Opening of the two new exhibitions in the presence of the artists.
Anne-Lise Coste - Poem Police:
Anne-Lise Coste (*1973 in Marignane near Marseille, lives and works in Sète and elsewhere) has been engaged with the medium of painting (e.g. in her spray paintings) as a political, socially relevant entity since the beginning of her artistic career. By using text/language, colors and lines on classic canvases or on used, discarded, leftover materials (plastic bags, packaging, pieces of wood, plexiglass, tires or textiles), painting is a medium for the artist to give these objects an active force and a new reading.
In her comprehensive exhibition for Kunsthaus Baselland, Coste focuses on central questions of her work and takes a close look at our society today with all its fractures and double standards. At the same time, she explores the possibilities of stepping out of any constraints and thereby achieving a new freedom.
Claudia & Julia Müller. A short history of dirty sneakers:
For the ninth time now, Kunsthaus Baselland is awarding its large outdoor banner to artists for the duration of one year. In 2022 it will be occupied by the artist duo Claudia & Julia Müller. The sisters Claudia Müller (*1964 in Basel) and Julia Müller (*1965 in Basel), who grew up in Baselbiet, live in Basel and Berlin and have been working together since 1991. In addition to the over 8 meter high tarpaulin in the outdoor area, the artists will also, for the period of a few weeks, include the over 30 meter long annex of the Kunsthaus. The annual outdoor project will be on view until the end of 2022.
Originating from drawing, Claudia & Julia Müller extend the medium within their artistic practice not only into space, but also onto different levels. Thus, in the additional project for the Annex, the artist duo focuses on overlapping spatial bodies that will consequently - for a short period of time - occupy both exterior and interior space. In their overall project for Kunsthaus Baselland, a room-sized drawing thus opens up in layers - with superimpositions and shifts - via objects, collages, and further pictorial levels. At the same time, this refers to the possibilities of drawing, developed on different supports and across different genres.
Curator: Ines Goldbach
Welcome and introduction:
Marina Meijer-von Tscharner, President Kunstverein Baselland
Ines Goldbach, Director Kunsthaus Baselland
In the presence of the artists.
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