Art Basel 2023
12/06 – 18/06
Hall 2.1 Booth R10
Francis Alÿs, Robert Barry, stanley brouwn, Andrea Büttner, Rineke Dijkstra,
Lili Dujourie, Mario Garcia Torres, David Lamelas, Ian Wilson
Jan Mot presents a selection of key works from the 1960s to the present, which have in common a questioning of architecture’s interaction with art and its viewers. Instead of treating the fair booth as a temporary container for transitory objects, Jan Mot’s space includes two largescale pieces that impact their physical environment: David Lamelas’ Corner Piece (1966) and Andrea Büttner’s Untitled (Painted Ceiling) (2022-2023). Büttner and Lamelas are currently the subjects of solo exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Basel, and Fondazione Antonio Dalle Noggare, Bolzano, respectively.
Robert Barry’s Untitled (1967) and Mario Garcia Torres’ Spoiled Paintings (n.d.) series demarcate, each in their own way, a voided space within painting. The void, the space between the known and the unknown are brought to perception by Ian Wilson, while stanley brouwn maps the artist’s experience of walking through a city. Well known in Europe, the artist is currently reaching new audiences through a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago and a presentation at Dia Beacon, New York.
Francis Alÿs and Rineke Dijkstra record landscapes and their inhabitants, particularly the young. After his successful exhibition at the Belgian Pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennial, Alÿs is preparing, amongst other projects, a solo presentation at WIELS, Brussels, in September. Not least, Jan Mot is proud to launch at Art Basel its first collaboration with the Belgian artist Lili Dujourie. Since the 1970s Dujourie’s oeuvre is an ongoing experimentation in formal and conceptual ambiguity, on the edge of abstraction and figuration.