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Exhibition
Exhibition

Kunsthalle Basel

INFORMATION (Today)

Today: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

25 June 2021 - 10 October 2021

Encrypted networks, digital currencies, artificial intelligence, data harvesting, algorithmic biases, and sentient machines: all effects of twenty-first-century data-based capitalism. The proliferation of information, and data’s nebulous modes of circulating and being processed, fundamentally shape daily life now. INFORMATION (Today) is a group show featuring contemporary artists seeking to unravel this phenomenon. It is a loose response to the iconic 1970 INFORMATION exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and also to two other less widely known but pathbreaking shows staged at Kunsthalle Basel, Information and Das offene Museum – die Stadt, from 1969 and 1970, respectively. All of these exhibitions emerged from dramatic advancements in communications technologies being witnessed at the turn of the 1970s—an era already then being heralded as the Information Age. For artists, like everyone, access to information was gaining a particular urgency. Now, fifty years later, our presumed completeness of access and connectivity belies a vicious flip side that includes ever more invasive and technologized forms of surveillance along with the collection and sale of our personal data. And again, artists are responding. INFORMATION (Today) features more than a dozen artists from around the globe, all born since the tumultuous information explosion that prompted those 1969–70 shows. They work in various media and represent a wide range of artistic positions, but all forefront the processing and formalizing of data, treating this almost as a medium in its own right. Recent work and new commissions will spread across the five downstairs galleries of Kunsthalle Basel.


Trevor Paglen, Autonomy Cube, 2015. Courtesy of the artist; Metro Pictures, New York; Altman Siegel, San Francisco
Installation view, INFORMATION, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1970. Photo: James Mathews / The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Liu Chuang, still, Bitcoin Mining and Field Recordings of Ethnic Minorities, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Antenna Space, Shanghai
Marguerite Humeau, installation view, Riddles (Jaws), Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, 2017. Photo: Julia Andreone
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

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)
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Guided Tour in German

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Every Sunday at 3 pm, the Kunsthalle Basel team leads all interested visitors on a guided tour through the current exhibitions.

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Guided Tour in German

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Every Sunday at 3 pm, the Kunsthalle Basel team leads all interested visitors on a guided tour through the current exhibitions.

The tours have a limited capacity of 25 participants, therefore we ask you to please register in advance by e-mail to ...
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Guided Tour in German

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Every Sunday at 3 pm, the Kunsthalle Basel team leads all interested visitors on a guided tour through the current exhibitions.

The tours have a limited capacity of 25 participants, therefore we ask you to please register in advance by e-mail to ...
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Guided Tour

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Guided Tour in German

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Every Sunday at 3 pm, the Kunsthalle Basel team leads all interested visitors on a guided tour through the current exhibitions.

The tours have a limited capacity of 25 participants, therefore we ask you to please register in advance by e-mail to ...
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Guided Tour in German

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Every Sunday at 3 pm, the Kunsthalle Basel team leads all interested visitors on a guided tour through the current exhibitions.

The tours have a limited capacity of 25 participants, therefore we ask you to please register in advance by e-mail to ...
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Guided Tour in German

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Every Sunday at 3 pm, the Kunsthalle Basel team leads all interested visitors on a guided tour through the current exhibitions.

The tours have a limited capacity of 25 participants, therefore we ask you to please register in advance by e-mail to ...
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