Art Basel 2023

Art Basel 2023

JUNE 13 – JUNE 18, 2023

Booth G12, Messe Basel

For the 2023 edition of Art Basel, von Bartha will showcase its respect and gratitude towards its rich heritage. By exhibiting modern and contemporary side-by-side, there is a contextualization taking place that clearly shows where the contemporary artists, such as Andrew Bick, Marina Adams, and Sarah Oppenheimer, find their inspiration and simultaneously function as an homage to the artists that defined the gallery’s program, such as Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Anton Prinner, and Camille Graeser. The booth will allow a fresh look at an expansive 52-year program.

As one of only a few galleries participating in Art Basel since 1978, von Bartha is thrilled to present a booth spiked with highlights such as an unparalleled work by Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889–1943). The late Swiss artist, who was honored with exhibitions at London’s Tate Modern and Kunstmuseum Basel in recent years, is amongst the most influential artists of her time, and in the most prestigious museum collections around the world. For more information about this exceptional work, contact the gallery.

Contradictions inherit Imi Knoebel‘s work (b. 1940 in Dessau, living and working in Düsseldorf, Germany). Minimalistic from a distance, his works unveil the laconic every day up close. The eternal nothingness is washed up against the hard facts of its materiality. Often read as deadly serious, Knoebel’s work has a sure-fit wit, bouncing between painting and relief, sculpture and drawing.

Landon Metz’s practice (b. 1985 in Phoenix, living and working in New York City, USA) revolves around the activity of painting, yet also incorporates the vocabulary of sculpture, installation, and performance. By spreading thin washes of dye on raw canvas, the artist achieves varying degrees of coloristic saturation. In the wake of his son’s birth and his father’s passing, Metz recently returned to a powerful mode of communication he learned early in life – music. Six Days At The Orange House is a deeply personal piece, a sonic catalog of a week Metz spent in Copenhagen during the autumn of 2022. You can find more information about the album here.

In today’s terminology, Anton Prinner was queer. Born as Anna Prinner in Budapest in 1902, Prinner immigrated to Paris in 1927, starting to use the name Anton (Antoine), developing an impressive artistic practice, while maintaining an androgynous identity until his/her passing in 1983.

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