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Exhibition
P. Staff, «On Venus», Serpentine Galleries, 2019. Installation view. Photo: Hugo Glenndinning. Courtesy P. Staff
P. Staff, «On Venus», Serpentine Galleries, 2019. Installation view. Photo: Hugo Glenndinning. Courtesy P. Staff
Exhibition

Kunsthalle Basel

P. Staff: «In Ekstase»

Today: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

09 June 2023 - 10 September 2023

In Ekstase, by British artist P. Staff (* 1987), incorporates all new works in video, sculpture, and installation. As their largest solo show to date, it draws on persistent concerns of the artist, such as the myriad processes by which the living—especially marginalized communities—are disciplined in a society defined by capitalism and its brutality. Through a weaving of trans poetics, mysticism, and necropolitics, Staff constructs an exhibition at once atmospheric and haunting. To visit it will be to enter a cosmos. To leave it will be to be transformed by the artist’s urgent reflection on that most essential question: how can we define what it is to live, truly live, in a world on fire?


P. Staff, «On Venus», Serpentine Galleries, 2019. Installation view. Photo: Hugo Glenndinning. Courtesy P. Staff
Museum

Kunsthalle Basel

OpenClosed | 11.00 AM - 5.00 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
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

Free admission: Children up to 18 years of age; People with disabilities and their escorts; Persons in need of protection and persons admitted on a temporary basis (status F, N, S & B with refugee status); Members of Basler Kunstverein; Friends of Kunsthalle Basel; Media; ICOM / VMS; Museums-Pass-Musée (before: Oberrheinischer Museumspass); Schools BS+BL; Teachers of Fine Arts BS and BL; Kunsthistorisches Seminar BS; Schule für Gestaltung Basel (SfG); FHNW Academy of Art and Design; Colour Key; COMEX Comission Exécutive Musées; Freiwilliger Museumsverein Basel (FMB); Museum staff Basel

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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Nolan Oswald Dennis, a recurse 4 [3] worlds, Kunsthalle Basel Rückwand, 2023, Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
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Kunsthalle Basel

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Klára Hosnedlová, GROWTH, exhibition view (with performers), Kunsthalle Basel, 2024, photo: Zdeněk Porcal - Studio Flusser / Kunsthalle Basel
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Kunsthalle Basel

Klára Hosnedlová: "GROWTH"

09 February 2024 - 20 May 2024

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Exhibition

Kunsthalle Basel

Ghislaine Leung "Commitments"

17 May 2024 - 11 August 2024

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Workshop

Kunsthalle Basel

Mal•Mal – Draw from a live model in the exhibition by Ghislaine Leung

29 May 2024 | 6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

The evening invites everyone who would like to retake pen and paper to experience the exhibition from a new perspective and exchange ideas with other passionate art enthusiasts.

Meeting point: Foyer Kunsthalle Basel
Free of charge, drawing material will be ...
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Special Barrier-free

Kunsthalle Basel

Questions – with Ghislaine Leung, in English

04 June 2024 | 6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

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Kunsthalle Basel

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Opening

Kunsthalle Basel

Opening Toyin Ojih Odutola

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Opening with free admission, extended opening hours, and a speech at 7:00 p.m.
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