The current exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel, “Rooms Look Back”, (until November 16, 2008) brings together three international artists (Rosa Barba, Ursula Mayer, Margaret Salmon) who are concerned with the presentation of different concepts of space in the medium of film. Under the title “Insert”, three other artists (Manuela Leinhoss, Swantje Hielscher, and Davide Cascio) take positions on the exhibition using other media.
This video documents the opening reception of Insert II: Swantje Hielscher. German artist Swantje Hielscher was born in 1980, she lives and works in Berlin. For Insert II she shows works on paper and objects. On display are the works Window I, Window IV, Quest/Alphabet, and Still. For hall 3 of Kunsthalle Basel she created a site-specific work. She measured the room with the aid of a paper in format DIN A 4, starting at the left hand corner moving her way across the walls vertically. The number of A 4 papers she used are turned into an object: a display case in the form of the floor plan of the space.
Rooms Look Back is curated by Simone Neuenschwander, the Inserts are co-curated by Annette Amberg.
Kunsthalle Basel, Insert II: Swantje Hielscher. Impressions from the opening reception, October 7, 2008.
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