February 7, 2020 12am -7pm

Wettsteinstrasse 4, CH 4125 Riehen/Basel
XXL – Grossformatige Werke der Gegenwart
Georg Baselitz, Darío Basso, Jürgen Brodwolf, Pizzi Cannella, Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Giuseppe Gallo, Günther Gumpert, Karl Hartung, Karl Horst Hödicke, Alfonso Hüppi, Robert Klümpen, Anna und Wolfgang Kubach-Wilmsen, Giovanni Manfredini, Giuseppe Maraniello, Nunzio, Nakis Panayotidis, Salomé, Bernard Schultze, Paolo Serra, Daniel Spoerri, Fred Thieler, Darya von Berner, Bernd Zimmer.

The gaze of the animal reveals our difficulties in managing our relationship with the environment and nature. Darya von Berner paints all available space, the walls, the floor, the ceiling, some objects and herself. At the same time, these animals that look at us from the wall, have inevitably become extinct, as these walls of museums, arts center and galleries returned to be painted white, except some paintings like «Thinking like a deer (Untitled (10.C.R.))».

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Joan Jonas is an artist, who has influenced the generation of performance artists to follow. Her interest in animals, and in the environment were in the 1960s and still today remain the most significant of themes. Read more…

Setting the atrocities and the pure terror of war against the backdrop of the nature, this is one of the most iconic snaps of the World War II history. It was taken by Soviet war photographer, Evgeny Khaldei in Murmansk, North Russia. During one of the shoot-outs a shell shocked deer ran out into the battlefield but was quickly dragged back and saved by the soldiers. But the initial snap didn’t satisfy the photographer so this picture was compiled of several others to maximise the effect while retaining its historic value. Read more…