Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt

Blind Date

Hinrich Sachs, Hinrich Sachs, 1994. Invitation card, reproducing a selfportrait, drawn by the artist in his childhood, offset print, 14,8 x 10,5 cm, and installation, various media, site specific dimensions.(c) Georg Rehsteiner | Hinrich Sachs. Courtesy Skopia art contemporain, Geneva

Lena Maria Thüring, Gardien de la paix (GPX) , 2011, HD Video, single channel, 16:9, colour, sound, 18 min 47 sec, French, German subtitles

Cassidy Toner, Wile E. Coyote Wonders What Keeps Him Going (He just read Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus,) 2018, Clay, Spray Paint, Glaze, Wire, Lamp Oil, Water, Wick, Fire

Jan Vorisek, Paranoia Parade, 2018, Installation view, Swiss Institute New York

Nadja Solari, razzle dazzle (total refreshment), 2017, Brass door handles, brass bar, arrow stick, rabbit fur, bread, sticker, clamp, plastic lettuce leaf, plastic packaging, paper strips, bells, fabric tape, foils, sprite can, fox fur, nose ring, rubber figure, tablet, sockets, screws, nails, adhesive strips; size left 109x160x15 cm, right 193x116x10 cm, right wall 18.5x50x3 cm


Senam Okudzeto, Glossolalia no.12, 2015 
Mixed media, acrylic ink drawing assemblage, video, sculpture, furniture, glass, collage, 14th Istanbul Biennale, 2015 (installation view)

Martin Chramosta, Chasse-aux-poules, 2018. Bronze, 28x37cm, Photo Paul Nicoué, courtesy the artist

Entitled Blind Date, Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt and guest curator Elise Lammer present works by seven artists who were awarded the individual artist’s direct grant by the commission of the Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt in 2019. The exhibition uses the phenomenon of a blind date as a starting point to bring together a variety of artistic practices that share a physical and conceptual space for the first time. As a result, the production of visual artists who only share a geographical connection is mapped together, allowing for new context and associations to emerge.

With Martin Chramosta, Senam Okudzeto, Hinrich Sachs, Nadja Solari, Lena Maria Thüring,  Cassidy Toner, Jan Vorisek

Free Entrance.

In time for the opening of the exhibition, Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt’s collection will be available online: www.kultur.bs.ch/sammlung-online,