For Art 41 Basel the Art Statements sector spotlights 26 solo projects by young artists. Selected by the Art Base
l Committee from more than 300 applications, the participating artists come from 14 different countries.
The Art Statements sector has promoted young artists for over 10 years now, offering them a special platform that brings them to the eyes of an international audience of curators, collectors and art critics. Many previous participating artists have been awarded major exhibitions as a result of being discovered at Art Statements.
All projects on show will be created especially for Art 41 Basel. The participating artists come from Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.
Since 1999, the Bâloise Group has awarded its annual Baloise Art Prize to two outstanding Art Statements projects; last year the CHF 30,000 Baloise Art Prize was awarded to Simon Fujiwara and Claire Hooper. This years jury is composed of Daniel Birnbaum, Director, Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Thomas Olbricht, Olbricht Collection, Berlin; Karola Kraus, Director, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna; Petra Roettig, Director of the Contemporary Gallery at Hamburger Kunsthalle and Martin Schwander, Chairman of the jury.
The company also acquires works by the award-winning artists and donates them to important European institutions; this year, the institutions are the Hamburger Kunsthalle und the MUMOK Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation in Vienna.
Every year, curators invite Art Statements artists to take part in their exhibitions, works are acquired by distinguished collections, and exhibitions are placed in well-known museums and galleries. Among the artists who made their appearance at Art Statements before going on to gain worldwide acclaim are Ghada Amer, Kader Attia, Vanessa Beecroft, Pierre Huyghe, William Kentridge, Ernesto Neto, João Onofre, Jorge Pardo, Manfred Pernice, Elisabeth Peyton, Ugo Rondinone, Hans Schabus, Gregor Schneider, Kara Walker and Gary Webb.
The following artists have been selected for this years edition of Art Statements:
A Gentil Carioca | Rio de Janeiro: Paulo Nenflidio Miguel Abreu Gallery | New York: Jimmy Raskin Laura Bartlett Gallery | London: Lydia GiffordEllen de Bruijne Projects | Amsterdam: Pauline Boudry, Renate Lorenz Galeria Pedro Cera | Lisboa: Adam Pendleton Chert | Berlin: Petrit Halilaj Elastic Gallery | Malmö: Runo Lagomarsino Galerie Karin Guenther | Hamburg: Alexander Heim Harris Lieberman | New York: Alexandre Singh Hollybush Gardens | London: Andrea Büttner Galerie Juliètte Jongma | Amsterdam: Lisa Oppenheim David Kordansky Gallery | Los Angeles: Kathryn Andrews Long March Space | Beijing: Xiaohu Zhou Maccarone | New York: Alex Hubbard Kate MacGarry | London: Ben Rivers mother's tankstation | Dublin: Uri Aran Murray Guy | New York: Alejandro Cesarco Osage Gallery | Hong Kong: Kit Lee Overduin and Kite | Los Angeles: Kaari Upson PSM | Berlin: Daniel Jackson Rodeo | Istanbul: Emre Hüner Gallery Side 2 | Tokyo: Yuko Murata GallerySKE | Bangalore: Abhishek Hazra Michael Stevenson | Cape Town: Zanele Muholi Sutton Lane | London: Clément Rodzielski Jonathan Viner Gallery | London: Emily Wardill Zak Branicka foundation | Krakow: Agnieszka Polska