Basel - Exhibition

Zita – Щapa

Schaulager

12 Jun 201602 Oct 2016

Chamber Piece by Katharina Fritsch and Alexej Koschkarow

Schaulager presents “Zita – Щapa. Chamber Piece by Katharina Fritsch and Alexej Koschkarow”, an installation developed in close collaboration between Katharina Fritsch and Alexej Koschkarow.

Staged in three small rooms – concentrating on the interaction of individual works, a strategy borrowed from the world of theatre – the chamber piece features sculptures and wall works created especially for the installation. Each with an independent presence and readily standing for itself, the juxtaposition of the works forms an atmospheric visual environment full of cultural and historical references. In 1999, Katharina Fritsch and Alexej Koschkarow presented their works together for the first time. The two artists both engage in a differentiated creative process characterised by the precise deployment of elaborate artistic techniques. In the case of Katharina Fritsch, this is paired with a clear and figurative language of forms: Her monochrome works appear immaterially removed but also tangibly and immediately comprehensible and call the familiar into question. The objects and sculptural environments of Alexej Koschkarow play with the sculptural transformation of history between reality and fiction. The artful arrangement of this ambiguity is matched by the precise simulation of the materials from which the explicit yet fantastical works are made.

  • Alexej Koschkarow , Bellevue (detail), 2014, Smearing, graphite on primed canvas, © 2016, ProLitteris, Zurich, photo : Farzad Owrang Alexej Koschkarow , Bellevue (detail), 2014, Smearing, graphite on primed canvas, © 2016, ProLitteris, Zurich, photo : Farzad Owrang

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Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
CHF 22, reduced CHF 15

ESTABLISHED:
2003

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