Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt

A–PART

Installation view, Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt 2020 A–PART, Kunsthalle Basel, copyright Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt. Photo: Moritz Schermbach

Two visitors in front of Inka ter Haar’s work. Opening day of the exhibition Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt 2020 A–PART, Kunsthalle Basel, copyright Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt. Photo: Moritz Schermbach

Jan van Oordt, Wasser in Wasser, 2020, diaprojection, exhibition Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt 2020 A–PART, Kunsthalle Basel, copyright Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt. Photo: Moritz Schermbach

Andreas Kalbermatter, not yet titled, 2020, wood relief, exhibition Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt 2020 A–PART, Kunsthalle Basel, copyright Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt. Photo: Moritz Schermbach

A visitor in front of Daniela Brugger’s video installation, opening day of the exhibition Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt 2020 A–PART, Kunsthalle Basel, copyright Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt. Photo: Moritz Schermbach

Visitors at the opening day of the exhibition Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt 2020 A–PART, Kunsthalle Basel, copyright Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt. Photo: Moritz Schermbach

The name A–PART was chosen to reflect this year’s Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt exhibition – things that bring us together and things that separate us. The works of eight recipients of Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt grants in 2019 will be displayed. They are at the same time apart and a part: they are part of a diverse and vibrant regional art scene, and yet they are also artists as individuals who have chosen their own individual approaches to aesthetics and the media. The A–PART exhibition examines this tension between proximity and distance: this year, our daily lives are dominated by the need to keep our distance and avoid closeness. Yet we are reminded time and again that closeness is still possible even when we are apart, and that distance is possible even when we are close. The artworks reflect this apparent contradiction at various levels, both in terms of content and form.

With Daniela Brugger, Gina Folly, Inka ter Haar, Silas Heizmann, Andreas Kalbermatter, Marie Matusz, Jan van Oordt and Dorian Sari.

Exhibition curated by Katharina Brandl

Press clippings:
Diese Kunstschaffende aus Basel sind Kinder ihrer Zeit, Radio X (10/2020)
Zwischen Nähe und Distanz, Verlagshaus Jaumann (11/2020)