It's been 20 years since Schaulager opened its doors. With OUT OF THE BOX, Schaulager presents an extensive group exhibition featuring works by around 25 artists. One major focus of the exhibition is on time-based media artworks, which are presented in dedicated and specially built projection rooms. Each work is unique and has its own distinct history within the collection. Particularly noteworthy is the complex audio and video installation Ravel Ravel (2013) by Albanian artist Anri Sala. For OUT OF THE BOX, Sala chose to present an adapted version of the work which was produced in 2017. The two projection screens are not shown one above the other, but one behind the other on two semi-transparent screens in a sound-reduced space conceived by the artist. The content of the work focuses on Maurice Ravel's composition “Concerto pour la main gauche”, and the commissioning of the piece by Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm as a result of a war injury in the First World War.
Tweaklab was commissioned with the entire media-technical planning and installation as well as with the digital processing of the media of the following works: Anri Sala, Ravel Ravel Interval; Tacita Dean, Paradise; Dieter Roth, Solo Szenen; Jane & Louise Wilson, Gamma. And furthermore for the programming of the power automation for all the various media devices as well as the control of the slide projectors for the work of Fischli/Weiss.
Curator: Heidi Naef mit Schaulager Team
Duration of the exhibition: 10.6.–19.11.2023
Anri Sala, Ravel Ravel Interval, Filmstill, Two-channel HD video projection on two transparent screens and 14-channel sound installation, color, 20:45 min, Courtesy the artist, still: Courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Hauser & Wirth, Zurich/London, Courtesy the artist, © 2023, ProLitteris, Zurich
Anri Sala, Ravel Ravel Interval, 2017, installation view, Schaulager® Münchenstein/Basel, Two-channel HD video projection on two transparent screens and 14-channel sound installation, color, 20:45 min, Courtesy the artist, Courtesy the artist, © 2023, ProLitteris, Zurich, Foto: Gina Folly, Basel
Tacita Dean, Paradise, 2021, 35mm color anamorphic film, optical sound, 24:30 min., music by Thomas Adès, ed. 1/4 + 1 AP, Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, gift of the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London 2022, on permanent loan to the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, still: Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, © Tacita Dean
Dieter Roth, Solo Szenen, 1997–1998, 128 video monitors with players, 3 wooden racks, 128 VHS video tapes, 2 shelves, C. 1200 × 210 cm x 45 cm overall, photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich, © Dieter Roth Estate
Jane & Louise Wilson, Gamma, 1999, 4-channel video installation, color, stereo, 16mm color film transferred to HD video, 4 × 6:11 min, Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, on permanent loan to the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, photo: Tom Bisig, Basel, © 2023, ProLitteris, Zurich
Klara Lidén, Out to Lunch, 2018, HD video, colour, sound, 0:22 min, ed. 1/3 + 1 AP, Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, on permanent loan to the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, photo: Tom Bisig, Basel, © Klara Lidén
Gary Hill, Circular Breathing, 5-channel video/sound installation – one image stream demultiplexed and output to 5 projections, black and white, stereo sound , Ed. 1/2 + 1 AP, Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, on permanent loan to the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, photo: Victor & Simon / Joana Luz, © 2023, ProLitteris, Zurich