Lara Schnitger: Suffragette City (Performance) / Art Basel in Basel 2015

As part of the Parcours sector of Art Basel in Basel 2015, artist Lara Schnitger presents the installation Suffragette City, an installation consisting of brightly colored tapestries, floating banners and freestanding sculptures composed of fabric and wood. “Both a celebration of womanhood and a brash political statement, the work plays with the language of radical feminist movements to address issues of gender, identity and sexuality.” (excerpt from the exhibition text). For Parcours Night, the installation comes to life as a public demonstration in the streets around Basel’s Münsterplatz. The participants carry the installation’s sculptures, banners and ‘Slut Sticks’ to form a procession of artworks. “By taking her work off the gallery walls and putting it in the hands of the public, Schnitger playfully explores the line between art and protest.”

Lara Schnitger was born in 1969 in Haarlem, Netherlands. She lives and works in Los Angeles. The work is presented by the galleries Anton Kern and Stuart Shave / Modern Art.

Lara Schnitger: Suffragette City (Performance). Parcours, Art Basel in Basel 2015. June 19, 2015.

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