Ungestalt at Kunsthalle Basel

Artists: Caroline Achaintre, Olga Balema, Joachim Bandau, Trisha Donnelly, Marcel Duchamp, Michaela Eichwald, Pakui Hardware, Florence Jung, Eric N. Mack, Liz Magor, Park McArthur, Nathalie Perrin, Tomo Savić- Gecan, Lucie Stahl, Alina Szapocznikow, Adrián Villar Rojas

Exhibition title: Ungestalt

Venue: Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Date: May 15 – August 13, 2017

Photography: Philipp Hänger, images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Kunsthalle Basel

Note: Press release can be found here

Ungestalt, a somewhat untranslatable German term, not exactly formless or amorphous, nevertheless describes something that struggles against delineation, against clearly defined form, indeed against the wholeness suggested by “Gestalt.” Maybe something that both is a form and at the same time undoes that form comes the closest to this term that itself escapes capture. Taken as the starting point for a group show, Ungestalt brings together an ensemble of works from artists of different generations, each of whom has responded to their moment with works that, no matter their medium, court material, perceptual, or conceptual volatility.

The group show is spread across the five ground floor galleries of Kunsthalle Basel. Artists include Caroline Achaintre, Olga Balema, Joachim Bandau, Trisha Donnelly, Marcel Duchamp, Michaela Eichwald, Pakui Hardware, Florence Jung, Eric N. Mack, Liz Magor, Park McArthur, Nathalie Perrin, Tomo Savić-Gecan, Lucie Stahl, Alina Szapocznikow and Adrián Villar Rojas among others, who will show new and existing works.

Installation view Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017, view on Joachim Bandau, Fingerbank, 1970. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy the artist; Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin; Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich

Installation view Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017, view on Adrián Villar Rojas, Untitled (from the series Rinascimento), 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy the artist; kurimanzutto, Mexico City; Marian Goodman Gallery, London, Paris, New York

Installation view Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017, view on Pakui Hardware, Hesitant Hand, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy Pakui Hardware and Exile Gallery, Berlin

Installation view Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017, view on Olga Balema, Appetite, 2017 (front) and the gift of tears, 2017 (back). Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy the artist; Croy Nielsen, Vienna; Hannah Hoffmann, Los Angeles

Installation view Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view Ungestalt, Kunsthalle Basel, 2017. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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