Andréhn-Schiptjenko at Art Basel 2023: Art fair

Basel, Switzerland 15 - 18 June 2023 
Basel, Switzerland Hall 2.1, Booth R15

Andréhn-Schiptjenko is delighted to participate to this year’s edition of Art  Basel. We hope to see you in Hall 2.1, Booth R15 where we will exhibit a  historic presentation of Uta Barth’s photography, dating from the 90s and  moving forward, together with an entirely new, large-scale sculpture group  by Xavier Veilhan and premier new paintings by Kristina Jansson - making it  her debut at Art Basel. We will also present new and historic works by Julio  Le Parc, one of the central figures in the Op-art movement. 


Uta Barth, b. 1958, DE. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.

Uta Barth has over the past four decades come to occupy a truly singular  position in contemporary photography. Her work has been the subject of  numerous, institutional exhibitions, most recently the large retrospective Peripheral Vision at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. 

Having made visual perception itself the subject of her photographic work  Barth’s images may appear empty as they, with blurred backgrounds and cropped  frames, capture incidental and ephemeral moments. Using the camera as a  metaphor for the eye, and by deconstructing the conventions of visual  representation, she draws attention to the periphery and to the limits of  human vision. Her images trace light, time and optical afterimages, and they  aim to ask us to become invested and conscious of our own perceptual  awareness. 


Kristina Jansson, b. 1967, SWE. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Kristina Jansson is regarded as one of the most influential and important  painters in Sweden. Her grand and ambiguous works often deal with the images’  emblematic relationship to human undercurrents and desires, such as money,  power and lust. The importance of the narratives displayed in the paintings  diminishes though along with the work process and becomes equalized with the  materiality of the painting. For Jansson a painting is never only an image  but rather the friction between image and material. A painting refers to  something illustrative, but in fact the subversive and sensual properties of  the material create a barrier between the obvious and the unknown. Whatever  it wants to depict will remain a jumble between image and the way the material  transmits its content. 

Jansson is represented in several Swedish museum collections, among them the  Modern Museum of Art in Stockholm and in the autumn of 2022 an extensive  catalogue was published on her work. 


Julio Le Parc, b. 1928, ARG. Lives and works in Cachan, France.

Julio Le Parc is one of the leading figures in the Op-art movement. The  concern for how art might stimulate the active participation of the public  has always been central to his œuvre. Nothing is to hinder the viewer from  experiencing the power of his artworks; no art historical references,  symbolism or other kind of previous knowledge is necessary. Le Parc’s quest  for accessibility is directly linked to his experimentations on geometric  abstraction, optokinetic forms and perception: experiments whereby he  manipulates chromatic color palettes, negative space and the interplay of  light and shadow - creating compositions that combine a distinct intensity  with a subtle expression of continuous movement. 

During his extended career, Le Parc has been widely exhibited around the  world. He represented Argentina at the 1966 Venice Biennale, where he was  awarded the Grand International Prize for Painting.  


Xavier Veilhan, b. 1963, FR. Lives and works in Paris, France.

Veilhan’s work is multi-faceted; encompassing sculpture, installation,  painting, photography as well as hybrids of all of these, and he is also  engaged in performance work and filmmaking. He plays with the notions of the  generic, of the industrially produced object and of universal representation,  creating objects at once ambivalent and stark. Concerned with the scenography  of a dedicated presentation, Veilhan addresses issues of perception as well  as the physical and temporal relationships created within the context of the  exhibition format. For our presentation at Art Basel, we will present an  entirely new, large-scale sculpture group as well as Renzo, a bust in mineral  mortar and part of the artist’s ongoing homage to architects. 


Cajsa von Zeipel, b. 1983, SWE.

Lives and works in New York, USA. Cajsa von Zeipel is a sculptor whose work delves into identity, gender,  queerness and normativity, using tension between traditionally feminine and  masculine tropes to challenge our notions of womanhood and sexuality. Her  aesthetic that may seem both hyperbolic and dystopian is in fact a comment  and a visualisation of the continuous interaction of technology with biology,  with the human body at the very centre. Canon (Goldie) is von Zeipel’s largest  bronze work to date and will be presented at Art Basel. Like her recent  works, it examines the subject of the post-human body, a body that is used  and optimised rather than lived, a human industry of sorts. 

Recent institutional exhibitions include Rubell Museum, Miami and Washington  DC, USA (2021-2022); Museum of Sex, New York, USA (2022); ARKEN Museum for  Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark (2021); ECLIPSE, 7th Athens Biennale,  Greece (2021); Baroque Topologies, KV Leipzig, Germany (2020); Journey  Through a Body, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany (2020) and Art of Sport,  Copenhagen Contemporary, Denmark (2020). 

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