• Simon Starling

    Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst

    The Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel is sited directly on the Rhine. Upriver, Simon Starling took apart a wooden shed used by boatmen and reassembled all its pieces again as a Weidling, a kind of skiff traditional to the locality. After its maiden voyage downriver, it was again reduced to boards, taken into the museum, and rebuilt as the original wooden shed, carefully edged and placed diagonal to the museum’s architecture. Whether Shedboatshed (Mobile Architecture No. 2), 2005, would once more take to the river as a barge after the exhibition, continuing the ecological cycle, was a question

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