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Screening of the film In Concert at the international screening programme Thrill Me – The Power & Magic of Music in Video Art.
The video art platform VIDEO WINDOW will be staying as a guest in Lucerne, Zurich and Basel in October and November 2023. In cooperation with Kunsthalle Luzern, stattkino Luzern, Kunstraum Walcheturm and Stadtkino Basel, it presents Thrill Me. The Power & Magic of Music in Video Art, an international screening programme with three parts and one video each by 23 well-known positions, twelve from Switzerland and eleven from abroad. The fascinating multifaceted programme sheds light on the fundamental importance of music in video art and shows an exciting arc with works from the 1990s to the present. The screenings take place in the presence of some of the artists, in Lucerne followed by artists’ talks.
In his famous text Stranger in the Village, the US-American writer James Baldwin addressed the racism that informed his stay in Switzerland in the 1950s. Baldwin’s words continue to inspire many artists to this day. They hold up a mirror to us as a society and have lost none of their relevance. The group exhibition explores belonging and exclusion through current works by local and international artists, raising questions that concern us all.
With works by Igshaan Adams, Judith Albert, Joshua Amissah, Luc Andrié, Kader Attia, Maria Auxiliadora da Silva, Omar Ba, James Bantone, Sabian Baumann, Denise Bertschi, Notta Caflisch, Vincent O. Carter, Ishita Chakraborty, Marlene Dumas, Tatjana Erpen, Hanny Fries, Klaus Hennch, Jonathan Horowitz, Sasha Huber, Hans Josephsohn, Laura Kingsley, Vincent Kohler, Pierre Koralnik, Namsa Leuba, Glenn Ligon, André M’Bon, Gianni Motti, Sirah Nying, Senam Okudzeto, Uriel Orlow, Frida Orupabo, Ceylan Öztrük, Markus Raetz, Petri Saarikko, Niki de Saint Phalle, Lorna Simpson, Martine Syms, Olga Titus, Carrie Mae Weems.
The second edition of the (re)connecting.earth biennial of art and urban nature aims to (re)focus attention on the natural elements that make up our urban environment. After exploring urban gardens and eco-neighbourhoods in 2021, the 2023 biennial of art and urban nature is taking shape around the theme of lakes and water. Curated by Bernard Vienat with works by Maria Thereza Alves, Caroline Bachmann, Flurina Badel & Jérémie Sarbach, Mauren Brodbeck, Seba Calfuqueo, Luis Camnitzer, Gabo Camnitzer & Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Julian Charrière, Collectif Tchan-Zâca, Andreas Greiner & Takafumi Tsukamoto, Valérie Favre, Anne-Laure Franchette & Manon Briod, Marie Griesmar, Hans Haacke, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Monica Ursina Jäger, Alexandre Joly, Diana Lelonek, Diana Lelonek & Denim Szram, Antje Majewski, Adrien Missika, Uriel Orlow, Carmen Perrin, Som Supaparinya, Raul Walch, Pinar Yoldas, Zheng Bo
The future of our plants is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. How do 15 artists respond to this current discourse and the future of plants? What is the future of plants and their interaction under the drought conditions of climate change? Should plants and production systems be redesigned or diversified for climate adaptation? Will they lose their nutrients? Can our soil, seeds, and water be preserved? In this exhibition, 15 well-known artists reflect on these questions together with researchers in the greenhouse of the SAE Sustainable Agroecology Group at ETHZ.
Group show curated by Maria do Carmo M. P. de Pontes with works by Maria Thereza Alves, Tapfuma Gutsa, ikkibawiKrrr, Oswaldo Maciá and Uriel Orlow
Film Undone. Elements of a Latent Cinema gathers artists, filmmakers, curators, researchers, and archivists to present and discuss elements of a latent cinema: Film projects left unfinished. Films that remained unseen. Film ideas realized in non-filmic media.
With contributions by Carmen Amengual & Tara Najd Ahmadi, Annabelle Aventurin, Ali Essafi & Léa Morin, Concha Barquero & Alejandro Alvarado, Greg de Cuir Jr. & Petra Belc, Tobias Hering & Cornelia Klauß, Tom Holert & Volker Pantenburg, Katie Kirkland & Na Mira, Olexii Kuchanskyi & Oleksiy Radynski, Ojoboca (Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy), Uriel Orlow, Mathilde Rouxel & Éliane Raheb, Bunga Siagian, Akbar Yumni & George Clark, Elena Vogman & Uliana Bychenkova.
Introducing projects by Kianoush Ayari, Farouk Beloufa, Hartmut Bitomsky & Harun Farocki, Monny de Boully, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Sergei Eisenstein, Jocelyne Saab, Bachtiar Siagian, Felix Sobolev (Kyiv Studio of Popular Science Films), Bosko Tokin, Fernando Ruiz Vergara, Chetna Vora, amongst others
Group exhibition curated by Cécile Bourne-Farrell with works by Alberto López Baena & Manuel Prados, Sara Bichão, Márcio Carvalho, Mikhail Karikis, Florence Lazar, Josèfa Ntjam, Uriel Orlow, Corinne Silva, Lawrence Smail, James Webb.
The Federal Office of Culture, Switzerland is pleased to award the Prix Meret Oppenheim 2023 to three outstanding Swiss culture practitioners: art historian Stanislaus von Moos; artist Uriel Orlow; and architecture platform Parity Group.
Award Ceremony Prix Meret Oppenheim Art Basel, Hall 1.1 17h – 19h
Since 2001 by the Federal Office of Culture in collaboration with the Federal Art Commission, the Swiss Grand Prix for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim is awarded on the recommendation of the Commission to artists, architects, curators, researchers, and critics, whose internationally renowned work is of particular relevance and importance to Swiss artistic and architectural practice.
Which narratives, which poetics, which history for the Earth?
These problematics have framed the different approaches to understanding fragile ecosystems, land use, and the ways in which these environments were perceived historically through poetry and prose. What are the layers of human action deposited upon the environment and its visible manifestations? How has Environmental History shifted since its emergence as a field of inquiry in the XXth century? And what is the current status of reflections, at a moment when the impact of human activity undeniably shapes the realms of the visible and the invisible?
Invited historians, poets, artists, scientists, architects and other cultural practitioners offered their unique insights through a series of talks and debates, putting forward novel hypotheses and ideas. Part of the symposium was dedicated to the work of Atelier LUMA. It was complemented by selected readings about the environment, honoring the work of pioneering artist and author Etel Adnan.