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Upcoming | A summer of perfect brightness (group show)

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Rosentalstrasse 24
4058 Basel, Switzerland

Vernissage: 04.07.2024, 18-20h
Finissage: 22.08.2024, 18-20h | Performance Mirjam Spoolder: 19h

Yasmin Alt, Annette Barcelo, Martina Böttiger, Stefanie Bühler, Lynn Catania Voeffray, Emma Cattell, Geoffrey de Beer,  Mariejon de Jong-Buijs, Gabriella Disler, Brian Duggan, Beate Frommelt, Gaby Fust, Philipp Gasser, Nicole Hassler, Susanna Hertrich, Anna Hilti, Karin Hochstatter, Georgine Ingold, Vera Isler, Nici Jost, Till Langschied, Stella Meris, Laura Mietrup, Geneviève Morin, Corinne Odermatt, Noemi Pfister, Deneth Piumakshi, Angelika Schori, Petra Soder, Judith Trepp, Yota Tsotra, Alexandra vom Endt, Mimi von Moos, Therese Weber, Werner Widmer, Ibtisam Tasnim Zaman

“A Summer of Perfect Brightness” is the gallery’s celebration of art and artists of many media and interests which inspire, delight, move, challenge, and entertain. This exhibition of more than 30 artists provides an opportunity to view a plethora of different—mostly small-scale—works by local, national, and international artists. Interaction takes place on multiple levels, including a performance that will reference and integrate this complex show. Curated and mounted in a non-hierarchical manner, all artworks are treated equally, receiving the same attention from the gallery team as well as the artists’ peer group. ”A Summer of Perfect Brightness” aims to create a productive connection between different approaches to individual artistic practices. The variety of techniques, themes, and styles of the artists creates a multi-layered show “salon-style” that is visually and emotionally appealing. It includes many different techniques and media, such as painting, drawing, print, collage, photography, installation, ceramics, sculpture, textile, stitching, video, and performance.

Superpower Design

Group show | Superpower Design

Ever faster, stronger, more beautiful, more intelligent, the cult of individual performance has taken hold in a technological society where the body seems increasingly to be seen as an improvable tool. As a species, humans have always adapted to their environment, but the demands on their performance are increasingly sophisticated and rapidly changing.

In the contemporary technological and digital world, design is a tool for thinking and creating about improving our physical, intellectual and emotional capabilities. But this involvement raises a series of medical, ethical, social and philosophical questions. Indeed, this desire to go beyond one’s biological limits is part of a cultural and social context and reflects a way of making society that it is important to question. After having shaped the world around us, what is the role of the designer in a society that wants to make us super-human?

with Didier Faustino, Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai, Jann Choy, Minwook Paeng, Bruno Aubert, Susanna Hertrich, Morgan Chen, Natalie Kerres, Zygintas Papartis, Govert Flint, Filippo Nassetti and Vincenzo Reale, Kuang-Yi Ku, Michael Verleyen, Iga Weglinska, Jann Choy, MHOX and Marc Sapetti.

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Curated by Benjamin Stoz

24.03.2024 to 25.08.2024
Centre d’innovation et de design au Grand Hornu
– featuring »Jacobson’s Fabulous Olfactometer«



Nomination | Swiss Design Awards

Sensorium of Animals has been nominated for the Swiss Design Awards 2023 in »Design Research«.

The Swiss Design Awards exhibition parallels Art Basel and Design Miami/Basel and attracts more than 12’000 visitors annually. On display are around 50 projects by the finalists of the Swiss Design Awards. The exhibition is an unmissable event in the Swiss design calendar every year. In the international context of Art Basel and Design Miami/ Basel, the Federal Office of Culture shows current Swiss design work in all its facets.

Swiss Design Awards Exhibition 13–18 June 2023
Vernissage Swiss Art & Design Awards 2023 12 June, 7 pm
13 June, 6 pm
Messe Basel, Hall 1.1


Podcast | From The Moon 2. Into the Great Unknown

From the Moon 2 is the podcast series created by Triennale Milano with journalist David Plaisant, to explore the themes of the 23rd International Exhibition Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries.

Closely following the themes of the 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition, From the Moon 2 allows the listener to examine, rethink and discover the aspects of the unknown, through the plurality of voices of the artists, designers, and architects involved in the exhibition.

The second episode of season 2 of From the Moon ventures into the great unknown, delving into three installations currently exhibited at Triennale Milano. Although all very different, together they help to see the speculative, investigative and cultural scope of the unknown unknowns theme. In Into the Great Unknown, David Plaisant, host of the podcast, converses with Colin Koop, design partner in SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill); Susanna Hertrich, artist; and Ani Liu, artist. Commissioned by Triennale Milano

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Un/apparent sensory perception. Disorientations of a more-than-human sensory apparatus

Susanna Hertrich & Jonathon Keats

The final exhibition of the event series Forests of Antennas, Oceans of Waves focuses on the artistic examination of both human and non-human sensory perception of electromagnetic radiation. The works presented in the exhibition use speculative approaches and thought experiments as starting points for their exploration of sensory relationships with anthropogenic signal-based invisible environments: To ensure that birds and butterflies arrive at the right place at the right time, and don’t get lost along the way, Jonathon Keats designs technologies to provide flocks and swarms with on-the-fly guidance directed by advance reconnaissance. Inspired by ideas of cybernetic systems theory, Susanna Hertrich explores mythologies and limits of human sensory perception through the notions of the ether and aesthetics of antennas as gateways to higher spheres.

OPENING 30 September • 18:00
Liebig 12, Liebigstraße 12, 10247 Berlin

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Forests of Antennas. Oceans of Waves.



Exhibition | Unknown Unknowns. An introduction to mysteries.

The exhibition, curated by Ersilia Vaudo, astrophysicist and Chief Diversity Officer of the European Space Agency, is the nerve center of the 23rd International Exhibition. An area whose boundaries are hazy and permeable, and that present more than a hundred works, projects and installations by international artists, researchers and designers dealing with the unknown. Unknown Unknowns addresses a series of themes including: gravity, seen as “the greatest designer”, an artisan that tirelessly shapes the universe to which we belong; maps, systems by which trajectories and routes are determined; the new challenges facing architecture, that is opening itself up to brand new prospects such as how to live in extraterrestrial space; and, ultimately, the mysteries linked to deep space.

Works and research by: lgshaan Adams, Refik Anadol, Carl David Anderson, Bjarke lngels Group (BIG) with Icon Build, Government of the United Arab emirates, Lonestar Lunar Development and NASA, Alighiero Boetti, Aime Bonpland, City Science Group/MIT Media Lab (Carson Smuts, Chrisoula Kapelonis, Kent Larson), CyborgNest, Björn Dahlem, Antonio Damasio, Annalisa Dominoni and Benedetto Quaquaro and the students from SPACE41NSPIRACTION, Design Department, Politecnico di Milano, Anna Dumitriu and Alex May, Adam Elsheimer, European Space Agency (ESA) and ESA – The European Space Research And Technology Center (ESTEC), Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, Antonio Fiorentino, FlyEM/HHMI-Janelia Research Campus and Google (Philip Hubbard), Vincent Fournier, Andre des Gachons, Andrea Galvani, Alan Guth, Neil Harbisson, Susanna Hertrich & Shintaro Miyazaki, Jan Hosan, Human Technopole, Anish Kapoor, Amy Karle, Athanasius Kircher, Kuang-Yi Ku, Alicja Kwade, Hortense le Calvez – Forlane 6, Tomäs Libertfny, Erwin Lichtenegger, Ani Liu, Tatsuo Miyajima, Bruce Nauman, Nonhuman Nonsense, Telmo Pievani, Luca Pozzi, Ben Prater, BenoTt Pype, Lisa Randall, Tomäs Saraceno, Momoko Seto, SOC (Societe d’Objets Cartographiques) and Frederique A’1t­Touati, Ben Prather, Bosco Sodi, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), lrene Stracuzzi with Leeza Pritychenko and Wael EI Allouche, Jenna Sutela, Yuri Suzuki, Protey Ternen, Jol Thoms, Walter Tschinkel, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Julijonas Urbonas, Marie Velardi, Alexander von Humboldt .

15 JULY 2022 – 08 JAN 2023
The main exhibition of the 23rd Triennale, Milan (ITA)