On the occasion of Art Basel 2023, Almine Rech is pleased to present a transgenerational group show featuring artworks by the gallery's represented artists and Estates. The selection comprises a diverse range of socio-cultural backgrounds, embodying their shared ability to challenge conventional artistic dialogues.
The artists include Farah Atassi, César, Günther Förg, Ha Chong-Hyun, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Scott Kahn, Minjung Kim, Elaine de Kooning, Jeff Koons, Hew Locke, Pablo Picasso, Larry Poons, Mimmo Rotella, Kenny Scharf, Vivian Springford, Genesis Tramaine, Ouattara Watts, Tom Wesselmann and Chloe Wise among others.
For the edition of Art Basel Parcours, Almine Rech is delighted to present an ambitious new multi-media installation by Chloe Wise.
Artist Chloe Wise's latest work Told A Vision, a multimedia installation created for Parcours, Art Basel, replicates the sensation of channel surfing at the mercy of some unknown remote control holder. Fragments of commercials, despite their uncanny familiarity and authoritative language, advertise nothing in particular. These scenes evoke empty promises, tautologically promoting the idea of consumerism itself. As the film progresses, the messages become distorted, and language devolves into meaninglessness, approximating the incoherence of overheard snippets of conversation in a crowd.
In congruence with the video work, Wise's installation of welcome mats underscores the plurality of possibilities being sold to viewers through an abundance of directionless words and phrases. We are constantly in a state of almost having arrived. The fragmentary nature of both the film and the welcome mats creates a disconnect between what is uttered, what is shown, and what is meant.
The installation will be on view at Martinskirche, Basel's oldest Parish, as part of Parcours from June 12 - 19, 2023.
4058 Basel, Switzerland
Our show takes place at the Swiss exhibition site Messe Basel, featuring a hall designed by international architects Herzog & de Meuron of Basel.