Museum exhibition

Peter Friedl: Working

Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
18 January - 30 March 2008

Working at Kunsthalle Basel is Berlin-based artist Peter Friedl’s first major exhibition in Switzerland.

By working with different genres, media and forms of display, Peter Friedl (*1960) compels viewers to reflect on their own position as the subjects addressed by contemporary art and politics. Confronted with his art practice, which emphasizes global (counter)history, autobiographical narratives, and unresolved aesthetic issues, viewers are invited to look at images in a different way.

The exhibition focuses on recent work: it includes photographic images, a video, and an installation featuring Friedl’s new book project Working at Copan/Trabalhando no Copan (2005–07). Whereas two earlier book projects, Kromme Elleboog (2000–01) and Four or Five Roses (2001–04) were based on children’s monologues, the new project contains twenty interviews from the working world in Brazil.

For more information please visit Kunsthalle Basel.

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