Gauri Gill. Traces
13 June – 01 November 2018
Since 1999, Indian photographer Gauri Gill has spent extensive periods among marginalized rural communities in the desert of Western Rajasthan. ‘Traces’ is one of the photographic series drawn from her archive of images, ‘Notes from the Desert’. The portrayed burial sites are composed of stones, clay fragments, hand inscribed gravestones or personal items. A place is marked, memory is cultivated, with the utmost humbleness. In the awareness that every process of becoming will also mean decay, her images enter into dialogue with the ‘dance of death’.
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24 October 2018 – 27 January 2019
The realm of art and the realm of radio are not so estranged from each other as one might initially think. Alongside writers, composers, theatre producers and filmmakers, artists also utilize the possibilities of this ephemeral medium. 200 selected treasures of international radio art can be experienced through an artistically designed trail. Among others with Antonin Artaud, Samuel Beckett, John Cage, Friederike Mayröcker to Michaela Mélian, Brandon LaBelle, Ahmet Ögüt or Natascha Sadr Haghighian. A collaboration between Bauhaus University, Weimar, Haus der Kulturen der Welt and University of Basel.
Rebecca Horn. Body Fantasies
5 June – 22 September 2019
In a two-part joint project, Museum Tinguely and Centre Pompidou-Metz present the artist Rebecca Horn (born 1944), one of the most respected and distinctive artists of her generation. Her work is marked by biological, chemical, mythological and fantastical processes of metamorphosis. This special focus on transformation is the common point of departure for the two parallel exhibitions. In the presentation in Basel, combining early performances with later kinetic sculptures, the focus is on processes of transformation involving bodies and machines, with the body conceived of in poetic-surrealist terms.