Born and raised in South Africa during apartheid, Candice Breitz seeks to grapple systematically with whiteness in her work. Over recent years, she has collected a range of found-footage fragments that document white people talking about ‘race’. In her new work—which gives the exhibition its name—she appropriates and ventriloquizes dozens of voices drawn from this archive, channeling them through her own body.
with artworks and archive material by
Yael Bartana, Tracey Emin, Rebecca Horn, Stephan von Huene with Yasuhiro Sakamoto, Jürgen Klauke, Eva Koťátková, Oleg Kulik, and Emeka Ogboh
About the exhibition
The archive presentation An Imaginary Audience, part of the exhibition series SYNCH, is based on a comprehensive research for investigating the exhibition history of Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden through performance art. This endeavor includes performativity as an artistic tool and the transition of the audience from a receiver into a user, performer, and participant in the digital age.
HELLZAPOPPIN’: What about the bees?
Concept and direction: Yvonne Rainer, aided by research and inputs from the dancers. Assistant director: Pat Catterson. Performed by Emily Coates, Brittany Bailey, Brittany Engel-Adams, Patricia Hoffbauer, Vincent McCloskey, Emmanuèle Phuon, David Thomson, and Timothy Ward. Guest performer: Kathleen Chalfant.
About the project
“HELLZAPOPPIN’: What about the bees?”, a new work by dance and film pioneer Yvonne Rainer will have its European premiere at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden on January 27, 2023. It represents the culmination of sixty years of an oeuvre encompassing in choreography, filmmaking, writing, and teaching – an iconic body of work that has had a transformative impact on several generations of artists across the world.
All dressed up and nowhere to go
“All dressed up and nowhere to go” is a major solo exhibition by Guadeloupe-born French artist Jimmy Robert (*1975). Through a chronology of early to recent performance, video and film works, the exhibition presents the artist’s multimedia oeuvre of the last 20 years.
Michael Akstaller, Cansu Çakar, Karin Cerny, Olga Chernysheva, Egemen Demirci, Ipek Duben, Alia Farid, Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Neuman, Will Fredo, Malina Heinemann, Nicole L’Huillier, Joseph Kadow, Stelios Kallinikou, Kavachi, Grada Kilomba, Robert Lippok, Nicholas Mangan, Mateja Meded, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Hani Mojtahedy, Ersan Mondtag, Murat Önen, Manuel Rossner, Christoph Schäfer, Muhannad Shono, Sorawit Songsataya, Ayman Zedani, a.o.
About the exhibition
From climate change to drought, isolation politics to recession, armed conflicts to authoritarian regimes, many of our existential questions, planetary problems and global crises can be formulated only in reference to these two terms; nature and state. The investigation of continuity and disobedience, possible forms of transformation of the state and the genealogical relationships between future and past are at the center of this project.
Since its opening in 1909 – and especially since the 1960s – the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden has been committed to the examination of international contemporary art. Throughout its long history, this commitment has been questioned again and again by its directors.
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
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