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Kunsthalle Basel

Kunsthalle Basel is dedicated to exhibiting, discussing, and reflecting on the art of the present. And it always has been, since its founding in 1872. It was one of the first institutions in Switzerland to feature international and Swiss contemporary art, and today it is still among the country’s most active. It is renowned for its audacious and varied programs as well as for its engagement with artists, particularly those who are not yet widely known. It welcomes curious visitors of all ages and organizes up to 10 thought- provoking exhibitions per year, many of which include newly produced works. It also hosts a panoply of events — artist’s talks, performances, film screenings, and more — making it a vibrant site to experience contemporary art and take part in the discussions that surround it.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/E
Opening 1872

Kunsthalle Basel. Foto/Photo: Yohan Zerdoun, 2016
Kunsthalle Basel. Foto/Photo: Yohan Zerdoun, 2016

Current exhibitions

Michaela Eichwald

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In ihrer ersten institutionellen Einzelausstellung in der Schweiz präsentiert die deutsche Künstlerin Michaela Eichwald (* 1967) neue Gemälde, auf deren üppig beschichteten Oberflächen aus unkonventionellem Trägermaterial wie Lederimitaten oder Autositzbezügen sich eine künstlerische Praxis zwischen Abstraktion und Figuration, Sprache und Gestik ausbreitet – im Versuch, die klassischste Gattung der Kunstgeschichte, die Malerei, neu zu denken.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/E
Michaela Eichwald

Next exhibition(s)

Regionale 22 "... von möglichen Welten"

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This annual group exhibition is conceived in the context of the Regionale, a cross-border cooperation of 19 institutions in France, Germany, and Switzerland, with a focus on contemporary production by artists local to the three-country region around Basel.

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Pedro Wirz

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For his largest institutional exhibition to date, Pedro Wirz (* 1981) creates an immersive installation, filled with a germinating ecosystem and sculptures drawn equally from organic matter and consumer culture. Together, they translate the Brazilian Swiss artist’s interest in cultural history, science, craft, and folklore into a result as fantastical as it is a sobering commentary on our current environmental crisis.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/E
Pedro Wirz
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    Art

Location of the museum

Steinenberg 7
4051 Basel

Location/directions

Steinenberg 7, zwischen den Tramstationen Theater, Barfüsserplatz und Bankverein

Open

Di, Mi, Fr 11-18; Do 11-20.30; Sa, So: 11-17

Besondere Öffnungszeiten

24. - 25.12.2019 geschlossen
31.12.2019: geschlossen
1.1.2020: geschlossen


Admission

CHF 12.- / 8.- inkl.
S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum

Contact

Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
4051 Basel
061 206 99 00 Telephone
info@kunsthallebasel.ch
http://www.kunsthallebasel.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
    Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Children and family-friendly
    Children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.