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Hans Huber – the regional master

Hans Huber – the regional master

Exhibition and concerts at the Kleines Klingental Museum, Unterer Rheinweg 26, Kleinbasel, 8 February 8 – 31 August By Shirley L. Kearney, German by Martin Pütter Hans Huber (1852 -1921) was born in Solothurn, studied in Leipzig, recuperated from whatever ailment afflicted him at the time in Vitznau on Lake Lucerne, and died in Locarno, but Basel was his chosen home. He laid its foundation as a musical city. As choral and orchestra director he was omnipresent. As director of the music school (today the Musik-Academie) he promoted the professionalisation of music education. The school building on Leonhardstrasse exists thanks

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Stories and Songs in Two Languages

Stories and Songs in Two Languages

A biligual Literary and Musical Apéro will take place on 7 February at the GGG Library Basel West. Author Esther Murbach will read from her short story collection “Hollywood Mansion”, her first book combining English and German texts. Half of the tales are inspired by Ireland, where the author feels very much at home, others are set in Basel and Israel. Esther Murbach has been a journalist and translator for most of her life and lives in Basel. Singer/songwriter Olaf Kirchgraber writes lyrics in Swiss German and English, and also sets them to music. The mood of his songs ranges

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Piet Mondrian, Barnett Newmann, Dan Flavin

Piet Mondrian, Barnett Newmann, Dan Flavin

Kunstmuseum Basel only until January, 19 (Picture: Dan Flavin, untitled (in memory of Urs Graf), 1972/1975. © ProLitteris, Zürich) By Shirley L. Kearney If this exhibition has not been on your must-see list, there are just a few days for you to let just a few colours, grid paintings and luminous neon tubes put you into a meditative state. A calming and easy slide into 2014 for the eyes and soul, for example during the “Museumsnacht” (night of the museums) at Friday, January, 17. The three artists are represented with major works from the Kunstmuseum’s permanent collection. These have been

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Who is Walser’s Wife?

Who is Walser’s Wife?

By Shirley L. Kearney, German by Martin Pütter “Walser’s Wife” by Thomas Schütte stays at the Fondation Beyeler until 2 February 2014. The title of this sculpture alludes to the Swiss writer Robert Walser, born in Biel in 1878, died in 1956. His literary prowess and modernist style eventually brought him acclaim as the leader of the modernist movement, something he never planned on and never knew. Some of Walser’s stories were published as early as 1898; his first book (Fritz Kochers Aufsätze, not translated) appeared in 1904; and in 1955, Der Spaziergang (The Walk – published 1917) was the

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Comments Off   |  07/12/2013 Culture

November, 23, Anglican Church’s “Christmas Bazaar”

November, 23, Anglican Church’s  “Christmas Bazaar”

Christmas will be upon us again soon! Fancy Christmas with an English touch? If yes, visit the famous “Christmas Bazaar” organised by the “Anglican Church Basel” (ACB) on Saturday 23 November at the “Gemeindehaus Oekolampad” at Allschwilerplatz, Basel, from 9 am to 4 pm. You have the opportunity to enjoy traditional English tea and cakes at the Cafe. Seasonal cooking with many homemade goods and treats will be available at the various stands. The Bazaar is also known for its book sales and typical English lunch meals. Read more about the history and development of the “Anglican Church Basel”, to

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“Kevin Higgins’s visit was a great success”, reports Esther Murbach (Organizer).

“Kevin Higgins’s visit was a great success”, reports Esther Murbach (Organizer).

“Kevin Higgins is on his way back to Ireland following his hugely succcessful visit to Basel. All three events were fully booked. For the “Irish Night” we had 43 visitors – the first came very early and the last had to be swept out with the broom (literally!) after 10 pm. The five-hour workshop generated lively and inspiring exchanges among the 14 people who attended. The “Kitchen Reading”, the most informal of the events, was great fun, with a lot of discussion going on after the reading. The audience really enjoyed the wit and black sarcasm of Kevin’s poetry. I’d

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Meret Oppenheim Art Project – The Secret of Vegetation

Meret Oppenheim Art Project – The Secret of Vegetation

To honour what would have been Meret Oppenheim’s100th birthday (she died in Basel in 1985), 20 sculptures created by Basel artists are scattered around the city until October 24. The participating artists were born between 1946 and 1989. The works respond to the complexity and sweeping scope of Oppenheim’s production. Perhaps her most well-known object is the fur-lined tea cup. Although it was not used as an inspiration for any of the 20 Basel artists, the tea cup is featured on the cover of the guide book available at the Tourist Office in Barfüsserplatz. The location of the objects is

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Local Artist Paints Tallest Mural in Asia

Local Artist Paints Tallest Mural in Asia

It’s nothing new that graffiti is “in“ and is now a recognised art form that is displayed in galleries and appreciated by art critics – as a report in the last issue of The Basel Journal detailed.  Graffiti is impressive, especially the works of the artist known as “ECB” – art that can be enjoyed without wearing smart outfits or paying entrance fees. By Stéphanie Erni In a city called Busam in South Korea, there is a graffiti entitled “Portrait of a Fisherman” that covers an entire side of a skyscraper 70 meters (229 feet) tall. The mural was painted

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