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Sophie Jung, Performance by Sophie Jung at Hallenbad Rialto, [@real, too] eh, co–?: “nah, cis. us!”, 2015. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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Poster for the exhibition, Jungs, hier kommt der Masterplan, Kunsthalle Basel, 2015. Design: Hammer

Exhibitiontext (PDF)

Our contemporary lives are driven by the overproduction of image-objects and proliferation of enabling mobile devices. Digital screens have become the iconic black squares of our time, not only reflecting back on us but, in fact, shaping our daily behavior, emotions, and social interactions. Jungs, hier kommt der Masterplan [Boys, Here Comes the Masterplan] eschews telling a story, or illustrating a theme; instead, it traces an attitude and a modus operandi, bringing together artists and collectives in the tri-national region. With them, we look into the attitudes of a younger generation in search of the black square of the now, and who, in the process, articulate their own tongue-in-cheek master plan to deal with the present. Through their diverse artistic practices, the selected artists define themselves in relation to contemporary image culture and its expanded circulation of information in ways that reveal vibrancy, humor, and lightness, but not without a dark undercurrent and wry critical reflection.

Performance of Sophie Jung took place at Hallenbad Rialto. Find more information here.

…And Action: Young people make a short film about the annual Regionale exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel. Premiere December 15 at Stadtkino Basel.

Artists:
Sarah Bernauer, Kristina Buch, Lotte Meret Effinger, Rodrigo Hernández, Louise Guerra, Sophie Jung, Philipp Schwalb, Johannes Willi