May 26 – October 6, 2019
From his very beginnings in the late 1980s, contemporary artist Rudolf Stingel (*1956) has been exploring the possibilities and limits of painting. Based on his confrontation with classic pictorial themes, he develops a wealth of motif variations. Alongside various series of abstract and photorealistic paintings, he creates large-scale works made of styrofoam or cast metal, as well as spaces covered in carpets or insulation panels that may be walked on or touched. His works manifest both the random traces of time and deliberately placed references to their own processes of production. The exhibition will be the first museum show in Europe to present a career-spanning selection of Rudolf Stingel’s major series of works. It is conceived in close collaboration with the artist.
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"The Young PICASSO – Blue and Rose Periods" February 3 – May 26, 2019: In what will be the cultural highlight of the year, the Fondation Beyeler will present a unique exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s early masterpieces. "Rudolf Stingel" May 26 – October 6, 2019: The first museum show in Europe to present a career-spanning selection of Rudolf Stingel’s major series of works. Developed in close collaboration with the artist. "Resonating Spaces" October 6, 2019 – January 26, 2020: The autumn exhibition brings together exemplary works by renowned contemporary artists, who give varied forms to specific qualities of spatiality.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 – the Summer Party takes place once a year. On this day the museum is open from 10 a.m. right through to 10 p.m., with workshops running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors benefit from reduced museum admission (CHF 10), and participation in the workshops and short guided tours is free. The concerts in the garden are also free of charge.
The exhibition is being supported by: