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Deana Lawson, "Axis", 2018; © Deana Lawson, courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.
Deana Lawson, "Chief", 2019, © Deana Lawson, courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.
Deana Lawson, "Vera", 2020; © Deana Lawson, courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.
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Deana Lawson: Centropy

On view at Kunsthalle Basel is “Centropy,” photographer Daena Lawson’s first presentation in Switzerland.

June 9, 2020 - November 10, 2020

On view at Kunsthalle Basel is “Centropy,” photographer Deana Lawson’s first presentation in Switzerland. Lawson creates gripping portraits of contemporary Black life, by scouting out her own neighbourhood or travelling to wherever the African diaspora emanates from or was exiled to. Although her photographs are often the result of highly staged compositions, these portraits are no less candid, intimate or real because of it. In “Centropy,” Lawson presents new and recent works, including a body of large-scale photographs, holograms, 16mm films, a video, and several installations of small snapshots images, some printed on mirrors and bordered by crystal-encrusted mirrors. Through documentary photography, Lawson creates a “manipulated vérité,” in which art history, portraiture traditions, vernacular culture and colonial legacies meet.

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Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
Jun 9 - Nov 10
Kunsthalle Basel
Deana Lawson: Centropy
On view at Kunsthalle Basel is “Centropy,” photographer Daena Lawson’s first presentation in Switzerland.

Exhibitions

Basel, Wettstein |Exhibitions

BANG BANG

“BANG BANG” is an exhibition project presenting the translocal histories of performance art, currently on view through August 21.

Sarah Oppenheimer: N-02 and Olaf Breuning: Two Lakes

Coinciding with Art Basel, von Bartha presents two solo exhibitions by New York based artists Sarah Oppenheimer and Olaf Breuning.

Gabrielle Goliath: This song is for …

Gabrielle Goliath's "This song is for ..." follows the artist's practice of finding beauty and poetry whilst navigating difficult realities.

Picasso El Greco

On view at Kunstmuseum Basel until September 25, "Picasso El Grecco" looks at Pablo Picasso’s ongoing dialogue with the artist known as El Greco.

Michael Armitage: You, Who Are Still Alive

Michael Armitage’s “You, Who Are Still Alive” features a suite of new large-scale canvas compositions of enthralling, surreal scenes.

Mondrian Evolution

Coinciding with the 150th birthday anniversary of the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, Fondation Beyeler looks at the artist's practice in "Mondrian Evolution."

Camille Pissarro: The Studio of Modernism

"The Studio of Modernism" is a survey of Camille Pissarro's work, shining a spotlight on his collaborative relationships with his contemporaries.

Andrea Blum: Parallel Lives

Andrea Blum’s exhibition “Parallel Lives” fills the annex in Kunsthaus Baselland with a selection of work looking at our connection to the natural world.

Anna Maria Maiolino

Anna Maria Maiolino’s exhibition “In the sky I am one and many and as a human I am everything and nothing” brings together work from the last half a century.

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