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Kunsthalle Basel

Artists’ talk in the Regionale exhibition, in German

08 December 2022 | 6.30 PM - 8.00 PM

During the run-up to the Regionale exhibition, art enthusiasts and students from the Department of Art History at the University of Basel have the chance to brief themselves thoroughly on individual works appearing in the show. In conversation with the artists in front of a public audience, they subsequently discuss the specific ways in which the artworks have been made.

Free entrance. Without registration.

For further information, please contact: kunstvermittlung@kunsthallebasel.notexisting@nodomain.comch

The Artists’ talks are part of the project Perspektive Kunstvermittlung.

Raffaela Boss and Yann Slattery, «moving patterns III», 2021, Performance view, Festival Les Urbanes, Lausanne, 2021. Photo: Margot Sparkes. Courtesy the artists

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

Carnival 2023

27 February 2023: Closed

28 February 2023: Closed

01 March 2023: Closed

Easter 2023

07 April 2023: Closed

08 April 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

09 April 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

10 April 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

May Day 2023

01 May 2023: Closed

Ascension Day 2023

18 May 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Whitsun 2023

28 May 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

29 May 2023: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Art Basel 2023

12 June 2023: 10.00 AM - 2.00 PM

13 June 2023: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

14 June 2023: 10.00 AM - 10.00 PM

15 June 2023: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

16 June 2023: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

17 June 2023: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

18 June 2023: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

Swiss National Holiday 2023

01 August 2023: 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
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)

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09 February 2023 | 7.00 PM - 10.00 PM

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Opening with free admission, extended opening hours, and a speech at 7 pm.
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12 February 2023 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

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