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Exhibition Children

Kunsthalle Basel

Phung-Tien Phan «Kartoffel»

Today: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

25 August 2023 - 12 November 2023

«Kartoffel» – was könnte prosaischer sein als dieses einfache Wurzelgemüse, welches auch als abwertende Bezeichnung für Deutsche benutzt wird? Der deutsch-vietnamesischen Künstlerin Phung-Tien Phan (* 1983) dient sie als roter Faden für ihre Ausstellung, denn die Kartoffel besitzt mit ihrer lässigen, aber herzlichen Gewöhnlichkeit auch die Fähigkeit, auf kulturelle Identitäten zu verweisen.
Kartoffel, die erste Einzelausstellung der Künstlerin in der Schweiz, offenbart mit neuen Skulpturen, Videos und Installationen eine Praxis, welche Diaspora-Erfahrungen, weibliche Arbeit und spätkapitalistische Produktionsweisen auf zärtliche, bescheidene und humorvolle Art und Weise erforscht.

Phung-Tien Phan, Figur 2, 2023, Installationsansicht, in: Phung-Tien Phan, Kartoffel, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, Foto: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel
Phung-Tien Phan, Kartoffel, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, Ausstellungsansicht, Foto: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

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


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

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


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

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Nolan Oswald Dennis: «a recurse 4 [3] worlds»

01 October 2023 - 11 August 2024

Nolan Oswald Dennis (* 1988 Sambia) zeigt erstmals ein ortsspezifisches, monumentales diagrammartiges Kunstwerk, welches sich über die gesamte Rückwand der Kunsthalle Basel erstreckt. Auf Gesprächen mit Physiker*innen, Geograph*innen und Schriftsteller*innen beruhend, benutzt ...
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Ghislaine Leung "Commitments"

17 May 2024 - 11 August 2024

For her first institutional exhibition in Switzerland, the British artist Ghislaine Leung (*1980) presents a new series of score based works. Leung’s artistic practice is characterized by a rigorous, conceptual, and personal, approach that often traces physical and economic ...
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Mal•Mal – Draw from a live model in the exhibition by Ghislaine Leung

Tomorrow 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

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Questions – with Ghislaine Leung, in English

04 June 2024 | 6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

Ghislaine Leung’s works often utilise their surrounding structures – exhibition space, temporal durational, regional location or organisational partners – as limits deployed through sets of conditions for each institution to perform the work. In her ongoing Questions talks, ...
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Toyin Ojih Odutola: "Ilé Oriaku"

07 June 2024 - 01 September 2024

Toyin Ojih Odutola (*1985) draws. The results suggest that she is, in fact, part storyteller, part theater-maker, conjuring fantastical tableaux vivants using charcoal, pastel, and pencil. These impressive artworks, drawn on paper, gessoed linen, or canvas board as well as ...
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Opening Toyin Ojih Odutola

06 June 2024 | 7.00 PM - 10.00 PM

Kunsthalle Basel and its director Mohamed Almusibli warmly invite you to the opening of Toyin Ojih Odutola’s exhibition, on Thursday, June 6, 2024, from 7 to 10 p.m.

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

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Curator’s tour with Mohamed Almusibli, in English

09 June 2024 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Mohamed Almusibli leads all interested visitors on a guided tour through the current exhibitions.

The tours have a limited capacity, therefore we ask you to please register in advance by e-mail at kunstvermittlung@kunsthallebasel.
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