Artist Nick Mauss (* 1980) has repeatedly turned exhibition-making—the assembly of precisely staged relations—into an art form. He especially conceives the scenography for this show, which brings together and reframes works by contemporary and historical figures, emphasizing aspects of legibility, textility, fragility, and aggression across various media.
With Anonymous, Gretchen Bender, Felix Bernstein / Gabe Rubin, William S. Burroughs / Brion Gysin, James Ensor, Hannah Höch, Ray Johnson, Konrad Klapheck, Ketty La Rocca, Nick Mauss, Rosemary Mayer, Robert Morris, Ken Okiishi, Edward Owens, Anton Perich, Georgia Sagri, Bea Schlingelhoff, and Megan Francis Sullivan
Please note, the exhibition has been extended until 20 September 2020. Given the fragility or prior commitment of some artworks whose loans could not be extended, Nick Mauss has adapted the show for this new duration and imagined some changes: on 16 June 2020, the works Galla Placidia and Hypsipyle, both 1973, by Rosemary Mayer were exchanged for the video, Memory, La MaMa, 2014, by Felix Bernstein and Gabe Rubin, and a new piece by Nick Mauss entitled Untitled Banner, 2020. On August 18, 2020, the painting Liberté, amour, art, 1964, by Konrad Klapheck will be replaced by the etching Peste dessous, peste dessus, peste partout, 1904, by James Ensor.
Birds of Paradise, Birds of Prey, NERO (7/2020)
Nick Mauss — Tumult im letzten Raum, Kunstbulletin (4/2020)
Nick Mauss “Bizarre Silks, Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts, etc.” Kunsthalle Basel, Flash Art (4/2020)
Nick MAUSS über „BIZARRE SEIDEN“ aus dem 17. und 18. Jahrhundert, Monopol (2/2020)
Die Kunsthalle schmeisst eine Party, Basellandschaftliche Zeitung (2/2020)
Am seidenen Faden, Basler Zeitung (2/2020)
Bizarre Silks, Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts, etc., RadioX (2/2020)