Luke Willis Thompson

_Human

Luke Willis Thompson, installation view, _Human, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Commissioned and produced by Kunsthalle Basel. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy of the artist; Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland/Wellington; and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne/Berlin

Luke Willis Thompson, installation view, _Human, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Commissioned and produced by Kunsthalle Basel. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy of the artist; Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland/Wellington; and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne/Berlin

Luke Willis Thompson, installation view, _Human, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Commissioned and produced by Kunsthalle Basel. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy of the artist; Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland/Wellington; and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne/Berlin

Luke Willis Thompson, film still, _Human, 2018, depicting the artwork of Donald Rodney, My Mother, My Father, My Sister, My Brother, 1997. Commissioned and produced by Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy of the artist; Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland/Wellington; and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne/Berlin

Luke Willis Thompson, film still, _Human, 2018, depicting the artwork of Donald Rodney, My Mother, My Father, My Sister, My Brother, 1997. Commissioned and produced by Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy of the artist; Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland/Wellington; and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne/Berlin

Luke Willis Thompson, poster for the exhibition,  _Human, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Design: David Bennewith

Exhibition text and related events (PDF)
Press images (ZIP)

Wenn Künstler es mit Verweisen übertreiben, Monopol (06/2018)
Vorstellungen jenseits der Ungerechtigkeit, Badische Zeitung (06/2018)
_Human – Ein Werk, das unter die Haut geht, Radio X (06/2018)
Art Basel 2018: Swiss Institute director Simon Castets’ picks for what to see outside the fair, CNN (06/2018)
Ein Raumschiff aus Haut, Basler Zeitung (06/2018)
Das Trauma der anderen, Monopol (06/2018)
On the Rise, Artsy (04/2018)

Questions of race, representation, and the body as a locus of political inquiry recur in the films, performances, and installations of Luke Willis Thompson (* 1988). Making works of sober elegance as he tackles the traumatic legacies of race and class, the New Zealand-born artist presents his first solo exhibition in Switzerland that addresses these urgent themes for our present.

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