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White Fire

The Kunstmuseum Basel Modern Collection

White Fire. The Kunstmuseum Basel Modern Collection

Authors Manuel Borja-Villel, Bernhard Mendes Bürgi, Nina Zimmer, Georg Schmidt, Katharina Schmidt, Marguerite Arp-Hagenbach, Philip Ursprung, Thyerry de Duve

After contextualising the Kunstmuseum Basel and its history and significance as the number-one public municipal museum in the world, this publication presents the role collectors, historians and artists, along with the different directors from the museum, play in building its modern collection. Texts, conversations and interviews are included to illustrate the conceptual approaches and different contexts – the circumstances leading to the acquisition of the pieces that comprise the collection, spanning diverse movements such as Expressionism, Cubism, Constructivism, Minimalism, German Post-Expressionism, Abstraction in post-war America and Pop Art.


Price 35.00€

  • Year: 2015
  • Type: Catalogue
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Format: 20,6 x 26
  • Pages: 248
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-84-8026-511-9
  • NIPO: 036-15-017-9
  • Edited by: MNCARS Publications Department