Museum Tinguely


translocal hi:stories of performance art

08 Jun - 21 Aug 2022

Esben Weile Kjær, Performance Still, Hardcore Freedom, 2021; Photo: Simon Veres
Paul Maheke, Chimbu et les autres (performance) Manifesta 12, Palermo, 2018; Photo: Dario di Liberti, Cave Studio
Madison Bycroft, uncommitted barnacle, 2021; Photo: Roberta Segata, courtesy Centrale Fies
BANG BANG - translocal hi:stories of performance art
An exhibition project by Revolving Histories/Performance Chronik Basel and Museum Tinguely

All summer long, Museum Tinguely will be celebrating performance art with BANG BANG - translocal hi:stories of performance art. At the heart of this process-oriented exhibition is the Swiss performance scene, its players, and its networks, accompagnied by a vibrant and ambitious international programme. The incredibly rich history of the medium will be presented in a unique kaleidoscope of video installations, performances, photos, and texts. BANG BANG will chart the development of performance art and redraw the contours of this constantly changing discipline. As a festival of performance art, BANG BANG is subdivided into seven thematic chapters, which on seven weekends will combine live performances, discussions, and presentations involving audiences, artists, scholars, and the museum. Ranging from the dazzling to the almost imperceptible, BANG BANG promises to be an unforgettable live experience at Museum Tinguely and the surrounding Solitude Park. It will run from 8 June to 21 August 2022, offering visitors multiple opportunities to discover performance art in all its myriad dimensions.

Temporary Exhibitions & Live Events
Over time, the performance festival BANG BANG will explore seven topics which will function as a framework for the whole project. Each thematic chapter will seek to delineate the rhizome-like contours of an intrinsically elusive practice. Additionally, three temporary exhibitions will highlight three different artistic positions, inside a changing display within the main exhibition.
From Friday to Sunday, the topic of the moment will be explored through live performances, discussions and video screenings. As a prelude to all these activities, an international two-days symposium will discuss the different narratives around the beginnings of performance art, from 9 to 10 June.

1 – Saga (A Glance at the Past)
10 – 12 June 2022
with performances by Paul Maheke, Gisela Hochuli, Davide-Christelle Sanvee, DARTS Collective | Claudia Grimm

2 – Emancipation from the Medium (Aesthetic Practices, Hybridization)
17 – 19 June 2022
with performances by Madison Bycroft, Leo Hofmann, Anne Sylvie Henchoz & Dorothea Rust & Myriam Ziehli & Rahel El-Maawi

3 – On the Radical Equivalence of Experience (Choreopolitics, Queer)
24 – 26 June 2022
with performances by Tarek Lahkrissi, Julia Geröcs & Gabriel Studerus, La Ribot Ensemble, Anne Käthi Wehrli

4 – The Fleeting Act (Politics, Activism, Feminism)
1 – 3 July 2022
with performances by Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Darren Roshier, Claudia Barth with Trudi Barth, Ariane Andereggen

5 – Social Elegance (Friendships, Scenes, Networks)
8 July – 7 August 2022
Various live events in collaboration with PANCH – Performance Art Netzwerk CH

6 – Live Transmission (Situation, Reception)
12 – 14 August 2022
with performances by Maria Hassabi, Dorothea Schürch & Bärbel Schwarz, Bruno Jakob & Hans Witschi, Birgit & Anatol Kempker

7 – Freckly Night (Dazzling Moments between Past and Future)
19 – 21 August 2022
with performances by Esben Weile Kjaer, Les Reines Prochaines, Chris Regn, Evi Wiemer, Jean Cotter, Yan Duyvendak, Ntando Cele, Anne Rosset & Robert Alexander, Markus Goessi, Iris Ganz, Andrea Saemann

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