Presented for the first time at the Peter Kilchmann booth are works by the Cuban artist collective Los Carpinteros. Congo Ceniza, 2012 (20 x 184 x 135 cm, mixed media). The object, a drum melted into liquid, is a signature piece of the artists that have risen to fame with works that blend art, architecture and every-day objects with precise craftsmanship. We are also showing large-format works on paper by Los Carpinteros, in which one can see the evolution of their ideas painted out in rich watercolors.
We are proud to show a new large-format painting by American painter Hernan Bas. On the scent trail (pink), 2012 (213,5 x 183 x 5,5 cm, acrylic, airbrush, silkscreen and block print on linen) is a strong continuation of Hernan Bas’ recent series, in which the artist paints a dreamlike landscape of decaying architecture and jungle-like nature.
For the first time we will be showing works by German artist Armin Boehm, such as the new painting NN, 2012 (106 x 100 cm, oil, paper, fabric on wood). Boehm’s painting is characterized by a compelling tension between color and darkness, and a rich haptic surface structure, which he creates by using surprising materials such as asphalt, metal, sand and cloth.
Francis Alÿs is present with signature works on paper and the diptych painting Pie seco / Pie mojado, 2006 (each 30 x 23 cm, oil, pencil and enamel on wood). The diptych is part of Alÿs’ studies for a bridge between Havana and Key West; an investigation that springs from the core of the artist’s work and interest in movement and border-crossing.
Next to above mentioned signature art works by the artists we are very proud to present new works by the following artists of the gallery:
Michael BAUER I Willie DOHERTY I Valérie FAVRE I Bruno JAKOB I Raffi KALENDERIAN I Zilla LEUTENEGGER I Jorge MACCHI I Teresa MARGOLLES I Fabian MARTI I Claudia & Julia MÜLLER I Adrian PACI I Bernd RIBBECK I Melanie SMITH I Javier TÉLLEZ I Artur ŻMIJEWSKI
Art | 43 | Basel | June 14 – June 17 | 2012 Booth Number J 13 Hall 2.1
Exhibition at the Gallery, June 9 – July 28
The single show “Light and Weight” is dedicated to new works by Argentinean artist Jorge Macchi. Apart from showing new watercolor works on paper, the show encompasses a room-specific installation, a video projection and sculptures. The gallery is further showing a presentation of new works on paper by the Cuban artist collective Los Carpinteros.
Special opening times of the gallery during Zurich Art Weekend and Art Basel:
Saturday, June 9, 10am – 7pm (5pm – 7pm, opening reception with Jorge Macchi and Los Carpinteros)
Sunday, June 10, 10am – 6pm
Monday – Friday, June 11 – 15, 10am – 6.30pm
Saturday – Sunday, June 16 – 17, 10 – 5 pm