On the occasion of Art Basel 2021, Almine Rech will present a group show including works by Karel Appel, John M Armleder, Ha Chong-Hyun, George Condo, Günther Förg, Rudolf Polanszky, Larry Poons, Peter Saul, Kenny Scharf, Vivian Springford, Kim Tschang-Yeul, James Turrell, De Wain Valentine and Tom Wesselmann.
Art Basel Unlimited: James Turrell, Prado, Red (1968)
Almine Rech is pleased to present Prado, Red (1968), by American artist James Turrell. The historical 'Projection Piece' will be on view on the occasion of Art Basel Unlimited.
The exhibition of Prado, Red presents the exciting opportunity to experience a historic Projection Piece by James Turrell. In 1966, Turrell began creating his Projection Pieces at his first studio and exhibition venue, the former Mendota Hotel in Ocean Park, California. Using the ground floor commercial space, he blocked out all the windows in order to project artificial light in the corners of the room (Cross Corner Projections) or onto individual walls (Single Wall Projections). Turrell showed these Projection Pieces shortly thereafter in 1967 at the Pasadena Art Museum. These early systematic investigations of the interaction of artificial/natural light and interior/exterior spaces paved the way for the magnanimous Skyspaces.
Art Basel Unlimited: Ryoji Ikeda, data-verse 3 (2021)
Ryoji Ikeda's data-verse 3 (2021) will premiere as a standalone artwork as part of Art Basel's Unlimited sector, the unique platform for large-scale projects that transcend the limitations of a traditional art-fair stand. Presented by Almine Rech and commissioned by Audemars Piguet Contemporary, the third and final variation of the artist's most complex project to date marks the conclusive chapter in his data-driven audio-visual research into nature that first began in the early 2000s.
Ryoji Ikeda is an electronic composer and visual artist who explores sound and light by means of mathematical precision and aesthetics. By experimenting with frequencies and scales difficult for the human ear and mind alone to comprehend, Ikeda renders the imperceptible through numerical systems and computer aesthetics. His long-term projects have taken a multiplicity of forms, from immersive live performances and audio-visual installations to books and CDs and have evolved over the years to encompass his data-driven research.
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