Due to the certificate requirement, a visit to the exhibition Space Travel is only possible by prior appointment. Please register 4 days in advance at reception or by e-mail at assistantcurator[at]langmatt.ch. Thank you for your understanding.
The Museum Langmatt presents the fifth instalment in the exhibition series «Space Travel», a platform for young Swiss art in the Langmatt’s former cellar spaces. The focus is on new artistic modes of speaking, especially installations, new media, and formulations that transcend genres. At the same time, «Space Travel» also traces contentual tendencies in contemporary art, and suggests thematic categories. Space Travel V focuses on subjective future scenarios. Depending upon who is looking into the crystal ball, fantastic utopias or terrible dystopias appear. For the younger generation, the boundaries between utopia and dystopia appear to become increasingly blurred: a small change in the perspective or the colour, and the rapture becomes a dark sense of foreboding. Many artworks have as their theme the precarious relationship between humans and nature, interweaving materials, processes and spaces to create diverse and diffuse worlds.
The exhibition’s accompanying publication features texts by Markus Stegmann and Daniela Minneboo.
Maya Hottarek (* 1990, Chironico TI), lives and works in Biel. 2013 – 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Hochschule der Künste, Bern. 2019 – 2021 Master of Fine Arts, Institut Kunst, fhnw, Basel. www.mayahottarek.com
Matheline Marmy (* 1993, Genf), lives and works there. 2012 – 2016, Bachelor HES-SO Fotografie, ECAL, Lausanne. 2017–2019 Master of Fine Arts, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, Holland. www.mathelinemarmy.com
Timo Paris (* 1994, Basel), lives and works there. 2016 – 2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Institut Kunst, fhnw, Basel. www.timo.paris
Main photo: Exhibition view of Space Travel V with artworks of Timo Paris and Matheline Marmy
Saturday, 24th April 2021, 11–17 hrs
Thurdsay, 1st July 2021, 18.30–19.30 hrs
Artist talk with Daniela Minneboo, Curator
Wednesday, 25th August 2021, 12.15–13.15 hrs
Guided tour through the exhibition with Daniela Minneboo, Curator