Public opening for the exhibition “New Swiss Performance Now”

Ernestyna Orlowska, God Is A Girl, 2017, performance, Stadtgalerie Bern, 2017. Photo: David Aebi

Continuing its tradition of showcasing emerging artists, Kunsthalle Basel’s New Swiss Performance Now concentrates on a new generation of artists who use performance in their practice. Bringing together both artists regularly making performance art and visual artists who use the medium when it best expresses an idea, the show is conceived as a “live exhibition” in which no documentation, scripts, props, or other traces of performances will be exhibited. Instead, for one month, and within special opening hours, numerous performances and a vibrant program of ephemeral actions and events unfold on the upper floor of Kunsthalle Basel.

At the opening of New Swiss Performance Now Florence Jung, Jérôme Leuba, Marta Margnetti, Ernestyna Orlowska, Lea Rüegg & Raphaela Grolimund, and Yves Scherer present their newly produced performances.

performance times:

7 – 9 pm
Florence Jung, Jung58, 2018

7 – 10 pm
Yves Scherer, Nail Care, 2018

7:45 – 8 pm
Lea Rüegg & Raphaela Grolimund, reich und schön und kunst, episode 1-3, 2018

8:15 – 8:45 pm
Ernestyna Orlowska, God Is a Girl, Extended Version: Night Time Is the Right Time, 2018

The exhibition runs from January 19 to February 18, 2018 – please find more information here.