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 

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Markus&Markus Gespenster (2019),  Courtesy the artists

OTHER TIPS
König Galerie, Berlin
Wyn Evans’s research focuses on language and perception, and is characterized by the use of ephemeral elements such as light and sound, the use of montage as a compositional technique, and the imaginative potential of the word, as well as the centrality of the temporal and durational dimension in the experience of a work. At Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan
For Standby Mice Station, with the full alliterative force of his deliberately nonsensical title, the artist has imagined just such an ensemble of new sculptures and images, the latter fashioned in that anachronistic technique of wood marquetry (mostly bygone in art, now more known in the realm of furniture making). at Kunsthalle Basel
Modern Art, London
Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples
Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro
FELIX GAUDLITZ, Vienna
Francesca Minini, Milan