Exhibitions Exhibition Archive

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26.2.– 29.5.2023

Silvia Bächli More

Silvia Bächli (*1956 in Baden, lives in Basel and Paris) is considered one of the most important artists in the medium of drawing. Her work was already shown internationally in the 1990s. In the painting gallery of the Museum Langmatt, she is showing a new series of large-format works on paper, presented as a loosely circulating band on the walls. Rhythmised at different intervals, the individual drawings develop an installation-like, expansive energy that enters into an exciting dialogue with the historical exhibition space.

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26.2.– 29.5.2023

Eric Hattan – Five O’Clock Shadow More

Eric Hattan (*1955 in Wettingen, lives in Basel and Paris, France) is one of the most inventive conceptual artists in Switzerland. His artistic language is chameleon-like in various media and has been attracting international attention for many years. The title of the solo exhibition alludes to British tea culture and thus to the origins of Sidney Brown, who lived in Langmatt with his wife Jenny and his three sons. In the historic rooms of the villa, Eric Hattan surprises with contrasting dialogues between the present and the Belle Époque.

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5.3.–6.8.2023

Display Window Archive: Architectural Monument Langmatt More

Since the Brown family moved into their Art Nouveau villa, it has undergone a series of structural metamorphoses that tell of changing demands. Historical plans, correspondence and building invoices, photographic views and architectural trouvailles trace the eventful history from an intimate place of work and residence to a museum open to the public.

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4.6.–24.9.2023

Raumfahrt VII – Natacha Donzé, Laila Kaletta, Vicente Lesser More

The exhibition series «Raumfahrt» (Space Travel) presents young Swiss art in the basement rooms of the museum. The term «space travel» is to be taken quite literally, as the public is invited to explore formerly inaccessible rooms of the Langmatt and get to know a «different» Langmatt beyond the stately rooms on the upper floor.

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5.5.–10.12.2023

Geisterhaus Langmatt – An in exhibition More

In 2023, the Langmatt is transformed into a veritable haunted house. Various ghosts of unknown origin as well as undead pets, former residents and servants haunt the more than hundred-year-old villa and spread fear and terror. The comedy audio guide «Geisterhaus Langmatt» lets the numerous ghosts have their say for the first time. There will be plenty of humour and unexpected surprises.

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4.6.–10.12.2023

Forever Young – The Langmatt's Most Significant Pictures More

Before the museum closes for renovation from 2024 to 2025, Forever Young will show all the paintings of French Impressionism, other important groups of works by Corot and Boudin, and the Venetian vedute, one more time. Almost all the well-known names are represented: Cassatt, Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley. Today, the Langmatt is one of the most important private collections of Impressionism in Europe.

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Ash Keating, Werribee, Victoria (Australien), 2020, Foto: Dan Preston
20.8.–10.12.2023

Ash Keating More

Ash Keating (*1980 in Melbourne/Australia, lives there) has made an international name for himself with spectacular paintings of entire buildings and huge walls. In a public, performative action shortly before the Badenfahrt, Ash Keating transformes the caretaker's house in the Langmatt park, which had been somewhat neglected throughout it life, into a huge three-dimensional painting.

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Sidney W. Brown mit zwei Einheimischen, Indonesien 1888, Archiv Museum Langmatt
13.8.–10.12.2023

Display Window Archive: Sidney's South Seas Souvenirs More

Years before Sidney W. Brown (1865-1941) found a home in Baden, he sought great adventure overseas. The family archive invites you on an extraordinary journey with bold people and wonderful objects halfway around the globe and back.

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