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Kunsthalle Basel

Cevdet Erek

Cevdet Erek breaks time—and thus our experience of life—into units. Based in Istanbul, the young Turkish artist studied architecture, has a PhD in music and plays drums in an experimental rock band.

Banu Cennetoglu

How does the ordering impulse of art accommodate itself to the messy contingencies of reality? Banu Cennetoglu’s “products” at first appear as yet another critique of the machinations of the market…

Bettina Pousttchi

Clocks abound in the photographic, filmic and sculptural worksof Bettina Pousttchi. The German-Iranian artist’s “World Time”series (2008–ongoing) comprises blown-up, black-and-white…

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys

A seemingly endless zigzag of tall white partitions, hung with an equally endless series of spare pencil drawings (500, to be exact), greeted viewers of Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys’s recent exhib…

Lucy Skaer

Lucy Skaer’s exhibition “A Boat Used as a Vessel” consisted of three new installations (2009), a fourth from 2008 and a scattering of earlier works, all characterized by an austere beauty and a sense

Rob Wynne

Rob Wynne is not afraid of beauty and its seductive shimmer, albeit beauty of a somewhat tongue-in-cheek sort, spiked with a shot of self-awareness.

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