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THE FONDATION BEYELER AT ART BASEL 2019

The centerpiece of this year’s Fondation Beyeler booth at Art Basel is Goya’s remarkable painting Witches’ Sabbath (El Aquelarre) from 1797-98. This work, an exceptional loan from the Museo Lázaro Galdiano in Madrid, provides a first glimpse of the major Goya exhibition that will take place next year at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen/Basel.

Art Basel Booth | Hall 2.0 | H1

 

OPENING HOURS DURING ART BASEL 

Saturday, June 8, until Sunday, June 16, daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Please note: on Wednesday, June 12, the museum closes at 7 pm (instead of 8 pm) 
On June 15 the museum will stay open until 9 pm for all sun.set guests (admission only with ticket purchased online before the event).

There are no public guided tours during Art Basel, from June 8 to 16.

Free admission with the following cards:

  •  Art Basel First Choice 
  •  Art Basel Artist VIP 
  •  Design Miami Member

20% discount on the entrance fee:

  •  Art Basel day ticket
  •  List Basel VIP

 

In the week to come, visitors to Basel will be able to view an outstanding selection of modern and contemporary art put together by Switzerland’s most visited art museum. 

Exhibitions at the Fondation Beyeler

The Young PICASSO – Blue and Rose Periods 
February 3 – June 16, 2019
This exhibition, the most ambitious ever staged by the Fondation Beyeler, is devoted to the paintings and sculptures of the young Pablo Picasso from the so-called Blue and Rose Periods, between 1901 and 1906. For the first time in Europe, the masterpieces of these crucial years, most of them milestones on Picasso’s path to preeminence as the twentieth century’s most famous artist, are presented together, in a concentration and quality that are unparalleled. Picasso’s pictures from this phase of creative ferment are some of the finest and most emotionally compelling examples of modern painting, and are counted among the most valuable and sought-after works in the entire history of art. It is unlikely that they will be seen again in such a selection in a single place. 

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Rudolf Stingel
May 26 – October 6, 2019
The exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler is the first major presentation of Rudolf Stingel’s work in Europe following his show at Palazzo Grassi in Venice (2013) and the first in Switzerland since the one staged by the Kunsthalle Zurich (1995). It stretches over the nine rooms of the Fondation Beyeler’s south wing and also temporarily includes the two rooms of Restaurant Berower Park. Conceived room by room, the exhibition curated by Udo Kittelmann in close collaboration with the artist does not follow a chronological order, focussing instead on the specific confrontation of individual artworks, whose selection and display have been conceived in specific response to the spaces designed by Renzo Piano. Some of the works will be shown for the very first time and the show will also present new site-specific installations. 

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Louise Bourgeois 
Insomnia Drawings 

June 8 – September 2019
Works from the Daros Collection
“Les paysages de nuit ont envahi les jours (The landscapes of night have conquered the day)” All her life, French-American artist Louise Bourgeois suffered regular bouts of insomnia. Yet the long hours of the night proved immensely productive, turning her sleeplessness into an important part of her artistic practice. Between November 1994 and June 1995, she filled a total of 220 pages with drawings and poem-like jottings: the Insomnia Drawings. At times abstract and geometric, at times realistic and figurative, they reflect Bourgeois’ complicity with sleeplessness, her memories and her thoughts. 

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More than just a restaurant: "The Bey" 
The Fondation Beyeler creates a multifaceted meeting place and thus revives a vacant shop. In addition to the restaurant, café, shop for editions and design articles, a co-working space and library will also be set up. The result is an exciting place to linger and enjoy.