30 Sep 2023 - 11 Aug 2024

Kunsthalle Basel, back wall

Culturescapes Festival 2023

Exhibition / Opening

Exhibition: "a recurse 4 [3] worlds"

A monumental art installation by South African artist Nolan Oswald Dennis

a recurse 4 [3] worlds, Nolan Oswald Dennis, 2023

Nolan Oswald Dennis (* 1988, Zambia) is an artist from Johannesburg, South Africa. a recurse 4 [3] worlds is a site-specific, monumental artwork spread across the back wall of Kunsthalle Basel. A large-scale diagram is built on artist’s discussions with physicists, geographers, and writers. Employing mathematical abstractions and African fractal geometry, the artist charts the systems, logics, and meta-histories of a world dependent on exclusions, which are based on race, gender, class, and geography. This new work borrows from various spiritual practices and knowledges shared across the Sahara to reimagine a different African-European space. As Dennis’s first such artwork in public space, the project is imagined as a tool for disorientation—a technical diagram offering viewers a method for reconsidering concepts of space, time, history, and possibility.

Part of the Culturescapes Festival 2023

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