A Roland for an Oliver presents an overview of most of the independent, non-commercial art spaces and projects in Basel. It forms an accessible orientation within the Basel art scene for national and international visitors alike, and at the same time, communicates its diversity. CURRENTLY: 1. — 18. Nov, Summe all over Basel ! summe.xyz

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ARTACHMENT

ARTACHMENT is a support-oriented exhibition space for young trained artists and curators. The space is located in a small, 8 sq m, former customs house at Dreiländereck (where the borders of three countries meet), by the Rhine harbour in Basel. Raphael Bottazzini initiated this project space in 2007, seeking new curatorial perspectives to maintain and support the idea of networking. Since 2014 the Art Institute Basel has been entrusted with its programming. Art students apply for individual shows or propose to realise curatorial ideas for monthly projects.

Opening hours see website
Tram 8 or Bus 36 to Kleinhüningen

Hochbergerstrasse 160
4057 Basel
artachment.com
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Artstübli

Philipp Brogli’s gallery Artstübli at Steinentorberg brings together the threads of the Swiss urban art scene. Since 2004 he has created a platform with Artstübli that depicts all contemporary facets of urban art and culture, from graffiti to street art. Artstübli became a gallery in 2014 and moved to a 125 sq m prime space in the circular buildings of Markthalle Basel. In addition to specially curated exhibitions, Brogli conveys and coordinates projects such as facade paintings, interior design and event appearances, but also guerrilla actions and interventions, right through to guided tours in public spaces.

Thu – Fri, 11 am – 6 pm
Sat, 2 – 6 pm
Tram 1, 2, 8 to Markthalle

Steinentorberg 28
4051 Basel
artstuebli.ch
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+41 (0)79 287 99 23

Atelierhaus Klingental – Raum 103

Since spring 2017 there has been a new exhibition space at Atelierhaus Klingental at Kaserne Basel. The former workshop takes the imminent dissolution of Atelierhaus — after 50 years of operation — as the occasion to host exhibitions, concerts and readings, as well as discussions on urban development and the working and production conditions for art in Basel. Artists of the collective Ateliergenossenschaft, who will have to vacate the Atelierhaus Klingental by June 2018, take care of curation.

Opening hours see website
Tram 6, 8, 14, 15 and Bus 31, 34, 38 to Rheingasse or Tram 8 to Kaserne

Kasernenstrasse 23
4058 Basel
ateliergenossenschaft.ch
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Ausstellungsraum Klingental

Ausstellungsraum Klingental presents contemporary art from the region of Basel. Through experimental exhibitions, international projects, events, and film nights, Ausstellungsraum Klingental provides a space for stimulating interaction. Founded in 1974, it is led by a periodically renewed team of dedicated artists and guest curators.

Tue, Wed, Fri, 3 – 6 pm
Thu, 3 – 8 pm
Sat – Sun, 12 noon – 5 pm
12 – 17 June 2018: 1 – 9 pm
Tram 6, 8, 14, 15 or Bus 34 to Rheingasse or Tram 8 to Kaserne

Kasernenstrasse 23
4058 Basel
ausstellungsraum.ch
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From July 2018:
RANK
Kasernenstrasse 34
4058 Basel

BelleVue

BelleVue — Ort für Fotografie offers a well respected platform for contemporary photography, presenting the works of established photographers and young talent to a broad audience in its dedicated gallery. Structured as a not-for-profit society, it has 200 members, of which 30 help running the space as volunteers. Since 2012 we have been creating a diverse, exciting and ambitious programme of exhibitions and events for professionals as well as interested amateurs to realise their own projects within BelleVue’s framework.

Sat – Sun, 11 am – 5 pm
or by appointment
Bus 30 to Erasmusplatz
Tram 8 to Feldbergstrasse

Breisacherstrasse 50
Access through the backyard
4057 Basel
bellevue-fotografie.ch
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BIKINI

BIKINI is a collective and artist-run space. For almost a year now, we have been a meeting place for art that likes to be shown and discussed. BIKINI is art, music, performance, extraordinary dishes, cooking, and platform for discussions, exhibitions with or without music, as well as long nights. An art space for actions, reactions and experiments. BIKINI because it sounds so nice. BIKINI are: Raphaela Grolimund, Cyril Hübscher, Lea Rüegg, Yanik Soland. BIKINI graphics are: Moritz Schermbach and Marc Eichenberger.

Open by appointment
Please contact us via e-mail:
info@bikini-space.ch
Tram, 1, 11 to Voltaplatz

Voltastrasse 41
4056 Basel
bikini-space.ch
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Bonjour Baby

Bonjour Baby is a participatory platform for design at Voltaplatz. The project space serves as an interdisciplinary workspace as well as meeting place. Exhibitions, readings, concerts, workshops and performances take place, in which the contents are shaped by the needs of the users. This creates a dialogue and network that is intercultural and interdisciplinary and acts as the basis for new ideas. Projects can be presented and tested in a framework that generates knowledge transfer and rethinks design mechanisms. 

Opening hours see website
Tram 1, 11 to Voltaplatz

Voltastrasse 43
4056 Basel
bonjourbaby.ch
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Deli Projects

Deli Projects organises projects in ever-evolving new spaces. Founded in 2015, Deli Projects works in changing constellations and various disciplines to jointly discover new locations and to experience art in varying formats, leading to unexpected encounters among its participants.

Deli Projects is a nomadic project in upheaval
Locations and opening hours see website

benediktwyss.com

Der TANK

Der TANK is the exhibition space of the Art Institute at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design on the Campus of the Arts in Basel. This glass cube serves hospitality — an art form that is quite apart from those found in traditional project spaces, art institutions or galleries. A tank basin like this offers the opportunity to reflect in new and different ways on art practices today, and on how art gives shape to a space that is meant to provide a place for meditations on future notions of technology, life, materials, and commonality.

Open by appointment: email
Tram 11 to Freilager

Campus der Künste
Freilager-Platz / Pavillon
4142 Münchenstein/Basel
institut-kunst.ch/der-tank
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deuxpiece

deuxpiece explores strategies and formats for producing, presenting and publishing emerging art. As a nomadic curatorial project, deuxpiece focuses on exchange and collaboration with local art spaces and initiatives in Switzerland and Berlin. deuxpiece are Claire Hoffmann, Bianca Hildenbrand-Severo, Alice Wilke and Stefanie Bringezu.

deuxpiece is a nomadic curatorial project
Locations and opening hours see website

deuxpiece.com
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DOCK

DOCK is at once archive, discourse and art space from and with artists in Basel and its region. As a hybrid between showcase, meeting place and info point, DOCK creates an overview of a diverse, heterogenous, and densely populated art scene, and makes its experience accessible to a curious audience from the local district and beyond. Backbone to its operation are documentations and a digital archive of currently about 290 regional artists of different generations, genres and perspectives. Discussion panels and exhibitions bring together current themes and act as an interface between artists, professional audiences and the public.

Tue – Thu, 1:30 – 6:30 pm and by appointment
Tram 8 or Bus 30 to Feldbergstrasse

Klybeckstrasse 29
4057 Basel
dock-basel.ch
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+ 41 61 556 40 66

Dr. Kuckucks Labrador

We are an artist-curator-collective, collaborating since 2012. The regional network and mutual solidarity are important to us because artists grow together. Our goal is to break up hardened structures and at the same time seek new, productive paths, such as the meeting of Basel’s art-related project spaces, (sum), or the Cuckoo’s Nest, our international residency project. We are: Yolanda E. Natsch, Lysann König, Chris Hunter, Raphael Stucky, Sara & Natascha.

Opening hours see website
Tram 1, 2, 15 or Bus 31, 34, 38 to Wettsteinplatz

Dr. Kuckucks Labrador
@Kaskadenkondensator
Warteck pp, 2. Stock
Burgweg 7
4058 Basel
drkuckuckslabrador.ch
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FABRIKculture

FABRIKculture is a well connected project space in Hégenheim, France, close to Basel and the border, with over 30 artist studios nearby. We host 4 to 5 exhibitions a year, some of which are solo shows, presenting regional and experimental projects. All media are represented: from painting, photography, and installations right through to sound experiments, performances and internet art. Our exhibition rooms, occupying more than 1,000 sq m of a former textile factory, allow for extraordinary projects. Every year, we host a summer residence with international artists with the option of a subsequent on-site exhibition.

Sat – Sun, 11 am – 6 pm
Bus 31, 38 to Belforterstrasse, plus 20 mins on foot
Tram 6 to Allschwil, plus 25 mins on foot
Tram 3 to Burgfeldergrenze, plus 30 mins on foot

60 Rue de Bâle
68220 Hégenheim
France
fabrikculture.net
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FAQ

FAQ is an art space, gallery and project venue. “Frequently Asked Questions” are the curatorial guideline for FAQ. Networks and low threshold public access are the framework for all activities at FAQ. The Now and its immediate pathway into the global consciousness of cyberspace form a core communication strategy for FAQ.

Fri, 2 – 6 pm
Tram 1, 3 to Burgfelderplatz

St. Johanns-Ring 133
4056 Basel
faqgalerie.ch
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flatterschafft

flatterschafft is a platform facilitating production, exchange and networking for anyone working in arts and culture. Providing low-cost studio space is not our only focus. It is also about creating networks in which all parties can help and promote each other through their knowledge and skills. Bringing together practitioners from the fields of the visual and medial arts, architecture, music, dance, theatre, literature and other related disciplines is central to the purpose of flatterschafft. 

Opening hours see website
All buses and trams to Bahnhof SBB
or Tram 16 to Solothurnerstrasse

Solothurnerstrasse 4
4053 Basel 
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Hebel_121

Hebel_121 is a project space that offers artists the opportunity to develop and execute a site-specific work for the front part of the venue, with an exhibition of related works running concurrently in the back room. Two large street-facing display windows keep exhibits viewable to the public day and night. Since 1998, artist couple Göttin + Maise have presented international perspectives of concrete, constructive, conceptual and minimal art.
Partnership: Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art

Sat, 4 – 6 pm and by appointment
During Art Basel: daily from 4 pm onwards
Tram 1 to Burgfelderplatz or Kannenfeldplatz
Tram 3 to Burgfelderplatz
or Bus 31, 36, 38 to Metzerstrasse

Hebelstrasse 121
4056 Basel
hebel121.org
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invitro

The smallest offspace in Basel. A miniature showcase to put varying works on display. The works are presented without title and left to the interpretation and reflections of the viewer. Discover a small universe behind the miniature showcase: niel-thaler.com

Permanently visible
Tram 6, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16 to Marktplatz

Gerbergasse 24
4001 Basel
niel-thaler.com
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iwbfilter4

Filter4 is a former slow filter plant located on the Bruderholz in Basel. The site occupies an area of 1600 sq m, consisting of two chambers at 800 sq m each. In addition to exhibitions, we present “filter4voices” events, featuring song, theatre and dance performances. These concerts are held in parallel and within the exhibitions, wherever possible with thematic references. In addition to exhibitions and concerts programmed by iwbfilter4, artists may submit proposals with their own project ideas. The iwbfilter4 Association board then decides which projects to include.

Fri – Sat, 2 – 10 pm
Sun, 1 – 6 pm
Tram 16 to Jakobsberg, plus 10 mins on foot

Entrance at Reservoirstrasse
(no street number)
4059 Basel
iwbfilter4
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Kaskadenkondensator

Kaskadenkondensator is a performance project space for contemporary art, located on the second floor of the Warteck building near the River Rhine and Wettsteinplatz. Our programme is diverse and offers encounters with creative, audiovisual, representative, spatial and reflective practices in art and performance, acting together or informing each other. Often the works and productions are conceived as projects or models. We don’t want to accommodate performance, but highlight where and how it appears, negotiates and intervenes.

Opening hours see website
Tram 1, 2, 15 or Bus 31, 34, 38
to Wettsteinplatz

Burgweg 7
4058 Basel
kasko.ch
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kunsthallekleinbasel

kunsthallekleinbasel is an independent, self-supporting, artist-run initiative. Since its establishment in 2014 by the artist, curator and educator Jasmin Glaab, the gallery has presented over 40 shows and released two publications. With our concept of the one-day exhibition our focus lies on the presence of the artist and on collective experience. Until 2017 the gallery was located in an inhabited apartment, and since then it has been touring Switzerland and abroad as as a nomadic project.

kunsthallekleinbasel is a nomadic curatorial project
Locations and opening hours see website
(During 15 – 24 June: Fri – Su, 2 – 8 pm)

kunsthallekleinbasel.com
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le ventre

Space for Art — Old Synagogue Hégenheim:
Situated across the border in the French Alsace close to Basel, le ventre offers a space for residencies, experiments, presentations and various forms of discourse, such as symposiums and small festivals in the fields of visual art, music, performance and other media. Led as a trinational venture, le ventre is a place for and of transformation: the house is being maintained but has not yet been renovated. The past is present as the walls talk, having their say on what is happening within them, while little by little a soft restoration is taking shape.

Opening hours see website
By bike 25 mins from Basel main station
Tram 6 to Allschwil Dorf, plus 25 mins on foot

Ancienne Synagogue
4, rue d’Alsace
68220 Hégenheim, France
entr-act.ch
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lotsremark Projekte

Founded in 2012 by Janine Stoll & Harald Kraemer.
Since 2014 active also in Hong Kong.
Projects, exhibitions and publications: George Steinmann, Marcel Broodthaers, Beat Feller, Robert Lettner, V-9, Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin, Adrian Falkner, Samuel Adam Swope / ISEA2016 Hong Kong / THE AGE OF EXPERIENCE Hong Kong/Wien / INTERVAL IN SPACE in cooperation with Fundaziun Nairs (Switzerland) and Osage Art Foundation (Hong Kong) with works of Zilla Leutenegger, Beat Feller, Matthias Liechti, Boris Rebetez, Judith Fegerl, Sarah Lai, Au Hoi Lam, Kingsley Ng, Nadim Abbas and Lee Kit.

Opening hours by appointment
Tram 8, 1 or 14 to Dreirosenbrücke

Klybeckstrasse 170
4057 Basel
lotsremark.net
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Pataphysisches Institut Basel

O place of possible possibilities. Here for exchange and encounters. Defined as undefined. Open, or determinative after all? Pataphysical. Pataphysics is the science of imaginary solutions for nonexistent problems. We are interested in the intersection between vision and reality. Our base is the body of thought of pataphysics, invented by Alfred Jarry at the end of the 19th century. We collect artistic aspects and present them in a manner that corresponds to our own interpretation of a pataphysical, contemporary metamorphosis.

Opening hours see website
Tram 3, Bus 30 or 33 to Spalentor
Best reached by bicycle

Socinstrasse 7
4051 Basel
pataphysical.net
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Projektraum M54

Projektraum M54 provides a platform for regional and international artists. Through group and solo exhibitions, the programme aims to foster exchange and interaction between regional, national and international artists. Projektraum M54 offers exhibition opportunities for visarte members, as well as local artists.

Opening hours see website
During Art Basel: daily 2 – 8 pm
Tram 8 to Bläsiring
or Bus 30 to Feldbergstrasse

Mörsbergerstrasse 54
4057 Basel
ping-pong-basel.ch
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Salon Mondial

The 135 sq m exhibition space Salon Mondial forms the centre of the first floor at Freilager-Platz 9. This classic white cube sometimes serves as a gallery, a as an event space or as a laboratory for new, unfinished, germinating work. The residency programme Atelier Mondial regularly presents group exhibitions of guest artists, as well as artists from the region who have been abroad as recipients of an Atelier Mondial grant.

Opening hours see website
Tram 11 to Freilager

Dreispitz
Freilager-Platz 9
4142 Münchenstein
ateliermondial.com

SALTS

The art association SALT supports young, international artists by helping them to realise exceptional projects. Unlike conventional exhibition spaces and their dynamics, SALTS promotes the creation of unique projects that are rooted in their site specificity: An old butcher’s shop, two converted garage boxes, a backyard and a large garden — situated on the River Birs, which separates Basel city from the rural canton Baselland — serve as the starting point for artists to respond with form and concept. SALTS is led by Samuel Leuenberger and co-curated by Elise Lammer, and regularly hosts guest curators.

Fri, 2 – 6 pm
Sat, 1 – 5 pm
and by appointment
Tram 3 to Bären
Access through the backyard

Hauptstrasse 12
4127 Birsfelden
salts.ch
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+ 41 61 311 73 75

Social Muscle Club

What are you ready to give, what do you need? The Social Muscle Club offers new forms of getting together for openness and authenticity.

Social Muscle Club is a nomadic, international project
Locations and opening hours see website

Social Muscle Club
c/o Benedikt Wyss
socialmuscleclub.com
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The Kitchen Aufderhoehe

Since 2013 Dawn and Johannes Nilo have held exhibitions and events at their apartment in Arlesheim. The Kitchen Aufderhoehe focuses on the continual transformation of private living and working spaces into an intimate public domain.

Opening hours by appointment
Tram 10 to Arlesheim Dorf

Auf der Höhe 12
4144 Arlesheim
aufderhoehe.com
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utengasse sechzig

utengasse sechzig is alive — and roaming 2018 as a homeless exhibition label. From 2012 to 2015, utengasse sechzig ran the former shop at Utengasse 60 in Basel as a temporary project space. On display were 14 site-specific and intervening solo exhibitions by artists from Switzerland, France and Germany. Continuing with its site-specific and thematic focus, utengasse sechzig this year presents two group exhibitions: “drei fünf acht”, 27. 5. – 24. 6. At Maison 44, Basel, and “Der Goldene Schnitt”, 14. 10. – 4. 11. at Zentrale Pratteln.

Locations and opening hours see website

utengassesechzig.blogspot.ch
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Villa Renata

Kunstraum Villa Renata was established in 2011. Originally conceived as a temporary site stop gap project, the villa today offers an exhibition space for contemporary art, focusing on a mix of emerging and established Swiss and international art practitioners. Many of the works relate directly to the spatial situation of the building, which was constructed in the tradition of the bourgeois architecture of the late 19th century.

Fri, 4 – 8 pm
Sat – Sun, 2 – 6 pm
Tram 3 or Bus 30, 33 to Spalentor

Socinstrasse 16
4051 Basel
villa-renata.ch
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Voltage

Founded in 2017, Voltage is like a current that unites art practitioners from varying fields under one atelier roof. Several times each year, Ana Vujic curates theme-specific exhibitions by external artists and links them with contemporary theoretical input and talks by art historians. Voltage is not a gallery, but a platform for topical, non-commercial art movements. We are always interested in collaborations with artists and other independent art spaces in Switzerland and abroad.

Opening hours see website
Tram 11 to Mülhauserstrasse

Mülhauserstrasse 48
4056 Basel
voltage-basel.com
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White Frame

White Frame produces and curates exhibitions and screenings, offering artists greater visibility for their art. Established in 2011 in Basel, our non-profit nomadic association operates at the intersection of video art, cinema and photography. We strive to forge national and international networks and generate collaboration. We initiate and implement projects and facilitate exchange between Swiss and international artists, institutions, independent curators, festival programmers, writers and the public. 

White Frame is a nomadic project space
Locations and opening hours see website

whiteframe.art
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ZIP

ZIP is an art space for contemporary art in Basel, spatially defined and limited to 4 × 4 × 3.5 m. The space is characterised by a large window opening towards the street, which allows passers-by to glance in at any time. ZIP not only presents completed works but also allows for the process of art creation to be observed. ZIP is a platform for exchange between artists from Switzerland and Germany. Curated by Jeannice Keller.

Opening hours see website
Bus 31, 33, 34, 38 to Rosengartenweg
or Bus 34 to Peter Rot-Strasse

Wettsteinallee 71
4058 Basel
ausstellungsraum-zip.blogspot.ch
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1.1

1.1 is a non-commercial platform for a young practice in arts and music. It was founded in 2015, and is currently co-directed by Deborah Joyce Holman and Tuula Rasmussen. It defines itself through an output in various formats and is interested in creating a diverse and thus contemporary narrative.

Opening hours see website
Tram 10, 11 to Dreispitz
Tram 16 or Bus 36, 37 to Leimgrubenweg

Reinacherstrasse 105
(Eingang / Entrance Pragstrasse)
4053 Basel
www.1-1.digital
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