Basel

Rachel Khedoori

Kunsthalle Basel

The ground floor of the Kunsthalle Basel comprises a sequence of individual spaces, and that sequence lends filmic qualities to whatever is shown there. As one passes through the various rooms, a kind of linear narrative seems to be imposed on the individual works in a show. In this exhibition, Rachel Khedoori’s capacious cinema-based installations can indeed be followed like a film, maybe even a metafilm. In each individual work, though, the unity of space and filmic sequence is broken up. The projection is disturbed by sculptural and installed elements; distorting reflections alienate the spatial staging with the image. In contrast to the space in Basel, the Kunstverein Braunschweig, which will be showing Khedoori’s work this fall, occupies a neoclassical villa. There the superimposition of actual and filmed living spaces might emphasize more strongly the stationary, sculptural dimension

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