Modern and Contemporary Masterpieces
The Fondation Beyeler is a museum of modern and contemporary art founded in 1997 by the art collectors and gallery owners Ernst and Hildy Beyeler. The collection includes over 400 Classical Modern and contemporary works as well as ethnographic art. The museum building in the idyllic Berower Park was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano. Over 7.5 million people from all over the world have visited the Fondation Beyeler since it opened. With between 300,000 and 400,000 visitors a year, it is the most visited art museum in Switzerland.
PICASSO. Artist and Model – Last Paintings
Joining the international commemorations of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), the Fondation Beyeler will present a selection of late paintings concerned with images of artist and model. These highly expressive works created in the last decade of Picasso’s career,...
The acclaimed American artist Wayne Thiebaud (1920–2021) originally started out as a graphic designer and briefly worked for Walt Disney Studios’ animation department. The exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler will show the many aspects of Thiebaud’s work: next to still lifes it will also feature...
Doris Salcedo: Palimpsest
Starting in the autumn, the Fondation Beyeler will be showing the expansive installation Palimpsest by the internationally renowned Colombian artist Doris Salcedo. Born in Bogotá in 1958, Salcedo explores the effects of violence and exclusion in her native Colombia as well as in other regions of the...
Next summer, the Fondation Beyeler will devote a large solo exhibition to internationally acclaimed Colombian artist Doris Salcedo (*1958), featuring key works from the different phases of her career. It will be Salcedo’s first museum exhibition in Switzerland. In her objects, sculptures and site...
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...
Film screening and talk with Albert Oehlen and Ulf Küster
Albert Oehlen, one of the most important living artists, has made a film with Oliver Hirschbiegel and Ben Becker. The film “The Painter” in which his (satirical) alter ego is played by one of Germany’s best-known actors, Ben Becker, is a critical, tongue-in-cheek anatomy of art, the role of the...
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