The Who Are You? and Club Univers group exhibitions are on at Birsfelden’s SALTS, opening November 26 and running to January 17, 2017.
Who Are You? looks at the paradox of publicly concealing your identity through artists working with ideas of the “alter ego, collective identity, meta-artist, improved or lessen versions of oneself”. Featuring Olivier Castel, Dorota Gaweda & Eglé Kulbokaité, Selina Grüter & Michele Graf, Than Hussein Clark and Martin Soto Climent, the show examines these perceptions and iterations of ‘unstable’ realities as a response to a global climate of “austerity and fear”.
Club Univers — curated by Chus Martinez with assistant curator Eveline Wüthrich — features a group of bachelor students from Institut Kunst and explores the unexplained phenomena of tickling, through dreams. ‘Part I: Even in your dreams, you can’t tickle yourself’ is inspired by neuroscientist and researcher Jennifer Windt who worked with a group of expert lucid dreamers to see if they could tickle themselves, which they couldn’t.
The opening of the exhibitions will also include the launch of a new issue of London-based Next Level magazine, covering the Swiss art scenes of Lausanne and Basel, as well as the Club Univers publication, published via Sternberg Press.
See the SALTS website for details.**