Holbein to Tillmans – Prominent Guests from the Kunstmuseum Basel at Schaulager in Basel, Switzerland, brings together approximately two hundred works from the museum of fine arts in Basel, together from others from the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation and private collections.
The external cause for this unusual project is the upcoming Van Gogh-exhibition, a spectacular, comprehensive exhibition taking place from April to September 2009 at the Kunstmuseum Basel (Van Gogh at VernissageTV: click here). To create space for the show, parts of the Kunstmuseum’s collection had to be removed. The Schaulager’s proposal was to host these work and to present them in an exhibition.
The show Holbein to Tillmans – Prominente Gäste aus dem Kunstmuseum Basel allows to see these works in a different light at Schaulager. Some of them have been spread out on a monumental wall in Petersburger hanging style, providing the framework for the interior spaces of the exhibition.
Among the works on display are Allegory of Folly by Rodney Graham, Erasmus von Rotterdam by Hans Holbein the Younger, Das mutige Weib by Ferdinand Hodler, White Fire II by Barnett Newman, Anders pulling splinter from his foot by Wolfgang Tillmans.
The exhibition runs until October 4, 2009. A series of events including discussions of the works and a conference will accompany the exhibition.
Holbein to Tillmans – Prominent Guests from the Kunstmuseum Basel at Schaulager in Basel, Switzerland. Opening reception, April 3, 2009.
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