"Mondrian Evolution" 5.6. – 9.10.2022
Marking the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth, the Fondation Beyeler will devote an exhibition to the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. As one of the most important artists of the avant-garde movement, Mondrian shaped the evolution of painting from figuration to abstraction.
"Passages – Landscape, Figure and Abstraction" – Until August 14, 2022
The interplay between figuration and abstraction is a fascinating subject in modern art. Its many facets are now showcased via our permanent collection, which has been rearranged to juxtapose important paintings and sculptures from impressionism, classical modernism, and contemporary art under this rubric.
The Great Collection Show – October 2022 – January 2023
Fondation Beyeler celebrates its 25th anniversary by staging the largest-ever presentation of its collection to date. The renowned Beyeler Collection includes nearly 400 works by leading artists from 1800 to the present day. The panoramic exhibition showcases the Beyeler Collection in a new, enriching way.
Doris Salcedo: "Palimpsest" | 9.10.2022 – 29.1.2023
The Fondation Beyeler is going to show "Palimpsest", an exhibition project by Colombian artist Doris Salcedo that addresses the global migration crisis.
AUGUST 13, 2022, 10 A.M.-10 P.M. | That’s summer: going to the park to lie in the sun, learning something new at a workshop, discovering the region’s culinary offerings, taking guided tours of the «Mondrian Evolution» exhibition and the collection display «Passages – Landscape, Figure and Abstraction», dancing to live music in the open air – all over the course of a single day at the Fondation Beyeler.
AUTISTIC DISCO WITH DJ LARS EIDINGER (!K7)
AUGUST 19, 6–9.30 P.M. |The party format “Autistic Disco — Pop Is Pop and Art is Art” stands for eclectic pop music across the genres, from rap to electronic and techno. The actor Lars Eidinger is a member of the ensemble of the renowned Schaubühne theatre in Berlin. His repertoire includes “Hamlet”, “Richard III”, as well as “Peer Gynt". He is known to a wider audience through films such as “25 km/h” and “Meckie Messer”, and TV series such as “Tatort” and “Babylon Berlin”. In addition to his career as an actor, he has released various musical works, including the 1998 EP "I'll Break Ya Legg” on the Berlin label STUD!O K7.
FRIDAYS, BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 16 & DECEMBER 16, 6–8 P.M. | The “Friday Beyeler” event series takes place on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fondation Beyeler. Every Friday, the exhibitions, the park and the restaurant will all be open until 10 p.m.. In addition, under the title “I Hear a New World - 14 Miaows of the Future”, students and artists who teach at the Institute of Art Gender Nature at FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel will transform the museum foyer into a creative platform for contemporary art, featuring live performances, films, talks, music, poetry and dance.
JUNE 29 UNTIL SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 | This summer, the pavilion of the Fondation Beyeler park will once again resonate to the pulsating beats and melodies of our “Sound Garden.” Every Wednesday between 6 and 8 p.m. visitors savoring the balmy evening air over a cool drink will get to enjoy the music of a line-up both regional and national, ranging from jazz and canzoni to disco and Hawaiian melodies. What better way could there be to while away those precious mid-week hours than with the varied program of this year’s “Sound Garden” in the relaxed atmosphere of the museum’s own park?
TALK WITH LARS EIDINGER
AUGUST 19, 6–7 P.M. | As part of the current exhibition "Mondrian Evolution", the Fondation Beyeler is showing "Piet & Mondrian", a short film based on an essay by the artist. In the film, German theatre and film actor Lars Eidinger brings Mondrian's theoretical text to life. Exhibition curator Ulf Küster talks with Lars Eidinger about the film and about Mondrian's approaches to art
“A date with Piet Mondrian”
AUGUST 24, FROM 6 P.M. | A casual guided tour in the cool air of the exhibition galleries offers a chance to discover the artist Piet Mondrian in a new way, before spending the rest of the summer evening in the Fondation Beyeler park with music to suit the occasion. The focus of the tours is on Mondrian’s interest in music, illustrating the influence of music on his art with reference to selected works.
Kunsttage Basel 2022 with installation by Douglas Gordon
1–4 SEPTEMBER | For the third edition of the Kunsttage Basel, on 4 September the Fondation Beyeler will be showing "Pretty much every film and video from 1992 until now.", a video installation by the renowned Scottish artist Douglas Gordon consisting of video works by the artist from 1992 until today. The "Art Lab" will meanwhile offer dialogue-based peer-to-peer tours of the Kunsttage Basel. Overall, more than 55 museums, galleries, exhibition spaces and off spaces are taking part in the Kunsttage Basel to make modern and contemporary art accessible to a wide audience.
Pack a Picnic
We are looking forward to the summer picnic season, because our popular picnic bags from the «Beyeler Restaurant im Park» are back. These can be individually put together and enjoyed in the blossoming museum park of the Fondation Beyeler.
UNTIL AUGUST 14, 2022 | Gerhard Richter is one of the most important artists of our day. Over the almost seventy years of his career, he has produced an oeuvre that is characterized by thematic and stylistic diversity. On the occasion of Richter’s 90th birthday, the Fondation Beyeler premieres new works by Gerhard Richter. In a room conceived by Richter himself, a new series of works on paper is on view for the first time. Entitled, the series comprises 31 small-format abstract works created in January 2022, as well as 31 photographs of these works with the title "mood".
Tuesday Ticket discount
Every Tuesday, visitors to the Fondation Beyeler pay only CHF 20 instead of CHF 25 for the regular museum admission. The discounted tickets were introduced on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fondation Beyeler and are valid from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. The tickets are exclusviely available at the museum box office.
Every year the "sun.set" series, in collaboration with the Nordstern, Basel, offers musical highlights in the park of the Fondation Beyeler. On selected saturdays from may to september internationally renowned electronic musicians will be guests in the park of the Fondation Beyeler. The sun.sets invite you to unique evenings with DJ sets in an unusual place at sunset.
"ART in the Park" – App
The Fondation Beyeler in new dimensions - Download the app now for free in the Apple App Store and discover hidden features of the collection works in the park. If you don't have an Apple device, you can borrow an iPad from the cloakroom.
25 YEARS OF FONDATION BEYELER
In 2022, the Fondation Beyeler will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Since its foundation by the collector and gallery owner couple Ernst and Hildy Beyeler in 1997, it has become one of the most visited art museums in Switzerland. The overview of the programme will constantly updated throughout the year. To stay up to date follow us on social media via the hashtag #Beyeler25 or via our newsletter.
"24 Stops" – Rehberger-Weg
The Rehberger-Weg runs approximately 5 kilometers and joins two countries, two communities, two cultural institutions – and countless stories. It runs between Riehen and Weil am Rhein, between the Fondation Beyeler and the Vitra Campus. Along the “24 Stops,” 24 milestones created by artist Tobias Rehberger (b.1966), you can explore the diverse natural and cultural landscape. The Rehberger-Weg provides the opportunity to get to know the history and stories of the area and its people while getting out into nature.
The Fondation Beyeler's main goal is to bring art and viewer together. In 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.
Film and Game "Das Dingsda im Museum"
The new museum game invites children and adults to discover the works of art based on questions in a playful way and in exchange with each other. It can be borrowed free of charge from the Art Shop of the Fondation Beyeler for your museum visit and is suitable for every exhibition. Only avaible in German.
Das Dingsda im Museum | "12 Scheiben"
In the 9th episode of "Das Dingsda im Museum", grandma Kerstin and grandson Dries explore Gerhard Richter's artwork "12 Scheiben". With every ...
Talk with Leonor Antunes
Now online: Leonor Antunes in conversation with Theodora Vischer. In her large-scale installations, the Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes explores ...
Conversation with Irma Boom: Catalogue presentation Mondrian Evolution
The catalogue of the current exhibition Mondrian Evolution reflects the multifaceted complexity of the artist himself and his work. The book's ...
art.set w/ DJ Tennis X Peter Doig
For the fourth edition of art.set together with Nordstern Basel and Arte, the Italian DJ and producer DJ Tennis will set up his turntables in front ...
Artist Talks: Anne Imhof
Contemporary artist Anne Imhof (*1978, Giessen) is based in Berlin and New York. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at renowned ...
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