The new presentation of works from the collection at the Fondation Beyeler goes in search of lost time. Conceived as an invitation to wander through the gardens of modern art history, it ends with contemporary art, where it ties in with the museum’s summer show devoted to Rudolf Stingel, in whose work memories and the traces of time also play a key role.
Visitors will find celebrated masterpieces, seldom exhibited rare pieces, newly conceived artist’s rooms, unexpected encounters between art works, valuable loans from the Daros Collection and other private collections as well as new acquisitions presented here for the first time. Unexpected displays will question and challenge our viewing habits. Curated by Director Sam Keller, the collection display extends over half the museum space and comprises around a hundred paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings created between 1883/84 and 2018. On show are classics by Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, highlights by Gerhard Richter, Marlene Dumas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Felix Gonzales Torres, Tacita Dean and other artists can be seen. In addition, the presentation of the collection shows new works by the museum, contemporary works by Louise Bourgeois, Pawel Althamer, Philippe Parreno and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
On view as of now until 1 September in Renzo Piano’s museum building and in the Fondation Beyeler’s surrounding park.