"Las Con-suelos" is a conglomerate of different artistic practices that will occupy and spread across both exhibition spaces at the Klingental in Basel.
"Las Con-suelos" is a conglomerate of different artistic practices that will occupy and spread across both exhibition spaces at the Klingental in Basel. The artistic works are not connected by a curatorial concept, but by the geographical, friendly and biographical meeting of the artists*, which began in 2018 through the residency FLORA in Bogota, Colombia. In the exhibition, the different works and artistic approaches come together for the first time in a fusion that not only questions individual authorship in contemporary art discourse, but rather seeks a form of collaboration through the works, their similarities and contrasts. "Las Con-suelos" could be an attempt to form a collective that is not one, or at least not a defined one. After all, what is friendship if not a collective form of thinking, working and living together?! How can artistic practice shape relationships? Or what might be learned from knowledge created through friendship? Exhibition making itself can also be understood in terms of how to work together in the first place. Perhaps for most people friendship in practice is exactly what their work is not, friendship takes place elsewhere, separate from the workplace and the conditions under which most people work. Most people don't choose who they work with, friendship, on the other hand, can be associated with choice, with affinity and belonging, more than anything else.In the words of Céline Condorelli, friendship also involves an element of partisanship, commonality, solidarity or loyalty - not only to people, but also to the cause they are working for.It is in this cause that "Las Con-suelos" is located, much more than in the idea of a theme or a motif, the exhibition brings together a series of melodies to find a temporary stage or scene.
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