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Inka ter Haar, we come in pieces (3/3, tryptichon), 2020. Foto: Inka ter Haar

Kunsthalle Basel

Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt: «A–PART»

Today: 11.00 AM - 8.30 PM

25 October 2020 - 08 November 2020

The name A–PART was chosen to reflect this year’s Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt exhibition – things that bring us together and things that separate us. The works of eight recipients of Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt grants in 2019 will be displayed. They are at the same time apart and a part: they are part of a diverse and vibrant regional art scene, and yet they are also artists as individuals who have chosen their own individual approaches to aesthetics and the media. The A–PART exhibition examines this tension between proximity and distance: this year, our daily lives are dominated by the need to keep our distance and avoid closeness. Yet we are reminded time and again that closeness is still possible even when we are apart, and that distance is possible even when we are close. The artworks reflect this apparent contradiction at various levels, both in terms of content and form.

Inka ter Haar, we come in pieces (3/3, tryptichon), 2020. Foto: Inka ter Haar

Kunsthalle Basel

OpenClosed | 11.00 AM - 8.30 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


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
T +41 61 206 99 06

Opening hours library: Tue/Thurs 9.00 AM - 12.30 PM and 1.30 - 5.00 PM
(outside opening hours by appointment)


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


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)


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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Accompanied by the art education team of Kunsthalle Basel, children explore the exhibited works by means of various material experiments and thus learn first-hand about Joachim Bandau’s working methods. What are the objects made of? How were they made? And how heavy are they? ...
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