CURA.

ON FIRE – VULNERABLE FOOTAGE


Curated by Benedikt Wyss with Boris Nikitin, and Samuel Leuenberger

SALTS, Birsfelden

April 11 – May 11, 2019

 

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Liveliness, disease, and mortality are inscribed in the moving image. Presenting new and older film and video works, the exhibition On Fire – Vulnerable Footage investigates human vulnerability as a potential to represent, uncover, cope, interfere.

With works by: Melanie Bonajo, Samira Elagoz, Juliana Huxtable, Carolyn Lazard, Leigh Ledare, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Tobias Madison, Markus&Markus, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Christoph Schlingensief, Martine Syms, Johannes Willi, Sasha Wortzel with Morgan Bassichis

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Melanie Bonajo, Night Soil - Economy of Love (2015), Courtesy the artist and AKINCI 
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Tobias Madison, O Vermelho do Meio-Dia (2018), Courtesy the artist and Freedman Fitzpatrick 
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Johannes Willi, Fee Willi (2019) Hot Dog machine, Courtesy the artist 
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Martine Syms, Incense Sweaters & Ice (2017), Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ 
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Christoph Schlingensief, U3000 (2000/2001), Courtesy Filmgalerie 451 und Nachlass Christoph Schlingensief 

Featured image
Markus&Markus Gespenster (2019),  Courtesy the artists

OTHER TIPS
Arsenic, Lausanne
ICA Philadelphia at Kunsthalle Lissabon
Sultana, Paris
Vistamarestudio, Milano
The exhibition’s title, Grotto, alludes to three large-format pastels depicting caves. From Renaissance paintings of hermits through to Courbet’s The Source of the Loue and, more specifically, The Grotto of Manacor (c. 1901) by the Belgian painter William Degouve de Nuncques, depictions of underground caverns conjure up a wealth of historical and philosophical connotations. Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Marinaro, New York
Kunsthalle Bern
Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York