Cat’s Cradle unites ten individual artists, ten independent points of view, and ten different approaches. Common to each is that Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt funded them in 2021, but what connects them beyond this?
Like the titular childhood game of string figures, which requires the interaction of at least two people to play, the exhibited works make clear that art does not exist in a vacuum. A web emerges between the exhibited positions and beyond. Threads are picked up, transformed, sometimes dropped: Cat’s Cradle, Jacob’s Ladder, Soldier’s Bed, Witch’s Broom. Which figures emerge?
Cat’s Cradle represents a moment in time – in the work of the artists as well as in the regional art scene. It allows us to discover links in strategies relating to aesthetics and medium, as well as overlaps in themes.
Sofia Durríeu (*1980, lives and works in Basel and Buenos Aires)
Elin Gonzalez (*1987, lives and works in Basel)
Dunja Herzog (*1976, lives and works between Basel and South Africa)
Geneviève Morin (*1963, lives and works in Basel and Hégenheim)
Barbara Naegelin (*1967, lives and works in Basel)
Noemi Pfister (*1991, lives and works in Basel)
Lea Rüegg (*1992, lives and works in Basel and Zürich)
Manuel Andrea Schneider (*1991, lives and works in Basel)
Kathrin Siegrist (*1984, lives and works in Basel)
Niels Trannois (*1976, lives and works in Basel and Banyalbufar)
The exhibition is curated by Len Schaller.