Far from only being important on an international level, the Kunsthalle Basel is actually one of the world's leading exhibitors for contemporary art. The gallery is run by the Basler Art Society, which has been holding exhibitions since 1872. Moreover, the exhibitions change on a regular basis and are accompanied by performances and lectures. The program of events is also supplemented by video and audio-visual aids, on the ground floor of the Kunsthalle. The gallery also works with other institutions, such as the Cargo Bar and the Kaskadenkondensator.