Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder. The exhibition revisits the variety of formats he explored that range between a video diary and documentary and involve appropriation of commercial TV broadcasts - introducing Michel Auder in all diverse roles he continues to play.
A Frenchman living in New York since 1969, Michel Auder was among the first artists working with video. His first extensive individual exhibition in Switzerland takes place at Kunsthalle Basel. Entitled Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder, the exhibition aims at presenting the entire span of Auder’s rich oeuvre, revisiting the variety of formats he explored that range between a video diary and documentary and involve appropriation of commercial TV broadcasts - introducing Michel Auder in all diverse roles he continues to play as the cameraman, director, editor and producer of his own film and video works since the late 1960s until today.
The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of
LUMA Foundation, Martin Hatebur.
The artist would like to thank Les Trois Rois.
Michel Auder, (born 1945 Soissons, FR) lives and works in Brooklyn, USA.
Solo Exhibition (Selection): Portrait of Michel Auder, Culturgest, Lissabon, Portugal (2013); Michel Auder, Clown Eggs, Office Baroque, Antwerp (2013); Monographic Screenings, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany (2012); Matter of Fact, Hessel Museum, Bard College, USA (2012); Michel Auder, Kayne Griffin Corcoran Exhibition Space, Los Angeles, USA (2012); Etablissement d’enface, Brussels, Belgium (2012); Language is Only a Word and I’m so Jealous of Birds (curated by Kristine Jærn Pilgaard), NoPlace, Oslo, Norway (2011); Endless Column and Narcolepsy, Galleria Fonti, Naples, Italy (2011); The World Out of my Hands, Lund Konsthall, Sweden (2010); Keeping Busy: An Inaccurate Survey of Michel Auder, Newman Popiashvili Gallery & Participant Inc, Zach Feuer Gallery NY & Volume2 L A, USA (2010); Michel Auder, Narcolepsy, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, USA (2010); The Feature screening at Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2009); Michel Auder Survey, Cubitt Gallery, London, UK (2009); European Kunsthalle, Köln, Germany (2008); Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium (2007); Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, USA (2006); Retrospective at 11th Biennial of Moving Images, Geneve, Switzerland (2005); Michel Auder: Viewer and Participant, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France (2005); Other Things with Michel Auder, Ocularis, Brooklyn, USA (2005); Michel Auder: Chronicles and Other Scenes, Williams College Museum of Art, Massachusetts, USA (2004); Michel Auder: Secret Sharer, Participant Inc., New York, USA (2003); Michel Auder: Selected Works 1970 – 2003, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA (2003); Michel Auder: Retrospective 1969-2002, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, USA (2002); Portrait of Alice Neel, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA (2001); Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland (2000); All My Worldly Posessions, with Wolfgang Tillmans, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany (1999); Diaries, Long Beach Museum of Art, California, USA (1993); Cindy Sherman, I.T.A. Corporation, Bard College, Mexico (1990); Installation (Cindy Sherman), Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan (1984).
Group Exhibitions (Selection): Almanac, Newman Popiashvili, New York, USA (2013); The Jesus Show, Microscope Gallery, New York, USA (2013); Privacy, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (2012); Pursuit of perfect: The politics of Sport; South London Gallery, London, UK (2012); LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images, London, UK(2012); Something in the Way, Lofoten International Art Festival, Lofoten, Norway (2011); Lust Und Luster, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland (2010); Strange Comfort, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2010); The Feature, Anthology Film Archive and MoMA, New York, USA (2009); Chelsea Hotel: Ghosts of Bohemia: Harry Smith, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Michel Auder, Jonas Mekas, DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic (2009); Reality Check, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark (2008); BB5, Fifth Berlin Biennial V, Berlin, Germany (2008); Dear Mosquito of My Heart, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (2007); Manhattan Transfer, Zone: Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York, USA (2006); The Future has a Silver Lining, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland (2004); The First Decade-Video From the EAI Archives, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2002); Cindy Sherman Retrospective, “Cindy Sherman”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (1998); Cindy Sherman Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan (1996); Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (1996); The Real, The Fictional, The Virtual, Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France (1996);Video Viewpoints, Museum of Modern Art, New York (1995)
Image: 1981 Regan, edited 2009 (video still), invitation card/detail, Kunsthalle Basel 2013, Design: Julia Born
Opening: 8 Jun, 7pm
Steinenberg 7, Basel
Opening hours: Tue/Wed/Fri 11am–6pm · Thu 11am–8.30pm · Sat/Sun 11am–5pm
Admission: CHF 10.-/6.- incl. S AM Swiss Architecture Museum