At the 23rd edition of LISTE art fair in Basel VI, VII presents four young artists from Germany, Norway, Switzerland and the United States.
Eva LeWitt’s modular, wall-based sculptures join a series of crushed photographs by Norwegian artist, Martine Poppe — sculptural by-products from Poppe’s painting practice.
Tobias Kaspar’s works emerge from an ongoing relationship with Jakob Schlaepfer, an esteemed Swiss manufacturer of haute couture fabrics. The hand-stitched embroideries of women dancing, prancing and gathered in these original compositions are made-to-order samples for Schlaepfer’s clients in the Japanese market. Kaspar’s works therefore forecast of fabrics that will grace the runway in 2019.
Made from cloth and wax mixed behind glass, Stefan Vogel’s Jalousie (Venetian blinds) reference window blinds, presented in various states of being drawn closed or open. These works refer to openness of thought and feeling—the artist's interests in universal dichotomies expressed through relationships and personal artifacts.
Tobias Kaspar (b. 1984, Basel, Switzerland) lives and works in Zurich.
Solo exhibitions by the artist have taken place at KIM? Contemporary art Center, Riga, Latvia; Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich; Lovaas Projects, Munich; Cinecittà Studios, The Swiss Institute, Rome; Silberkuppe, Berlin; Buzios Fine Arts, Sao Paulo; Kunsthalle, St. Gallen, Switzerland; Kunsthalle, Sao Paulo; Midway Contemporary Art Center, Minneapolis; Marcelle Alix, Paris.
The artist’s work has been included in group exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Kunsthalle Zürich; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin; The Artist’s Institute, New York; Artists Space, New York; Swiss Art Awards, Bundesamt für Kultur, Basel; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles; Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich and Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Basel and Galerie Neu, Berlin.
Forthcoming exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bern.
Eva LeWitt (b. 1985, Spoleto, Italy) lives and works in New York City.
Previous exhibitions include: Eva LeWitt, VI, VII, Oslo; a 2016 solo presentation at Frieze New York; All Over, Studio Leigh Gallery, London; Altar, Chiesetta Madonna del Pozzo, Spoleto, Italy; Eva LeWitt and Allison Katz, Malraux’s Place, New York; Love to Love You, Mass MOCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA; The Open, Deitch Projects, New York; AGRO BONGO, Rivington Arms Gallery, New York.
Forthcoming exhibitions include a solo exhibition in the Jewish Museum of New York’s lobby curated by Kelly Taxter and a solo exhibition at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart.
Martine Poppe (b. 1988, Oslo, Norway) lives and works in London. She graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art with an MFA in 2013.
Poppe is currently in residence at The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada and is working towards a a group exhibition at Trafo Kunsthall in Asker, Norway.
Stefan Vogel (b. 1981, Fürth, Germany) lives and works in Leipzig.
Previous exhibitions include 'was blieb das bleibt' at Galerie Jahn und Jahn and Jed Martin’ at Kunstverein Hamburg. The artist’s work can currently be seen in the exhibition ‘And I still bite my fingernails’ at VI, VII, Oslo.
Forthcoming exhibitions include ‘IL MONDO IN FUGA,’ Kloster Corvey, Villa Romana Fellows Exhibition and a solo exhibition at the Kunstverein Lippe, Lippische Gesellschaft für Kunst.
For further information please contact Esperanza Rosales: Esperanza@VIVII.no / +47 902 79 862