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In Between Drawings and Objects

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In Between Drawings and Objects

St. Alban-Graben 16
CH-4010 Basel
Switzerland
February 11th, 2012 - May 20th, 2012
Opening: February 11th, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch
COUNTRY:  
Switzerland
PHONE:  
0041 (0)61 206 62 62
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue - Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed from February 2015, re-opening in April 2016
TAGS:  
objects

DESCRIPTION

Róza El-Hassan (b. Budapest 1966) is one of the most prominent representatives of contemporary Hungarian art. Over the past twenty years, the artist's drawings, objects, installations, and actions have earned her international renown. Drawing is a constant companion of her art and at times its central element. In the earlier works, a conceptual approach predominates; since 1999, she has created diary-like drawings and collages. Her works on paper are always light and delicate, remaining open and tentative. For the artist, who has Syrian as well as Hungarian roots, drawing as a research technique always also implies a quest for her own identity. Between ornament and protest, her drawings negotiate fundamental issues of artistic autonomy, political relevance, and aesthetic aspiration.