Erin Shirreff: Halves and Wholes, 02 Sep 2016 — 06 Oct 2016
Exhibitions

Erin Shirreff: Halves and Wholes

Kunsthalle Basel, Steinenberg 7, Basel

Erin Shirreff is not a photographer, she would tell you, even if the photographic image lies at the center of her practice. Known primarily for her photo- and video-based work, Shirreff is part of a generation of young artists whose reflections on photography have revitalized the medium, but who refuse act as photographers in the classical sense. And whereas in her work it often appears that art historical references abound (for instance to Donald Judd and Tony Smith, in two pieces in her Kunsthalle Basel exhibition, or to Medardo Rosso and others in previous works), her resultant still and moving images are rarely actually “about” such seeming references. Instead they mine the vexed questions of how images mean and matter to us, and how we negotiate the distance between an object and its photographic representation, or between a photographic representation and our memory of the things it represents. Her exhibition “Halves and Wholes” at Kunsthalle Basel is the Canadian artist’s first solo show in a European institution.

 

Events:
04 Sep 2016 / Sun / 15:00 – 16:00
Curator’s tour, in English

11 Sep 2016 / Sun / 15:00 – 16:00
Public guided tour in German

11 Sep 2016 / Sun / 15:00 – 16:00
Children’s tour: I Spy with My Little Eye! (advance registration)

18 Sep 2016 / Sun / 15:00 – 16:00
Public guided tour in German

22 Sep 2016 / Thu / 18:30 – 19:30
Public guided tour in English

25 Sep 2016 / Sun / 15:00 – 16:00
Public guided tour in German

02 Oct 2016 / Sun / 15:00 – 16:00
Public guided tour in German

09 Oct 2016 / Sun / 15:00 – 16:00
Public guided tour in German

16 Oct 2016 / Sun / 15:00 – 16:00
Public guided tour in German

23 Oct 2016 / Sun / 15:00 – 16:00
Public guided tour in German

30 Oct 2016 / Sun / 15:00 – 16:00
Public guided tour in German

06 Nov 2016 / Sun / 15:00 – 16:00
Public guided tour in German

06 Nov 2016 / Sun / 15:00 – 16:00
Children’s tour: I Spy with My Little Eye! (advance registration)

Contacts & Details
OPENING TIMES:
Mon 10am – 4pm
Tue 10am – 8pm
Wed 10am – 10pm
Thurs-Sun 10am – 8pm
ADMISSION:
CHF 12 (8 CHF reduced) and free for youth under 18, Art Basel VIP card holders, ICOM, VMS, teachers etc.
T: +41 61 206 9900
M: info@kunsthallebasel.ch
Website

ADDRESS
Kunsthalle Basel, Steinenberg 7, Basel

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