After the successful pilot phase with video artists from Basel in 2013, this year video artists from throughout the whole of Switzerland are being showcased in shop windows, lobbies and entrance halls of businesses and cultural institutions in Basel city centre. Experts from different regions of Switzerland – Carola Ertle + Günther Ketterer, Daniel Hauser, Jérôme Leuba und Boris Magrini – have suggested their favourites, which are now integrated in the appropriate spaces following consultation between Andrea Domesle, Laura Schuppli and the respective businesses.

The works of video art were chosen in such a way as to generate a relationship between them and their location. The images comment upon the contents of the location and create visual connections with the surroundings. Thanks to art, the familiar world of everyday life can be seen in a new way. At the same time, this everyday world presents unexpected points of friction for the pieces, lends more weight to the artistic statements or enables new approaches. Life, interwoven with the artistic imagination, is reflected in the video monitors, is integral to the reception of the works of art, and so allows new and up-to-date interpretations.

Texts about the videos (PDF - German)


collectif_fact, Eric Hattan, Ingeborg Lüscher, Ursula Palla, Chantal Romani, Anina Schenker, Beat Streuli
Congress Center Basel, Billboard screen
Messeplatz 21


Ingeborg Lüscher
Banca Popolare di Sondrio (Suisse)
Greifengasse 18


Ursula Palla
Bank CIC
Marktplatz 13


Alex Silber Company
unternehmen mitte
Ecke Grünpfahlgasse/Gerbergasse 30, Rundfenster


Gabriella Gerosa und Pipilotti Rist
Der Teufelhof Basel in Kooperation mit Nationale Suisse
Leonhardsgraben 47-49, Rezeption des Hotels und Eingang zum Kaffee


Daniel Künzler, Roman Menge
Confiserie Bachmann
Gerbergasse 51


Peter Aerschmann
Sony Center
Barfüsserplatz 20


Haus am Gern
Pfauen, Ihr Warenhaus in Basel
Freie Strasse 75


Sonja Feldmeier
Theater Basel
Theaterstrasse 7, Foyer Grosse Bühne, seen from outside the main entrance, you could enter 1 hour before the theatre presentation, Mo–Sa from 18.30, Su from 17.30


Judith Albert
Basler Kantonalbank
Aeschenvorstadt 41, side of Brunngässlein

11 overview
Güterstrasse 133, cinema screening, during shop opening hours, Mo–Fr 9–18.30, Sa 9–17:00