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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

Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili "Verkleidung"

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Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili (*1979) presents an ensemble of large-scale, quasi-abstract, almost diaphanous photographic images specifically developed for the outdoor context of the back wall of Kunsthalle Basel. The images are, as with so much of the Georgian-born artist’s practice, a mix of straight photographs, composite images created by superimposing photographic negatives, and explosions of chroma produced in darkroom processes.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/E
Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili

LuYang "LuYang Vibratory Field"

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LuYang melds the philosophical, spiritual, and the wildly playful to create a vibrant exhibition—LuYang’s first in Switzerland. Filled with colorful video animations, avatars, and video games, the Shanghai-born artist devises a spectacular computer-generated cosmos.

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

Next exhibition(s)

Iris Touliatou "Gift"

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To develop her new site-specific project, Iris Touliatou (* 1981) began with an almost forensic investigation of Kunsthalle Basel. The Greek artist will use the infrastructural, administrative, and historical aspects of the institution to create a “score” for her experimental exhibition.

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

P. Staff "In Ekstase"

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"In Ekstase," by British artist P. Staff (* 1987), incorporates all new works in video, sculpture, and installation. As their largest solo show to date, it draws on persistent concerns of the artist, such as the myriad processes by which the living—especially marginalized communities—are disciplined in a society defined by capitalism and its brutality.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/E
P. Staff
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Location of the museum

Steinenberg 7
4051 Basel

Location/directions

Within easy walking distance from the tram stops Bankverein, Barfüsserplatz and Theater, Kunsthalle Basel is located right in the city centre of Basel. All these stations are well served by Basel’s public transport system and can be reached quickly and conveniently from the city’s two railway stations, the Swiss railway station SBB and the German train Station Badischer Bahnhof. Kunsthalle Basel does not provide parking facilities. If you are driving, we recommend one of the following car parks: Anfos-Haus (Henric Petri-Strasse 58), Elisabethen (Steinenschanze 5), Kunstmuseum (Luftgässlein), Steinenparking (bei der Heuwaage)

Open

Tue, Wed, Fri 11 am-6 pm; Thurs 11 am-8:30 pm; Sa, So: 11 am-5 pm

Special opening hours

27.02.–01.03.2023 (Basler Fasnacht): closed
07.04.2023 (Good Friday): closed
10.04.2023 (Easter): 11 am–5 pm
18.05.2023 (Ascencion Day): 11 am–5 pm
29.05.2023 (Pentecost): 11 am–5 pm

Admission

CHF 12.—/8.—
incl. S AM Swiss Architecture Museum

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.
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    Parking
  • 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