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Galerie Emanuel Layr at Liste 17, The Young Art Fair in Basel

June 7, 2012 by · No comments

Solo presentation: Benjamin Hirte

Opening: Monday, June 11, 6 pm – 10 pm

June 12 – 17, 2012, groundfloor, booth G3

Benjamin Hirte, untitled (excerpt from the
Image: Benjamin Hirte, untitled (excerpt from the “method board” pattern), spraypaint on photo paper, 110 x 80 cm, 2012

Let’s think of the silent and golden Harpo Marx. In one scene of “Animal Crackers” there’s a stolen painting and the Inspector suspects Harpo to have nabbed it. In a classic clownish way, Harpo reveals things to the Inspector from under his coat, many of which make noise: a flute, a horn, a trumpet. Others are just everyday things. Pulling all these out of his odd shaped body he innocently shrugs at the crowd pretending not to know the hiding place.

Benjamin Hirte current and upcoming exhibitions:

  • A wavy line is drawn across the middle of the original plans, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, April 19 – June 10, 2012 (group)
  • MAK – Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst, MAK – Galerie, September 2012 (solo)
  • Schindler Artists-in-Residence Programm at the Mackey Apartment House, Los Angeles, 2013

Galerie Emanuel Layr


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Birgit Megerle, Ulrike Müller, Seth Pick, Rita Vitorelli, 4 July – 15 Sept

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curated by Florence Derieux, Sept – Oct 2012

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