Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt

Blind Date

Installation view, Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019, view on Senam Okudzeto, The Dialectic of Jubilation: Afro Funk Lessons, 2002-2005. Photo: Nici Jost

Installation view, Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019, view on Hinrich Sachs, Hinrich Sachs, 1994. Photo: Nici Jost

Installation view, Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019, view on auf Nadja Solari, Volatile solids, 2018 (left), and Nadja Solari, Funny figures, 2019 (right). Photo: Nici Jost

Installation view, Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019, view on Lena Maria Thüring, Octopussy, 2019 (front), and Jan Vorisek, I forgot what it’s called but I remember the feeling, 2019 (back). Photo: Nici Jost

Installation view, Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019, view on auf Cassidy Toner, Dust Bunny, 2019 (front), and Martin Chramosta, Bathos, Akron, Elpís, 2019 (back). Photo: Nici Jost

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,