Kunstraum exhibitions

Julie Béna: The Jester & Death
Opening Thurs 9 Jan, 6.30–9pm
January 10 - February 15

Dangerous Bodies: Barbara Kapusta
12 October - 16 November
(PV 11 October 6:30 – 9pm)

To Ailsa Rock
Beatrice Loft Schulz and Lindsay McMillan
14 June – 28 July

Something soft: Julie Béna, Susie Green, Deniz Ünal & Zoe Williams
13 April – 25 May (PV 12 April, 6.30–9pm)

Nils Alix-Tabeling
Le Bétyle d’Ail
19 January – 22 February 2019

Anna Hulačová
Graceful ride
29 Sept – 24 Nov 2018

Shelly Nadashi
The Avocado Vampire
26 April – 9 June 2018

Mary Hurrell
2 (Aerial)
9 March – 14 April 2018

Von Calhau!
12 January - 10 February 2018

Merike Estna
fragments from the shattered toe
29 September – 25 November 2017

Jennifer Tee
Structures of Recollection and Perseverance
1 July – 9 September 2017

Sophie Jung
Producing My Credentials
14 April – 27 May 2017

Olivier Castel
Communicating vessels
25 November 2016 - 11 February 2017

9 September – 5 November 2016

Jumana Emil Abboud
Haunted Springs and Water Demons in Palestine
14 May – 30 July 2016

Dorine van Meel
Disobedient Children
23 October – 19 December 2015

New Pabulum
Aline Bouvy and Simon Davenport
6 September - 10 October 2015

Alex Cecchetti
The printing house of hell
27 June - 22 August 2015

Barbara Visser
Manual/2: The Patient Artist
25 April – 13 June 2015

Unlearning to speak
Tyler Coburn, Luca Frei, Joachim Koester, Jacopo Miliani
28 February - 11 April 2015

Nicoline van Harskamp
25 October - 13 December 2014

Zin Taylor
The Tangental Zigzag
14 June – 26 July 2014

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Sophie Jung
Producing My Credentials
14 April – 27 May 2017

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With performances on:

Saturday 22 April

Sunday 30 April, 6pm

Saturday 6 May, 1pm

Thursday 18 May, 7pm

Saturday 27 May, 6pm

Over a six week residency in Kunstraum, Swiss artist Sophie Jung is developing a sculptural space from the coming together of found and fabricated objects, activated by a series of performances in episodic form.

Jung‘s work for Kunstraum folds writing and performance within a complex environment, where precious items from her vast archive of made and found stuff, watercolour drawings of hermit crabs, papier maché tubes, collected cream jugs, left-over lamp shade carcasses, discarded building material and organic detritus sit side by side. The installation will be activated through performances, in which some of its parts will be disassembled, transported onto the stage, becoming props and prompts for Jung to use. Each episode will be an undoing of the previous one, a rewinding, a new beginning – a pre-recorded version of a pre-failed rehearsal or a stuck auto-cue. The total work is a constantly remixing libretto for a never-to-be finished opera on precarity and wobbly legs.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication designed by Rotterdam-based designer Kristin Metho with a series of commissioned texts by Paul Clinton, Tom Morton, Megan Nolan and Sally O’Reilly. Sophie Jung is supported by: the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia; Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt; and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Download texts:

Episode 1 – Pangea

Episode 2 – You know I like a laugh

Episode 3 – The one with or without

Episode 4 – My cholesterol was raised by wolves

Episode 5 – A poem for the lost nerve ends our collective solar plexus

Episode 6 – It’s late some say by sin and some by virtue fail