Yoan Mudry "The Future Doesn’t Need Us"
11 September 2021 - 15 May 2022
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.
Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel
24 December 2021: Closed
25 December 2021: Closed
31 December 2021: Closed
01 January 2022: Closed
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.
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
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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)
Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission
colourkey Free admission
11 September 2021 - 15 May 2022
08 October 2021 - 23 January 2022
24 October 2021 - 07 November 2021
31 October 2021 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM
07 November 2021 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM
14 November 2021 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM
21 November 2021 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM
28 November 2021 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM
05 December 2021 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM