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Kunsthaus Baselland

Pia Fries

Today: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

03 February 2023 - 09 July 2023

Since the 1990s, Pia Fries has undisputedly been one of the most important international figures in the field of painting. Born in 1955 in Beromünster, Switzerland, she relocated to Germany in the 1980s to study at the renowned Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Gerhard Richter, where she became one of his master students. She has since developed an individual, distinctive body of work, which explores the possibilities of painting and space through the medium's intrinsic materiality. This new, free, and also open concept of painting has earned Pia Fries numerous awards and invitations to renowned exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, as well as appointments to several professorships. Alongside works from the 1990s, the exhibition at Kunsthaus Baselland shows her most recent works for the first time in Switzerland. They represent a new artistic milestone for Pia Fries. An accompanying catalog is in the works.
The exhibition is curated by Ines Goldbach.

Pia Fries, quintopylon 2, 2020, Ölfarbe und Siebdruck auf Holz, 200 × 140 cm. Foto: Hans Brändli, © Pia Fries / 2022, ProLitteris, Zürich

Kunsthaus Baselland

OpenClosed | 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Helsinki-Strasse 5,  4142  Münchenstein/Basel

Kunsthaus Baselland. Foto: Finn Curry

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  We 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Th 11.00 AM - 8.00 PM  |  Fr 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Sa 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Su 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

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The Kunsthaus Baselland is among the leading exhibition spaces for regional, national and international contemporary art in the Basel region. A special focus is put on artist of different age groups, which are working in Basel as well as on international working artists, which are working explicit with the place and the architecture of the Kunsthaus. Partially first big individual exhibitions for invited artists will be realized.


Adults: CHF 12.-
Reduced admission: CHF 9.-
BaselCard, Baselland Gästepass+: CHF 6.-

Free admission:
Member Kunstverein Baselland
Member selected partner institutions
Children up to the age of 18
Oberrheinischer Museumspass
Students Kunsthistorisches Seminar Uni Basel
Students Schule für Gestaltung Basel
Students HGK Institute Art Gender Nature
Refugees with residency status F, N, B* und S
IV + 1 accompanying person
Arts press

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission


From SBB train station
About 15 minutes from SBB: Tram no. 11 in the direction of Aesch BL, Dorf to the Freilager stop. Cross the Freilager-Platz and the platform of the HEK (House of Electronic Arts)

From Badischer Bahnhof (German train station)
Bus 36 in the direction of Schifflände, get off at the Dreispitz stop, walk to Kunsthaus Baselland or take tram no. 11 in the direction of Aesch BL, Dorf and get off at the Freilager stop.

By car, A2
Exit Basel Süd/St. Jakob, at the intersection continue straight on Brüglingerstrasse in the direction of Dreispitz, turn left onto Münchensteinerstrasse, then turn right onto Florenz-Strasse and left onto Frankfurter-Strasse to the Ruchfeld parking garage. Follow the signs for "Kunsthaus Baselland".

By car, A18
Exit Bottmingen / Münchenstein, turn left onto Münchensteinerstrasse, turn right towards Basel, turn left onto Florenz-Strasse and turn left again onto Frankfurter-Strasse to the Ruchfeld parking garage. Follow the signs to "Kunsthaus Baselland".

In the Ruchfeld parking garage, Frankfurt-Strasse 37, 4142 Münchenstein.

Kunsthaus Baselland


13 April 2024 - 18 August 2024

Nun ist es endlich so weit: Das neue Kunsthaus Baselland, entworfen von Buchner Bründler Architekten, transformiert von einer ehemaligen Champagner-Lagerhalle in einen Ort für zeitgenössische Kunst, ist vollendet. Der Kunstverein Baselland findet damit nach 25 Jahren an ...
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