Sculpture on the Move focuses on sculptural art between the end of World War II and the present. The exhibition on occasion of the inauguration of the enlarged Kunstmuseum Basel will map the classical idea and form of sculpture that grows more flexible and abstract as some artists integrate the trivial stuff of everyday life into their art or blur its spatial and conceptual boundaries, even as others return to the figurative tradition in an effort to set the genre on a new solid foundation. The exhibition opens with late works by Constantin Brancusi and Alberto Giacometti. It continues with a loosely chronological arrangement highlighting various thematic emphases in sculpture between the 1940s and the 1970s.
The sequence then moves to the ground floor of the new building, where sculptural works from the 1980s will be displayed, and concludes in the Museum für Gegenwartskunst with a survey of significant positions between the 1990s and the present.