With this post we continue our series of videos documenting the 14 Rooms Live Art exhibition in Basel. This time we talk with Associate Curator Samuel Leuenberger.
14 Rooms was a collaboration between Fondation Beyeler, Art Basel and Theater Basel, and has been accompanied by an education program conceived and run by Fondation Beyeler. The project was originally commissioned as 11 Rooms by Manchester International Festival, the International Arts Festival RUHRTRIENNALE 2012-2014 and Manchester Art Gallery. It was shown as 11 Rooms at Manchester International Festival in July 2011, as 12 Rooms at the International Arts Festival RUHRTRIENNALE 2012-2014 and as 13 Rooms by Kaldor Public Art Projects at Pier 2/3 in Sydneys Walsh Bay in April 2013. For each edition, the artists list partially changed. Curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist, the 14 Rooms exhibition featured performative works by artists including Marina Abramović, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Ed Atkins, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Damien Hirst, Joan Jonas, Laura Lima, Bruce Nauman, Otobong Nkanga, Roman Ondák, Yoko Ono, Tino Sehgal, Santiago Sierra, and Xu Zhen. Two more works joined the architectural environment conceived by Herzog & de Meuron: Jordan Wolfsons acting as an epilogue, John Baldessaris as an archival documentation.