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about US

White Frame (WF) produces and curates exhibitions and screenings, offering artists greater visibility for their art. Established in 2011 in Basel, Switzerland, our nomadic association operates at the intersection of video art, cinema and photography.  We strive to forge national and international networks and generate collaboration. We initiate and implement projects and facilitate exchange between Swiss and international artists, institutions, independent curators, festival programmers, writers and the public.  


WHO WE ARE

CHANTAL MOLLEUR

Founder and curator of WHITEFRAME

Cultural producer, curator and promoter. Prior to moving to Switzerland in 2005, Molleur worked in the Canadian media arts for 20 years. She directly assists institutions, filmmakers and artists, from the inception to the launch and promotion of their art and projects. Chantal has served on boards of directors and on juries for grants awarded to institutions, artists and filmmakers. She is also promoter of the bachelor and master films at the Lucerne School of Art and Design.   



STELLA HÄNDLER

Co-founder and active member of WHITEFRAME

Co-founder of the production company Freihändler, which focuses on documentary films for cinema and television as well as on video art projects. Lecturer at the at the Lucerne School of Art and Design for the video department.


PIERRE-ANDRÉ LIENHARD

Co-founder of WHITEFRAME

A freelance curator and writer, Pierre-André Lienhard was responsible for promoting the visual arts for the Swiss Federal Office of Culture from 1995 to 2001. He worked as curator for the Art Collection of the Swiss Confederation from 2001 to 2012.


HILKE DOERING

Advisor for White Frame

Head of the International Competition, the Children's and Youth Cinema and the Market of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Since 1995, Hilke Doering has been Head of the International Competition, the Children's and Youth Cinema and the Market of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. She is also in charge of international festival policies. In this context, she was a member of the board of the European Coordination of Film Festivals from 1996 to 2000 and has been president of the International Short Film Conference from 1998 to 2003. Since 1996, she has been a jury member at numerous international film and video festivals, including Split, Venice and Cork.


LOUISE SIMARD

Advisor for White Frame

Head of Multimedia Program at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Canada, from 1997 to 2017, Louise Simard has been notably in charge of the Museum’s Creative Residency Program and the Projection series devoted to the development in the realm of new media and film. Her role at the museum also included ongoing partnerships with the Festival International of Films on Art (FIFA), Mutek and the International Digital Arts Biennial (BIAN). Louise Simard has a MBA from Montreal’s H.E.C. and master degree in art history. She regularly participates in various panels and juries for cultural organizations and art councils.

 

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ONGOING | upcoming


The Compiler Screenings 2018
3rd edition
December 12th, 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

Artists/filmmakers
Chen Chen, Franziska Schlienger, Schweiz/China 2017
My Honeymoon, Eilenn Hofer, Schweiz 2014
Facing Mecca, Jan-Eric Mack, Schweiz 2017
How long, not long, Michelle Kranot and Uri Kranot, Dennemark 2016
Santa, the Fascist Years, Bill Plympton, USA 2008
L'ambassadeur & moi, Jan Czarlewski, Schweiz, 2011
La impresión de una guerra, Camilo Restrepo, Kolumbien/Frankreich 2015
I Signed the Petition, Mahdi Fleifel, UK / Schweiz 2018

Curators
Bruno Quiblier, director, Base-Court, Lausanne
Chantal Molleur, director, White Frame

Screening
Stadtkino Basel

Program
Are our convictions really ours or are they ideas instilled by a political party, a religion or a philosophical movement to which we adhere? Psychologists will define conviction as a strong belief that a behaviour is right, moral, and consistent with our deeper values. It offers a kind of certainty, not about the world, but about the morality of our own behaviour. The word is also connoted pejoratively: those who have convictions and those who believe in nothing. Where do we stand today in a highly polarised world where lack of respect characterises our political and social discourses. Are strong convictions fuelling misunderstandings, creating an ‘us ’ and ‘them' instead of only being who we are? Are we being right and moral to stand to our deeper values or are we acting out of resentfulness and arrogance? The Compiler Screenings 2018 curatorial focus will concentrate on the thematic of some of the concepts surrounding convictions explored by artists and filmmakers from Switzerland, China, Colombia, Denmark, England and France.

In cooperation with the Stadtkino Basel, the Basel association White Frame presents "Convictions" video art and films from Switzerland and abroad. The program is co-curated by Bruno Quiblier, head of Base-Court in Lausanne as well member of the César short film selection committee in France and Chantal Molleur of White Frame.

This project is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Christoph Merian Stiftung and the Division of Cultural Affairs Basel-Stadt. 


 
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past

2018


 

Play Your Part
October 24th, 2018 | 18:30 - 20:00
                 
White Frame is happy to partner again with the Kunsthaus Baselland and present a film night that is part of the events surrounding the exhibition Beehave The honeybee as a source of artistic inspiration curated by director, Ines Goldbach. This is a group exhibition created in cooperation with the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona and presents the honeybee as a source of artistic inspiration.

Curator
Chantal Molleur, White Frame, Basel

FILMS
Ligne Noire
, Mark Olexa and Francesca Scalisi
Le sens de la marche, Jela Hasler
Prekäre Dinge, David Zürcher
VIGIA, Marcel Barelli
Wir sind dir treu, Michael Koch
Selfies, Claudius Gentinetta
Neighbours, Norman McLaren
I want a dyke for president, Adinah Dancyger

Screening
Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz

 ©Prekäre Dinge by David Zürcher, 2018

©Prekäre Dinge by David Zürcher, 2018


 from left to right: Dana Claxton  The Protector  2017 | Judith Albert  Black Hole  2016 | Nik Forrest  On site research  2018 | Katrin Freisager  Landscape  2010

from left to right: Dana Claxton The Protector 2017 | Judith Albert Black Hole 2016 | Nik Forrest On site research 2018 | Katrin Freisager Landscape 2010

Où sommes-nous

Opening: September 22th, 2018
Exhibition: September 23th to October 27th, 2018
OBORO, Montreal, Canada
 

Artists
Judith Albert (CH), Nik Forrest (CA), Katrin Freisager (CH) and Dana Claxton (CA)
 

Curators
Chantal Molleur, White Frame, Basel
Aaron Pollard, OBORO, Montreal
 

The absence of the question mark is deliberate. 'Where are we (Où sommes-nous)’ hints at the place we occupy within the exhibition space. These four artists provide a diversity of approaches to exploring fundamental questions concerning framing, narrative, still and moving pictures. Their practices span performance, figurative and abstract imagery tying the body to landscape. Brought together, their works articulate common preoccupations concerning perception and a desire to both disrupt and expand the popular imaginary by drawing from avant-garde, feminist, and post-colonial vernaculars and strategies.

Judith Albert's (CH) highly focused yet mobile still lives and her use of the vanishing vocabularies inscribe the frame, and in some cases the architecture of a space with the poetics of the body. Her installations link language and gesture with both built environments and the natural world. Through her performances, video installations and photographs, Dana Claxton (CA) has taken on the colossal task of traversing worlds, deploying and undermining the vernaculars of high fashion and popular culture to bridge the gap between colonial and Indigenous cosmologies, to unsettle and resist dominant narratives concerning Indigenous women. Nik Forrest’s (CA) practice also examines resistance, often turning to more abstract strategies, material processes and silences, whereby small gestures take on a significance that might otherwise be overlooked. Rather than framing acts of resistance, Forrest proposes tuning of senses where the viewer is invited to experience the artist's gesture outside the purview of the lens. Katrin Freisager's (CH) photographs conjure mise-en-scène of bodies and staged phenomena. Her imagery traverses the boundary between reality and fiction. In her newer works, created in her studio, she takes us on a journey between experiencing and remembering, past and future, suggestion and after-image.

These four established artists open and disrupt our knowledge of space and time, bringing into question the line between reality and illusion through poetry and resistance.

This project is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Canadian Council for the Art


The Nightlight Screenings 2018
3rd edition

August 24th, 2018 | 21:00 - 23:00
Grill and bar opens at 20:00 - Free entry


Artists/filmmakers
Judith Albert, Sonia Laura ArmaniacoBarbara BrugolaRita CasdiaDirk Koy, Fabio FriedliAntonello Matarazzo, Anuk MiladinovicRiccardo MuroniMark Olexa and Francesca Scalisi, Thaïs Odermatt, Matteo Pasin, Samuel Patthey and Lucia Veronesi.


Curators
Alessandra Arnò, co-founder/director, VisualContainer, Milano
Chantal Molleur, founder and curator, White Frame
 

Screening
Rain in the forecast, we moved our screening indoors from the garden of the Christoph Merian Foundation
to the Basler Papiermühle on St. Alban-Tal 37, 4052 Basel

Program
As part of White Frame ongoing commitment to the presentation of film and video, The Nightlight Screenings explores recent works from Swiss and international artists. This initiative aims to draw a more focused attention to these productions to a broader public and to simultaneously foster international exchanges for Swiss productions.

This project was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Christoph Merian Stiftung and Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt.


'Luc Mattenberger & Max Philipp Schmid - Collisions'

Opening: March 9th, 2018
Exhibition: March 10th to May 20th, 2018
 

ARTISTS
Max Philipp Schmid and Luc Mattenberger
 

CURATORS
Patrizia Keller, Nidwaldner Museum
Chantal Molleur, White Frame

EXHIBITION VENUE
Nidwaldner Museum, Switzerland

Nidwaldner Museum and White Frame were very pleased to present 'Collisions' with artists Luc Mattenberger and Max Philipp Schmid. From the very beginning, unexpected connections and associations were central to our plans for this exhibition. A scientific definition of the word collision is 'an event in which two or more bodies exert forces on each other’. The same could be said about the momentum for our curatorial approach, which was guided by questions about contemplation, infiltration, fragmentation, and permutation. By bringing together Mattenberger’s objects and sculptures and Schmid’s video installations, ‘Collisions’ explores issues surrounding entrapment, tradition, transformation and change.

Media coverage - reviews
arttv.ch: Künstlerische Forschungen an den verschwimmenden Grenzen zwischen «Mensch» und «Maschine», «Wir» und den «Anderen».
Luzerner Zeitung_Von der Widerspruchlichkeit der Welt
Sonntag_ Andreas Nentwich_45_10_Sonntag_Doppelpunkt_Mattenberger-Schmid
Kunstbulletin_Besprechung_Luc Mattenberger & Max Philipp Schmid - Collisions
Filmexplorer_ Membran | Max Philipp Schmid


This project was made possible thanks to financial support from the Mary & Ewald E. Bertschmann-Stiftung, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung, Pro Helvetia and la République et canton de Genève.


 filmstill -  In a Nutshell  by Fabio Friedli, 2017

filmstill - In a Nutshell by Fabio Friedli, 2017

CATCHING THE REAL
BASEL: March 28th, 2018 | 18:00 - 20:00

FILMS
Airport, Michaela Müller
En La Boca, Matteo Gariglio
Free, White and 21Howardena Pindell
Semiotics of the Kitchen 2011 (Barbie Stop Motion), Thressa Willett
In a Nutshell, Fabio Friedli
Where Euphrates and Sava Flow together, Andreas Muggli
E.B.C. 5300m, Léonard Kohli

CURATOR
Chantal Molleur, White Frame

SCREENING VENUE
Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland

DETAILED PROGRAM

White Frame was delighted to present a film night part of the Kunsthaus Baselland exhibition Sehnsuchtsorte / Place of Longing curated by director, Ines Goldbach.

You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all.” - Maya Angelou

As human beings, we are relational to the core. As a social species, we look for a place to belong. Besides love, belonging may be the second essential component of our social structure. As individuals, we face the paradox of wanting to belong and, at the same time, standing alone. As warriors in their extraordinary everyday lives, artists are experts in standing alone, and in striking that fragile balance between belonging and standing alone. Artists produce art that can be a language shared by individuals, nations and cultures. Art can generate powerful questions about outsider status, legality, and identity. We all experience the desire to belong in so many ways: wanting to fit in, wanting to be a part of something, wanting to do our part with others; and we search for commonalities—in groups, religions, neighborhoods and communities.

Naming this program “Catching the real” was my first attempt to answer Ines Goldbach’s questions about belonging, such as  ‘What could our places of longing be?' I realized that it was pointless to search for definitive answers, for catching the real is as elusive as permanence and certainty. Instead, I decided to find multiple answers in films and videos that portray the divisive and disjointed nature of our world, whilst showing how fruitful and inspiring it can also be, capturing the balance we need to be able to thrive as individuals and connect with each other.


2017

THE COMPILER SCREENINGS 2017
'Our Stories'

BASEL: December 4th, 2017 // 18:30 to 21:00

Artists/filmmakers
2017:  Inas Halabi (Palestine), Hamed Sahihi (Iran), Marcel Barelli (CH), Ruba Salameh (Palestine), Alexandra Meyer (CH), Suhair Jarayseh (Palestine), Justin Stoneham (CH), Necla Rüzgar (Turkey), Curdin Schneider (CH), Samira Eskandarfar (Iran), Nancy Atakan (Turkey),
Laurence Favre (CH) and Yelena Vorobyeva & Viktor Vorobyev (Kasachstan).


CURATORS

Susann Wintsch, Independent Curator, Zurich
Chantal Molleur, founder and curator, White Frame

SCREENING VENUE
2017: Stadtkino, Basel

DETAILED PROGRAM

White Frame presented video art and films from Switzerland, Palestine, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkey. “Our Stories” curated by Susann Wintsch, curator and editor of Treibsand Exhibition Space and Chantal Molleur founder and curator of White Frame.

We have the possibility to interact with our neighbors across the street as well as communicate instantly with others far away over our national borders. Our relationship to one another and to nature has been transformed and permutated by our avidity for mobility, which can have some counter effects of isolating ourselves in virtual bubbles and thus cutting our direct human contact. For this second edition of The Compiler Screenings 2017, we are bringing you closer to your neighbors from here and there with stories that communicate the political, cultural and social complexities of our world with the common goal of bridging our communal interconnection which binds us while taking into account the many challenges affecting us, our landscapes, our travels and our relationships.

This project was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Christoph Merian Stiftung and the Division of Cultural Affairs Basel-Stadt. 


A Dial M for Mother (2009) Eli Cortiñas

SENYALS DE REPRESENTATCIÓ
Programa de videocreació – WHITE FRAME / HAMACA
Amposta (Spain): November 11th, 2017

Artists/filmmakers
Luc Gut (CH), Esther Hunziker (CH), Judith Albert (CH), Max Phillip Schmid (CH), Elodie Pong (CH), collectif_fact (CH), Yves Netzhammer (CH), Lucía Moreno (ES), Eli Cortiñas (ES), Florencia Aliberti (ES), Daniel Jacoby (ES) and Mireia Saladrigues (ES).
 

CURATORS
Hamaca: Albert Alcoz
White Frame: Chantal Molleur

SCREENING VENUE
2017: Lo Pati, Amposta, Spain

DETAILED PROGRAM

White Frame and independent distributor Hamaca presents ‘Signs of Representation’, a co-curatorial video art program showcasing selected productions from Switzerland and Spain. These two organizations established in Basel and in Barcelona have entered into a dialogue through the curated work of Chantal Molleur from White Frame and Albert Alcoz representing Hamaca. The two programs explores the different ideological and artistic concerns of the artists. The results are varied in forms conveying the multiple possibilities of what the medium has to offer technologically for the various images and sounds represented in these productions. Artists/filmmakers


THE NIGHTLIGHT SCREENINGS 2017
second edition
BASEL: August 25th, 2017 20:00 - 23:00 | Grill and Bar opens at 20:00 - Free entry


Artists/filmmakers
Jela Hasler, Anne Sylvie HenchozParvez Imam, Léonard Kohli, Corina Schwingruber Ilić and Thomas HoratFutoshi MiyagiAya Momose, Kavich Neang, Wong Ping,  Remo ScherrerNguyen Trinh Thi, Li Lin Wee, Li Xiaofei.

 

CURATORS
Hitomi Hasegawa, Curator/director, Moving Image Archive of Contemporary Art (MIACA), Hong Kong
Chantal Molleur, founder and curator, White Frame

 

OUTDOOR SCREENING VENUE
At the garden of the Christoph Merian Foundation in Basel

As part of White Frame’s (WF) ongoing commitment to the presentation of video art, WF presented The Nightlight Screenings second edition with two curated mixed programs exploring more recent works from Swiss and international artists. This initiative aims to draw a more focused attention to video art and art film works to a broader public and to simultaneously foster international exchanges for our Swiss productions.

This project was made possible thanks to financial support from the Christoph Merian Stiftung, Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt and the Mary & Ewald E. Bertschmann-Stiftung. 


WHITEFRAME EXTENDED
at Kaskadenkondensator Basel
Special guest at LISTE 2017

LISTE - Art Fair Basel
June 12-18, 2017
Stand 223 - Floor 2

WHITEFRAME was special guest of Kaskadenkondensator at LISTE 2017. Featured artists of WF EXTENDED were: Judith Albert (CH), Edith Flückiger (CH), Katrin Freisager (CH),  Dominique Koch (CH), Renée Lévi (CH) and Maria Magdalena Z’Graggen (CH/I). We have showcased video, photography and for the first time painting by artists interconnected by themes related to movement.

 

 


2016

THE COMPILER SCREENINGS 2016

Basel: December 2nd, 2016 // 20:30 to 23:00

Artists/filmmakers
2016:  Thomas Kneubühler,  Thomas WestphalUrsula BiemannSasha Huber,  Andreas MuggliTimo Wright,  Eric Lanz Antti Laitinen,  Fabio Friedli,  KirsiMarja Metsähuone,  Pasi Autio,  Anka Schmid Sandra Knecht,  Peter Liechti and Johanna Lecklin.
 

CURATORS
Artist-run Centre MUU, director Timo Soppela, Helsinki
Chantal Molleur, founder and curator, White Frame


PRODUCTION PARTNER
Tweaklab AG

SCREENING PARTNER
2016: Stadtkino, Basel

DETAILED PROGRAMS
Click here for 2016 detail program

How to resist to the movement of polarization sweeping through many harbors of our societies? How do we keep our doors open to the other? The thematic of this first edition of The Compiler Screenings dealt with issues related to borders and boundaries linked to notions of territories, national borders, personal behaviors and social and cultural boundaries in the every day.

The Compiler Screenings name comes from the curatorial project Compiler (2003 – 2012), a DVD series produced by the company Tweaklab in Basel that focused on video and audio works. The spirit of this project was passed on to White Frame moving away from the DVD format onto the screen, transforming the Compiler project into The Compiler Screenings. In cooperation with the Stadtkino Basel, this year’s edition showed works with a timespan of twenty five years of different artistic approaches and preoccupations of established and young Finnish and Swiss artists. We co-curated this edition with Timo Soppela, director of the artists’ association MUU from Helsinki.

This project was made possible thanks to financial support from the Christoph Merian Foundation and the Division of Cultural Affairs Basel-Stadt. 

2016 Media focus on White Frame and The Compiler Screenings
''White Frame - Im Dienste des bewegten Bildes', Isabel Fluri, Fokus, Kunstbulletin, Nr.12, December, 2016


THE NIGHTLIGHT SCREENINGS 2016

Basel, Switzerland: August 19th, 2016 // 20:00 to 23:00

Artists/filmmakers
Judith Albertcollectif_fact (Annelore Schneider and Claude Piguet)Eli CortiñasMahdi FleifelLuc GutMarianne Halter & Mario MarchisellaConstantin HartensteinToby HuddlestoneAlexandra MeyerShelly NadashiNeozoonYves NetzhammerElodie Pong and Max Philipp Schmid.

CURATORS
Tasja Langenbach, Artistic Director, Videonale, Bonn Chantal Molleur, founder and curator, White Frame

OUTDOOR SCREENING VENUE
At the garden of the Christoph Merian Foundation in Basel
(in case of rain, our screening partner was the Basler Papiermühle Schweizerisches Museum für Papier, Schrift und Druck)
 

As part of White Frame’s (WF) ongoing commitment to the presentation of video art, WF presented The Nightlight Screenings, two curated video art mixed programs that explored more recent works from Swiss and international artists. The event took place on August 19th at the Garden of the Christoph Merian Foundation across from the new building of the Kunstmuseum Basel.  Grill & Bar opens at 20:00.

This new initiative aimed to draw a more focused attention to video art works to a broader public and to simultaneously foster international exchanges for our Swiss productions. Two thousand sixteen guest curator, Tasja Langenbach, artistic director of Videonale Bonn co-curated the program with Chantal Molleur, co-founder/director and curator of White Frame. The entry was free for the event. 

DETAILED PROGRAMS
Click here

This project was made possible thanks to financial support from the Christoph Merian Stiftung,  Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt und Mary & Ewald E. Bertschmann-Stiftung

Media coverage - reviews
bz Basel_Samstag, 13 August 2016
TagesWoche_Freitag, 19 August 2016
Filmexplorer, The Nightlight Screenings 2016


RENDERING TIME - SWISS SELECTION
MONTREAL, CANADA: OCTOBER 27, 2016                       

CURATOR
Chantal Molleur, White Frame

SCREENING PARTNER
GIV (Groupe Intervention Vidéo)


ARTISTS
Ariane AngereggenAnne HodySandra KnechtBarbara NaegelinSonja FeldmeierBettina GrossenbacherEsther HunzikerMuriel Kunz and Hildegard Spielhofer.
 

White Frame, Groupe Intervention Vidéo and Bildwechsel joined forces last April to present Rendering Time. The project was an initiative from White Frame who wished to underline the 50th anniversary of women’s suffrage introduced in Basel on June 26th, 1966. Furthermore, White Frame highlighted the continuous work of two organisations: Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV) and Bildwechsel dedicated to present a panoramic view of women’s artists working in the media arts. This one-day event in Hamburg and in Basel saluted through five curated programs by Nicole Gingras, Dayna McLeod, Chantal Molleur, Chris Regn et Cheryl Sim, the contribution of women’s artists subversiveness of convention of norms and forms, challenging themselves and expanding our viewer experience. 

As part of its series Topovidéographies at Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV, Montreal), White Frame presented on Thursday October 27th, a selection of the Swiss program of Rendering Time


(im)mobile
Exhibition: March 6  -  May 15, 2016
 

ARTISTS
Edith Flückiger (Switzerland)
Germaine Koh (Canada)

CURATORS
Mireille Bourgeois, IOTA
Chantal Molleur, WHITEFRAME

EXHIBITION PARTNER
HAUS FÜR KUNST URI, Altdorf, Switzerland
Director/Curator: Barbara Zürcher

E-PUBLICATION OF THE EXHIBITION
Here

We were delighted to bring to Switzerland from Canada the (im)mobile exhibition showcasing the works of Swiss artist Edith Flückiger and Canadian artist Germaine Koh. (im)mobile was originally presented at the Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2014. The two artists in (im)mobile presented conceptual artwork, made up of electronic installation, video, digital text pieces in a conversation surrounding mobility and stillness. New works from both artists were included in this Swiss exhibition. 

Following their Halifax residency in 2013, the two artists created the collaborative mapping game Tracing Tracks part of the Canadian exhibition project available online at http://tracingtracks.com/.

This project was made possible thanks to financial support from the Mobiliar Genossenschaft, Casimir Eigensatz Stiftung, Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim Stiftung, Stadt Luzern FUKA-Fonds and the Canadian Council for the Arts.

Media coverage - reviews
'Edith Flueckiger, Germaine Koh', Hinweise, Kunstbulletin, Nr.5, Mai, 2016
'Eintauchen in einen surrealen Zauberwald', Kurt Beck, Neue Luzerner Zeitung Online, 10. März 2016
'Bewegt im Stillstand - stille Bewegung' von Angela Nyffeler, Zentralschweizer Kulturkalender, Nr 4, April 2016
'Haus Für Kunst Uri - Ausstellung (im)mobile', Filmbeitrag von Isabel Bures
'Anregung zum Nachdenken über Bewegung und Raum' Franka Kruse, Urnerwochenblatt, 5. März, 2016
'Kunst baut Brücke bis Kanada', Anian Heierli, Neue Urner Zeitung Online, 4. März 2016
'Mit Kunst zum Nachdenken' von Markus Zwyssig, Neue Urner Zeitung, 26.04.2016


RENDERING TIME
Hamburg, Germany: April 14, 2016 - 19:00 to 23:00
Basel, Switzerland: April 17, 2016 - 15:00 to 21:00                       

CURATORS
Petunia Alves, Groupe Intervention Vidéo
Chris Regn, bildwechsel
Chantal Molleur, White Frame

SCREENING PARTNERS
Neues kino Basel
Metropolis Kino Hamburg

DETAILED PROGRAMS
Click here

SELECTION OF THE SWISS PROGRAM ON VIMEO FOR 168 HOURS
April 17 - May 2, 2016

White Frame (Basel), Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV, Montreal) and Bildwechsel (Hamburg) joined forces to present Rendering Time. The project was an initiative from White Frame who wished to underline the 50th anniversary of women’s suffrage introduced in Basel on June 26th, 1966. This one-day event saluted through five curated programs the contribution of women’s artists subversiveness of convention of norms and forms, challenging themselves and expanding our viewer experience.

Furthermore, we highlighted the continuous work of two organisations: Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV) and Bildwechsel dedicated to present a panoramic view of women’s artists working in the media arts. The event was presented in Basel with the partnership of Neues Kino and in Hamburg with Metropolis Kino

The Swiss program of Rendering Time included videos by the following artists from Basel: Ariane Angereggen, Anne Hody, Sandra Knecht, Florine Leoni, Barbara Naegelin, Sonja Feldmeier, Bettina Grossenbacher, Esther Hunziker, Muriel Kunz, Muda Mathis/Sus Zwick/Fränzi Madörin, Hildegard Spielhofer, Lena Maria Thüring and Käthe Walser.

The Canadian program encompassed 3 curated programs. The first program curated by Nicole Gingras called Witnesses presented the following artists: Louise Gendron, Tamara Vukov, Gabriela Golder, Lamathilde, Petunia Alves, Byol - Nathalie Kimura-Lemoine, Kinga Araya, Nikki Forrest, Jackie Gallant and Anne Golden.

The second program curated by Dayna McLeod called Gestures of performativity presented the following artists: Sabrina Ratté, Kim Kielhofner, Lamathilde, Eugenie Cliche, Ilse Gassinger, Élaine Frigon, Karen Trask, Victoria Stanton, Ines Szigety, Nikki Forrest, Sojin Chun, Larose S. Larose, Sheena Hoszko, Byol - Nathalie Kimura-Lemoine and Coral Short.

The third program curated by Cheryl Sim called Piercing Sideways presented the following artists: Claudia Del Fierro, Dana Inkster, Sojin Chun, Tran T. Kim Trang, Byol - Nathalie Kimura-Lemoine, Dayna McLeod, Myriam Jacob-Allard and Michelle Smith.

The German program completed the Rendering Time screenings. Chris Regn introduced Bildwechsel with fragments from the following artists: durbahn, video letters of different artists and activists, Chris Regn and Andrea Saemann.

This project was made possible thanks to financial support from Kanton Basel-Stadt, the Mary & Ewald E. Bertschmann-Stiftung and the Canada Council for the Arts.


2015

 

Infinite Singularities
Solo exhibition of Edith Flückiger
 

Opening: January 29th, 2015 at 6pm
Exhibition: January 30th to February 28th, 2015

Artist talk: February 19th, 2015 with art historian Irene Müller
Launch of E-print with texts by Isabel Fluri and Chantal Molleur: February 19th, 2015

CURATOR
Chantal Molleur, White Frame 

EXHIBITION PARTNER
Stadtgalerie Bern, Switzerland

White Frame presented a solo exhibition showcasing new installations by Swiss artist Edith Flückiger. Infinite Singularities brought together works dealing with the significance of time, space, our existence and the fragility of our conscious experiences. 

This project was made possible thanks to financial support from the Burgergemeinde BernKanton BernStadt Bernthe Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, the FUKA-Fonds Stadt Luzern and the Ernst Göhner Stiftung.

Reviews
Kunstbulletin 3/2015 _  "Bern, Luzern : Edith Flückiger - Stete Ver(un)sicherungen der eigenen Präsenz"
Berner KulturAgenda


2014

 

Frenetic Standstill
solo exhibition of Max Philipp Schmid
 

Opening: December 4th, 2014
Exhibition: December 5th, 2014 to January 5th, 2015

CURATOR
Chantal Molleur, White Frame

EXHIBITION PARTNER
Corfu Art Gallery, Greece

COLLABORATIVE PARTNER
Research laboratory "Interactive Arts"
Department of Audiovisual Arts
Ionian University
Corfu, Greece
 

Max Philipp Schmid's artistic results can be read and interpreted within the two principles found in the theme of Frenetic Standstill. Schmid seems to question our human fascination with controlling time, with trying to take apart time's continuity and reconstruct a time scale. He is able through his technical manipulation of the medium, to go beyond the simple representation of a moment, and time almost stands still. He slows our gaze and for a brief moment, we are almost able to catch the unattainable. At the same time, we are reminded, through his manipulated attempts in his reenactments and found footage material, that causality remains unchanged.

Frenetic Standstill encompassed three video installations; Wald (Forest 2007)Der Wanderer (The Wanderer 2007) and Das Gespenst des Glücks (The Ghost of Happiness 2011). The curatorial line of this exhibition drew from a common denominator found in these installations: the gap between our frenetic wishes to 'get there' and our struggles to achieve something desired, promised, or predicted.

Available: exhibition text by Chantal Molleur. 

This project was made possible thanks to financial support from the Kanton Basel-Landschaft and Kanton Basel-Stadt.

Reviews
http://www.artcorfu.com
http://www.corfupress.com
http://inarts.eu/gr//news/15


(im)mobile
Opening: October 16th, 2014
Exhibition: October 17th to November 30th, 2014
 

ARTISTS
Edith Flückiger
Germaine Koh

CURATORS
Mireille Bourgeois, independent curator
Chantal Molleur, White Frame

EXHIBITION PARTNER
Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada

PRODUCTION PARTNER
Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax, Canada
www.cfat.ca/

The two artists in (im)mobile presented conceptual artwork, made up of electronic installations, video, and digital text pieces in conversation surrounding mobility and stillness. 

Available: E-catalogue with a curatorial text by Mireille Bourgeois and Chantal Molleur. Other writers: Jonathan Shaughnessy and Susann Wintsch.  

This project was made possible thanks to financial support from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the Canadian Council for the Arts, the Nova Scotia Arts Council and the Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Halifax.

Reviews
http://artgallery.dal.ca/publications/index.html
http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/fall-arts-preview-2014
http://allevents.in/halifax/immobile-edith-fluckiekiger-and germaine-koh
http://www.akimbo.ca
http://cfat.ca/news/tracing-tracks-online-launch/
http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/tracing-tracks/Event?oid=4437542
http://cfat.ca/news/immobile-residency-talk


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Special Swiss Focus
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'The Representative"
a video installation by Philipp Gasser
 

Opening: March 5th, 2014
Finissage: March 29th, 2014
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Les «mousquetaires de l’invisible»
March 26th, 2014, Program 1
March 27th, 2014, Program 2

ARTISTS: Judith AlbertEmmanuelle Antille, Peter AerschmannRené BauermeisterChristoph Oertli,Collectif FactEdith FlückigerAlexander HahnRalph KühneMuriel KünzMuda MathisGérald Minkoff,Yves NetzhammerJean OtthElodie PongPipilotti RistMax Philipp Schmid and Roman Signer.

CURATOR
Chantal Molleur, White Frame

FESTIVAL PARTNER
International Festival of Films on Art, Montreal, Canada

Switzerland was a guest at the 32st edition of the International Festival of Films on Art. Chantal Molleur was invited to present two Swiss video art programs to mark the 50th anniversary of video art. She also presented two video installations by Swiss artist Philipp Gasser. The Representative, 2013, along with his 2011 video installation Coming and Going, which were both exhibited at the Espace Culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme at the Place des Arts in Montreal.

This project was made possible thanks to financial support from the Kanton Basel-Landschaft, Pro Helvetia and Swissfilms.

Reviews
http://placedesarts.com/shows/13420/zon-arts.en.html
http://patwhite.com/node/17307
http://cultmontreal.com/2014/02/heres-whats-on-at-this-years-art-film-fest/
http://www.swissfilms.ch/de/events_programmes/programmes/-/id_programms/171
https://soundcloud.com/nancygraves/xxfiles-episode-april-2nd


2013

 

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"The Ghost of Happiness"
a video installation by Max Philipp Schmid
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Les "mousquetaires de l’invisible" - 50 years of Swiss Video Art


ARTISTS René BauermeisterEdith FlückigerAlexander HahnRalph KühneMuda MathisGérald MinkoffJean OtthElodie PongPipilotti RistMax Philipp Schmid and Roman Signer.

CURATOR
Chantal Molleur, White Frame

EXHIBITION PARTNER
Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques, Marseille, France

White Frame was guest at Les Instants Vidéos Numériques et Poétiques, with a Swiss video program marking the 50th anniversary
of video art, along with the exhibition of the video installation The Ghost of Happiness by Swiss artist Max Philipp Schmid. 
The program and the installation were presented at la Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille during the 26th edition of the festival in November 2013.

This project was made possible thanks to financial support from Kanton Basel-Stadt, Kanton Basel-Landschaft and Pro Helvetia.

Reviews
http://www.scribd.com
http://www.lafriche.org
http://www.visualcontainer.org
http://www.digitalarti.com/fr/blog/instantsvideo/samedi_9_novembre_les_50_ans_darts


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Swiss Special Focus

ARTISTS AND FILMMAKERSSonja FeldmeierEdith FlückigerMichael FreiFabio FriedliMarianne HalterSusanne HoferRalph KühneMuriel KunzBarbara NaegelinChristoph OertliElodie Pong, Max Philipp SchmidRaphael Sommerhalder and Claudia Willke.

CURATORS
Chantal Molleur, White Frame
Stella Händler, Freihändler

FESTIVAL PARTNER
Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film, Durham, Canada
Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Canada

White Frame was guest at The Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film to present a special Swiss focus with two film and video programs,
along with the presentation of the installation The Ghost of Happiness by Swiss artist Max Philipp Schmid.

This project was made possible thanks to financial support from Kanton Basel-Landschaft and Pro Helvetia.

REVIEWS
http://www.fabfilmfest.ca/film2013/ghost.html
http://www.fabfilmfest.ca/film2013/swissshorts.html
http://www.akimbo.ca/akimbos/?id=57872
http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com


2012

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Les mousquetaires de l’invisible -
Surveying 50 years of Swiss video art history


WRITER
Chantal Molleur, White Frame

ONLINE PARTNER
Neuland Magazine

René Berger affectionately called the pioneers of video art in Switzerland "Les mousquetaires de l'invisible." 
This was the first generation: Muriel Olesen, Gérald Minkoff, René Bauermeister, Janos Urban and John Otth,
from the French part of Switzerland. Neuland Magazine invited Chantal Molleur to tell us more in its April edition.


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Max Philipp Schmid, a video retrospective

CURATORS
Marc Mercier, Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques
Chantal Molleur, White Frame

FESTIVAL PARTNER
Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques, Marseille, France

At Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques, White Frame showed retrospective of the video works of Swiss artist Max Philipp Schmid. The program was presented at la Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille during the 25th edition of the festival on November 9th, 2013.

This project was made possible thanks to financial support from Pro Helvetia.


 

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e-prints/TEXTS/programs


 

Où sommes-nous / Where are we
Curated by Aaron Pollard, OBORO and Chantal Molleur from White Frame


 
 

THE NIGHTLIGHT SCREENINGS 2018 PROGRAM
Curated by Alessandra Arnò, co-founder/director, VisualContainer, Milano and
Chantal Molleur from White Frame.


 
 

'Luc Mattenberger & Max Philipp Schmid - Collisions' exhibition art booklet
Exhibition curated by Patrizia Keller from the Nidwaldner Museum
and Chantal Molleur from White Frame


 
 
 

THE COMPILER SCREENINGS 2017 - Our Stories PROGRAM
Curated by Susann Wintsch, curator and editor of Treibsand Exhibition Space
and Chantal Molleur from White Frame


 
 
 

THE NIGHTLIGHT SCREENINGS 2017 PROGRAM
Curated by THitomi Hasegawa, Curator/director, 
Moving Image Archive of Contemporary Art (MIACA), Hong Kong and
Chantal Molleur Chantal Molleur from White Frame


 
 
 

THE COMPILER SCREENINGS 2016 PROGRAM
Curated by Timo Soppela, director or artist centre MUU
and director of the Art Fair Suomi and Chantal Molleu
from White Frame.


 
 

THE NIGHTLIGHT SCREENINGS 2016 PROGRAM
Curated by Tasja Langenbach, artistic Director of Videonale
and Chantal Molleur from White Frame.


RENDERING TIME SCREENINGS PROGRAM
White Frame (Basel), Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV, Montreal) and Bildwechsel (Hamburg) 


(IM)MOBILE Switzerland exhibition E-Publication
EDITH FLÜCKIGER (CH) AND GERMAINE KOH (CDN)
With texts from Mireille Bourgeois and Chantal Molleur, Jonathan Shaughnessy and Susann Wintsch


IM)MOBILE Canada exhibition E-Publication
EDITH FLÜCKIGER (CH) AND GERMAINE KOH (CDN)
With texts from Mireille Bourgeois and Chantal Molleur, Jonathan Shaughnessy and Susann Wintsch


INFINITE SINGULARITIES exhibition E-Publication
SOLO EXHIBITION OF EDITH FLÜCKIGER
With texts from Isabel Fluri and Chantal Molleur


FRENETIC STANDSTILL
SOLO EXHIBITION OF MAX PHILIPP SCHMID
Exhibition curatorial text by Chantal Molleur


SURVOL DE 50 ANS D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART VIDÉO SUISSE
LES MOUSQUETAIRES DE L'INVISIBLE

LIGEIA - DOSSIER SUR L'ART VIDÉO
Text by Chantal Molleur


SPECIAL SWISS FOCUS
THE FABULOUS FESTIVAL OF FRINGE FILM 
                                                                                                                  



ON SWISS VIDEO ART
PUBLISHED IN CONTEMPORARY ART & INVESTMENT
HONG KONG, CHINA
Text by Chantal Molleur


 

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White Frame presents
The Compiler Screenings 2018
Screening: December 12th, 2018 | 18:30 - 21:00
Stadtkino Basel, Switzerland
 

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