My Highlights from Art Basel 2014
These eight laser prints are select pieces from Kaspar Müller’s 2014 project at Swiss Institute, Tropic of Cancer. Juxtaposing the everyday with the elevated status of an exhibition space, Müller encouraged visitors to sift through images of items in his apartment, and provided a dedicated phone line if they wished to place an offer on any given object. Müller is represented by Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, and has exhibited throughout Europe and North America.
Dimensions: 12 x 15.5 inches (each)
Image rights: Courtesy the artist; Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich; The Green Gallery, Milwaukee; Federico Vavassori, Milan; and Société Berlin, Berlin
About Kaspar Müller
Kaspar Müller plays with issues of authenticity and alienation with humor and wit in his conceptually-driven works. In his film, Forever alone and around the world (2013), he superimposes a furry top hat on a changing backdrop of landscapes. In his group show at Swiss Institute, The St. Petersburg Paradox (2014), Müller's work Tropic of Cancer (2014) enables people to purchase the contents of his Berlin apartment by phone, exploring chance and the social dynamics of commerce in contemporary life. Recent shows include: Federico Vavasori, Milan, 2014; Société, Berlin, 2014; I Shrunk the Kids, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, 2013; forever alone and around the world, Kunsthalle Zürich, Kadist – Kunsthalle Zürich Production Award, Zurich, 2013; talktalktalk (w. Tobias Madison), The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, 2013; Roman Signer / Kaspar Müller. Zu Weihnachten (w. Roman Signer), Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, 2012; Present Future, Galerie Francesca Pia at Artissima, Torino, 2012; Stand-Up, Gasconade, Milan, 2012, I was in Trinidad and learned a lot, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, 2011; Corrective Detention, Société, Berlin, 2011; 25.12.2011, Atelier Amden, Amden (Switzerland), 2011; Emil Michael Klein / Kaspar Müller, Circuit, Lausanne; and Manor-Kunstpreis Schaffhausen, Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, 2010.
Swiss, b. 1983, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, based in Berlin & Zurich