Michael E. Smith

Installation view, Michael E. Smith, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Michael E. Smith, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Michael E. Smith, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Michael E. Smith, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Michael E. Smith, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Michael E. Smith, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Michael E. Smith, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Michael E. Smith, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Michael E. Smith, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Michael E. Smith, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Michael E. Smith, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Michael E. Smith, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view (in the office), Michael E. Smith, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

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Alltäglich und doch ungewohnt, Badische Zeitung (03/2018)

Michael E. Smith (*1977) works with discarded things, resonant with the accumulated traces of their existence, and transformed through the simplest of gestures into captivating, uncannily sentient sculptures. For his first solo exhibition in Switzerland, the Detroit-born artist creates new works that expand his peculiar archaeology of humanity in the 21st century.