Kunsthaus Baselland

Bruno Jakob

31 Aug - 06 Nov 2016

Bruno Jakob, Performance im Kunsthaus Baselland, 2015.
31 August – 6 November 2016

Curator: Ines Goldbach, Director Kunsthaus Baselland

Publication: A catalogue book Bruno Jakob will be published by edition fink. Editor: Ines Goldbach, Kunsthaus Baselland, Authors: Susanne Bieri, Bruno Botella, Chris Bünter, Bice Curiger, die nomadisierenden veranstalter, Silvia Buol, Simon Baur, Fanni Fetzer, Christian Fluri, Ines Goldbach, Vinzenz Hediger, Thomas Huber, Gianni Jetzer, Roman Kurzmeyer, Heidy Lambelet, Marlene McCarty, Niggi Messerli, Donald Moffett, Claudia Müller, Sabine Rusterholz-Petko, Beat Wismer, Hans Witschi, Eveline Wüthrich. Concept and Editorial: Bruno Jakob, Ines Goldbach, Georg Rutishauser, Design: Georg Rutishauser, Publisher: edition fink, Zürich.

On the works of Bruno Jakob

A broad public knows Bruno Jakob’s work thanks to his participation in the Venice Biennial in 2011, the Ricola Prize 2013, his solo exhibitions at the Kunsthaus Aarau (1991) and the Kunsthaus Langenthal (2007) as well as numerous group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Bruno Jakob developed his internationally recognised signature style through a specific approach to painting and drawing, in which he brings energy, imagined and photographic images applied mostly with brush and water to various painting grounds in a performative act. The artist, who was born in 1954 in Jegenstorf and who has lived primarily in New York since 1983, will realise an extensive solo exhibition in the Kunsthaus Baselland which will enable a particular insight into a practice that has extended over many decades. A studio fire in Switzerland and the flooding of his New York studio due to a hurricane destroyed more than half of his work. These events notwithstanding, it will be the task and the goal of this exhibition and accompanying catalogue to realise an exhibition looking back as far as 1968.

For the support of exhibition and publication we thank:
Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung, Aargauer Kuratorium as well as supporters, who wish to remain

Short biography

1954 Born in Jegenstorf (CH), 1976–1978 Painting class Kunstgewerbeschule Basel, 1978–1981 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany, 1983 Lives in New York City (USA)

Selected exhibitions:
2015: “Sammeln / Ent-Sammeln”, Projektraum des Deutschen Künstlerbundes, Berlin, Germany, Nov. 21 – Feb. 19, “ÜBERZEICHNEN. Von Basel aus”, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland, cur. Ines Goldbach, Cécile Hummel, Sep. 18 – Nov. 15; White Noise, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, cur. Sabine Rusterholz; Bruno Jakob: Hovering and Pulsing, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich; Belle Haleine. The Scent of Art, Museum Tinguely, Basel, cur. Annja Mueller-Alsbach; 2014: On the border, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, cur. Thomas Schmutz; Unikat – Unicum. Künstlerbücher / Livres dʼartistes / Artistsʼ books, Graphische Sammlung der Schweizerischen Nationalbibliothek, Berne, cur. Susanne Bieri, Andrea Giger; Abstrakt, Spam Contemporary, Dusseldorf (D); Friendly Takeover. Artists show their collection, Marta Herford, Herford (D); Ñewpressionism in Milan, 1,11,111. From Screen to Nature and Back Again, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Milan, introduced by Miltos Manetas; Nowhere but Somewhere, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris (F); New York, Kunsthalle Palazzo Liestal, Liestal, cur. Eveline Wüthrich; Desiderata, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, cur. Madeleine Schuppli; Milky Way. A Layer of Snow and a Layer of Silence, undisclosed site: Elevation 1743.2, cur. Gianni Jetzer, within the concept of Elevation 1049; Bruno Jakob. The Visitors, Kolumba, Cologne (D), cur. Barbara von Flüe, 2013: At Work. Studio and Production as a Subject of Todayʼs Art, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen (D), cur. Roman Kurzmeyer, Eva Schmidt; 100 Jahre Meret Oppenheim, Basel, cur. Simon Baur, Silvia Buol; The Shining Path, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris (F); Mixed Message Media, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (USA), cur. Neville Wakefield & Nathaniel Axel; Bruno Jakob THE TOUCH (Forbidden Pictures), Grossmünster, Zurich, cur. Chris Bünter; Maximal Minimal, Kulturforum Alte Post, Neuss (D), cur. Klaus Richter; La Cavalerie, Centre dʼArt Neuchâtel, cur. Arthur de Pury; 2012: Nouvelles boîtes!, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, cur. Fanni Fetzer; Invisible, Hayward Gallery, London (UK), cur. Ralph Rugoff; Unusual Things Happen, Galerie Peter Kilchmann; Monochrome, Salts, Basel, cur. Samuel Leuenberger; 2011: Vis à vis, Rossi Contemporary, Brussels (B), cur. Philippe Braem; No color in your cheeks unless the wind lashes your face, IOP, www.itsourplayground.com, cur. Timothée Chaillou; Beispiel Schweiz, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz (FL), cur. Roman Kurzmeyer; Die phantastischen Vier – Zürich konkret, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, cur. Dorothea Strauss; Illuminations, 54. Biennale di Venezia, Venice (I), cur. Bice Curiger: Die Nase des Michelangelo, Galerie Peter Kilchmann at Marktgasse, Zurich; The Evryali Score, David Zwirner, New York (USA), cur. Olivia Shao; Greater New York, MoMA/ PS1, New York (USA), cur. Olivia Shao; 2009: Golden Agers & Silver Servers, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, cur. Sabine Schaschl and Christoph Doswald; Positionen09, Das Seewerk, Moers (D); Boden und Wand, Wand und Fenster, Zeit, Helmhaus, Zurich, cur. Roman Kurzmeyer.

Tags: Nathaniel Axel, Thomas Huber, Bruno Jakob, Miltos Manetas, Marlene Mccarty, Donald Moffett, Meret Oppenheim, Eva Schmidt