Rewilding

Opening exhibition of the new Kunsthaus Baselland

Monira Al Qadiri, El Anatsui, Thérèse Bolliger, Andrea Bowers, Renate Buser, Tony Cokes, Anne-Lise Coste, Rochelle Feinstein, Simone Forti, Gabrielle Goliath, Joan Jonas, Daniela Keiser, Anna Maria Maiolino, Laura Mietrup, Alexandra Navratil, Jacob Ott, Marine Pagès, Pipilotti Rist, Leonor Serrano Rivas, Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger, Tatiana Trouvé, Naama Tsabar, Anna Winteler

13.4. —
18.8.2024

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Gerda Steiner und Jörg Lenzlinger, Altar des Prekären, 2024. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Pati Grabowicz
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Tony Cokes in collaboration with MOS Architects NYC, It doesn't matter what they exchange. It's just important that they meet, 2024. If you want to evolve something, first you need a space so people can get together to exchange whatever they're going to exchange, 2024. Installation view Kunsthaus Baselland 2024. Photo: Finn Curry
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El Anatsui, Drying Line, 2021. Courtesy of El Anatsui and Goodman Gallery; Naama Tsabar, Melody of Certain Damage #16 2022. Courtesy of the artist and Dvir Gallery, Paris; Kasmin Gallery, New York; Goodman Gallery, London; Nazarian / Curcio, Los Angeles; and Spinello Projects, Miami. Installation view Kunsthaus Baselland 2024. Photo: Gina Folly
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Renate Buser, Switchback (Detail), 2024. Courtesy of the artist. Installation view Kunsthaus Baselland 2024. Photo: Finn Curry

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With opening contributions by
Piero Golia

Monica Klingler
Dirk Koy & Ben Kaczor
Les Reines Prochaines (Muda Mathis, Sus Zwick und Fränzi Madörin)
Ott Orchester & Mariana Murcia

The time has finally come: the new Kunsthaus Baselland is now complete. Designed by Buchner Bründler Architekten, the former champagne warehouse has been transformed into a venue for contemporary art. After 25 years at its site in Muttenz, the Kunstverein Baselland has found a new home in Münchenstein, in a vibrant neighborhood of art and cultural institutions, the Academy of Art and Design, and artists’ studios, as well as manufacturing businesses and a diverse community of residents.

However, an art center only becomes what it is through the artists who use and enrich it, together with the people who support and visit it. “Rewilding” here refers to the former vibrant life of the warehouse and its immediate surroundings, symbolizing a great “rebirth” and renewed activation of creative and inspiring ideas by the invited artists. It is our wish that the new Kunsthaus will continue to serve as a starting point for new, as yet unseen and daring ideas by participating artists from near and far.

In line with Kunsthaus Baselland’s curatorial program of recent years, numerous artists from the region, Switzerland and abroad have been invited to take part in the grand opening exhibition. We already have wonderful experiences with many of them from previous exhibitions. With the opening exhibition, the invited artists have created numerous new productions and works for the new building as well as contributions for the opening celebrations to mark the start of the Kunsthaus Baselland's new era. The exhibition is curated by Ines Goldbach together with the invited artists and made possible by the entire Kunsthaus team at all levels.

Curator: Ines Goldbach