Gegenwart / Comtemporary Art




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With freshly installed art on three floors, a virtually transformed Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart awaits visitors starting on November 25, 2017. The focus is on treasures from the Kunstmuseum’s own collections and the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation as well as three interventions: by Claudia & Julia Müller, Marianne Eigenheer, and, perhaps most strikingly, the artist duo Clegg & Guttmann, whose work is on view in the museum’s skylight hall.

Most galleries are devoted to the works of a single artist, resulting in a harmonious polyphony of installations, films, and expansive creations throughout the museum. The redesigned presentation includes art by Carl Andre, Francis Alÿs, Burt Barr, Louis Cane, Ceal Floyer, Wade Guyton, Steve McQueen, Sol LeWitt, Kilian Rüthemann, Richard Serra, Oscar Tuazon, Mark Wallinger, and Heimo Zobernig.

A special highlight are the interventions by the Swiss artists Claudia & Julia Müller, who have created a new work to complement an earlier piece in the museum’s collection, and Marianne Eigenheer, who was invited to design the room showcasing her art.

Works by:

Carl Andre

Francis Alÿs

Joseph Beuys

Burt Barr

Louis Cane

Marianne Eigenheer

Ceal Floyer

Wade Guyton

Sol LeWitt

Steve McQueen

Claudia und Julia Müller

Kilian Rüthemann

Richard Serra

Oscar Tuazon

Mark Wallinger

Heimo Zobernig




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