WAU! Tiere als Kunst
Eduard Spörri Museum
September 03, 2023 - June 16, 2024
Museum Eduard Spörri
Opening: Sunday, September 3, 2023:
11 a.m.: Welcome to the season opening and vernissage of the exhibition "WAU!" by foundation board member Hubert Spörri.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Program of events organized by the cultural institutions Galerie Gluri Suter Huus, Atelier Walter Huser, Historisches Museum Baden and Museum Eduard Spörri.
4 p.m.: Short guided tour through the exhibition "WAU!" with curator Dr. Marc Philip Seidel.
Exhibition: September 3, 2023 - June 16, 2024
Opening hours: Sat and Sun, 2 – 5 p.m.
"WAU!", an exhibition with works by
Eduard Spörri (1901–1995) and Garda Alexander, Micha Aregger, Pit Buehler, Mike Cadurisch, Hans Erni (1909–2015), Giovanni Giacometti (1868–1933), Walter Huser (1903–1981), Lea Jaecklin, Claude Kuhn, Herbert Leupin (1916–1999), Dominik Lipp, Giuliano Pedretti (1924–2012), Turo Pedretti (1896–1964), Ernst Platz (1867–1940), Nicolas Vionnet, Bruno Weber (1931–2011), Aletheia Zoeÿs
The animal in the arts is a great subject. Their artistic representation can be found in all cultural areas throughout the millennia, back to the stone reliefs of ancient advanced civilizations or the breathtaking cave paintings. In fables and children's films, animals even take on human traits, and in sacred contexts their symbolic content gains in significance. What is it that fascinates us humans so much about our close companions - whether at home, in the wild, in the zoo or in the museum?
Eduard Spörri's enthusiasm for animals is still evident today in his pencil sketches, plaster models and bronze casts for living rooms and public spaces. Based on his animal motifs, the current exhibition will present the works of eighteen artists and designers from over a hundred years.
For more information on guided tours and events please visit the Eduard Spörri Museum website.
May 07 - October 31, 2023
Opening: Sunday, May 7, 2023, 16.00
Exhibition period: May 07 - October 31, 2022
Opening hours: The exhibition is open daily and accessible around the clock
KULTURWOCHEN EBENRAIN, an exhibition in public space with works by Martin Raimann (Münchenstein), Urs Aeschbach (Basel), Ursula Pfister (Gelterkinden), Simone Steinegger (Basel), Ursula Bohren and Claudio Magoni, maboart (Reinach), Rudolf Tschudin (Sissach) and Nicolas Vionnet (Zürich).
Curated and organized by Kitty Schaertlin.
The Kulturwochen Ebenrain in the park of Ebenrain Castle show works by well-known regional artists and offer them a unique opportunity to present their work. The artists have dealt with the space, the nature, the history of the castle and the surroundings. Their works fit in between the existing installations in Ebenrainpark and enrich the castle grounds with its wide meadows, the pond and the wonderful avenue.
The exhibitions in the public space of the upper Basel region complement projects in exhibition spaces and at Kunsthaus Baselland. They thus illustrate the diversity of the canton, which is also of central importance for the promotion of culture.
In addition to the visual arts, the Kulturwochen Ebenrain program includes musical and literary events as well as educational offerings and guided tours. This diverse concept enables the so important cultural participation for many inhabitants of the canton and the region.
Additional information on the participating artists as well as on the further events can be found in the exhibition booklet. The locations of the individual works can be found in the following site plan.