12th October 2021
9th January 2022

The Hindsighter’s Children is a new installation by the Basel-based artist Sophie Jung, comprising a series of image-objects based on the famous Basel Totentanz mural, translated as ‘The Dance of Death in Basel’. Jung takes her lifelong fascination for the Totentanz as a questioning alternative to the unforgiving dichotomy between the states of existence-or-not: alive and dead. The Basler Totentanz mural was painted in the late Middle Ages in Basel and depicted the dance of death. It showed different people of varying social classes and professions with dancing skeletons in ragged clothes between each of them, a reminder that death dances with all of us, regardless of class and status.

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Image: courtesy of the artist and VITRINE London/Basel.