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Special

Kunsthalle Basel

Free admission to the new solo exhibitions by Lydia Ourahmane and Joachim Bandau.

03 March 2021 | 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Free admission to the new solo exhibitions «Barzakh» by Lydia Ourahmane and «Die Nichtschönen: Works, 1967–1974» by Joachim Bandau.


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

Ascension Day 2021

13 May 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Whitsun 2021

23 May 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

24 May 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Swiss National Holiday 2021

01 August 2021: Closed


Christmas/New Year 2021/2022

24 December 2021: Closed

25 December 2021: Closed

31 December 2021: Closed

01 January 2022: Closed


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
bibliothek@kunsthallebasel.notexisting@nodomain.comch

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

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

colourkey Free admission

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)
Exhibition
Exhibition

Kunsthalle Basel

Judith Kakon: «¤»

18 September 2020 - 15 August 2021

Judith Kakon (* 1988, Basel) takes the symbol ¤ as the title for her artwork, sited on Kunsthalle Basel’s back wall. It is a sign that denotes an unspecified currency, first encoded for computers in 1972. The artist places it, along with various terms of the global realty ...
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Exhibition

Kunsthalle Basel

Lydia Ourahmane: «Barzakh»

02 March 2021 - 16 May 2021

A ransom, an illicit border crossing, an exchange of nationality: Transactions of different sorts are often the conceptual starting point for Lydia Ourahmane’s (*1992) art. The results encompass video, sound, performance, sculpture, and installation, exploring the way ...
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Exhibition

Kunsthalle Basel

Joachim Bandau: «Die Nichtschönen: Works, 1967–1974»

02 March 2021 - 06 June 2021

At once technoid and bodily, minimal and monstrous, often with spouts or hoses that resemble weirdly organic orifices and tentacles, the early sculptural works by Joachim Bandau (*1936) remain as strange and singular today as when he first made them. An overview of the ...
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Exhibition

Kunsthalle Basel

Matthew Angelo Harrison

04 June 2021 - 26 September 2021

For his first solo exhibition at a European institution, Detroit-born sculptor Matthew Angelo Harrison (*1989) creates a monumental installation of 3-D machine technologies, African artifacts, and workers’ labor union paraphernalia to merge the cruel history of colonialism ...
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Event
Workshop

Kunsthalle Basel

Mal•Mal – Draw from a Live Model in the Current Exhibitions

Tomorrow 12 May 2021 | 6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

Do you feel like drawing? Kunsthalle Basel invites all passionate artists and art enthusiasts—beginner, professional, or anywhere in between—to grab paper and pencil and discover new shapes and lines in the current exhibitions.

A model will interact with the interior ...
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Special

Kunsthalle Basel

Free admission and special program during International Museum Day

16 May 2021 | 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

A day for the joy of the big and little ones – Together with numerous institutions we celebrate the International Museum Day. We invite you to discover the current exhibitions by Lydia Ourahmane and Joachim Bandau with a fresh eye, to get involved in exciting conversations ...
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Guided Tour

Kunsthalle Basel

Guided Tour in German

16 May 2021 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Each Sunday at 3 pm, you are warmly welcome to our public guided tour, which is included in the admission. Members of the Kunsthalle Basel team guide you through the exhibition and provide insights on its content.

The tours have a limited capacity of 14 ...
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Guided Tour

Kunsthalle Basel

Guided Tour in German

23 May 2021 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Each Sunday at 3 pm, you are warmly welcome to our public guided tour, which is included in the admission. Members of the Kunsthalle Basel team guide you through the exhibition and provide insights on its content.

The tours have a limited capacity of 14 ...
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Guided Tour

Kunsthalle Basel

Guided Tour in German

30 May 2021 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Each Sunday at 3 pm, you are warmly welcome to our public guided tour, which is included in the admission. Members of the Kunsthalle Basel team guide you through the exhibition and provide insights on its content.

The tours have a limited capacity of 14 ...
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Guided Tour

Kunsthalle Basel

Guided Tour in German

06 June 2021 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Each Sunday at 3 pm, you are warmly welcome to our public guided tour, which is included in the admission. Members of the Kunsthalle Basel team guide you through the exhibition and provide insights on its content.

The tours have a limited capacity of 14 ...
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Guided Tour

Kunsthalle Basel

Guided Tour in German

13 June 2021 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Each Sunday at 3 pm, you are warmly welcome to our public guided tour, which is included in the admission. Members of the Kunsthalle Basel team guide you through the exhibition and provide insights on its content.

The tours have a limited capacity of 14 ...
Read more