Space 1 & 2:
Sarah Margnetti starring Kiki Kogelnik
9 September — 21 October 2017
Opening Reception: 8 September 2017, 6pm
Receiving her BA from ECAL in Lausanne and her Masters at HEAD in Geneva, Sarah Margnetti (*1983 in… lives and works in Brussels and Switzerland) went on to get a technical training at The Van der Kelen-Logelain Institute in Brussels, one of the first schools dedicated to the study of decorative painting. Founded in 1882 it’s also one of the few places where art education is not about free expression, but about learning one strict, ancient discipline. Mastering the technique of trompe l’oeil, Margnetti has developed a virtuous painting style that combines optical illusions and abstract motives. For SALTS, the artist is transforming the two exhibition spaces with intricate painterly landscapes spanning over all the walls. In the context of this exhibition, Margnetti, together with Elise Lammer and Samuel Leuenberger, selected some drawings, paintings and sculptures of the late Austrian Pop artist Kiki Kogelnik (*1935 in Bleiburg | ✝ 1997 in Vienna, lived and worked in New York and Vienna.), with whom she shares a similar formal and conceptual vocabulary, despite the half century that separates them.
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The entrance to the exhibition space is in the backyard of the building, via the glass garage door.
Access to the exhibition space through the backyard.
The gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Admission is free, we're open Friday & Saturday 2-6 pm and by appointment
SALTS is kindly supported by Swisslos Basel-Landschaft, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Stiftung Roldenfund and Migros Kulturprozent.
This exhibition would not be possible without the generous support of the Kiki Kogelnik Foundation, Vienna/New York.