23 avr. 2020

The series "Kunst in der bz" is a joint project of the newspaper bzBasel with the Kunstmuseum Basel and Kunsthaus Baselland. From April 16 to June 4, artists will have a carte blanche on Thursday each week to design an entire page of the newspaper. The series is curated by Anita Haldemann, head of the Kupferstichkabinett and curator at Kunstmuseum Basel, and Ines Goldbach, director of Kunsthaus Baselland. As a prelude, a work by Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger was shown on 16 April at the invitation of Kunsthaus Baselland.

Today, Franziska Furter has been invited by Kunstmuseum Basel to present her work "Korona 2020". The 48-year-old Zurich native studied at the Schule für Gestaltung in Basel and now lives and works in Basel and Berlin. Since the 1990s she has been developing a body of drawings. As early as 2012, she began a series in marbling technique that refers to the corona of the sun. By placing ink on a water surface and letting it drift apart with lye, the paint expands in a ring shape. The process is subject to chance, and so it takes numerous attempts before a sheet succeeds. Franziska Furter created the present work especially for the series in the bzBasel.

It is most beautiful on newsprint, by the way. So off to the kiosk!