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Andréhn-Schiptjenko at Art |43| Basel, 14 – 17 June 2012

We look forward to welcoming you to our booth K 18 Hall/2.1 where we will present an installation with the ambition to provide insights into the diversity of contemporary sculptural practices and its processes. While having sculpture to varying degrees at the core of their oeuvre, the selected artists work in a range of media. We will exhibit new and major pieces, alongside with a presentation of sketches and objects related to the making of these works.

Siobhán Hapaska (b 1963, Ireland) Four Angels, a new sculpture made of selenite, concrete, aluminium, LED-lights and electrical wiring, bearing her signature hallmark of the organic with industrial, the spiritual with exact craftsmanship. Hapaska recently had a highly acclaimed solo-exhibition at the gallery and is due to have major solo-exhibitions at La Conservera, Murcia Spain and MOMA Oxford in the coming year.

Tony Matelli, (b 1971, US), Josh, an incredibly sensitive rendering of a man untethered from his surroundings, floating just inches off the ground. Despite his wide gaze, his body appears vacated, uninhabited, a mere shell. He is both the deserted island and the water lapping the shore. Matelli was awarded the Falkenrot Preis last year and had an accompanying exhibition at The Kunstlerhaus Bethanien. A Human Echo, a major mid-career retrospective will open at the ARoS Kunstmuseum in Denmark in September 2012 and subsequently travel to Bergen Kunstmuseum in Norway.

Xavier Veilhan, (b 1963, F) Mobile No6, a new and unique mobile consisting of suspended carbon rods, as well as David, a small-scale figure made of solid makassar ebony, both representative of Veilhan’s diverse sculptural practice. Veilhan’s work is currently shown in an extensive exhibition at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire England and upcoming solo projects include Architectones in Richard Neutra’s VDL Research House in Silverlake, Los Angeles in August 2012, solo-exhibition at La Conservera, Murcia, Spain in September and (In)Balance at Phillips Collection, Washington in November.

Cajsa von Zeipel (b 1983, SE) works in a larger-than-life-format with explicit references to fashion as well as to the masters of the Renaissance. A focal point of her work is the teenage girl with her familiar attributes; ponytails, platform shoes and a provocative attitude. Traditional power structures are broken down and the hierarchies between object and viewer are dislocated. Hater, her most recent work, embodies all of this and stares aggresively back at the viewer. von Zeipel will have her first solo-exhibition at Andréhn-Schiptjenko in September 2012.

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Contacts at the fair:

Ciléne Andréhn              +46 707 44 54 18

Marina  Schiptjenko      +46 707 44 54 38

Ebba von Beetzen          +46 703 44 47 45