The aim of the Joinery, an association founded in 2018, is to promote young contemporary art and its actors in various formats, to make them visible, to communicate their concerns and to enable a comprehensive exchange with a broad audience. The Joinery sees itself as a think tank with the function of an incubator for ideas that pursue future-oriented adjustments within the art system in the context of artistic interventions, practical measures and research projects.

Liste Expedition Online

Due to Covid-19, the physical exchange and mediation of contemporary art has been severely compromised, but online research has become more important than ever. In response to this development, the Joinery is realising Liste Expedition Online, a new online format for researching contemporary artists. As a digital research forum, Liste Expedition Online will consist of a continuously growing artist index representing the latest positions in contemporary art and, in times of the local and the virtual, will give these artists the best possible international attention beyond physical presence at a fair. The featured artists will be selected by the world's most important project spaces and galleries of the younger generation and they will first be presented on List Showtime Online, a temporary digital platform that runs parallel to Liste Art Fair Basel. Preserving artistic presentations for the largest possible audience to encourage and enable research is at the heart of Liste Expedition Online. It is made possible with the generous support of the Federal Office of Culture and Canton of Basel-Stadt as well as Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger I KBH.G.

To visit and engage with Liste Expedition Online, click here.

Liste Expedition Online
Liste Expedition Online

Hyperpresence – 25 Years of Liste

A video project initiated by the Joinery on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Liste Art Fair Basel with Michael Etzensperger, Katrin Niedermeier and Jodok Wehrli, in collaboration with the Art Institute HGK FHNW in Basel.

Liste Art Fair Basel was founded in 1996 as a place for new discoveries in contemporary art. Since then it has intensified the present year after year. The 25th edition of Liste takes the Joinery as a platform to examine this present by looking at the past; such a reflection will not change the past but rather allow us to learn more about it, in turn impacting our lives in the present.
To celebrate Liste’s 25th anniversary, the Joinery initiated a collaboration with the Art Institute HGK FHNW in Basel and commissioned three of the school’s graduates to work with Liste’s image archive. From their own unique perspectives, the artists Michael Etzensperger, Katrin Niedermeier and Jodok Wehrli have recontextualised documentations of Liste from the last 25 years and through this developed contemporary concerns, which will be presented as video works in the external area of the fair. More information can be found here.

The Joinery wants to extend its gratitude to all supporters of the video project:
Balima Stiftung
Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim-Stiftung
Hans und Renée Müller-Meylan Stiftung
Jacqueline Spengler Stiftung
Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt

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Spike Forum

A conversation and performance series focused on new artistic strategies for marketing, curated by Spike Art Magazine.

Youtube Video

Two of the five roundtable conversations were subsequently published in the Fall 2019 issue of the magazine.  

International Video Programme

Both events took place at Liste Art Fair Basel from 10 – 16 June 2019.

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