21 Jan - 01 May 2022
Installation view, Pedro Wirz, Environmental Hangover, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022, view on Flor Satélite, 2022 (left), Chapéu Telúrico, 2022 (right), Ovo Espacial, 2022 (floor). Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
Installationsansicht, Pedro Wirz, Environmental Hangover, Kunsthalle Basel, 2022, Blick v. l. n. r. auf Exúvia, 2022, Coro de Princesa (Sumaúma), 2022, Coro de Princesa (Seringa), 2022, Coro de Princesa (Envira Preta), 2022. Foto: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
For his largest institutional exhibition to date, Pedro Wirz (* 1981) creates an immersive installation, filled with a germinating ecosystem and sculptures drawn equally from organic matter and consumer culture. Together, they translate the Brazilian Swiss artist’s interest in cultural history, science, craft, and folklore into a result as fantastical as it is a sobering commentary on our current environmental crisis.