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23.04 – 27.05.2017

SHINY, SHINY SHINY BOOTS OF LEATHER

NOBUYOSHI ARAKI, ELLEN CANTOR, DAVID KNUCKEY, RENÉE LEVI, WALTER PFEIFFER

• Vom 23. April bis am 27. Mai 2017. Vernissage am 22. April 2017 um 17 Uhr. Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Basel. 

 

This exhibition inspired by The Velvet Underground’s 1967 infamous song “Venus in Furs” looks at how sexuality, obsession and seduction reflect the individual in general, but especially the artist and his or her body in the relationship with political, social and personal conventions.

To which extent and when, if at all, are we masters of our own bodies? How do the physical outlines of an artist convert into his or her work? Can material represent politics? Is sexual submission contradictory to political activism?
“Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather” follows these- and other- questions as ambiguous motifs and brings together both works that refer to sexuality and the individual directly as well as such, that take an interest more in material qualities of supposed abstraction and formal seduction.

 

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of screenings of shorter artist films as well as cinematic contexts. Including work by 

Ellen Cantor
Liliana Cavani
VALIE EXPORT
Walter Pfeiffer
Hito Steyerl
a.o.

 

Wednesday 3 May 2017, 18hrs

 

Wednesday 17 May 2017, 18hrs

 

Saturday 27 May, 18hrs
Li Tavor & Nicolas Buzzi
Piece for voice, cymbals and electronics, 2017

 

 

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Institut Kunst
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst
Atelier Gebäude A 1.10, Oslo-Strasse 3, 4142 Münchenstein b. Basel

Tram 11 Station Freilager, Freilager-Platz 1, Postfach 22, 4023 Basel
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