Diving deeper at Fondation Beyeler

Fondation Beyeler exhibits an ever-changing art program that is renowned worldwide.

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Fondation Beyeler, one of the most famous museums for modern and contemporary art in Switzerland, opened its doors to the public in 1997. Inside lies an admired collection of Hildy and Ernst Beyeler, and every year the space plays host to major exhibitions.

Artist talks hosted by Fondation Beyeler and UBS

In May, UBS and Fondation Beyeler announced "Artist Talks", a new series of events where internationally renowned contemporary artists are invited to talk about their work. The format is open and dynamic and varies from a classical lecture to moderated conversations between artists and personalities from the artworld. The events will take place in the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen and other cultural institutions in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

This partnership enables UBS to establish a strong connection between the art related capabilities as well as a dialogue between the respective collections, as many of the artists collected by the Beyeler are also represented in the UBS Art Collection.

And as Sam Keller, the Art Director of Fondation Beyeler, said, “We’re thrilled that we’ve found a format for Artist Talks that works for all. It also brings me great joy that this series will go beyond the borders of Basel, and reach a more international audience.”

The Artist Talks series will be launched on May 30 with a conversation between the British-German artist Tino Sehgal and Sam Keller and Theodora Vischer from the Fondation Beyeler.


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