Freilager-Platz Basel

Appearing Rooms
May 26 - September 03, 2023
Freilager-Platz, Basel-Münchenstein, Switzerland
Photo: Pati Grabowicz @ Kunsthaus Baselland



PUBLIC ART@FREILAGER-PLATZ is an initiative by the FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel (HGK; Claudia Perren, Director), House of Electronic Arts Basel (HEK; Sabine Himmelsbach, Director), Kunsthaus Baselland (KHBL; Ines Goldbach, Director), and Interessengemeinschaft Freilagerplatz (IG, Chairman Peter Driessen).

It pursues the shared aim of enlivening Freilagerplatz with alternating, publicly accessible art in order to sustainably increase its visitor appeal and strengthen the neighborhood. The plan is to present different outstanding artistic works each year, whose impact will be felt in the Basel-City and Basel-Country cantons as well as far beyond.


The internationally renowned and socially committed artist Jeppe Hein will kick things off with his water feature Appearing Rooms. This project will mark the first time that a fountain sculpture has been installed on the Freilager-Platz, offering residents in particular an invitation to stop by and enjoy their time.


#1 is the responsibility of Ines Goldbach, Kunsthaus Baselland. It is the first cross-institutional project of this kind and marks the imminent move of the new Kunsthaus Baselland to the Dreispitz, scheduled for completion by the end of 2023.