BASEL. Teresa Solar Abboud “Flotation Line” june 13 – july 1st, 2018. The Tank Art Institute

How many horizons are there? Imagine the surface of all the seas, oceans, rivers, and lakes of this world as a single horizon. The water line marks the boundary between everything that is above and all that lives below. In addition, water compels us to attain a balance, a lasting relationship between our bodies and all the materials we float on. In der TANK, Spanish artist Teresa Solar presents a new group of sculptures featuring animals, images, mythologies, and other elements that share a relationship with water and the sea. How does immersion alter our way of seeing? How does water — or the ether of an art space transformed into fictional water — challenge weight and volume, and colour and position? The work is conceived as a total environment that fills the entire exhibition space. Curated by Chus Martínez. Curatorial Assistance: Simon Würsten

Teresa Solar Abboud is an artist based in Madrid, Spain. She graduated with an MA in Cultural Studies from UEM ( Universidad Europea de Madrid ) in 2009. Solar’s work has recently been shown at Haus der Kunst Munich; Matadero Madrid; Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander; Maxxi, Rome; General Public in Berlin; and Kunstverein München. Her work is also part of KölnSkulptur #9 in Cologne. She was a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and took part in the 2018 expedition “The Current” organized by TBA21-Academy.

Teresa Solar enjoys a contribution to production by [NA!] Projects. The exhibition is additionally supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).

Der Tank Campus der Künste Basel . Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW
Freilager-Platz 13 | Pavillon, CH-4023 Basel / Münchenstein

Image: Teresa Solar Abboud “Flotation line”