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The Fondation Beyeler is dedicating this year's presentation at Art Basel to two important artists who in their work address the brutality of war – Francisco de Goya and Pablo Picasso.

During Art Basel, the Fondation Beyeler presents the premiere of Peter Fischli's new artist's book Snowman, a catalogue vernissage for “Mondrian Evolution” with the renowned graphic designer Irma Boom, and a talk with the Portuguese-born, Berlin-based artist Leonor Antunes. Furthermore, the international project “In the Eye of the Storm. Modernism in Ukraine 1900s–1930s”, which deals with the emergence and development of modernism in Ukraine, will be introduced.


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The Fondation Beyeler is dedicating this year's presentation at Art Basel to two important artists who in their work address the brutality of war – Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) and Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). Goya's harrowing Disasters of War are among the masterpieces of art history. The artist created these radical prints between 1810 and 1814 under the impression of the Spanish War of Independence and its consequences. In them, Goya depicts pain, violence, expulsion, torture and murder with an equally critical and unsparing eye. Goya created images of universal validity that to this day symbolise the horrors of war and their disastrous consequences. Goya's multi-layered work has had a great influence on modern and contemporary artists. Among them Pablo Picasso, who also addressed violence and war in some of his paintings. In his Weeping Woman I (La femme qui pleure I) from 1937, for example, the depicted woman stands for a kind of profane mother of sorrow of modernity in the context of the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and fascism in Europe. In the 1962 painting The Rape of the Sabines (L'enlèvement des Sabines), Picasso takes a crime from ancient mythology as a reference for the crises and wars of his own time.

This summer, the Fondation Beyeler celebrates its 25th anniversary with the exhibition "Mondrian Evolution". On the basis of 89 works from private and public collections from Europe and the USA, the exhibition traces the impressive development of Piet Mondrian from a 19th-century painter to one of the leading protagonists of modernism. The collection presentation "Passages - Landscape, Figure and Abstraction" also deals with the interrelation between figuration and abstraction and presents 114 works from impressionism to classical modernism and contemporary art. To mark Gerhard Richter's 90th birthday, the Fondation Beyeler is presenting two exhibition rooms with works from the collection and loans dedicated to the artist's oeuvre. In one of Richter's rooms, "mood", a new series of works on paper, is on show for the first time.





Our Art Editions

Peter Fischli
Snowman von Peter Fischli und David Weiss, 2022

Since 2020, the Fondation Beyeler has been presenting the sculpture Snowman by Peter Fischli and David Weiss, for the first time as a solar-powered sculpture in the Museum Park. The recently realised Art Edition Snowman von Peter Fischli und David Weiss, 2022 shows a photograph of the sculpture taken by Peter Fischli. The prints are available in an edition of 52, numbered and signed.

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled Film Still #21, 1978

Untitled Film Still #21, 1978 is from Sherman’s critically acclaimed Untitled Film Stills, a series of 69 black-and-white portraits in which Sherman embodies a number of stereotypical female characters and cartoon figures inspired by Hollywood movies. THE SKATEROOM will donats at least 10% of the proceeds to the Free Movement Skateboarding organization in Greece.

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Irma Boom
Mondriaan & Mondrian, 2022

Marking the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth, the Fondation Beyeler will devote an exhibition to the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. The Art Edition Mondriaan & Mondrian was designed by Irma Boom exclusively for the Fondation Beyeler and shows two overlapping portraits of Piet Mondrian. The prints are available in an edition of 50, numbered and hand signed.

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