Design for a Garden, 22 Apr 2023 — 15 Jul 2023

Design for a Garden

von Bartha, Kannenfeldstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland

A group show, curated by Andrew Bick, with works by Christian Andersson, Andrew Bick, Jeffrey Bligh, Elena Damiani, A K Dolven, Marianne Eigenheer, Athene Galiciadis, Tanya Goel, Sara Haq, Anthony Hill, Armin Hofmann, Emma Kunz, Mike Meiré, Landon Metz, Karim Noureldin, Sarah Oppenheimer, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Jeffrey Steele, Gillian Wise, and Claudia Wieser.

“A garden is by contrast a generous space. Things in it compost in order to create new growth. Growth itself is both seasonal and evergreen, all things at the same time bound to a cycle controlled by the arc of the sun. The garden has a gate, a glove, a curtain, furious waves, an arcadian fire, vessels, botanical studies, mirrors, a blind, design, voice, theatre, and walking through, it has you…”— Andrew Bick, curator of the exhibition Design for a Garden Imagine time has been dissolved and that there is a sequence of meetings in bars and cafés across various cities in which conversations are partaken in or overheard.

Those conversations are between artists, and a mechanism that has dissolved time means that seniority and established context no longer count. Every artist in this exhibition has a place in these conversations and therefore, originality, like time, no longer dominates understanding of their work. Everyone shares, overhears, gossips… Everyone makes art that connects to anecdotes, each underlines the other’s presence in their own way of being an artist. In this way, the exhibition proposes that the solution to inclusivity, diversity, and lack of fluidity, lies in how artists are given space to communicate with each other more than it does on the institution or gallery.

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Tue – Fri 2pm – 6pm
Sat 11am – 4pm

Sun – Mon


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von Bartha, Kannenfeldstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland

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