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ANDRÉHN-SCHIPTJENKO at Art Basel, June 18-21, 2015

Andréhn-Schiptjenko at Art Basel 2015

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 present new work by José León Cerrillo and Gunnel Wåhlstrand in a striking and thought-provoking installation.

José León Cerrillo (b 1976), lives and works in Mexico City. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and MFA from Columbia University, both in New York. The abstract being by definition un-representable, Cerrillo regards the concretization of the abstract as a series of failed forms; a representation of a void or an absence that inevitably points to yet another thought that is again abstract. His installations as a whole could be a way of analysing the transformation from the abstract to the concrete and the necessary representations of it through language.

Cerrillo’s work was most recently shown in The New Museum Triennial Surround Audience, curated by Lauren Cornell and Ryan Trecartin. Other projects include The Wittgenstein Suite, (in collaboration with Sara Lunden), a series of songs and performances based on elements from Wittgenstein’s Remarks on Colour and EXPO 1: New York, MoMA PS1, New York, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Klaus Biesenbach, New York.

Gunnel Wåhlstrand (b 1974), lives and works in Stockholm where she graduated from Royal University College of Fine Arts in 2003. For many years, Wåhlstrand has worked exclusively with what could be described as a re-development of private photographs, using ink-wash, a technique that she masters to perfection. Her body of motives consisting of her family photo album, Wåhlstrand’s depiction is a both deeply personal and universal process. The process of making this meticulously reconstructed documentation is painstakingly slow and physically demanding. The artist literally works on hands and knees, immersing herself in an image in order to see it. This demanding task of depicting these documents is a way for the artist to physically and psychologically approach a personal history of which she, without any own direct experience of it, lives the consequences.

Recent institutional exhibitions include Time and Memory at the Parasol Unit, London, as well as solo exhibitions at the Nordic Watercolour Museum and Uppsala Konstmuseum. In 2016 she will have a large mid-career retrospective exhibition at Magasin III, Stockholm that is due to travel.

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At the fair we can be reached at:

Ciléne Andréhn     +46707445418
Marina Schiptjenko +46707445438
Ebba von Beetzen   +46703444745


New York Times, June 19, 2015 by Scott Reyburn

Blouin Artinfo, June 17, 2015

Artsy, June 17, 2015