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Exhibition
Exhibition

Kunstmuseum Basel

Grand Gestures. Four Decades of Swiss Abstraction

Today: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

16 May 2020 - 24 October 2021

A fierce stroke of the brush that means the world? — Par for the course in the painting of Art Informel. Blending inspirations from Paris and New York, this variety of expressive abstraction caught on in Switzerland in the 1950s and developed into a richly diverse genre over the decades that followed.

The Kunstmuseum’s collection reflects the colorful spectrum of forms of expression, ranging from Lenz Klotz’s and Maria Vieira da Silva’s seismograph-like recordings of psychological states to Martin Disler’s eruptions of chromatic violence. Unbound by any rules of art and with unrestrained creative energy, artists like Wolf Barth, Samuel Buri, Franz Fedier, and Rolf Iseli mold the physical matter of paint into confident assertions, hieratic signifiers, or lyrical evocations of atmospheres, in works that are now calligraphic, now ecstatic and always supremely subjective.


Wolf Barth: Ohne Titel (1959), Kunstmuseum Basel
Museum
Wir sehen die Bögen der Front des Kunstmuseums Basel eine Strasse und im Hintergrund der Neubau des Kunstmuseums

Kunstmuseum Basel

OpenClosed | 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

St. Alban-Graben 16,  4010  Basel

photo: Julian Salinas

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  We 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM  |  Th 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Fr 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM  |  Sa 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Su 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Christmas/New Year 2022/2023

24 December 2022: Closed

25 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

26 December 2022: Closed

27 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

28 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

29 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

30 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

31 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

01 January 2023: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM


Institution

The Kunstmuseum Basel invites visitors on a journey through art history from the 15th century to the present day at three locations. Masterpieces from the collection, high-caliber special exhibitions and programs offer the public multi-layered approaches to art. The museum's main and new buildings are located in the heart of the city - just a few minutes from the SBB train station, and a short streetcar ride from the Badischer Bahnhof train station. The Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, dedicated entirely to contemporary art, is idyllically situated on the banks of the Rhine in Grossbasel.

Admission

Special exhibitions incl. collection & exhibitions
Adults (from 20 years): CHF 26
Students (20-30 years): CHF 13
Teens (13-19 years): CHF 8

Collection & exhibitions
Adults (from 20 years): CHF 16
Students (20-30 years): CHF 8
Teens (13-19 years): CHF 8

The collection can be visited for free on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m., and the first Sunday of each month.

Free entry for refugees (with identity card N, F, B and S)

You'll find all information on tickets here: https://kunstmuseumbasel.ch/en/visit/ticketsprices

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Access

tram 1/2/15 > Kunstmuseum

Accessibility

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