Matthew Angelo Harrison

Proto

Matthew Angelo Harrison, installation view, Proto, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021, view on, Bated Breath, 2021. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Matthew Angelo Harrison, installation view, Proto, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021, detail view on, Bated Breath, 2021. Photo: Anja Karolina Furrer / Kunsthalle Basel

Matthew Angelo Harrison, installation view, Proto, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Matthew Angelo Harrison, installation view, Proto, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Matthew Angelo Harrison, installation view, Proto, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021, view on, Reservoir Master, 2021. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Matthew Angelo Harrison, installation view, Proto, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Matthew Angelo Harrison, installation view, Proto, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021, view on, 2021. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Matthew Angelo Harrison, installation view, Proto, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021, view on, Masks for Manhood, 2021 (front), and, Celestial Tower, 2021 (back). Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Matthew Angelo Harrison, installation view, Proto, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021, view on, Headdress, 2021. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

Matthew Angelo Harrison, poster for the exhibition Proto, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021. Design: Studio Yannick Nuss

Matthew Angelo Harrison, installation view, Proto, Kunsthalle Basel, 2021. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

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For his first solo exhibition at a European institution, Detroit-born sculptor Matthew Angelo Harrison (* 1989) creates a monumental installation of 3-D machine technologies, African artifacts, and workers’ labor union paraphernalia to merge the cruel history of colonialism with the formalist legacy of Minimalism.

Press clippings:
Detroit’s Artistic Renaissance: Meet the Creatives Leading the Way, WMAGAZINE (11/2019)
Place and persistence: Hanif Abdurraqib and Matthew Angelo Harrison in conversation, Cultured Magazine (1/2020)
Tada! Matthew Angelo Harrison in conversation with Elena Filipovic, Lafayette Anticipations (04/2021)
Kunstmuseum und Kunsthalle ermutigen zum Wandel, bz Basel (06/2021)
Früher designte er Autos, jetzt macht er engagierte Kunst, Basler Zeitung (06/2021)
Matthew Angelo Harrison’s Prototypes for a New Life, FRIEZE (07/2021)
Matthew Angelo Harrison zeigt Ausstellung «Proto», Telebasel (08/2021)
MATTHEW ANGELO HARRISON Proto, Kunstforum International (09/2021)
Dieser Künstler ist ein Allesfresser. Sein Futter: die Reizüberflutung digitalisierter Gesellschaften. NZZ (09/2021)