Basel - Exhibition

Jarbas Lopes: e’ a’ u’

CRAC Alsace

15 Jun 201717 Sep 2017

It is the first comprehensive solo exhibition by Jarbas Lopes in France. The focal point of the Brazilian artist’s practice is exchange and social gathering. With the help of his works, he becomes a social engineer who brings together different communities to comment on socio-political local or international circumstances. For his projects he uses materials, tools and objects that he can find in his everyday context, and engages the surrounding people. His aim is to adopt craft aesthetics to promote interpersonal exchange and favor the creative process and social interaction among non-artists.

Lopes is in residency on site and is thereby able to use Altkirch’s community as a inspiration for the displayed works.

  • Jarbas Lopes, Shock Painting, 2011. Courtesy CRAC AlsaceJarbas Lopes, Shock Painting, 2011. Courtesy CRAC Alsace

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Jarbas Lopes


Elfi Turpin

Special Events

Destination: Basel
Where: CRAC Alsace
Type: Party
Admission: Free

Garden party to celebrate the opening of the solo exhibition by Brazilian artist Jarbas Lopes.

Free shuttle from Art Basel, departure from Bleichestrasse (at the corner of Isteinerstrasse) at 7 pm, return to Basel (via Mulhouse) at 10.30 pm. Shuttle by reservation only. Booking: or +33 (0)3 89 08 82 59

Contacts & Details

tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Turpin Elfi

T: +33 3 8908 8259 M: W: CRAC Alsace
18 rue du Château Altkirch, F-68130 France