Media Breakfast | Andrea Büttner | Plus Charmion von Wiegand, Shirley Jaffe, Gina Folly
Monday 12 June, 9am-12pm, Hauptbau Bistro
German artist Andrea Büttner’s largest exhibition to date is showing across all three venues of Kunstmuseum Basel until 1st October. Curated by Maja Wismer, ‘The Heart of Relations’ is a broad-based survey exhibition that brings together different narrative threads explored by the artist over the past fifteen years. One such thread is the notion of care and how it’s found in monastic forms of cohabitation.
Another is the traditional representations of public shame and how it links to traces of the daily use of smartphones as seen, for example, in the fingerprints left on devices. The Media Breakfast is also a moment to see the other shows this season at Kunstmuseum Basel: Charmion von Wiegand, Shirley Jaffe and Gina Folly.
Performance | ‘Piano Destructions’ by Andrea Büttner
Monday 12 June, 6-7:30pm, and Thursday 15 June, 6:30-7:15pm, Neubau
An imposing work that takes place underground in the Neubau building, ‘Piano Destructions’ features video footage of male artists such as Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, Ben Vautier and Günter Uecker destroying pianos. In response to these scenes of piano destruction, Büttner has nine female pianists playing on grand pianos in the formation of a choir, live and in front of an audience.
Elsewhere at Art Basel…
You can also see some more works by Andrea Büttner at the booth of Hollybush Gardens at Art Basel (Booth L5, Hall 2.1).
Please do also stop by the booth of Lehmann Maupin (Booth K9, Messe Basel) who are celebrating their 20th participation this year with a series of works exploring the relationship between identity and place. Employing processes spanning embroidery, beadwork, metalwork and more, artists including Liza Lou, Do Ho Suh, Liu Wei and Nari Ward will explore ideas of community and psychogeography. The gallery will also present the late Swiss artist Heidi Bucher’s soft sculpture wearable artworks created during the mid-1970s, blurring the lines between object and person, public and private.
For more information, please visit https://www.artbasel.com/