TOVES and Space Is The Place presents LENE ADLER PETERSEN & GINA FOLLY


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June 19 at 6pm

Space Is The Place
Murbacherstrasse 27
4056 Basel

Gina Folly is a Swiss artist showing new work made for the exhibition taking place in a penthouse apartment. The furniture and parts of the interior in the Pirovino living room are covered in transparent plastic printed with distorted imagery of the artist’s hands combined with replicas of the artist’s ears reproduced in stone.

Lene Adler Petersen’s work Cuttings on paper with the ♀-sign was created over the course of a few weeks in 1974 and comprises 484 collages. The title reflects the simple artistic approaches and devices employed in a seemingly perpetual and inexhaustible poetic process and meditation on the -sign.
Her photographic work Ting- nogle parforhold (Things- some relationships) is a series of tableaus of everyday objects arranged in couples. Some similar in form, others in function –  some vastly different in both material, form and function. They where originally produced for the 1976 show 5 Dänische Künstler at Kunstmuseum Luzern with the art collective Arme & Ben and later released in the form of a handprinted pamphlet.

In correlation with the exhibition NERO Magazine will launch the publication SPACE IS THE PLACE 2014 in an edition of 100.


Gina Folly is a Swiss artist (b. 1983) from Zurich. She holds a BA in Media & Art 2011 and MA in Fine Arts, 2014, both at Zurich University of the Arts. Since 2013 she is co-directing the artist space Taylor Macklin in Zurich together with Adam Cruces, Selina Grüter, Michèle Graf and Thomas Julier. Currently Gina Folly is an artist-in-residence at the Istituto Svizzero Roma in Rome. Recent solo shows include Ströme in collaboration with Mandla Reuter at S.A.L.T.S., Birsfelden (2015), I’ll call you later at Satelit of Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel (2014), I want to do to you what spring does to cherry trees, at Coalmine, Winterthur (2014). Further group shows are, Performance Proletarians, Istituto Svizzero, Rome (2015) Imagination of Nature, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil (2015), A Form is a Social Gatherer, Plymouth Rock, Zürich (2015), Fit for Purpose, Kunsthaus Glarus (2015), RE-culture III, International Contemporary Art Festival, Patras (2014).

Lene Adler Petersen is a Danish artist (b. 1944) living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is currently featured in the exhibition What’s Happening at the Danish National Gallery, a survey exhibition of experimental art from the 1960’s and 1970’s. Adler Petersen is an important and influential artist on the Danish art scene and has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally in her own name as well as in various collaborations notably with the artist collective Arme & Ben (Arms & Legs) with fellow artists Per Kirkeby, Poul Gernes and Richard Winther among others.


Space is the Place is an ongoing project by Swiss artist Fabio Marco Pirovino initiated in 2013. This iteration, as with the two previous ones, takes place in his parents penthouse apartment near Voltaplatz, Basel. Every Space is the Place project is a collaboration between Pirovino and an ever changing set up of friends and collaborators. This time with TOVES, an artist run exhibition space and production collective working out of Copenhagen.