Anicka Yi, 7,070,430K of Digital Spit

12 Jun 2015 – 16 Aug 2015

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Perishable substances, whether fried flowers or expired milk powder, potato chips or the secretions of snails are among the preferred materials of the Korean-born artist Anicka Yi (born 1971). The exhibition 7,070,430K of Digital Spit , meant an entirely new production for the entire ground floor of the Kunsthalle Basel looks back on their past artistic practice and as it marks a completion of the last five years, its production and exhibition activity, which in each case with a very personal topics how rejection, divorce, and death busy. Yi now is the subject of oblivion and creating new work which refer to past productions, and an exhibition specific smell - the smell of oblivion - carry and spread over the Kunsthalle rooms. Giant inflatable vessels and sculptures bear witness to the interest of the artist for contrasting materials. Accompanying and thought at the same time as part of the exhibition, the artist developed a flammable, impregnated with the scent and limited publication, a so-called publication-as-artwork. Here, the award may "Burn After Reading" be taken literally.


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