Theaster Gates

The Black Madonna

Gegenwart, Neubau / Jun 9, 2018–Oct 21, 2018 / Curators: Dr. Josef Helfenstein, Søren Grammel



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Theaster Gates understands himself as a collector of collections and archives. His particular interest lies in forgotten objects, images, and themes. At the Kunstmuseum Basel, Gates will investigate the cult of the Black Virgin through interventions carefully attuned to the specific exhibition spaces.

The exhibition is supported by:

  • Novartis international AG
  • Fonds für künstlerische Aktivitäten im Museum für Gegenwartskunst der Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung und der Christoph Merian Stiftung
  • Trafina Privatbank AG
  • Stiftung für das Kunstmuseum Basel



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