The artist Ré Soupalt (1901-1996) was born as Erna Niemeyer in Pomerania, Germany. The Bauhaus student was part of the avant-garde in Berlin in the 1920s.

Afterwards, she was a fashion designer in Paris, a photographer in Tunis, a journalist in New York and, after years of exile, a translator and radio essayist in Basel and Paris.

Her life reflects the difficulties of an independent woman and the political events of the 20th century.

The exhibition follows the main developments of her life and her years in Basel from 1948-1958 in particular.