Basel’s major museums invite art connoisseurs to engage in an exciting encounter with works of art. A multitude of small off-spaces additionally contribute to the extraordinary reputation of Basel as a city of art. A Roland for an Oliver presents the city’s multifaceted offer as a clearly organised mosaic which becomes a guided tour through the art landscape of Basel. Such an overview of most independent, non-commercial art spaces and projects, both analog and digital platforms, forms an accessible orientation within the Basel art scene for national and international visitors alike, and at the same time, communicates its diversity.
Dominik Denzler, Samira Liebendörfer and Claire Hoffmann and Alice Wilke — the latter two from the project deuxpiece — are responsible for the project.
The following project is a helpful source for people in the creative field in Basel:
OFFCUT – Market for Materials
OFFCUT is a NPO that provides creative people of all kind with reuseable offcuts, over-runs and art & craft materials, all rescued before their disposal.
The «OFFCUT – Market for Materials for Creative Reuse» offers inexpensive and high-valued materials, such as stage fabrics, advertising tarps, marble paper, artificial flowers, leather offcuts, and much more. The Secondhand-shop is an inspiring material pool and networking space for project initiatives.
The «OFFCUT Club» is an educational program with various workshops, where the principles of sustainability are put into practice through the techniques of creative reuse and upcycling.
Independent Art Spaces Switzerland: OFF OFF
Independent Art Spaces Bern: kollektiv-bern
Independent Art Spaces/Galleries Luzern: Kunsthoch Luzern
Biennal of Independent Art Spaces of Geneva: BIG
Independent Art Spaces Zurich: Zurich Art Space Guide
Embassy of Foreign Artists Geneva: eofa.ch
International Alternative Art Guide: alternativeartguide.com