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In the image: Yvonne Volkart

The Art of Caring. Aesthetics & Practices discussion will take place on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 18:00 at Fondation Beyeler, Riehen / Basel with the speakers Sascia Bailer, Helen V. Pritchard, Mariana Tilly, Yvonne Volkart.

The discussion will also include the presentation of Yvonne Volkart's new book – Technologies of Care. From Sensing Technologies to an Aesthetics of Attention in a More-than-Human World which explores the results of the Ecodata-Ecomedia-Ecoaesthetics (2017-2021) project, the outcome of which also includes the Atmospheric Forest, VR experience by Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits.

The Art of Caring. Aesthetics & Practices
With Sascia Bailer, Helen V. Pritchard, Mariana Tilly, Yvonne Volkart

Friday April 5, 2024, 18:00
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen / Basel
Institute Art Gender Nature @Friday Beyeler

In our crisis-ridden times, care has become the great promise of salvation. Increasingly, art is also expected to make an active commitment to caring. How can care for and with others be explored artistically? How can we reject notions of salvation and hold onto both accountability and care? How can it open itself up to more-than-human concerns? And: How can care be inscribed into the conditions of production and (infra-)structures of the art sector so that current conditions can be made just?

Both, the discussion between Sascia Bailer, curator, and researcher, Helen V. Pritchard, queer love theorist and Head of Research at Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures HGK Basel FHNW, and Yvonne Volkart, Head of Research at Institute Art Gender Nature HGK Basel FHNW and author of Technologies of Care, as well as the story-telling performance by artist and PhD candidate Mariana Tilly (and friends), address the burning questions and ambivalences surrounding care and explore them in depth together with the audience.

More information:


+371 67228478 (office)

+371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)