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Ausstellungsraum Klingental


Today: Closed

25 August 2022 - 25 September 2022

Jan van Oordt / La Dépendance
Contributions by Geraldine Tedder, Mathis Pfäffli, Sadie Plant, Fabrice Schneider, Daniela Brugger, Riverside (Andreas Kalbermatter, Dominic Michel, Mia Sanchez), (Axelle Stiefel, Phillip Klein, Elisa Storelli), Arnaud Wohlhauser, TETI Group (Anne-Laure Franchette & Gabriel Gee), Vivian Wang, Manuel Schneider, Ludwig Berger, Julie Semoroz, Florian Eitel

The starting point of the exhibition Premises is a process that has emerged around the exhibition space and artist residency la Dépendance on the outskirts of the southern Jurassic municipality of St. Imier.

The project, which has been in existence since 2018 and maintains a residency program for visual artists* as well as events and thematic camps during the summer months, is artistically and curatorially directed by Jan van Oordt. At times, the boundaries between the different actors and his practice blur into a fraying cosmos. Premises will now, for the first time, be fully dedicated to this process. It is a parallel of the approaches of La Dépendance; a structure that both houses and enables informal networks; is both study and vehicle, favoring collaborative experimental note-taking.

The spatial translation is formulated as a sculptural arrangement that is at once structure, display, and work. This basic framework is primarily composed of used materials, which originate from the immediate surroundings of the residence. An abandoned nursery is used as a source of materials and as a carrier of content. In addition, individually existing elements from the project and various documents are woven into the exhibition. For example, the library and record collection of the house will be made accessible and activated by invited artists, existing furniture will be used for furnishing, or a system for floor tiles that was used in the residence will be used to construct a kind of presentation scenography in the small exhibition space.

Various artists from the network of La Dépendance will contribute to this scenery in the form of readings, lectures, concerts and film screenings.

©Jan van Oordt
© Jan van Oordt

Ausstellungsraum Klingental


Kasernenstrasse 23,  4058  Basel

©Ausstellungsraum Klingental

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu Closed  |  We 3.00 PM - 6.00 PM  |  Th 3.00 PM - 6.00 PM  |  Fr 3.00 PM - 6.00 PM  |  Sa 1.00 PM - 6.00 PM  |  Su 1.00 PM - 6.00 PM

Opening hours are valid only during ongoing exhibitions.

Christmas/New Year 2022/2023

24 December 2022: Closed

25 December 2022: Closed

26 December 2022: Closed

31 December 2022: 1.00 PM - 6.00 PM

01 January 2023: 1.00 PM - 6.00 PM


The Ausstellungsraum Klingental is an exhibition space, which provides a platform for artists living and working in Basel. We present, discuss and promote their artistic practice bringing it to public attention. We consider the exhibition space to be a meeting place between contemporary art and the public. The Ausstellungsraum also applies its experimental approach to its important role within the various citywide exhibition projects such as Museum Night and Regionale.

An important feature of the Ausstellungsraum is the promotion of young talent. The Ausstellungsraum Klingental discovers and presents innovative artistic work and provides opportunities for curators to develop ideas within a professional framework. However, we are also keen to promote and present important positions from older generations of artists. 

The Ausstellungsraum Klingental was first established by an artist initiative in 1974 within the Kaserne area. Since then it has been run by a changing coalition of artists and art mediators such as art-historians and curators.


Free entry


Arriving by public transport: Take tram no. 8 in direction "Kleinhüningen" or "Weil am Rhein", stop "Rheingasse" or "Kaserne".



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