October 23, 2010 - 9:00am - October 24, 2010 - 7:30pm
Playing Making Recording is an ongoing class offered through The Public School, Philadelphia and exists as a series of concentrated music making and recording experiments. Each open door session invites a revolving group of partcipants to come play, compose and record a series of songs during the weekend long intensive. Musicians of all kinds and levels of proficiency were invited to attend and contribute. Read more »
Date: 03-June-2006 (Saturday); 6.00 to 9.00 PM
Location: Basekamp space
Description: Presentation of East Art Map, by Miran Mohar of IRWIN - a group of five artists who make up the visual-arts component of the art collective NSK, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Image from meal / video conference between BASEKAMP and the Bureau for Research into Post Autonomy. For ‘Constructing a practice in the space of post autonomy” Node London, March 2006. Photo by Leran Schwartz.
At ‘Organisational Art Summit’ 20 leading artists, practitioners and researchers meet to explore contemporary art projects where organisations and organisational issues are central themes in the art itself.
Initiated by Basekamp & Lars Fischer
Saturday, November 19th, 2005.
starts at 2pm
at Andrew Kreps Gallery, NEWLOCATION:
558 W 21st St, New York, NY 10011
Participants were invited to respond to the question “how much room is there in the (art) world for redundancy?” as part of the first event in a series about cultural co-production.
“Have you noticed others producing work similar to yours? Are they imitating your style, or are you repeating others work without knowing it? Who did it first? Who did it best? Why is similarity so bothersome?” Read more »
We were interested in how loose and informal networks function in alternative art festivals - oddly mixing attempts to build solidarity and careers. More info about this theory of weak ties is described in the study: “Sandpiles of Opportunity: Success in the Art World”, by Katherine Giuffre.
September 7, 2004 (All day) - September 30, 2004 (All day)
Columbia University, New York
In this exhibition, the artist/re-presenters David Dempewolf and Scott Rigby will assemble an exhibition to examine the problematics and generative potentials within artist curated projects.
When one looks closely, what is revealed or concealed about the artist/curators’ location in geography, time, and subjective identity positioning, when they re-present the work of their peers? Read more »
July 9, 2004 (All day) - August 20, 2004 (All day)
July 9, 6pm-10pm
STRIKE is a large-scale exhibition of artist’s responses to two questions: 1. How does/could/would the withdrawal of art affect the world?
2. Does the answer to the first question reveal ways that art can affect the world or strike a blow on the structures of the world? Read more »
December 7, 2003 (All day) - January 17, 2004 (All day)
The Institute for Advanced Architecture is pleased to present a glimpse into one of its latest projects, The American Funeral Home. With this project, the Institute has undertaken a survey of the nation’s memorial spaces, and in partnership with BASEKAMP of Philadelphia, is now making this presentation accessible to the public.
The exhibition presents a number of materials— documentary photographs, interpretive drawings, a textual guide and specially fabricated funerary accessories. Read more »
I AM A CURATOR is an ambitious new project that empowers the viewer, giving Chisenhale Gallery’s visitors the chance to be a curator for one day.
Over the course of the project, prospective curators can book a one-day slot at Chisenhale, and each individual is then given the opportunity to curate their own exhibition during the course of the day. Read more »
October 12, 2003 (All day) - December 12, 2003 (All day)
Stefka Ammon + + + +Björn Hegardt + + + +Ethan D. Jackson + + + +Gudrun Rauwolf
WILDWEST is a traveling exhibition of work by four artists from Germany, Norway and the US, investigating the cross-cultural fascination with the Great American West. The exhibition revolves around a collaborative structure and media archive that helps to elaborate on and inform works created by the individual artists. WILDWEST runs through December 12 Read more »
(I feel like) Something’s gonna happen and I don’t know what it is
collaborative project by A Constructed World
paintings, digiprints, video, and events
(opening night performance, sleepover and breakfast in bed)
May 11 2002 Read more »
November 30, 2001 (All day) - February 2, 2002 (All day)
Morris Gallery, PAFA Museum, Philadelphia
David Dempewolf, Justin Matherly, Scott Rigby, and Leigh Stevens will create an installation in the Morris Gallery conceiving the Pensylvania Academy’s Museum as sideshow, themepark, and historical landmark. Their project, Dirty Deeds (re)Done Dirt Cheap, is a site specific commentary on the dual role museums play as both repositories of venerable art and as sites of Disney-inspired entertainment. Read more »
Through the Pedagogical Looking Glass was commissioned as part of the sight/site exhibition held at the ICA in the spring of 2001. This exhibition addressed the ways in which a work of art’s meaning and reception is altered when placed within new and different contexts. Read more »
This exhibition is an example of a show within a show. The Base Kamp artists produced an installation that confronted meaningful and potentially volatile content through the technique of dead-pan dissimulation. Read more »
The Telling of Beautiful Untrue Thangs or
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Role
Leigh Stevens, Justin Matherly, David Dempewolf, & Scott Rigby
2000, ICA, Philadelphia PA
2000, The Galleries at Moore, Philadlephia PA
2001, The Butcher Shop, Chicago IL
2003, International Arts Group Exposition, Portland OR Read more »
October 1, 1999 (All day) - October 31, 1999 (All day)
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
Base Kamp artists were invited to install an exhibition in the lobby of the Hamilton auditorium of the University of the Arts. The exhibition consisted of 192 6x8” framed textual images arranged in blocks. Each framed textual image contained the information for a single graduate school, and was arranged in alphabetical order. Read more »
David Dempewolf, Scott Rigby, Philip Simmons, Megan Ganser 1999. Basekamp Gallery, Philadelphia
This show consisted of four full sized copies of Sol LeWitt’s “wall murals” from the artists exhibition of Black and Colors that was on exhibition concurrently at the ICA in Philadelphia. Accompanying these murals were life size dye sublimation prints of student laborers who were hired to help produce the original work. Read more »
March 12, 1999 (All day) - March 31, 1999 (All day)
members of basekamp & friends
1999, Base Kamp gallery
The exhibition was named after, and based on, neo-Gramscian hegemony theory. Using this as a departure point, the Base Kamp created the Hegemonic Bar, with the consumption of alcohol as representative of class struggle.
Played like a three-dimensional game of life, the Hegemonic Bar was an interactive installation along with instructions, rules, alcohol, & many people. Read more »
The activity of this project involved the participation of both direct and indirect collaborators. Myself and several other Base Kamp artists agreed to perform an activity together, which would find it’s final form through the suggestion of one of our indirect collaborators. These latter unwitting participants were a number of older artists with established carers, who we approached unsolicited. Read more »