20 Years Fondation Beyeler
Free admission for everyone up to 25 years
May 28 – October 1, 2017
The major summer exhibition is dedicated to Wolfgang Tillmans (*1968). Tillmans was born in 1968 in Remscheid, Germany. At 20 he lived in Hamburg, where he began his work as an artist. He studied at the College of Art and Design in Bournemouth in the early 90s. Between 1992 and 2007, he lived and worked predominantly in London before shifting his focus to Berlin.
May 22 – November 12, 2017
From May 22 to November 12, 2017, the Anglo-German artist Tino Sehgal (*1976) will be present at the Fondation Beyeler with an exhibition designed as a series of six successive presentations.
Sammlungsausstellung / Remix
June 10 - September 3, 2017
The second exhibition shows the collection its present state. In recent years, the collection has been expanding through acquisitions designed to give it a contemporary element. The interaction between these new acquisitions and the existing collection is always key when deciding which works we acquire. This exhibition aims to showcase the many different forms of dialog that exists between the artists and the collection.
Events and tips
ARTIST TALK with Tino Sehgal
To mark the opening of his exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler, which consists of a series of six successive presentations, the Anglo-German artist Tino Sehgal will discuss his work with Sam Keller, Director, and Theodora Vischer, Senior Curator.
Open Studio: Wolfgang Tillmans
WEEKENDS, JULY 7 THROUGH AUGUST 13, 2017 – During the summer vacation, the Fondation Beyeler is running regular workshops for children. The wide-ranging programme of activities is based around the current Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 10 a.m. to 22 p.m. – Enjoy open-air concerts, workshops, museum games, and short guided tours through the current exhibition.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 5 p.m. – In the darkroom. Analog photography according to Wolfgang Tillmans.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 6.30 p.m. – Guided tour with Theodora Vischer, curator of the exhibition «Wolfgang Tillmans».
Artist Talk with Wolfgang Tillmans
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017, 6.30 p.m. – In conjunction with his exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler, Wolfgang Tillmans will be talking about his works.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 10 a.m.– 10 p.m. – This year’s programme of events is specially designed around the current Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition. There are art workshops in the gardens, the museum and the studios, exploring the artist’s works and themes in hands-on activities.
A regular chance for young people to get closer to the works in our collection in a variety of ways.
The Fondation Beyeler’s extension project will be realized by Atelier Peter Zumthor.
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.
OCTOBER 1, 2017 – JANUARY 21, 2018
Sammlung Beyeler / In Cooperation
OCTOBER 15, 2017 – JANUARY 1, 2018
JANUARY 21 – APRIL 29, 2018
APRIL 29 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
Open 365 days a year:
Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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.