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is an initiative of the FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel (HGK; Claudia Perren, Director), the Haus der Elektronischen Künste (HEK; Sabine Himmelsbach, Director), the Kunsthaus Baselland (KHBL; Ines Goldbach, Director) and the Interessengemeinschaft Freilager- Platz (IG; Peter Driessen, Chairman).
It pursues the common goal of enlivening Freilager-Platz with changing, publicly accessible art in order to sustainably increase its quality of stay and strengthen the neighborhood. The plan is to alternate outstanding artistic works every year, which will radiate into the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft as well as far beyond.
The internationally renowned and socially committed artist Jeppe Hein will kick off the project with his water feature Appearing Rooms. This project will be the first time that a fountain sculpture has been installed on Freilager-Platz and will invite local residents in particular to linger. #1 is the responsibility of Ines Goldbach, Kunsthaus Baselland.
It is the first cross-institutional project of this kind and also heralds the imminent move of the new Kunsthaus Baselland to the Dreispitz, which is scheduled for completion at the end of 2023.
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