With this video we close our series that documents the 14 Rooms Live Art Exhibition project in Basel. Usually the media conference stands at the beginning of an event, in our series, it’s the closing. In this video, George Delnon (Director, Theater Basel), Marc Spiegler (Director, Art Basel), Sam Keller (Director, Fondation Beyeler), Klaus Biesenbach (Director of MoMA PS1 und Chief Curator at Large des Museum of Modern Art), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes und Director of International Projects der Serpentine Gallery), Jacques Herzog (Senior Partner Herzog & de Meuron) present the project. The video above is an excerpt, the complete press conference with the statements of the participants of the media conference is available below, as well as the playlist with all the videos that we have produced for this event.
14 Rooms: Media Conference, Messe Basel, Basel (Switzerland), June 13, 2014.
14 Rooms was a collaboration between Fondation Beyeler, Art Basel and Theater Basel, and has been accompanied by an education program conceived and run by Fondation Beyeler. The project was originally commissioned as 11 Rooms by Manchester International Festival, the International Arts Festival RUHRTRIENNALE 2012-2014 and Manchester Art Gallery. It was shown as 11 Rooms at Manchester International Festival in July 2011, as 12 Rooms at the International Arts Festival RUHRTRIENNALE 2012-2014 and as 13 Rooms by Kaldor Public Art Projects at Pier 2/3 in Sydney’s Walsh Bay in April 2013. For each edition, the artists list partially changed. Curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist, the 14 Rooms exhibition featured performative works by artists including Marina Abramović, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Ed Atkins, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Damien Hirst, Joan Jonas, Laura Lima, Bruce Nauman, Otobong Nkanga, Roman Ondák, Yoko Ono, Tino Sehgal, Santiago Sierra, and Xu Zhen. Two more works joined the architectural environment conceived by Herzog & de Meuron: Jordan Wolfson’s acting as an epilogue, John Baldessari’s as an archival documentation.
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Complete video (51:45 min.):
Playlist – 14 Rooms in one go. (Alternatively, for a list of all videos, click here):