Kunsttage Basel (Art Days Basel)
On this weekend, Basel will again be all about modern and contemporary art. The fourth edition of “Kunsttage Basel” (Basel Art Days) promises great diversityMore than 50 art locations in Basel and the region open their doors and create a unique atmosphere for young and old. The participating institutions include large art houses, galleries, off-spaces, and studios. More than 130 exhibitions and program items can now be accessed online at https://kunsttagebasel.ch/programm.
The program of the Kunsttage Basel 2023 includes numerous highlights: The Palazzina is breaking new ground and is presenting a group exhibition in the residential area in cooperation with local residents. The dissertations of the students of the Institute Art Gender Nature are shown in the Kunsthaus Baselland, and the artist duo Jahic/Roethlisberger transforms the Space25 into an NFT laboratory. A special performance this year leads to the Bruderholz—the light-sound installation "Twilight" can be seen exclusively in the old water reservoir built around the turn of the century. The interactive play “Salm Ethos” will premier in the Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger | KBH.G. These special program items are framed by a top-class range of exhibitions such as "Out of the Box" in Schaulager, "Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller. Dream Machines” at the Museum Tinguely, and “Ulrike Ottinger” at Contemporary Fine Arts Basel and “Ursula Reuter Christiansen” at the Bartha Gallery.
The Kunsttage will also present Maya Schweizer's “Vulnérable Witness,” which saw its premier at the Basel Social Club during Art Basel week. In her film and sound works, implemented with the technique of collage, the artist deals with individual and collective memory. Her sound installation “Vulnérable Witness” picks up on latent premonitions, things heard through walls and protests, thus alluding to the fragility of the world order, the changes in which are often heralded quietly but audibly.
Visit their website for more information on specific programs and times, as well as to see a map of the various locations to help plan your art journey. Tours for adults, young people, and a children's offer complete the program.
Most of the events will be free.