Artists: Michaela Eichwald, David Hammons, Judith Hopf, Fabian Marti, Ariane Müller, Jewyo Rhii, Nora Schultz, Anicka Yi
Venue: MGK Basel
Exhibition Title: Some End of Things
Curated by: Nikola Dietrich and Scott C. Weaver
Date: May 5 – September 15, 2013
Full gallery of images, videos, press release and link available after the jump.
Judith Hopf, excerpt from Some End of Things: The Conception of Youth, 2011. 8mm transferred to DVD, 3 min. Courtesy the artist and kaufmann repetto, Milan.
Ariane Müller, Martin Ebner, T wie Tennis, 2011. Video, HD, 9 min. 30 sec. 16:9. Courtesy the artists.
Images courtesy of MGK Basel
The group exhibition explores the dynamics of contemporary artistic production with a focus on process-based works that are erratic in nature. The show foregrounds works whose own production leaves physical traces and which employ the means of disharmony, inadvertency, and comedy in a deliberate effort to provoke narrative blanks and ruptures. The diverse practices of artists such as Judith Hopf and Nora Schultz manage to avoid a defined context and evade a coherent narrative, instead reflecting an entanglement of recollections and personal associations—both tenuous and hyper-present. The exhibition’s title is borrowed from a work by Judith Hopf and is meant to be read programmatically: things must come to an end at some point.