Daniel Turner

Three Sites

Daniel Turner, Three Sites, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022. Exhibition view from front to back: (BASF K410) Radiator Bar, (Novartis WKL135) Radiator Bar, (Holdenweid) Radiator Bar, all works 2022. Photo: Daniel Turner / Kunsthalle Basel

Daniel Turner, Three Sites, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022. Exhibition view from front to back: (BASF K410) Radiator Bar, (Novartis WKL135) Radiator Bar, (Holdenweid) Radiator Bar, all works 2022. Photo: Daniel Turner / Kunsthalle Basel

Daniel Turner, Three Sites, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022. Exhibition view. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Daniel Turner, Three Sites, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022. Installation view: (BASF) Leitungen, 2022. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Daniel Turner, Three Sites, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022. Installation view: Particle Processed Curtains, 2022. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Daniel Turner, Three Sites, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022. Installation view: BASF / Novartis / Holdenweid. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Daniel Turner, Three Sites, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022. Installation view: BASF / Novartis / Holdenweid. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Daniel Turner, Three Sites, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022. Installation view: NOUN 30:30, 2022. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Daniel Turner, Three Sites, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022. Detail view: NOUN 30:30, 2022. Photo: Daniel Turner / Kunsthalle Basel

Daniel Turner, Three Sites, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022. Installation view: NOUN 30:30, 2022. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Daniel Turner, Three Sites, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022. Installation view: (Holdenweid) Burnish 1, 2022. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Daniel Turner, Three Sites, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022. Exhibition view from left to right: (Holdenweid) Burnish 4, (Holdenweid) Burnish 2, both works 2022. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Exhibition poster for Three Sites by Daniel Turner, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022. Design: Daniel Turner

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Daniel Turner (* 1983) is engaged in a critical examination of the lives of objects, often melting down, liquifying, burning, or otherwise transmuting the materiality of everyday objects into other forms. The US-American artist probes how the materialities of objects retain embedded traces and histories of the contexts for which they were made and in which they were used. For his first institutional solo exhibition in Switzerland, he has created a new body of sculptures made from elements extracted from sites in the Basel region that triangulate between architecture, the pharmaceutical industry, and psychology.

Press clippings:
Daniel Turner, Three Sites: Spurenelemente der Erinnerung, artline> (11/2022)
Das Gedächtnis des Materials: Daniel Turner in Basel, Badische Zeitung (09/2022)
US-Künstler Daniel Turner betreibt Spurensicherung in der Basler Pharmaindustrie, bzBasel (09/2022)