During this year's Art Basel, Schaulager presents Catasterism in Three Movements, a new work by Jonathan Bepler and Matthew Barney. The performance includes a new symphonic composition by Jonathan Bepler, to be performed as a premiere by the Basel Sinfonietta, conducted by Jack Sheen, while Matthew Barney has collaborated with dancers K.J. Holmes and Sandra Lamouche on new choreography. Holmes and Lamouche will reprise and expand on their roles in Barney’s recent film Redoubt (2018). The three-act performance will take place at Schaulager, where artwork by Barney and by the 19th-century American painter Albert Bierstadt will be on view.
The project continues the series of commissioned works that Laurenz Foundation, Basel, has initiated and enabled since its founding, alongside the major exhibitions at Schaulager.