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.
A ransom, an illicit border crossing, an exchange of nationality: Transactions of different sorts are often the conceptual starting point for Lydia Ourahmane’s (* 1992) art. The results encompass video, sound, performance, sculpture, and installation, exploring the way histories of displacement and...
Die Nichtschönen: Works, 1967–1974
At once technoid and bodily, minimal and monstrous, often with spouts or hoses that resemble weirdly organic orifices and tentacles, the early sculptural works by Joachim Bandau (* 1936) remain as strange and singular today as when he first made them. An overview of the artist’s still relatively...
Back wall project ¤
Judith Kakon (* 1988, Basel) takes the symbol ¤ as the title for her artwork, sited on Kunsthalle Basel’s back wall. It is a sign that denotes an unspecified currency, first encoded for computers in 1972. The artist places it, along with various terms of the global realty trade (PRIME, TRUST, ESTATE...
Matthew Angelo Harrison
For his first solo exhibition at a European institution, Detroit-born sculptor Matthew Angelo Harrison (* 1989) creates a monumental installation of 3-D machine technologies, African artifacts, and workers’ labor union paraphernalia to merge the cruel history of colonialism with the formalist legacy...
Encrypted networks, digital currencies, artificial intelligence, data harvesting, algorithmic biases, and sentient machines: all effects of twenty-first-century data-based capitalism. The proliferation of information, and data’s nebulous modes of circulating and being processed, fundamentally shape...
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