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Operation Läckerli


Travelling to Basel as a member of Monogatari in the 1990s, Tim Dinter is used to fast-paced Berlin. In Basel, he visits museums.

Extracts from "Operation Läckerli":

Tim Dinter: Museumsquartett | Museum für Gegenwartskunst Tim Dinter: Museumsquartett © Tim Dinter

About the artist Tim Dinter:

Tim Dinter

When Tim Dinter draws, he connects with the place. After the first set of sketches, he develops a deeper, more familiar perspective that helps produce a good drawing of the typical characteristics of a place. Travel drawings are always good for engaging more closely with an unknown place! 

Travelpedia: Basel

  • Tim Dinter: Museumsquartett | Kunstmuseum Basel © Tim Dinter (Detail)
    The Kunstmuseum Basel is an internationally renowned museum for fine arts. Its collection includes around 4,000 paintings, sculptures, installations and videos, as well as 300,000 drawings and prints from seven centuries. With the “Amerbach Cabinet” acquired by the city in 1661, the Kunstmuseum Basel is one of the oldest, publicly accessible art museums in the world.
  • Tim Dinter: Museumsquartett | Puppenhausmuseum © Tim Dinter (Detail)
    The Puppenhausmuseum Basel is called 'Toys Welten Museum Basel' since March 1, 2012. It is located in the Swiss city of Basel and is the largest museum of its kind in Europe. With over 2500 old teddies, it houses the world's largest collection of old teddy bears. In addition to the plush bears, the amazed visitors will find more than 3500 dolls, grocery stores, doll houses, carousels and miniatures.

Thomas Hummitzsch on "Operation Läckerli"

Anybody who has been to Basel knows that the city does have several museums to offer. Dinter’s quartets can of course be read as a museum guide, which summarises at a glance whether a visit to a particular museum is worthwhile."


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