Basel - Exhibition

Theaster Gates: Black Madonna

Kunstmuseum Basel

09 Jun 201821 Oct 2018

In his exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel, which spreads out across two of the museum’s venues, Theaster Gates (b. 1973) explores the cult surrounding the Black Madonna, showcasing new works made especially for the occasion of the exhibition as well as interactions with works from the collection of the Kunstmuseum Basel curated by the artist. Together with local and international cooperation partners, the artist will engage the viewers in an extensive program of life performances.

The creative practice of Theaster Gates ranges from urban interventions, performance to pottery making. His work continually aims to bridge the gulf between art and society and establish cultural communities as a way of initiating social, political, and urban change.

  • Theaster Gates, Corinne Bailey Rae, 2018Theaster Gates, Corinne Bailey Rae, 2018

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Destination: Basel
Where: Kunstmuseum Basel
Type: Press Conference
Admission: Press Pass

Contacts & Details

tue, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm


Ticket; Free every Tue, Wed, Fri, and Sat from 5pm to 6pm and on the first Sunday of every month from 10am to 6pm.


Dr. Josef Helfenstein

T: +41 61 206 62 62 M: W: Kunstmuseum Basel
St. Alban-Graben 16 Basel, CH-4051 Switzerland