Grand Café: Restaurant Artemis Fontana, 2019

[EN]     During the art fair week, 11–15 June 2019, noon till midnight
At Grand Café Basel, Clarastrasse 2 (5 minutes' walk from the fair towards the city centre, 5 min to the Rhine)

[DE]     Während der Kunstmessewoche, 11.–15. Juni 2019, Mittags bis Mitternacht
Im Grand Café Basel, Clarastrasse 2 (5 Gehminuten von der Messe entfernt Richtung Innerstadt, 5 Min. bis zum Rhein)

[EN]     A week long artist-run pop-up restaurant organized under the umbrella of artist Pauline Beaudemont's collaborative project Artemis Fontana. Artemis Fontana’s artist-run restaurant is produced by Benedikt Wyss (Deli Projects) in cooperation with Claudio Vogt and the I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel. Every lunchtime we provide a healthy, cheap and homemade vegetarian meal to the art troops. After that, we'll be open till midnight: All day long, come for a chat, a cocktail, a good coffee, a pastry or a cigarette. At night, enjoy our special program of food, music, alcohol, performance, video, exotic dance and so much more – curated by local and international characters. Indoors and open air! With Sylvain Menetrey's underground queer screening, Bogotá's MALL art- fashion performative shop, Milan's Macao anticapitalist sound cafeteria, Kenny Dunkan's coco ice cream performance, the annual Grand Café night, a.o.

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[DE]     Ein einwöchiges, von Künstlern geführtes Pop-Up-Restaurant, organisiert unter dem Dach von Pauline Beaudemonts Kollaborationsprojekt Artemis Fontana. Artemis Fontana’s Künstlerrestaurant wird produziert von Benedikt Wyss (Deli Projects) in Kooperation mit Claudio Vogt und der I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel. Jeden Mittag servieren wir den Kunsthorden gesundes, preiswertes und hausgemachtes vegetarisches Essen. Bis Mitternacht sind wir offen: für Gespräche, Cocktails, guten Kaffee, für frisches Gebäck oder nur eine Zigarette. Geniessen Sie unser Abendprogramm: Essen, Musik, Drinks, Performance, Video und exotischer Tanz – kuratiert von lokalen und internationalen Persönlichkeiten. Drinnen und open-air! Mit Sylvain Menetreys Underground- Queer-Screening, Bogotás performa- tivem Kunst-Mode-Shop MALL, Mailands antikapitalistischer Sound- Cafeteria Macao, Kenny Dunkans Kokos-Eis-Performance, der legendären Grand-Café-Night u.a.

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16. Mai 2019

In March, Lago Mio was inaugurated by artist Johannes Willi, and from July the new residency in the old town of Lugano will open its doors to the next guests. After extensive discussions of the 112 applications, the Jury (Elise Lammer, Gio …mehr

06. Mai 2019

The video exhibition On Fire – Vulnerable Footage with works by Melanie Bonajo, Samira Elagoz, Juliana Huxtable, Carolyn Lazard, Leigh Ledare, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Tobias Madison, Markus&Markus, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Christoph Schl …mehr

22. April 2019

Thank you for 111 applications. The jury (Elise Lammer, Giovanna Silva, and Benedikt Wyss) will agree on 2 candidates in the next weeks. Announcement: 15 May. All news about the Residence will be published on …mehr



Grand Café Bar
Clarastrasse 2
4057 Basel

The project is supported by:
Christoph Merian Stiftung
Abteilung Kultur Basel-Stadt
Deli Projects


© Sylvain Menetrey
© Pauline Beaudemont