Daniel Knorr: Led R. Nanirok / Kunsthalle Basel / Interview, part 1/2 and part 2/2

Part 1/2
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Currently, Kunsthalle Basel in Basel / Switzerland presents a huge solo show entitled with works by the artist Daniel Knorr. The exhibition entitled Daniel Knorr: Led R. Nanirok is Daniel Knorr’s most ambitious project to date. Led R. Nanirok is an anagram of the artist’s name. Daniel Knorr designed a series of works that connect all five galleries of the ground floor of the building.

Some pieces of the show have been produced on site, while some have been previously shown in other contexts. There’s an interactive LED wall that extends over 30 meters and works like mirror, a single LED that glows red to show when the artist is awake, a “snowman” brandishing a palm leaf, a gathering of scarecrows dressed in haute couture, the interactive digital animation Validate me that locates each visitor of the Kunsthalle and displays them on screens placed in each room; and spectacles produced from pieces of broken glass.

Daniel Knorr was born in 1968 in Bucharest, Romania, and he currently lives in Berlin. Daniel Knorr’s solo exhibitions include Scherben bringen Glück at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; The way politics influences art and vice versa, at the Fondazione March, Padova (both 2008); the Romanian Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennial (2005), and The Project, New York (2002).

On the occasion of the opening of Daniel Knorr’s exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel, Olga Stefan spoke with Daniel Knorr about his work.

Daniel Knorr: Led R. Nanirok at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland. Daniel Knorr in conversation with Olga Stefan on the occasion of the opening reception on September 19, 2009. Part 1/2. The exhibition runs until November 15, 2009.

Part 2/2
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In the second part of the conversation with Olga Stefan, Daniel Knorr talks specifically about two of his works in the show Led R. Nanirok at Kunsthalle Basel: the spectacles produced from pieces of broken glass, and the large LED wall that welcomes the visitor in the first gallery of the Kunsthalle.

Daniel Knorr’s solo show at Kunsthalle Basel is accompanied by the book Daniel Knorr: Led R. Nanirok. It is arranged and designed by Daniel Knorr and Ludovic Balland. On the occasion of the show at Kunsthalle Basel, Daniel Knorr’s artist book Cudesch d’artist will be published in Rumantsch, one of the four official languages of Switzerland. Various objects that had no value were picked up from the streets of Basel and Zurich by Daniel Knorr and his collaborators and pressed flat between the pages of the book with an industrial 20-ton press.

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