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Art Basel 2019
Hall 2.1 - Booth R2
Preview: June 11–12
Public days: June 13 - 16, 2019

Sean Kelly is delighted to participate in Art Basel for the 19th consecutive year. Exemplifying our commitment to presenting important contemporary art, we will feature a compelling presentation of works highlighting the gallery artists’ commitment to pushing the boundaries of their various mediums. Our booth, R2, will feature work by Jose Dávila, Laurent Grasso, Ilse D’Hollander, Rebecca Horn, Callum Innes, Idris Khan, Joseph Kosuth, Kris Martin, Anthony McCall, Landon Metz, Mariko Mori, Sam Moyer, Shahzia Sikander, Janaina Tschäpe, and Kehinde Wiley. Spanning photography, painting, sculpture, neon and video, the selected works demonstrate the gallery’s intellectually driven program and highly regarded roster of international artists.

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Laurent Grasso, Booth U71
OttO, 2018
HD film, 21 minutes, 26 seconds
edition of 5 with 2 APs

Laurent Grasso’s film Otto was commissioned by the 21st Biennale of Sydney. Working in collaboration with the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, Grasso visited four sacred sites surrounding the Aboriginal community of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory of Australia. To shoot the film Grasso used special hyperspectral cameras which captured and reproduced the electromagnetic waves radiating from these Sacred Sites. Combining science and sacred beliefs, the spheres depicted in the film represent both the radiation and Aboriginal “Dreamings” of each location. The title of the film, Otto, refers to Otto Jungarrayi Sims, the original owner of the Northern Territory and Winfried Otto Schumann, the German physicist, who, in the 1950’s predicted the existence of electromagnetic frequencies.

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Anthony McCall, Booth U31
Split Second, 2018
horizontal, double projection, media player, two QuickTime movie files, two digital projectors, two haze machines
16 minute cycle
edition of 3 with 1 AP

Anthony McCall is widely recognized for his ‘solid-light’ installations, a series he began in 1973 with his ground-breaking work Line Describing a Cone, in which a volumetric form composed of projected light slowly evolves in three-dimensional space. McCall continues to expand the development of these works with Split Second, first exhibited in his solo exhibition at Sean Kelly, New York in December 2018. Consisting of two separate points of light projected at different heights, from one wall onto the opposing wall, the two projections, one elliptical, one flat, meet and combine to form a single slowly changing line-drawing. This uniquely atmospheric work creates an active and immersive experience, one in which the spectator completes the work.

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Art Basel | Film: Short Film Program

‘Collective Mythologies’
Wednesday June 12, 9pm - 10pm
Stadtkino Basel, Klostergasse 5

Featuring Rebecca Horn’s films Einhorn, 1970, Kopf-Extension, 1973, and Kakadu-Maske, 1973

The short film program ‘Collective Mythologies’ focuses on how a handful of contemporary female artists envision mythologies: as a collective artistic ritual grounded in group dynamics, that transmits the knowledge of previous generations through the body.

Solo Exhibition
Rebecca Horn
Body Fantasies
Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
Solo exhibition, June 4 - September 22, 2019

Film screening
Wednesday, June 12, 6:15pm
Buster’s Bedroom, 1990
Followed by a talk with Andrea Lissoni, Tate Modern and Sandra Beate Reimann, Museum Tinguely

Rebecca Horn’s solo exhibition at Museum Tinguely, Body Fantasies, combines early performative works and later kinetic sculpture to highlight lines of development within Horn’s oeuvre. The exhibition focuses on transformational processes in her work, depicted both through the body and her animated sculptures. Museum Tinguely and Centre Pompidou-Metz, June 8, 2019 – January 13, 2020, are presenting parallel solo exhibitions devoted to Horn's work, affording complementary insights into the work of one of the most important artists of her generation.

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