The Fondation Beyeler will show a comprehensive exhibition devoted to Alexander Calder and the artistic partnership of Peter Fischli and David Weiss. The exhibition centres on the moment of fragile equilibrium, a precarious and at the same time auspicious state that is never more than temporary.
The »Alexander Calder & Fischli/Weiss« exhibition is generously supported by:
Hansjörg Wyss, Wyss Foundation
Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne
The Broad Art Foundation
Ernst Göhner Stiftung
L. + Th. La Roche Stiftung
Simone und Peter Forcart-Staehelin
Terra Foundation for American Art
Walter A. Bechtler Stiftung
Walter Haefner Stiftung
For the first time in a quarter of a century, a Swiss exhibition will be devoted to one of the most fascinating chapters in modern art: Der Blaue Reiter. The exhibition held in Munich in 1911 and the artistic movement by the same name resulted in a revolutionary new experience of art. The presentation will highlight the Almanac of the same name published by Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc, which heralded a turning-point in art and has left its mark on generations of artists right up until today.
Selected groups of works executed with different media will illustrate successive phases in the career of the internationally renowned American artist Roni Horn (*1955). In addition to works on paper, photographs and glass sculptures, the show will include a multipartite work for one wall executed especially for the exhibition – a new type of work for Roni Horn.