Thomas Julier “Dawn in the Basement”

Swiss Institute Contemporary Art

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Swiss Institute presents the first institutional solo exhibition of Thomas Julier in the United States, entitled Dawn in the Basement. Julier’s practice incorporates photography, video, music and sculpture into site-specific installations that challenge spatial conceptions of architectural surfaces and structures.

Down in the basement, the walls are plastered with posters depicting the face of a girl named Dawn. Sounds of a band that Julier overheard rehearsing through the walls of his studio emanate from behind a locked door, activating it as a speaker. For his show at SI, Julier has published these recordings as a vinyl release of Dawn in the Basement. Two videos, including the final iteration of Transmissions from Oblivion (co-produced with artist Thomas Sauter), play on loop.

Thomas Julier lives and works in Zürich and Brig, Switzerland. He graduated with a Masters of Art in Fine Art from the Zürich University of the Arts, Department of Media and Arts in Zürich in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include Sag mir wo die Blumen sind at Plymouth Rock, Marfa, Texas; The blackbird must be flying., with Nick Oberthaler at CAB, Grenoble, France; lag/lack/leak/lapse at RaebervonStenglin, Zürich, Switzerland; Glitch in the Sunlight at Coalmine, Winterthur, Switzerland; Together in Space, with Cédric Eisenring at Karma International, Zürich, Switzerland; and TA-KU-NA-HA at Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterhur, Switzerland; Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway; Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland; and Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France. His solo exhibition, Modifications, is currently on view at Piano Nobile in Geneva, Switzerland.



from April 15, 2015 to May 15, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-04-14 from 18:00 to 20:00


Thomas Julier

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