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Exhibition
Exhibition

Kunsthalle Basel

An exhibition by Nick Mauss: «Bizarre Silks, Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts, etc.»

Today: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

07 February 2020 - 20 September 2020

Artist Nick Mauss (* 1980) has repeatedly turned exhibition-making—the assembly of precisely staged relations—into an art form. He especially conceives the scenography for this show, which brings together and reframes works by contemporary and historical figures, emphasizing aspects of legibility, textility, fragility, and aggression across various media.

With Anonymous, Gretchen Bender, Felix Bernstein / Gabe Rubin, William S. Burroughs / Brion Gysin, Hannah Höch, Ray Johnson, Konrad Klapheck, Ketty La Rocca, Nick Mauss, Rosemary Mayer, Robert Morris, Ken Okiishi, Edward Owens, Anton Perich, Georgia Sagri, Bea Schlingelhoff, and Megan Francis Sullivan


Nick Mauss: Installation view, «Bizarre Silks, Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts, etc.», view on Rosemary Mayer, «Hypsipyle» (1973), Kunsthalle Basel, 2020, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
Nick Mauss: Installation view, «Bizarre Silks, Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts, etc.», view on (front) Robert Morris in Zusammenarbeit mit The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, «Restless Sleepers/Atomic Shroud» (1981), (back left) Megan Francis Sullivan, «Baigneur aux brax écartés» (1883), «Collection Jasper Johns (Inverted)» (2016), (back right) Megan Francis Sullivan, «Cing Baigneuses (1885–1887), Kunstmuseum Basel (Inverted)» (2015), Kunsthalle Basel, 2020, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
Nick Mauss: Installation view, «Bizarre Silks, Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts, etc.», Kunsthalle Basel, 2020, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
Nick Mauss: Installation view, «Bizarre Silks, Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts, etc.», view on Rosemary Mayer, «Galla Placidia» (1973), Kunsthalle Basel, 2020, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
Museum

Kunsthalle Basel

OpenClosed | 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Steinenberg 7,  4051  Basel

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  We 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Th 11.00 AM - 8.30 PM  |  Fr 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Sa 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Su 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Institution

Kunsthalle Basel is dedicated to exhibiting, discussing, and reflecting on the art of the present, and it has been so ever since its founding in 1872. It is renowned for its audacious and varied program as well as for its engagement with artists, often before they are widely known. Curious visitors of all ages are welcome to its spectacular display spaces for thought-provoking exhibitions and events.
 

Library
The library of the Basler Kunstverein is free and open to the public. It houses an impressive selection of 30,000 books and catalogues on topics related to contemporary art and subscribes to 35 different magazines of art and culture.
 

Access via Klostergasse 5, CH – 4051 Basel
T +41 61 206 99 06
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Opening hours library: Tue/Thurs 9.00 AM - 12.30 PM and 1.30 - 5.00 PM
(outside opening hours by appointment)

Admission

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

Children up to 18 years of age, People with disabilities and their escorts, Immigrants (with identification card N, F), Members of Basler Kunstverein, Friends of Kunsthalle Basel, Media, ICOM / VMS, Schools BS+BL, Teachers of Fine Arts BS and BL, Kunsthistorisches Seminar BS, Basel School of Design (SfG), FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Colour Key, COMEX Comission Exécutive Musées, Freiwilliger Museumsverein Basel (FMB), Museum staff Basel Free admission

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Access

tram 1/2/3/8/10/11/14/15 > Bankverein,
tram 6/10/1/16/17 > Theater

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), Steinenparking (bei der Heuwaage)

Accessibility

All exhibition galleries of Kunsthalle Basel are fully wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users only require staff assistance when accessing the building from Steinenberg 7. Our staff will be pleased to help you (phone +41 61 206 99 01)
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