Itziar Okariz

31 Mar 2017 – 16 Jul 2017

Event times

Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

Kunsthaus Baselland

Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland


Travel Information

  • 36 Bus to ‘St. Jakob’ stop
  • Tram no. 14 ‘St. Jakob’ stop

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This exhibition by Itziar Okariz (b. 1965, Spain, lives in Bilbao and Madrid) allows an over-view of the Basque performance artist’s extensive work.


Okariz has long been among the most important voices within the international performance scene. Finding the construction of identity is central to her practice. Growing from gender discussions – particularly those of the 1990s – a description of her work in terms of gender alone, however, does it a disservice. How language is dealt with and the possibility of shifting meaning through language are key to her current work in particular. Words and phrases are challenged using fragments, repeti-tion, elisions and new combinations, tested for the possibility of creating new semantic connections. In this, the connection of language and body and the possibility of communi-cating language in space are fundamental.

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