Wir sagen Danke!

Saturday, November 25 2023, 4 p.m.–7.30 p.m.

Farewell celebration for Director Josef Helfenstein
Tributes come from Dr. Felix Uhlmann, the President of the Art Commission of the Kunstmuseum Basel, Beat Jans, the Governor of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, as well as an internationally known surprise guest.


Dance Performance
The premiere of the performance "Echo" by Armando Braswell and Julian Nicosia, dancers and choreographers from Basel, is being presented. In 'Echo,' dancers Armando Braswell and Or Schraiber embark on an artistic journey through dance. This duet explores reflection and the echoes we leave behind. A poetic contemplation on departure and continuity, 'Echo' merges movement, light, and words into a poignant, unforgettable experience. It's a celebration of the lasting echoes we create as we move forward.

Music by Lionel Loueke
The musical program with the star guitarist and jazz musician Lionel Loueke and students from the Institute of Jazz at the FHNW offers a kaleidoscope of captivating pieces, energy-charged sounds and compositions from Africa, Asia, South and North America, and Europe. Lionel Loueke, who grew up in Benin, is one of the most significant musicians of the current scene. In addition to his international concert activities with Herbie Hancock, Gretchen Parlato, and many others, he is also a professor of jazz guitar at the Jazzcampus in Basel.

Musicians Jazzcampus: Lionel Loueke, Vocal & Guitar; Sarahfina Osei Nopper, Vocal; Joseph Bijon, Gitarre; Javier Sánchez Rojo, Klarinette und Tenorsaxophon; Francesc Badia Rotllan, Trompete; Moritz Renner, Posaune; Patrick Fitzgerald, Kontrabass; Max Teakle, Piano; Jan Zeimetz, Schlagzeug und Perkussion, Marcelo Figueiredo, Gitarre; Sneha Lama, Vokal; Kasish Shrestra, Schlagzeug und Perkussion.

From 6.30 p.m, there are musical performances throughout the house and the exhibitions can be visited for free.