16 December 2021 to 27 February 2022 at St. Johanns-Vorstadt 33 in Basel (access by appointment, +41 76 370 63 23,

Franz Burkhardt
“Mulde 06”, 2021
Styrodur, wood, paint, various materials
140 cm x 170 cm x 335 cm
Deceptively real and totally fake

Special Event: Thursday, 24.2.22, Save the Date.

There’s not much left of the barn, the wooden wall, or the roof truss. A motley assortment of boards, painted and gone gray over the years, the rubble of a wooden structure, is now heaped in a container. Used, spent, unusable, and ready for removal. Is art now trying to pillory our material consumption? Is it suggesting that the patina of aging roof battens makes for a modern-day painting?

Klaus Littmann initiates a new art and cultural interim use in Basel in cooperation with the Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger / KBH.G.

Short-term vacant properties and spaces are to become temporary showcases for various cultural themes and projects, thus taking them out into the entire city.

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