Peace or Never

«Next Generation»
Graduation Exhibition Bachelor and Master Institute Art Gender

With Peace or Never, this year’s graduation exhibition of the bachelor and master students the Institute Art Gender Nature HGK FHNW becomes the guest of the Kunsthaus Baselland for the seventh time. The presentation of new works by over forty emerging artists in a leading art institution is here supported by the special nature of the graduation exhibition itself in the education of artists, who are transitioning from the sensitive environment of the art academy to the challenges of working as professional artists. To emphasize this unique set of conditions, each year a renowned guest curator is invited to curate the exhibition together with Chus Martínez, Head of the Institute Art Gender Nature. Our 2022 guest curator is Fernanda Brenner, a curator and writer based in São Paulo and Brussels.

Peace or Never. We compose this title as an homage, and as a way of creating some nearness, to the Ukrainian-born Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector (1920–1977). She often reflected on the logic of the ultimatum and the negation. “There was the never and there was the yes,” she once wrote in A hora da estrela (1977). “I do not know why, but I do know that the universe never began.” If we mostly blackmail out of desperation, so we mostly do it to those we love the most. We say: “You better commit or you will never see me again.” What we mean is: “Please love me and never leave me alone.” Yes, peace or never. Peace or please never start a war, never. Peace or please protect the lives of all, human and nonhuman. Peace or never face us all with choices that make no sense, choices that disrupt the most precious value, that is, life. There are many wars. All wars are monstrous and all lives valuable. Peace or never, then.

Opening Saturday 20 August 2022, 11 am – 5 pm Performance program

Performance program
Ongoing Colin Benjamin Barth & Jonas Huldi

Noon Claire Megumi Masset
1 pm Ruben Staufer
2 pm Wren Cellier
3 pm Lukas Roman Stäuble
4 pm Moa Sjöstedt

Finissage Sunday 28 August 2022, 3 – 5 pm Performance program

3 pm Claire Megumi Masset
3.45 pm Ruben Staufer
4.15 pm Moa Sjöstedt
4.30 pm Wren Cellier

Peace or Never
Graduation Exhbition 2022
Institute Art Gender Nature HGK FHNW in Basel

Curated by Fernanda Brenner and Chus Martínez
Curatorial Assistance Tabea Rothfuchs

Kunsthaus Baselland, St. Jakob-Strasse 170, 4132 Muttenz/Basel
Special opening hours: Monday to Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Sebastian Crispin Altermatt, Marisabel Arias, Colin Benjamin Barth, Cécile Baumgartner Vizkelety, Raffaela Boss, carolina brunelli, Wren Cellier, Dimitra Charamandas, Charles Benjamin Desotto, Yana Dyl, Valentin Egli, Hana El-Sagini, Hannah Maria Furgal, Sebastian Gisi, Janosch von Graffenried, Silas Heizmann, Charlotte Horn, Golnaz Hosseini, Vianne Houlmann, Jonas Huldi, Maria Ionescu, Ana Jikia, Diego Kohli, Minh Noah Krattiger, Benjamin Lenz, Josefina Leon Ausejo, Claire Megumi Masset, Anna Meisser, Milena Mihajlović, Manuela Libertad Morales Délano, Anita Mucolli, Sinai Mutzner, Joan Pallé, Kiki Pavlović / Demonbaby2222, Paula Santomé, Benoît Schmidt, Moa Sjöstedt, Fabio Sonego, Lukas Roman Stäuble, Ruben Stauffer, Fabienne Stucki, Jessica Voelke, Kateryna Vysoka, Victoria Wicki, Jack Young, Severin Zbinden