Σ – A group exhibition of the Basel based project spaces

Villa Renata Basel
Socinstrasse 16
4051 Basel
F T L E I V L

13 November – 06 December 2015

Opening
13 November 2015

Participating project spaces

A Roland for an Oliver, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Deli Projects, Depot Basel, deuxpiece, Dock, Dr. Kuckucks Labrador, Flatterschafft, Fro, Hebel_121, invitro, Pataphysisches Institut Basel, Kaskadenkondensator, kunsthallekleinbasel, Oslo10, S.A.L.T.S., Schwarzwaldallee, Villa Renata and ZIP.

Organised by

Dr. Kuckuckslabrador

The presentation ‘Give-aways and Advertising Material’  plays with the urgency of being present – an issue pressuring many exhibition spaces. Whether in public, in the media or in professional discourse: it is essential to be recognised, to be visible, to constantly communicate. What counts: the mass or the focus? When does context become an empty slogan? With whom do I advertise how and for what? What happens to an object of design, when it becomes an advertising medium?

Depot Basel was launched independently in 2011. Today, Matylda Krzykowski and Rebekka Kiesewetter co-direct the place for contemporary design – with frequent and temporary support of partners and helpers, designers and non-designers. Currently these are Nela Weber, Charlotte Van der Velde, Veronika Gombert, Eva Feldkamp, Laura Pregger and Simon Grossen.

For Depot Basel it is key to establish a theoretical and practice-based engagement with design, its presentation, its communication and promotion as a discipline of social relevance. Whether independently, in cooperation or as a commission: we don’t only want to show design, we want to develop it further.

General

Next to institutional art museums and commercial galleries, there are more than 20 exhibition spaces and projects in Basel, who follow independent and non-commercial interests. They are all directed and vitalised with passion. They each have different focuses, qualities and strengths, addressing various subjects and areas of interest: regional, international, performative, project-based or experimental. These exhibition spaces are essential to Basel’s cultural scene, because they provide a base for artistic experiments and offer emerging artists of different disciplines to present their work to a broad audience.