Yngve Holen: Verticalseat / Kunsthalle Basel

With the art exhibition Verticalseat, Kunsthalle Basel presents Norwegian German artist Yngve Holen’s largest institutional show to date. Verticalseat features an array of parts and objects of our daily life, which Yngve Holen has transformed into artworks: fences that protect gated communities, autobus and scooter headlights, facades of CT scanners, airplane windows, and finally a Porsche Panamera luxury car cut in 4 pieces like a cake.

“Holen’s is a peculiar form of cultural anthropology. Throughout the exhibition, industrial objects, inhuman in their futuristic sheen, are sliced open or re-presented in ways that raise questions about how humans and the human-made recon gure each other in our age of technological acceleration. Comprised entirely of newly commissioned works, the exhibition highlights the artist’s different approaches to thinking about the object and its absent but implicit human users.” (Excerpt from the exhibition text).

Yngve Holen was born in 1982 in Braunschweig, Germany. The artist lives and works in Berlin.

Yngve Holen: Verticalseat. Solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel. Press Preview and Vernissage, Basel (Switzerland), May 12, 2016.

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