Manned Helium

Otto Piene, Manned Helium Sculpture, 5 January 1969, Boston, for The Medium Is the Medium, WGBH-TV © 2023/2024 ProLitteris, Zurich: Otto Piene Estate, photo: Otto Piene archive; Connie White.

Otto Piene
Paths to Paradise

7 February 2024 – 12 May 2024 

Otto Piene (1928−2014) aimed high with his art: to shape a more harmonious, peaceful, and sustainable world. His expansive view explored new media and projected aesthetic forms and experiences into new spatial realms. Structured thematically, the monographic exhibition traces his utopian vision as expressed in works from his most significant series and projects in conversation with his lifelong practice of sketching.

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Marcel Scheible 
all around Basel | art in public spaces   

Film presentation in the phone booth from December 2023 until April 2024

In short documentary films, artists and curators share their passion for art to be found outside of the walls of the museum and take us along for an exploratory expedition through the city.

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