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Sky within us

A conversation about The Soul Expanding Ocean, The Current, the very nature of Ocean Space with Chus Martínez and Markus Reymann


Ocean Space
Admission fee
Free of charge

Reservation is required at the following link


English with simultaneous translation

The Soul Expanding Ocean #1: Taloi Havini has been curated by Chus Martínez, TBA21–Academy's newly appointed Curator of Ocean Space for 2021-2022, following her leadership of the Academy's program "The Current", in which Havini participated.

This three-year fellowship program sets out to strengthen the friendship between artists, scientists, activists, and policymakers. Friendship is a key notion since it implies a mutuality among different practitioners based on affection, a deep commitment to staying in touch, and staying attentive to each other's work.

And so, "The Soul Expanding Ocean", the exhibition program TBA21–Academy initiated with Havini's new commission, should be seen as the continuation of this collective effort to understand the Ocean through the senses, analyze the possibilities with affection, and propose future scenarios intertwining imagination with knowledge.


In line with the rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the capacity of Ocean Space has been reduced to guarantee a safe experience.

Participation is free but reservation is required at this link.

Masks must be worn inside Ocean Space (properly covering both nose and mouth) and hands must be sanitized with the provided sanitizer upon entrance. A temperature check will be carried out at the entrance.


Chus Martínez is head of the Art Institute at the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel,and in 2021-22, the Curator of Ocean Space, Venice, TBA21–Academy's center for catalyzingocean literacy, research, and advocacy through the arts. Previously, she led The Current II (2018–20), a project initiated by TBA21–Academy. The Current is the inspiration behind Art is Ocean, a series of seminars and conferences held at the Art Institute which examines the role of artists in the conception of a new experience of nature.