GUSTAVE COURBET September 7, 2014 - January 18, 2015
Alexander Calder Gallery III 27 September 2014 – 6 September 2015
Ute Lemper

Ute Lemper, the celebrated chanteuse and queen of musicals famous on New York’s Broadway and in London’s West End alike, is giving a guest performance at the Fondation Beyeler, with songs by Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf and Astor Piazzolla.
Ticket price CHF 85.–, Art Club / Friends CHF 70.–

Thursday, October 2, 19:00

Art, Scandal and the Breaking of Taboos

Decisive new impulses have repeatedly been transmitted to art by artists who have deliberately fl aunted convention. Art history is a history of the breaking of taboos. Scandalous artworks are often associated with provocative representations of sexuality. Why is Courbet’s L’Origine du Monde still controversial today? To what extent has the role women play in art changed since it was painted? Which artworks have the potential to break taboos today? These and other questions will be discussed at the Fondation Beyeler by the artist Tracey Emin, the literary expert and feminist Elisabeth Bronfen, the British curator Sir Norman Rosenthal and the art historian Andreas Beyer.
Presented by: Finn Canonica, chief editor of DAS MAGAZIN

The panel discussion will be conducted in English.
In collaboration with DAS MAGAZIN
Admission: CHF 35.– inc. Museum admission, Art Club / Freunde CHF 10.–

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.