Basel - Exhibition

Luke Willis Thompson: Human

Kunsthalle Basel

08 Jun 201819 Aug 2018

Luke Willis Thompson’s first solo exhibition in Switzerland entitled “Human” is a subjective historiography of another artist’s work, told through a silent 35mm color film. The moving image’s subject is a sculpture by artist Donald G. Rodney, My Mother. My Father. My sister. My Brother (1996-7). This work is comprised of his skin, dressmaking pins, and scotch tape, and was crafted during Rodney’s stay at Kings College Hospital, London, before he died from a pulmonary embolism, making this artwork his last finished piece. Thompson revisits Rodney’s work, as well as the intersection of themes of police and state violence, racism, and black and indigenous ontologies, that occur in their practices to create a meditative reflection on the legacies of race and genetic inheritance, chance and mortality.

Special opening times:
Mo 11.6. – Sun 17.6. from 10am to 8pm, except Wed 13.6. from 10am to 10pm

  • Luke Willis Thompson, Installationsansicht, _Human, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Beauftragt und produziert von der Kunsthalle Basel. Foto: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy der Künstler; Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland/Wellington; und Galerie Nagel Draxler, Köln/BerlinLuke Willis Thompson, Installationsansicht, _Human, Kunsthalle Basel, 2018. Beauftragt und produziert von der Kunsthalle Basel. Foto: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy der Künstler; Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland/Wellington; und Galerie Nagel Draxler, Köln/Berlin

Related Artists

Curators

Elena Filipovic, Director of Kunsthalle Basel

Elena Filipovic

Special Events

Destination: Basel
Where: Kunsthalle Basel
Type: Opening

Public opening of the show

Destination: Basel
Where: Kunsthalle Basel
Type: Late Nights
Admission: Free

Kunsthalle Basel Night On this special evening, one can experience the solo exhibition Ultranackt by Raphaela Vogel and as well a live concert especially performed for Luke Willis Thompson’s new film and solo exhibition _Human.

Destination: Basel
Where: Kunsthalle Basel
Type: Guided Tour

Curator’s tour

Destination: Basel
Where: Kunsthalle Basel
Type: Guided Tour

Public guided tour in English

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm; sat, sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ESTABLISHED:
1872

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Filipovic Elena


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