Special Guests LISTE Art Fair Basel, 2016
Kaskadenkondensator & Dr. Kuckucks Labrador, Basel
Basel is not only the base of the world’s most important art fairs but also a place where relevant art is ermerging. This time Kaskadenkondensator trusts in the local and cooperates with the young artist curators Dr. Kuckucks Labrador. They will invent a shop- and exhibition display. An openly accessible storage of a multitude of artworks will serve as the source for the shows that are constantly arising. A platform for local artists.
HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel)
The HeK (House for Electronic Arts, Basel) is dedicated to digital culture and the new art forms of the information age. As special guest oft he LISTE Art Fair, the HeK has invited the Swiss artist duo, Christoph Wachter (*1966) & Mathias Jud (*1974) to show their work.
In their interventions, the two Swiss artists explore the ways the digital medium of communication register as personal outlet and influence our perceptions. The designation Capital Of The World was coined by a refugee. He wishes for a capital city of the world, in which all people could find a common homeland. Simultaneously, the capital of the world is meant as a wealth which could grow with a sense of community and through human exchange.
At this year’s LISTE Art Fair Basel, Kunsthalle Zürich will present RATZ FATZ ZAUBER WAS: Fairs and Fairy Tales, a project by Luca Beeler, Cédric Eisenring, and Carmen Tobler.
The project RATZ FATZ ZAUBER WAS: Fairs and Fairy Tales presents a collection of children’s books from the post-war era, whose richness and delight in visual experimentation reached its peak in the 1970s. Extra copies removed from overfilled libraries, children’s books that fell out of the ecstatic focus and safekeeping of collectors and fans, or picture books from children’s rooms that gave way to the uninspired plans of empty nesters all bear the traces of countless children’s hands. Organic material soaked up by the fibers of the paper or excited scribblings on lavishly printed pictures attest to the past confrontation of these virulent stories with a generation that has long since grown up
At LISTE Art Fair Basel a collection of over 80 children’s books will be exhibited in a group of sculptural beings, from which visitors can take them out to browse as they please. There will also be daily readings from the books with special guests at 3 p.m.
History Special Guests
2015 Collection Cahiers d'Artistes, Swiss Art Council Pro Helvetia
2014 Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen
2013 Centre Pasquart, Biel
2012 circuit- Centre d'art contemporain Lausanne
2011 Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich
2010 Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
2009 Kunsthalle Bern
2008 Kunsthaus Baselland
2007 Kunstmuseum Thun
2006 Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen
2005 Swiss Institute New York
2004 Kunsthaus Glarus
2003 CACT centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino
2002 CAN Le Centre d'Art Neuchâtel
2001 plug-in, Basel
2000 Fri Art, Centre d'art de Fribourg
1999 Migros Museum Zurich
1998 Centre d'édition contemporaine, Genève
since 2001 House of Electronic Arts Basel (former plug-in)
since 1996 Kaskadenkondensator, Basel