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Curated by Roman Kurzmeyer

Opening: Friday 29 November 2019, 6 pm
With a performance by Cosima Grand.
Exhibition: 30 November – 8 Dezember 2019

Campus der Künste, Freilager-Platz, Basel



How to introduce an institute of art? This is probably the most difficult task for a place that is many things: an institution, with norms and rules, and a community with idiosyncrasies and moods. It still seems like a luxury today to be able to encompass these two elements, as well as the courses, the teaching, the learning, the discovery of one’s self, one’s practice through the encounter of others, artists, friends, individuals, and practitioners who try things out in ways that are not «innovative» or «experimental», but just investigative, insistent, curious, empathic, humble, and yet stubborn, personal, and full of hope for a work, a process, a performance, a gesture that will help to connect.

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Every Thursday during the semester at 5.30 pm, Atelier Building A 0.11 or Tower Building Auditorium D 1.04

Art Taaalkssss is a series of open lectures and discursive events taking place every week at the Art Institute. Formerly known as Art Talks the series adopts many formats, from lecture, to keynote, to panels discussions, and performances.


The Women’s Factor

The Women’s Center for Excellency is a think tank tasked to asses, develop, and propose new social languages and methods to understand the role of women in the arts, culture, science and technology, as well as in all knowledge areas that are entangled with the field of culture today.


Art Is Ocean

Following our program Art Is Science, in the spring of 2017 we started a new series of seminars, public lectures, and symposiums dedicated to the oceans. This series continues with an expanding interest in research, experience, and the way artists inquire into nature and the disciplines that traditionally study it. It also initiates our collaboration with TBA21–Academy, a foundation committed to creating opportunities for artists and scientists to develop a new way of thinking about the seas, as well as a space inside education and art to address crucial questions on the future of life.