Des methodes. The exhibition brings together artists who 'recheat', and whose specific methods for soaking up miscellaneous practices and disciplines mean they turn art into a curious tool for learning, because they spread knowledge by triggering it.
Curated by Elfi Turpin
With: David Lamelas, Deimantas Narkevičius, Sophie Nys, Amilcar Packer, Julia Rometti & Victor Costales, Benjamin Seror, Kristina Solomoukha, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet
The exhibition Susan Vérité takes its inspiration from the spaces in the art centre itself: a building still recognisable as a 19th-century secondary school, with its broad central staircase, its long corridors leading to the classrooms and its small, tiered lecture theatre.
A context that naturally leads us to raise issues and home in on concerns which are dear to us, such as the fact that art can be a locus for alternative experiments in transmission. Susan Vérité brings together artists who ‘recheat’, and whose specific methods for soaking up miscellaneous practices and disciplines mean they turn art into a curious tool for learning: not because they possess a particular body of knowledge, but because they spread knowledge by triggering it.
Susan Vérité is rich in subjects involving discussion at a host of different levels, including language, recording, fiction, writing, shamanism, History, Amazonia and friendship. And last but not least, Susan Vérité is the title of an exhibition that brings together objects – simultaneously tools and works of art – from the interspace between two forms of intelligence: that of the artist and that of the viewer. In this way it sums up an ideal community: an ‘us’ situated among all these things. Susan Vérité is us.
Image: Deimantas Narkevicius, Ausgeträumt, 2010. Vidéo HD, Couleur, son, 5’35. Courtesy de l'artiste et Gb Agency
Free shuttle from Art Basel, June 13, 2013
Departure in front of the Swissotel Le Plaza 7.30 pm / Return to Basel (via Mulhouse) 10.30 pm
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Opening Garden Party June 13, 2013 at 7.30 pm
+ Performance by Benjamin Seror
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