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Kaari Upson

Go Back the Way You Came
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For her first institutional solo exhibition in Europe, Kaari Upson (*1972) presents a new body of wood and latex sculptures that continue her ongoing exploration of both the figure of the mother and the uncanny double. The US-American artist casts, cuts down, or replicates natural and architectural elements that she grew up with, fusing home and mother, body and object, desire and trauma. The gripping result interrogates family, consumer culture, and “Americanness,” all while literally eviscerating parts of her childhood environment to do so.

Opening Thu, August 29, 2019, 7 pm

Events

Kaari Upson, installation view, "Go Back the Way You Came", Kunsthalle Basel, 2019, view on "Mother’s Legs", 2018 – 2019. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
Kaari Upson, installation view, "Go Back the Way You Came", Kunsthalle Basel, 2019, f.l.t.r. view on "Strump", 2017 – 2019; "Center", 2017 – 2019; "Police", 2019.  Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
Kaari Upson, installation view, "Go Back the Way You Came", Kunsthalle Basel, 2019, view on "O. Snag", 2018 – 2019. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
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