Kunsthalle Basel

Regionale 22

... von möglichen Welten

27 Nov 2021 - 02 Jan 2022

Installation view, Regionale 22, "... von möglichen Welten", Kunsthalle Basel, 2021. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
Installation view, Regionale 22, "... von möglichen Welten", Kunsthalle Basel, 2021, view on Anita Kuratle, I Was Here, 2018 (front); Samuel Haitz, Sale (After Lutz Bacher), 2021 (back). Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
The concept of “possible worlds” (in German: mögliche Welten) appears in the fields of logic, semantics, and philosophy and is used to make statements about possibility and necessity. Artists, for their part, are often credited with creating their own “worlds,” or at least ideas of how our current world might otherwise be. They draw on interior and exterior worlds, on the imaginary and reality to process the present. They make use of archives and memories, go on excursions and treasure hunts, develop plans and narratives; they focus and quote, they expose and conceal, deploying diverse media and genres. Their designs, whether utopian or dystopian, challenge our ways of seeing. And perhaps the possible worlds by the selected twenty-three artistic positions provide us with the appropriate tools to imagine new–necessary–worlds together. And what better moment for this than now?

With Olivia Abächerli, Ruth Baettig, Anna Maria Balint, Mattania Bösiger, Mélusine Brosse, Marie Do Linh, Remy Erismann, Eva Gadient, Cléo Garcia Leroy, Samuel Haitz, Basil Ikum, Işık Kaya & Thomas Georg Blank, Anita Kuratle, Marian Mayland, Karen Amanda Moser, Yvonne Roth, Kaltrinë Rrustemi, Paula Santomé, Fabio Sonego, Pablo Stahl, Tatjana Stürmer, Jodok Wehrli, and Anna Wiget

Curated by Elena Filipovic and Renate Wagner