Eija-Liisa Ahtila participates in Art Basel

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Vaakasuora, 2011. © 2011 Crystal Eye – Kristallisilmä Oy.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Vaakasuora, 2011. © 2011 Crystal Eye – Kristallisilmä Oy.


One of the most well-known Finnish contemporary artists Eija-Liisa Ahtila takes part in Unlimited exhibition at Art Basel from 13th to 16th of June. Ahtila presents her work Horizontal (2011) as part of the exhibition curated by director of the Swiss Institute in New York, curator Gianni Jetzer.

Art Basel is the world’s leading art fair, with a variety of curated exhibitions. Art Basel takes place at the every year in three locations: Basel, Miami and Hong Kong. The upcoming Art Basel fair and the Unlimited exhibition takes place in Basel, Switzerland.

Unlimited presents altogether 79 ambitious large-scale art works, which all challenge the physical limitations of the traditional art fair booth. The show consist of works from a variety of artists ranging from more up-and-coming creators to art world heavy-weights, such as Ai Wei Wei, Miroslaw Balka, Martin Creed and Alfredo Jaar.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s piece Horizontal (2011) is a six-channel conceptual projection-installation, which contemplates the representation of nature object, a spruce tree, in a human-scale space. The piece is also exhibited in Ahtila’s solo show Parallel Worlds at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, Finland until 1st of September 2013.


Art Basel – Unlimited, 13.–16.6.2013, Basel, Switzerland

Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Parallel Worlds, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 19.4.–1.9.2013, Helsinki, Finland