Catching Breath – Film programme and artist talk

In addition to the solo show Mutual Issues, Inventive Acts by Ahmet Ögüt in April this year (20.04.-08.06.2008), Kunsthalle Basel presents an event in two parts: Catching Breath, a video programme curated by November Paynter followed by a talk between the curator and Ahmet Ögüt.

11am-12.30pm – Part 1:
Catching Breath
Film programm with works from Ziad Antar, Lamia Joreige, Mounira Al Sol, Ahmet Ögüt and Erkan Özgen.
With an introduction by the curator.
Location: STADTKINO BASEL, Klostergasse 5

2pm-3pm – Part 2:
Catching Breath – Ahmet Ögüt and November Paynter under discussion
Location: Kunsthalle BAR, Steinenberg 7

Picking up on the expression of hope often used by Ahmet Ögüt to describe a certain aspect of his practice, this video programme includes works by Ögüt as well as by other artists including Ziad Antar, Lamia Joreige, Mounira Al Sol and Erkan Özgen that appreciate and elaborate the many nuances of this feeling. The artists’ references range from the inspiration created on encountering the unexpected, to the anticipation of certain forms of freedom imagined via acts of escape, to the lure of the other and personal moments alone, with each video individually involving its own perspective of hope that is experienced like a breath of fresh air.

Single admission: CHF 12.-/6.- for members of Basler Kunstverein
Ticket for both events: CHF 20.-/10.- for members of Basler Kunstverein
Reservation: 061 206 99 00

In cooperation with: CULTURESCAPES – Türkiye.
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