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Welcome to the exhibition “Steve McQueen”

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Foto: Tom Bisig, Basel

Schaulager is presenting the first comprehensive exhibition of work by the radical British video artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen. For the first time, more than twenty video and film installations, photographs and other selected work will be on view in a larger context. For this unprecedented show, two floors of the Schaulager have been architecturally transformed into a custom-built City of Cinemas. Interior and exterior spaces with viewing apertures, mirrors and variations in light intensities and degrees of darkness provide surprising insights into the artist's work.

“Steve McQueen” is an experience quite unlike a conventional exhibition. Works with moving images make greater demands on the viewer's time than paintings or sculptures. Therefore, the admission tickets are valid for three visits to the exhibition. Much like going to the cinema, the exhibition is open from afternoon to evening. Every Thursday evening is Schaulager Night: the exhibition, with accompanying special events, is open until 10 p.m. with a selection of tasty refreshments available in the café bar. Additionally, there is an attractive programme of tours, talks, filmscreenings, workshops and a symposium. The details and dates are listed in the exhibition booklet, handed out for free at Schaulager, as well as on this website, which is regularly updated. We wish you a fascinating visit to the exhibition “Steve McQueen”.