Matthew Angelo Harrison

Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
04 Jun 2021 - 26 Sep 2021

Courtesy the Artist.

Courtesy the Artist.

For his first solo exhibition at a European institution, Detroit-born Matthew Angelo Harrison (*1989) creates an ambitious new body of works defying the scale and expanding the intricacy of the sculptures he has made to date. Bringing together 3-D machine technologies, African artifacts, and workers’ labor union paraphernalia, the results merge the cruel histories of colonialism with the formalist legacy of Minimalism.

The exhibition is generously supported by Martin Hatebur and Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris, with additional support from the Rennie Collection, Vancouver, as well as Brook Hartzell and Tad Freese.

Accompanying the exhibition, the artist’s first monograph will be co-published by Kunsthalle Basel and MIT List Visual Arts Center with MIT Press in fall 2021, including a conversation between Taylor Renee Aldridge, DeForrest Brown Jr., and Matthew Angelo Harrison, as well as newly commissioned contributions by Natalie Bell, Jessica Bell Brown, Elena Filipovic, and Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi.