The climate change affects all regions around the world. Today many people are disconnected from the importance of nature and prefer to exploit it rather than nurturing it. Art History Consulting (AHC) / AHC PROJECTS Hamburg is delighted to present site specific artworks in the BASEL ART CENTER created for the group show titled ART CLIMATE CHANGE, November 20-22, 2020.
Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, art historian and director of AHC PROJECTS: "We are so delighted to be part of the show in Basel. We celebrate the contributions of our influential groundbreaking artists Osvaldo Bacman, Donegel' Chong, Karin Köpfli-Fehlmann and Claudia Mini.
The Swiss visual artist CLAUDIA MINI who is living and working in Bern combines linear structures and geometric forms in her compositions. In doing so, the artist expands our ways of seeing, directing our attention to micro and macro organisms in a repertoire of patterns and biomorphic forms. At the exhibition ART CLIMATE CHANGE Claudia Mini presents a new series of works titled Invitation from the Sea which is dedicated to the beauty but also to the marine pollution in the oceans. A development that the well-traveled artist and passionate diver has observed with concern for years.
"Invitation from the Sea" reflects different zones in the ocean, painted geometrically in design, form, color sections and symbols of sailing boats. We know that the ocean is divided into different depth zones. The upper layer, which is influenced by light, is especially productive because the primary producers - algae, cyanobacteria and seagrass - produce biomass here through photosynthesis. This primary production is the foundation of life in the sea. But what do we see? What happens in the depth? Color pigments and plasticizers? Claudia Mini about her artwork: "The source of inspiration for the series Invitation from the Sea has been a mental journey between beauty and bad awakening. The topic raises big questions, explains Claudia Mini, “how much can we consume - and how should it go on?" Claudia Mini's works are interwoven in terms of form as well as content, so that memories and longings flow into the compositions, sometimes unconsciously. The uprising visual artist is represented internationally, among them on exhibitions at Singapore Art Week and Art Basel Miami Week .
BASEL ART CENTER
4058 Basel, Switzerland
Opening: Friday, November 20, 2020, 6.30 pm
Saturday, November 21, 11 am - 8 pm
Sunday, November 22, 11 am - 7 pm
AHC PROJECTS Hamburg, Germany
Chief Curator: Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund
Novum Investments, BASEL ART CENTER Switzerland.