Films, paintings, and performances 1989–2008
The Swiss artist Hannes Schüpbach has become internationally known with his 16mm films which he presented in renowned institutions throughout Europe and in the USA during the last years. However, his artistic practice with elements of the cinematographic already started in 1990 with spatial installations and serial paintings that can be experienced through movement. His current solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel brings together his painted and cinematic oeuvres. On this account the first comprehensive monograph of the artist has been published. The book contains essays by the writer Eleonore Frey, the art historian Andréa Picard, the film curator at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Philippe-Alain Michaud, as well as by Adam Szymczyk, director of Kunsthalle Basel. Furthermore, the publication includes the text Folds and Film by Hannes Schüpbach, reproduced film stills, illustrations from different groups of works, a chronology of his oeuvre, a biography as well as a comprehensive reworked bibliography.