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Free Willi 2 - Freiheit in Gefahr

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Johannes Willi (b. Basel, 1983) is a conceptual artist. Willi studied at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel. 

Johannes Willi’s artistic practice may be described as a form of «professional dilettantism», an application of specific artistic and artisanal techniques the artist imitates without actually having mastered them. The...

Johannes Willi (b. Basel, 1983) is a conceptual artist. Willi studied at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel. 

Johannes Willi’s artistic practice may be described as a form of «professional dilettantism», an application of specific artistic and artisanal techniques the artist imitates without actually having mastered them. The implementation of his plans and the outcome are an experiment in which failure is regarded as a reinterpretation and enhancement of the object being imitated. 

As the recipient of the 2016 Manor Art Award, Willi will now realize a new project titled Free Willi 2—Freedom in Danger that will take an international perspective. Embedded in a site-specific installation at the Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, it will raise questions concerning the artist’s distinctive personal style and the paradigm of the Western conception of art.

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