Shahryar Nashat

The Cold Horizontals

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Shahryar Nashat, installation view, The Cold Horizontals, view on, Image Is an Orphan, 2017, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

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Shahryar Nashat, installation view, The Cold Horizontals, view on, Image Is an Orphan, 2017, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

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Shahryar Nashat, installation view, The Cold Horizontals, view on, Image Is an Orphan, 2017, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

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Shahryar Nashat, installation view, The Cold Horizontals, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

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Shahryar Nashat, installation view, The Cold Horizontals, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

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Shahryar Nashat, installation view, The Cold Horizontals, view on, Cold Horizontal (BODY), 2017 (left) and Cold Horizontal (IMAGE), 2017 (right), Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

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Shahryar Nashat, installation view, The Cold Horizontals, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

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Shahryar Nashat, installation view, The Cold Horizontals, view on, Yea High (for Hunter’s Right Shoulder), 2016, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

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Shahryar Nashat, installation view, The Cold Horizontals, view on, Cold Horizontal (GHOST), 2017 (front) and After-Effects of the Tear (RAW IMAGE), 2017 (back), Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

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Shahryar Nashat, installation view, The Cold Horizontals, view on, Player, 2017, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

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Shahryar Nashat, installation view, The Cold Horizontals, view on, Player, 2017, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

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Shahryar Nashat, poster for the exhibition, The Cold Horizontals, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Design: HIT

Exhibition text and related events (PDF)
Teaser #1 & Teaser #2 (auf Instagram)

Die Kunsthalle Basel präsentiert den Schweizer Medienkünstler Shahryar Nashat, Badische Zeitung (09/2017)
Chladné horizontály Shahryara Nashata, Atelierforart.cz (10/2017)
Shahryar Nashat, Frieze (11/2017)
Shahryar Nashat – The Cold Horizontals, Kunstbulletin (12/2017)
Shahryar Nashat, artline> Kunstmagazin (12/2017)

Shahryar Nashat (b. 1975) is preoccupied with sculpture and video, taking aim on the dynamics of desire and the need for representation. For his largest institutional solo show to date, Nashat presents a newly commissioned film and group of sculptures that interweave autobiographical fragments and technoid aesthetics.

 

 

 

 

 

We asked the creative minds of Adam Csoka Keller and Evelyn Bencicova (6th Finger Studio) to take inspiration from our current show with Shahryar Nashat and, more than documenting its contents, create a video portrait that captures its peculiar and remarkable mood.