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Bacon - Giacometti
Bacon - Giacometti
Bacon - Giacometti
APRIL 29 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966) and Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992) had a decisive influence on the art of the twentieth century. This exhibition brings the two artists together for the first time. Different as their art may initially appear, the joint presentation of their work reveals many surprising similarities.
Events and Tips
Ernesto Neto "We are all Children of the Earth" on Charity Ebay
The new work "We Are All Children of the Earth" (2018) by Ernesto Neto, a numbered, with printed artist's signature, limited edition for $620, is available from July 23 to August 2 exclusively on eBay. By purchasing an edition, you are supporting GaiaMotherTree, the public art project by the Fondation Beyeler at Zurich Main Station. The sale runs from July 23 to August 2 or (if sooner) until the edition is sold out.
«Youth Studio» for the exhibition «Bacon-Giacometti»
Every first Wednesday of the month you have the chance to look at art critically and discuss with like-minded peers, and then be artistic yourself.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 5–9PM – In summer 2018 the third edition of the sun.set series, organized in collaboration with Basel’s Club Nordstern, will be taking place in the Berower Park gardens of the Fondation Beyeler. Four internationally renowned electronic music artists will be performing in the museum grounds from 5 to 9 pm.
«24 Stops» Rehbergerweg
Discover the «24 Stops» along the Rehberger-Weg on one of our guided walks in German and find out more about the artist, the individual objects and the landscape in which they are set.
SEPTEMBER 2 – JANUARY 1, 2019
FEBRUARY – MAY 2019
Ernst and Hildy Beyeler were passionately involved in the arts throughout their lives. They made all the paintings and sculptures of their world-famous art collection accessible to the public at the Fondation Beyeler in 1997. Today, the collection comprises 300 classic modern and contemporary works.
The Fondation Beyeler's main goal is to bring art and spectator together. Through our guided tours and workshops, we do not only share knowledge about artists, works and epochs, we create above all a space in which to deepen observations and exchange different views, perceptions, thoughts and feelings. Our goal is to let stories and therefore connections develop between the artwork and the viewer and it's especially important to the Fondation Beyeler that children and young people also be able to find their very own stories and connections.
This is the perfect place for art lovers, visitors and gift seekers. Since 1997 the Fondation Beyeler Shop offers a selection of exhibition catalogs, posters, special editions and contemporary books about art, architecture and design, as well as watches, accessories and other design articles. These are high-quality, limited editions and art reproductions (often signed by the artist), lithographs, engravings, silk-screen prints of selected works as well as exclusive objects and artists books.
Museum in a new park
“I TRY TO CREATE BUILDINGS THAT WILL BE LOVED.”
During the past 20 years, the Fondation Beyeler has become the most popular art museum in Switzerland. Through its program, it makes a significant contribution to the quality of life and attractiveness of the Basel region as well as to the level of cultural awareness there. Visitors come from near and far to see the impressive exhibitions, attend the wide range of events and enjoy the beautiful park. In order to be able to continue to satisfy the needs of art and the public in the future, the Fondation Beyeler is planning an expansion.