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Hammering Man

Aeschenpl. 2, 4052 Basel, Switzerland

Sculptures

About Hammering Man

Hammering Man is a series of monumental kinetic sculptures by Jonathan Borofsky. The two-dimensional painted steel sculptures were designed at different scales, were painted black, and depict a man with a motorized arm and hammer movement to symbolize workers throughout the world.



Attractions near Hammering Man

Fine Arts Museum Basel0.33km from Hammering Man

This prestigious museum, which frequently holds major temporary exhibitions, is home to a substantial number of masterpieces. Pride of place is given to paintings and drawings from the Upper Rhine and the Netherlands dating from the 15-17C. You will, in particular, be able to admire the largest collection in the world of works by the Holbein family

Caricature & Cartoon Museum Basel0.34km from Hammering Man

The cartoon museum in Basel is the only museum in Switzerland dedicated to cartoons and caricatures. It has a  collection of almost 3,400 original works and its curated, thematic and/or monographic exhibitions of original art, it has gained the position of a competence centre for the art of the satirical drawing.

The Basel Museum of Ancient Art is the only Swiss museum devoted exclusively to the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean region. The permanent exhibition contains ancient art mainly from Egyptian, Greek, Italic, Etruscan and Roman cultures. Located in the heart of the city of Basel, the museum is a place where the ancient world is regularly cast in a new light.

Offene Kirche Elisabethen0.43km from Hammering Man

The Elisabethenkirche, or Offene Kirche Elizabethan, is a 19th-century church building in the centre of Basel, next to the Theater Basel, in Switzerland.  It is a well-detailed example of Swiss Gothic Revival style churches. It has a 72 metres tall bell tower and spire. The tower has internal stairs. Today the church is home of the first Swiss "OpenChurch" or Offene Kirche Elizabethan. One of the main pilgrimage centre in Basel.

Kunsthalle Basel0.45km from Hammering Man

Kunsthalle Basel is dedicated to exhibiting, discussing, and reflecting on the art of the present. It was founded in 1872. Kunsthalle Basel is well known for its presentation of thought-provoking new artworks and display methodologies, as well as for its wide range of public programs that include artist talks, performances, and film screenings.

Swiss Architecture Museum0.46km from Hammering Man

Swiss Architecture Museum is the Swiss leading institution dedicated to public exhibitions and outreach programs about modern contemporary architecture. the museum issues publications and holds special events in conjunction with the exhibitions. Its premises are located within the Kunsthalle Basel.

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The Canton of Basel-Stadt, established in 1833, is the most densely populated canton in Switzerland. The Carnival of Basel is a major cultural event in the year. The carnival is one of the biggest in Switzerland and attracts large crowds.