Exhibitions at Fondation Beyeler
Fondation Beyeler (also referred to as The Beyeler Foundation) is an art museum located in Riehen, just east of Basel in Switzerland. It stands in an English garden with water lily ponds, old trees, and a historical villa that showcases the art collection of Hildy and Ernst Beyeler.
Designed by Renzo Piano, Fondation Beyeler offers up a harmonious combination of architecture, art, and nature, as it marries beautifully into the cultural landscape and provides stunning views of the Black Forest, grazing herds, cornfields, and rows of grapevines.
The art museum houses well over 300 pieces of contemporary, classical modern, and post-impressionism art and frequently hosts blockbuster exhibitions, making it the most visited art museum in Switzerland.
In 2018, the atrium of Zurich’s main station basked in the glory of a giant, colorful installation by the Brazilian contemporary artist Ernesto Neto. The huge Amazon tree-like sculpture stretched from the ceiling to the floor of the Swiss central station, helping set the mood and brighten the travelers’ spirit. It is the star artist’s […]
Ernesto Neto’s Gaia Mother Tree crochet work & 420kg of spices Read More
Horses have been used in art as a symbol of power for centuries. Perhaps one of the most talked-about examples of the past decades is Maurizio Cattelan horse sculptures series. The series comprises taxidermied horses with their heads stuck on the wall or hanging from the ceiling. Many critics, including audiences, took great umbrage on
These are all of Maurizio Cattelan’s Horse sculptures Read More
Peter Fischli and David Weiss are two Swiss artists that have made some of the most significant, most unanticipated and funniest artworks of their generation. The Swiss duo, Fischli and Weiss’s celebrated film The Way Things Go had a remarkable influence on the way artists, curators and audiences approached and interpreted art in relation to
Fischli & Weiss: The groundbreaking way things go Read More
The Fondation Beyeler sheds light on the exciting relationship between Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon. Both artists have created impressive works, which are now among the most expensive artworks. How did they inspire each other? The age difference between the older Giacometti and Bacon is eight years. Even before meeting him in person, the younger
Giacometti / Bacon at Fondation Beyeler – The exhibition of the year? Read More
Michael Jackson and Bubbles is a larger-than-life-sized gilded porcelain rendering of the late king of pop, Michael Jackson, and his chimpanzee pet, Bubbles. It’s based on a press photo of the two, and it is nearly indistinguishable from that image. Just like in the vacuum cleaner series, Jeff Koons reimagines the pop star as a
Jeff Koons controversial sculpture of Michael Jackson & bubbles Read More