Christian Andersson

Kitbash Tales

Kitbash Tales

FEB 11 2022 – APR 30 2022

von Bartha, Basel

Von Bartha is pleased to present two solo exhibitions by CHRISTIAN ANDERSSON (Kitbash Tales) and TERRY HAGGERTY (Into the Wind) in the gallery’s Basel space, opening 12 February until 30 April, 2022.

For his third exhibition at von Bartha, CHRISTIAN ANDERSSON continues his practice of fusing together different times and tropes in a set of new works. Together they form something of a semi-transparent encyclopaedia where fragments blur into each other to shape new interpretations and aspects. The exhibition title is a reference to the term kitbashing, a name given to the practice in modelmaking where a new scale model is created by taking pieces from already existing kits or models. This bashing and fusing of kits can be found throughout the cluster of works on show, where Andersson animates a set of hybrids, given new features and means; In Marrow a medieval statue holding a mathematical model becomes a pathfinder towards higher dimensions. Additionally, in The Omega Stretch a limestone rock carries a fossil foreshadowing our anthropocene era and in Sphinx a 90’s exhibition poster reveals a riddle designed for a (then) future setting. In Kitbash Tales we are offered a set of stories, told in a time where the past doesn’t seem to be quite through with us and the present is growing more complex by the second.

Opening: Friday, February 11, 6 – 8 pm

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