26.2.– 29.5.2023

Eric Hattan – Five O’Clock Shadow

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. In the atmospheric library with its mahogany parquet flooring, carpet and subdued lighting, stele-like Maxe with their ascetic building site charm form an allusive counterpoint. In the former private rooms on the upper floor, various objects of remarkable sparseness enter into mysterious conversations with the pictures in the collection. Other settings also put the Langmatt's apparent untouchability into perspective, not entirely without humour, visibly enlivening the «Grand Old Lady».


Main picture: Exhibition view Eric Hattan – Five O'Clock Shadow, 2023, Museums Langmatt, Baden

Exhibition publication

Eric Hattan – Five O'Clock Shadow

With a text by Markus Stegmann and questions to Eric Hattan. The publication contains room photographs of all the works in the Museum Langmatt. Hatje Cantz Verlag Berlin, 2023, design groenlandbasel, Softcover, German/English, 56 pages, 28 ill., CHF 19.80 / CHF 13.80

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Events (in German)

Sat, 25.2.2023, 17 hrs
Vernissage (togehter with Silvia Bächli)

Thurs, 2.3.2023, 18.30–19.30 hrs
Guided tour with Daniela Minneboo, Assistant Curator

Thurs, 9.3.2023, 18.30–19.30 hrs
Artist's talk with Eric Hattan and Markus Stegmann, Director

Wed, 5.4.2023, 12.15–13.15 hrs
Guided tour with Daniela Minneboo, Assistant Curator

Thurs, 11.5.2023, 18.30–19.30 hrs
Guided tour with Markus Stegmann, Director


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Opening times and tickets

Tues.–Fri.14.00–17.00 hrs
Sat. / Sun.11.00–17.00 hrs
Young people under 18:free admission
Standard price of admission:CHF 12
Reduced price of admission:CHF 10
Standard price for event attendance:CHF 15
Reduced price for event attendance:CHF 12