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Andréhn-Schiptjenko at Art Basel, June 16-19, 2016

Andréhn-Schiptjenko at Art Basel, 14-19 June 2016

We are delighted to welcome you to this year’s edition of Art Basel and hope to see you in Hall 2.1, Booth M17 where we will be showing new and significant works by Matts Leiderstam, Per B Sundberg and Xavier Veilhan, specifically curated to give a comprehensive view of their respective practices. These artists all engage in transformations of different kinds – the radical transformations of physical materials into things unknown yet familiar, the fleeting transformations of the figurative into the abstract and the maybe more elusive transformations of value, monetary, spiritual and critical, inherent in artworks.

Matts Leiderstam (born 1956, Sweden) uses the personal viewing experience of historical paintings as point of departure for his work, often resulting in complex series of oeuvres that span a long period of time and are equally informed by the processes of the artist as that of the art-historian. Provenance is a concept he often returns to and the museum’s own notes – its archives, inventories and catalogues – often reflect how parts of the collection are clearly assigned greater value and given more attention. At Art Basel we will exhibit Unknown Man, a new sculpture of paintings, as well as works from his well-known series Unknown Unknown.

Per B Sundberg (born 1964, Sweden) has been noted for his radically innovative and experimental attitude towards the ceramic material and its traditional techniques. His craftsmanship is renowned and he has created his own mix of clay, glazings and engobes in his works, infusing the historically and conceptually loaded material with an organic narrative all his own. His non-conformist and sometimes provocative pieces have been met with critical acclaim and are to be found in both public and private collections. At Art Basel we will show the artist’s most recent works.

Xavier Veilhan (born 1963, France) arguably one of France’s most internationally renowned artists his œuvre encompasses sculpture, installation, painting, photography, performance work and filmmaking as well as hybrids of all of these. He plays with the notions of the generic, of the industrially produced object and of universal representation, creating objects at once ambivalent and stark. Veilhan has been selected to represent France at Venice Biennale in 2017 and will transform the entire French Pavilion. At Art Basel we will present a site-specific installation as well as separate key works – figures, Stabiles and Mobiles.

For more information and visuals please contact Ebba von Beetzen at ebba@andrehn-schiptjenko.com

For more information on Art Basel, please visit www.artbasel.com.

At the fair we can be reached at:

Ciléne Andréhn +46707445418, +33788147959

Marina Schiptjenko   +46707445438

Ebba von Beetzen     +46703444745