A former factory building poised between the city of Basel and its adjacent countryside, Kunsthaus Baselland
is currently home to Rotterdam-based Spanish artist ’s
first Swiss solo show. Almarcegui’s practice focuses on the construction and deconstruction of cities over time. Known for her 2013 Venice Biennale installation—in which she filled the Spanish Pavilion with smashed bricks, roofing tiles, and other industrial detritus from demolition projects within the city of Venice—she presents a similar project at the Kunsthaus, this time sourcing her urban materials from Basel.
Also on view is Swede ’s first major museum show
, which features new works that continue the artist’s interest in using film projection to sculpt viewers’ experiences of the gallery space.
Lara Almarcegui and Alexander Gutke are both on view May 22–Jul. 12, 2015.
An artist talk and book launch with Lara Almarcegui will take place on June 18th, 10 am.
Kunsthaus Baselland is located at St. Jakob-Strasse 170, 4132 Muttenz/Basel, Schweiz, open from 11 am to 5 pm Tues. and Thurs.–Sun. and from 2 to 8 pm Wed. During Art Basel (June 15–21, 2015), the Kunsthaus is open from 10 am to 6 pm Mon.–Tues, Thurs.–Sun. and from 2 to 8 pm Wed. Standard admission Sfr. 9, discounted admission Sfr. 6.