Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili presents an ensemble of large-scale, quasi-abstract, almost diaphanous photographic images specifically developed for the outdoor context of the back wall of Kunsthalle Basel. The images are, as with so much of the Georgian-born artist’s practice, a mix of straight photographs, composite images created by superimposing photographic negatives, and explosions of chroma produced in darkroom processes. Here her images are printed on a PVC mesh often used to conceal building scaffolding. They expand the artist’s persistent interest in looking, deftly, at the minutia of everyday life as it is captured and shot through with transparency and light.
You can find more information about the back wall project, running from September 17 2022 to August 6 2023, here: https://www.kunsthallebasel.ch/en/exh…
The project is made possible through the generous support of HEIVISCH, with in-kind support from the Stadtreinigung, Tiefbauamt Basel-Stadt.
Video by Nefeli Chrysa Avgeris (nefeliavgeris.com)
Color Grading: Christian Taro
Produced by Kunsthalle Basel