1/27/2007

Esra Ersen


For the first time in Switzerland, Kunsthaus Baselland stages a comprehensive show of Esra Ersen, an up-and-coming artist with a Turkish background. Her art is focused on questions like identity formation, migration, integration, urban processes, and the issue of how we perceive ourselves and are perceived by others. Ersen’s oeuvre feeds on empirical and analytical studies of social conditions marked by a given culture, its myths, rituals, and economic circumstances. The artist frequently reacts to and uses the specific location of her activities to shape her investigations, whether they are photographs, videos, or installations. She consistently analyzes how a society handles human interactions, tensions, and contradictions.
Kunsthaus Baselland
St. Jakob-Str. 170, CH-4132 Muttenz / Basel