SALTS Birsfelden: On Fire

On Fire – Vulnerable Footage
at SALTS Birsfelden
11 April – 11 May 2019

Melanie Bonajo, Samira Elagoz, Juliana Huxtable, Carolyn Lazard, Leigh Ledare, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Tobias Madison, Markus&Markus, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Christoph Schlingensief, Martine Syms, Johannes Willi, Sasha Wortzel with Morgan Bassichis

Curated by Benedikt Wyss with Boris Nikitin (Basler Dokumentartage) and Samuel Leuenberger (SALTS Birsfelden).

Presenting new and older film and video works, the exhibition "On Fire – Vulnerable Footage" investigates human vulnerability as a potential to represent, uncover, cope, interfere. Liveliness, disease, and mortality are inscribed in the moving image.

The exhibition is commissioned by the Basler Dokumentartage 19.

Opening: Thu 11 April 2019, 5pm
with Jannik Giger, Legion Seven and Awet Tesfazgi

Opening hours: 12–14 April 2019 Fr–Su 2–6 pm, after that until 11 May: Fridays 2–6 PM, Saturdays 1–5 pm and by appointment

On Fire – Vulnerable Footage is kindly supported by Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt, Swisslos Basel-Landschaft, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Christoph Merian Stiftung, SüdKulturFonds, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, zürich moves!, Deli Projects, SALTS, L. + Th. La Roche-Stiftung, Institut Kunst – HGK FHNW, Basel, Tweaklab, Bravo Ricky, Verein für die Erforschung und Vermittlung audiovisueller Kulturgüter.

Thank you to Medhanie Abraham and Adam Bagnowski with Fabián Rivera, Chris Handberg, Fred Kieschnick, Stephan Kümin, Johannes Willi, Lea Leuenberger, Elia Bianchi, Sandra Lichtenstern, and Martina Kausch, Chus Martínez, Stefan Mireke, Jannik Giger, Abdurahim Ahmed, Matthias Pugin, Cevat Sari and Olivier Rossel.

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22. April 2019

Thank you for 111 applications. The jury (Elise Lammer, Giovanna Silva, and Benedikt Wyss) will agree on 2 candidates in the next weeks. Announcement: 15 May. All news about the Residence will be published on http://bit.ly/lagomiolugano. …mehr

15. März 2019

LAGO MIO Lugano is looking for visual artists for its summer residency in July/August 2019. The lake view residence above the roofs of the old town comprises ten rooms on 200 m2. In addition to the free stay, we plan to provide CHF 1’ …mehr

05. März 2019

On Fire – Vulnerable Footage at Kunstverein SALTS opening 11 April 2019 ––>  …mehr

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Kunstverein SALTS
Hauptstrasse 12
4127 Birsfelden

www.salts.ch

Photos opening: Nicolas Gysin
Graphic design: Ronnie Fueglister