Organised in collaboration with Museum Tinguely, Basel, this is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Berlin-based artist Sofia Hultén (b.1972 Stockholm).
Through a combination of sculptures, photographs and films, Hultén conveys an ongoing preoccupation with the material world and how we navigate it through time. With an engaging thoughtfulness, Hultén’s work exemplifies her conviction that “everything is in flux and that change is always possible.” She develops philosophical propositions out of stuff found on the streets, or unwanted abject things, thrown away, reinforcing the idea of looking twice at what is all-too-often taken for granted. There is humour in this absurdism and a political connotation in her assertive resistance to preciousness, but above all, for Hultén, it is a question of communicating “how she sees objects … as [a] whirling mass of ‘What could I be?’, ‘What have I been?’, ‘What is inherent within me?’. Inside every particle there’s the potential for an incredible amount of energy.”