Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani (1862–1918) is a legend: (for now) unknown to many, he is almost fanatically revered by others. As the exhibition will show, Pirosmani was an outstanding exponent of early modern art. To a rare extent, already in his lifetime Pirosmani’s art spoke to all, from people on the street and in taverns to avant-garde artists and writers. With just a few brushstrokes, he transformed the quotidian into the exceptional, creating icons of glowing intensity. His art bridged worlds, it celebrated a feeling of belonging and dedication.
With around fifty rarely seen masterpieces from the holdings of the Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi, the exhibition provides an introduction to Pirosmani’s artistic world. The exhibition is organised jointly by the Fondation Beyeler (Riehen/Basel) and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Humlebæk).
Doris Salcedo in conversation with Nick Serota
Wednesday 14 June, 10a.m.–11a.m.
Doris Salcedo’s compelling artworks merge personal conversations with victims and their relatives, political engagement and philosophical reflections. In conversation with Nick Serota, British art historian and former Director of the Tate, London, Doris Salcedo discusses her artistic practice....
Booklaunch Not Vital: Sculpture with Alma Zevi and Not Vital
In the presence of the Artist and the Author, with an introduction by Diana Segantini
Not Vital: Sculpture by Alma Zevi is a new monograph detailing the remarkable career of the Swiss painter, sculptor, draughtsman, and architect Not Vital. Drawing on a catalogue of over 450 artworks, as well as personal interviews with the artist himself, Zevi provides a wide-ranging and...
“Friday Beyeler” is an invitation to start the weekend off with a relaxed Friday evening visit to the museum. Visitors are welcomed to enjoy dinner and drinks at the “Beyeler Restaurant im Park”, and to explore the current exhibitions by joining a variety of tours, workshops and studio sessions. The...
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