Exhibition

Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel: Mammalian Fantasies

18 Jan 2019 – 5 May 2019

Event times

Mon closed
Tue/Wed/Fri 11 am – 6 pm
Thu 11 am – 8.30 pm
Sat/Sun 11 am – 5 pm

Mon, 11.3.2019: closed
Tue, 12.3.2019: closed
Wed, 13.3.2019: closed

Cost of entry

CHF 12.—/8.—
incl. S AM Swiss Architecture Museum

Kunsthalle Basel

Basel
Basel, Switzerland

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Daniel Dewar (* 1976) and Grégory Gicquel (* 1975), a British-French artist duo, create extraordinary sculptural objects that combine traditional craftwork, figurative motifs, and wildly surreal sensibility.

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Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel create sculptural objects that combine traditional craftwork, figurative motifs, and a wildly surreal sensibility. For their first institutional exhibition in Switzerland, the British-French artist duo presents an ensemble of newly commissioned and recently constructed wood pieces in which the fragmented bodies of humans and other mammals appear. Using seemingly anachronistic production techniques, they carve a dislocated human arm or intestinal tract alongside an ox’s head or a giant Flanders rabbit onto wall murals, armoires, or sets of drawers. The results celebrate the slow and the analogue, rendering vague any distinctions between functionality, decoration, and aura.

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Exhibiting artists

Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel

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