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von Bartha, Basel

The most recent house of von Bartha was opened in 2008. Most of the gallery’s activ­i­ties take place here. The gallery was built into a for­mer car repair shop. Over 700 sqm of exhi­bi­tion space accom­mo­date up to five con­tem­po­rary exhi­bi­tions a year. In addi­tion, the gallery hosts eight to ten events for selected projects a year. It can be vis­ited dur­ing open­ing hours or on request.

Kannenfeldplatz 6,
CH-4056 Basel
Open again on March 6
Tue – Fr, 2 – 6 pm
Sat, 11 am – 4 pm


von Bartha, S‑chanf

Von Bartha, S-chanf is located in the barn of an old patri­cian house in S-chanf. Opened in 2006, the White Cube in the midst of the Enga­dine Alps is a space at the dis­posal of the selected artists. Two to three times a year, an artist gets the oppor­tu­nity to inter­vene there. The entire exhi­bi­tion is orga­nized by the artist. On request, the neigh­bor­ing patri­cian house can be vis­ited to see the exhi­bi­tion of works from the gallery’s past program.

Somvih 46
CH-7525 S-chanf
June 5th from 3 – 6.30 pm or contact Julia Paas
+41 77 507 23 06




Initially co-founded in 1970 as „Galerie Minimax“ by Margareta and Miklos von Bartha, the gallery has been under the direction of Stefan von Bartha since 2008. Von Bartha has established a contemporary programme, representing an international roster of artists working across a diverse range of media: Imi Knoebel, Superflex, Terry Haggerty, John Wood & Paul Harrison, and Felipe Mujica. The gallery nurtures new generations of artists, whilst supporting the continually evolving practice of their established artists. As one of the longest-running international contemporary art galleries, von Bartha continues to support the careers of influential artists such as Camille Graeser, Fritz Glarner and Olle Baertling.


Invitation card Galerie Minimax, designed by Miklos & Margareta von Bartha


Since opening, von Bartha has exhibited modern and contemporary artists across historically significant movements such as Zero, Arte Concreto and Arte Madí. Representing over twenty-five artists and estates, von Bartha’s programme presents contemporary artists in a dialogue with the history of Concrete and Kinetic art. The gallery’s relocation and expansion to a converted garage in Kannenfeldplatz has allowed for full-scale exhibitions, including large-scale installations, retrospectives and performances. In 2006, von Bartha opened a second space, located in S-chanf in the Engadin Alps; the white cube space, in the site of a former barn of an old patrician house, is used for focused projects and site-specific installations.


Alfredo Hlito Ritmos cromaticos , 1947 Oil on canvas 70 x 70 cm


Von Bartha celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020. Established in 1970, it is time to celebrate the fifty-year existence of the gallery von Bartha. The gallery is celebrating it’s jubilee year with an exciting exhibition agenda, a major publication and important changes for the future of the gallery. 


SUPERFLEX If Value Then Copy, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 3 paintings, each 230 x 180 cm

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