Schaulager Museum Pops Up at Art Basel

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The Schaulager Museum in Münchenstein, Switzerland has opened a Herzog & de Meuron-designed outpost just next to the 43rd edition of the Art Basel art fair, The New York Times reports.

Here are a few more details from The Times:

Visitors can listen to the history of the Schaulager on earphones; see short films about the problems and preservation of contemporary works by artists like Robert Gober; or peruse what Ms. Oeri calls “shop windows,” glass-fronted displays filled with many of the original materials that went into making some of the seminal pieces in the foundation’s collection. There are props used in Cindy Sherman’s photographs; a model of a rat by the German artist Katharina Fritsch; impeccably crafted everyday objects that the Swiss duo Fischli Weiss made for their films or photographs or sculptures; and a computer keyboard that the artist Paul Chan used to program his light installations.

The pop-up serves as something of a preview of the actual museum, which is closed for renovations this summer.