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New Swiss Performance Now, Kunsthalle Basel 19.01.2018 - 18.02.2018

Continuing its tradition of showcasing emerging artists, Kunsthalle Basel's New Swiss Performance Now concentrates on a new generation of artists who use performance in their practice. Bringing together both artists regularly making performance art and visual artists who use the medium when it best expresses an idea, the show is conceived as a "live exhibition" in which no documentation, scripts, props, or other traces of performances will be exhibited. Instead, for one month, and within special opening hours, numerous performances and a vibrant program of ephemeral actions and events unfold on the upper floor of Kunsthalle Basel. Presenting newly commissioned and recent pieces that range from the spectacular to the almost imperceptible, the selected artists draw on techniques from theatre, dance, installation or film to make their fleeting, situation-oriented actions. Expanding on the incredibly rich history of performance art in Switzerland, Kunsthalle Basel's programme emphasses the form's vitality in the new and the now.

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