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Art Basel 2018: Film

Messe Basel

11 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Art Basel screens a premier program of 16 film and video works presented by the show’s participating galleries. The Film program is curated for the fourth consecutive year by Cairo-based film curator Maxa Zoller and will include a special screening of Heather Lenz’s ‘Kusama – Infinity’ (2018), selected by New York-based film curator Marian Masone. Program highlights include works by Ai Weiwei, Kudzanai Chiurai, Rä di Martino, Douglas Gordon, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Hiwa K, William Kentridge and Xu Bing among others. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will take place at Messe Basel from June 14 to June 17, 2018.

This year’s program seeks to ascribe new meanings to found footage within filmmaking as well as bring together leading artists from across the world, with a strong focus on South Africa. Maxa Zoller states: ‘The diversity of formats and artistic backgrounds in the program shows that artists’ filmmaking has reached a new, mature stage, one which is now truly independent from former traditions of disciplinary divisions —say fine arts versus cinema— and opens the door to exciting new forms of transmedia art.’

  • Rä di Martino, 'Controfigura', 2017, 74', Monica De Cardenas Rä di Martino, 'Controfigura', 2017, 74', Monica De Cardenas

Special Events

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Ticket

Opening Film of Art Basel Film Program Xu Bing, ‘Dragonfly Eyes’, 2017, 81′, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Ticket

Feature Program Rä di Martino, ‘Controfigura’, 2017, 74′, Monica De Cardenas

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Ticket

Short Film Program ‘Taking Art for a Walk’

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Ticket

Short Film Program ‘Films from the Postcolony: (Counter)Images from South Africa’

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Ticket

Feature Program Ai Weiwei, ‘Human Flow’, 2017, 145′, Lisson Gallery, neugerriemschneider

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Ticket

Program Lynn Hershman Leeson, ‘Conceiving Ada’, 1997, 72′, ShanghART Gallery

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Ticket

Short Film Program ‘Vertighosts: Homages to Hitchcock’s Vertigo’

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Ticket

Special Screening Shirin Neshat, ‘Looking for Oum Kulthum’, 2017, 86′

Destination: Basel
Where: Messe Basel
Type: Opening
Admission: Ticket

Special Screening curated by Marian Masone Heather Lenz, ‘Kusama – Infinity’, 2018, 80’

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