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Kunsthalle Basel

Steinenberg 7, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 206 99 00
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Art in the middle of Basel

As part of the museums night (pay one entrance fee and access that night almost all museums of... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
A fantastic and unique institution of contemporary art!

When you visit Basel in Switzerland you absolutely have to make a stop at Kunsthalle Basel. This... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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Dynamic, experimental, rigorous, open-minded, and accessible, Kunsthalle Basel is a place for audacious art and exhibitions by emerging artists. Established in 1872 by the Basler Kunstverein (Basel Art Association), Kunsthalle Basel is world renowned for engaging with pioneering practices in contemporary art. With its majestic, skylighted spaces, the Kunsthalle is a truly exceptional place to see art. It organizes about eight exhibitions per year, featuring international and Swiss artists. The shows often take innovative forms and involve newly commissioned works. Throughout the year the Kunsthalle also presents dynamic public programming-artists' talks, lectures, film screenings, and readings-to contextualize the featured artists' practices. Kunsthalle Basel looks back with pride on a long history of exhibitions that nurtured the development of art and supported, early in their careers, emerging artists who would go on to become part of art history. In the early twentieth century it hosted major solo shows by Edvard Munch, Paul Gauguin, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Vincent van Gogh, and Piet Mondrian. In subsequent decades it featured Jackson Pollock, Alighiero Boetti, Joan Jonas, Jeff Koons, and Richard Serra. And more recently we have been proud to present solo shows by Moyra Davey, Mark Leckey, Superflex, Piotr Uklanski, Danh Vo, and Anicka Yi, to name only a few.
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21 Jan 2017
“Art in the middle of Basel”
20 Oct 2016
“A fantastic and unique institution of contemporary art!”
Steinenberg 7, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 206 99 00
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

As part of the museums night (pay one entrance fee and access that night almost all museums of Baesl) I went to explore the Kunsthalle. It is probably hard to rate an Art Place that has constent changing art. So depending on what is on...More

Thank sascha411
Reviewed 20 October 2016

When you visit Basel in Switzerland you absolutely have to make a stop at Kunsthalle Basel. This institution shows international upcoming artists in its temporary exhibitions, such artists which afterwards are collected by wellknown museums or collectors. If you are not yet in love with...More

1  Thank nadjaborer
Reviewed 15 September 2016

As dumb luck would have it, I managed to find the Kunsthalle Museum on social media. Although I wouldn't consider myself a contemporary art aficionado, the artifacts on display did spark my interest. It also sparked a great source of entertainment. It takes a particular...More

Thank Andrea2go
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Walking to the Kunstmuseum I was a dumb jet-lagged tourist, saw the sign for the Kunsthalle, and went in and paid 12FR to see the exhibits. This is a conceptual art space that had two desperately pedestrian artists on display. I love contemporary art -...More

1  Thank UsaTraveler49
Reviewed 9 May 2016

If you are interested in Contemporary Art often at the cutting edge, this is a must see in Basel. Basel is one of the world centres for modern art (Art Basel being one of if not the most important Contemporary Art Fairs in the World)...More

Thank FoodieArch
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Simply the best place for art with the best team of people! The exhibitions and programs are always top class.

Thank RodrigoYarmuk
Reviewed 19 April 2016

even though the Kunsthalle is not as big and famous as its neighbour the Kustmuseum it must not be underestimated. It's cosy and has just the right size so that one can see everything without getting tired and inattentive. It has it's very own charm:...More

Thank Jasmin S
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

The Kunsthalle Basel is a very well curated exhibition platform and always worth the visit. Congratulation the kunsthalle team for giving Basel such a dynamic in art!

Thank AK_BS2014
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I have seen many modern/abstract art pieces in museums such as the Kunsthalle in Europe and the United States but was particularly struck by "More heat than light" on a recent trip to Basel. The piece is highly technical intellectually, extremely simple in manifestation, and...More

1  Thank Forrest W
Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

There are many another tourist attractions around this place. So I can tell that Kunsthalle is a kind of one-stop-tourism place. It is pretty easy to get there by tram. I went there from Messeplatz, and all i need to do is just go get...More

Thank bellabasuki
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