Appearing Rooms. Jeppe Hein’s Wasserpavillon in Basel
PUBLIC ART@FREILAGER-PLATZ is an initiative by the FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel, House of Electronic Arts Basel, Kunsthaus Baselland, and Interessengemeinschaft Freilager-Platz. It pursues the shared aim of enlivening Freilager-Platz with alternating, publicly accessible art in order to sustainably increase its visitor appeal and strengthen the neighborhood. The plan is to present different outstanding artistic works each year, whose impact will be felt in cantons Basel-Stadt and Baselland as well as far beyond.
The internationally renowned and socially committed artist Jeppe Hein will kick things off with his water feature “Appearing Rooms.” This project will mark the first time that a fountain sculpture has been installed on the Freilager-Platz, offering residents in particular an invitation to stop by and enjoy their time.
The project is curated by Ines Goldbach, director of Kunsthaus Baselland. It is the first cross-institutional project of its kind and marks the imminent move of the new Kunsthaus Baselland to the Dreispitz, scheduled for completion by the end of 2023.