Fondation Beyeler - 5 examples

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.

Ernesto Neto’s Gaia Mother Tree crochet work & 420kg of spices

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 …

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Fischli & Weiss: The groundbreaking way things go

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 …

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Giacometti / Bacon at Fondation Beyeler – The exhibition of the year?

Alberto Giacometti & Francis Bacon exhibition at Fondation Beyeler 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 …

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Jeff Koons controversial sculpture of Michael Jackson & bubbles

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 …

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