VOLTA 5 Basel
IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE OUR PARTICIPATION AT VOLTA 5 BASEL, PRESENTING A ONE MAN SHOW BY THEIS WENDT.
The gallery is presenting a one man show with the young emerging artist Theis Wendt. He graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. All through his studies at the Academy he worked within a wide spectre of media ranging from drawing, painting and sculpture to installation, performance and social interventions. With an immense feeling for the special attributes and communicative qualities of the media in hand, he allows his works to materialise in strong harmony with the aesthetic expression and the theoretic setting. Challenging, his work invites the spectator not only to visual enjoyment but also to active reading.
Theis Wendt’s works turn hum-drum ordinary elements inside out and put our conventional perception of reality to the test. Juxtaposing opposites inside the works, the artist declares war on jogtrot hierarchic structures and opens up to new ways of thinking and understanding a given subject. Artistic idioms appear effortlessly intuitive, and the works continuously find themselves left in suspense between the controlled and the uncontrolled. Altogether, the heterogeneous works emit an energy that can be seen as critical, political, decorative and abstract, but most often the focus is on their openness towards their observer. Insisting on doubt and error as providers of potential, the works show strength of character in untouched surfaces and crossed out or blurred motifs and figures. ’The holes’ or ’the veiled’ lead the beholder to a perception where the narrative elements in the works can be completed or slumber in eternal uncertainty, providing the beholder with an interesting potential to generate unforeseen coherence, which in the end may give birth to the thought of something new.
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOME YOU IN BOOTH H5
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Dates: June 8th – June 13th 2009
Venue: Markthalle, Viadukstrasse 10, Basel / Opposite the SBB (Central Railway Station)
Early Preview: Monday June 8th, 12 – 4 p.m. (access by invitation only)
General Opening: Monday June 8th, 4 – 8 pm.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, June 9th – June 13th, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. / Special Early Opening: Wednesday June 10th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Admission: 3 CHF / 2 EURO to read more about it please click here
Access: Tram line 2 direct from Messeplatz (Art Basel) & Wettsteinplatz (Liste) to SBB or Markthalle. / Other lines 1, 8 & 16 to tram stop Markthalle.
Access by car: There are two parking areas near the Markthalle (see map).
Access by train: Get out at SBB (Central Railway Station) take Exit Innenstadt/City, Messe & Zoo.