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Gerhard Richter May 18 – September 7, 2014
Gerhard Richter, Wald (2), 2005, oil on canvas, 197 x 132 cm, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, donation Warren and Mitzi Eisenberg and Leonard and Susan Feinstein

Gerhard Richter (*1932 in Dresden, lives in Cologne) is considered to be the most important artist of our times. In the sixty years of his career, he has produced an oeuvre distinguished by the variety of its themes and styles. The show at the Fondation Beyeler is the largest ever devoted to the artist in Switzerland, and brings together – for the first time – works created as series, cycles and rooms from every period of Richter’s career. It includes figurative portraits, still lifes and landscapes, and abstract paintings in which the artist has drawn upon a changing repertoire of shapes and colors. The exhibition conveys a comprehensive overview of the spectrum of Richter’s painting, in all its dimensions and techniques.

Gustave Courbet September 7, 2014 – January 18, 2015
Gustave Courbet, Le bord de mer à Palavas, 1854, oil on canvas, 37 × 46 cm, Musée Fabre de Montpellier Agglomération; Photo: Frédéric Jaulmes

Gustave Courbet (1819–1877) is a key figure in art history. His provocative pictures, and his emphasis upon his individuality as an artist, make him one of the forerunners of modernism. He also broke with the conventions of Academy training. The exhibition dedicated to this early avant-gardist at the Fondation Beyeler brings together self-portraits, representations of women, grotto pictures and seascapes. It focuses on Courbet’s strategy of ambiguity, and his innovative handling of paint. At the heart of the show is Courbet’s famous painting, L’origine du monde. An exhibition on Courbet’s years in self-imposed exile in Switzerland is running concurrently at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva: Fall 2014 is ‘Courbet season’ in Geneva and Basel.

Peter Doig November 23, 2014 – March 22, 2015
Peter Doig, Pelican (Stag), 2003, Private Collection, Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London

In this exhibition devoted to the British painter Peter Doig (*1959 in Edinburgh), who divides his time between Trinidad, London and New York, the Fondation Beyeler presents the artist’s major monumental paintings and a selection of works on paper. Doig will also be creating a brand new mural for the museum. His paintings, most of which portray landscapes, are often based on private or found visual material. In a method akin to sampling, Doig processes these fragments of our civilization into dream-like pictures full of melancholy and anxiety, whose palette, luminosity, and enigmatic atmosphere exert a powerful fascination. He thereby continues the tradition of great masters such as Gauguin, Bonnard, and Matisse.

Past exhibitions
Thomas Schütte (2013/14)  
Maurizio Cattelan (2013)  
Max Ernst (2013)  
Ferdinand Hodler (2013)  
Edgar Degas (2012/13)  
Philippe Parreno (2012)  
Jeff Koons (2012)  
Pierre Bonnard (2012)  
Surréalism in Paris (2011/12)  
Louise Bourgeois (2011)  
Constantin Brancusi & Richard Serra (2011)  
Segantini (2011)  
Beatriz Milhazes (2011)  
Vienna 1900 (2010/11)  
Monica Studer / Christoph van den Berg (2010/2011)  
Felix Gonzalez-Torres   «Specific Objects without Specific Form» (2010)
Basquiat
Basquiat (2010)  
Henri Rousseau
Henri Rousseau (2010)  
Jenny Holzer
Jenny Holzer (2009/10)  
Giacometti
Giacometti (2009)  
Visual encounters
Visual encounters - Africa, Oceania and modern art (2009)  
Marc Quinn   "Selfs" 1991–2006 (2009)
Franz West (2009)  
Venice
Venice (2008/09)  
Fernand Léger
Fernand Léger (2008)  
Action Painting
Action Painting (2008)  
Forests of the world
Forests of the world  The other commitment (2007/08)
The other collection - An homage to Ernst and Hildy Beyeler
The other collection  An homage to Ernst and Hildy Beyeler (2007/08)
Edvard Munch
Edvard Munch  Signs of modern art (2007)
EROS in modern art
EROS in modern art (2006/07)  
EROS - Rodin and Picasso
EROS  Rodin and Picasso (2006)
Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse  Figure, colour, space (2006)
Wolfgang Laib
Wolfgang Laib  The ephemeral is eternal (2005/06)
Contemporary Voices - UBS Art Collection
Contemporary Voices  Fondation Beyeler hosts the UBS Art Collection (2005/06)
René Magritte
René Magritte  The key to dreams (2005)
The surrealist Picasso
The surrealist Picasso (2005)  
Flower Myth
Flower Myth  Vincent van Gogh to Jeff Koons (2005)
ArchiSculpture
ArchiSculpture (2004/05)  
Calder – Miró
Calder – Miró (2004)  
Francis Bacon and the tradition of art (2004)  
Mondrian+Malewitsch
Mondrian+Malewitsch  At the centre of the collection (2003/04)
Paul Klee
Paul Klee  Fulfilment in the late work (2003)
EXPRESSIVE!
EXPRESSIVE! (2003)  
Ellsworth Kelly
Ellsworth Kelly (2002/03)  Works 1956–2002
Claude Monet
Claude Monet  ... up to digital Impressionism (2002)
Anselm Kiefer
Anselm Kiefer (2001/02)  The seven heavenly palaces 1973–2001 (2001/02)
Ornament and abstraction
Ornament and abstraction (2001)  
Mark Rothko
Mark Rothko  A consummated experience between picture and onlooker (2001)
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol  Series and singles (2000)
Colour to light
Colour to light (2000)  
Cézanne and modernism
Cézanne and modernism (1999/2000)  
Face to face to cyberspace
Face to face to cyberspace (1999)  
Wrapped Trees
The magic of trees  Wrapped Trees (1998/99)
Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein (1998)  
Colours – Sounds
Colours – Sounds  Wassily Kandinsky and Arnold Schönberg (1998)
Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano  Building workshop (1997/98)
Jasper Johns
Jasper Johns  Loans from the artist (1997/98)
Impressions
Impressions

Impressions in and around the Fondation Beyeler.

Collection
Claude Monet, Nymphéas, 1916 - 1919

Works in the Beyeler Collection.

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