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Ausstellungsraum Klingental

Smudge, the messenger -

Today: 3.00 PM - 6.00 PM

01 August 2021 - 05 September 2021

The collective DUELL approaches a meta-perspective on spatial and temporal relations with sculptural, installation elements and video installations.

Space and time as a loop: What if the microscopic merges with the macroscopic? What if the future becomes the past? DUELL explores points of contact of formal time and scale relations with the political. The earth could become archaic again due to climate change, a single desert and emptied of all resources: Artifacts from contemporary culture become nature. For example, (an area of 775 kilograms) brick dust is transformed in its significance by being interpreted as desert sand.

For the research of the exhibition in Ausstellungsraum Klingental DUELL deals with extraterrestrial languages, codes or notation systems. They speculate, parallel to the brick dust, about a transformation of meaning of language: a language that materializes, symbols that assumes a life of its own and inscribe themselves into the environment.

Only when language emerges out of its cultural abstraction, it can become universal - not in Chomsky's terms, from human to human, but beyond the boundaries of the Anthropocene. Smudge, the messenger - is an approximation.


Ausstellungsraum Klingental

OpenClosed | 3.00 PM - 6.00 PM

Kasernenstrasse 23,  4058  Basel

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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 2021/2022

24 December 2021: Closed

25 December 2021: Closed


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".



Ausstellungsraum Klingental


19 September 2021 - 24 October 2021

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