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A visit to one of the Art Museums of Switzerland guarantees unique cultural experiences in 2021. Excellent collections and exciting exhibitions can be seen.
Museum Tinguely, Basel: 25th anniversary
The Museum Tinguely in Basel will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021. Known for its largest collection of works in the world by the Swiss artist Jean Tinguely, the museum is celebrating its anniversary year with numerous highlights, including the “Tinguely Ahoi” project. The focus is on an interactive museum experience for all the senses. www.tinguely.ch
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern: Max Bill Global
In autumn 2021, the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern will present a solo exhibition by the outstanding Swiss artist, architect, graphic artist, activist and publicist Max Bill. The focus of the exhibition is on the extensive work of the design icon and his role as a global networker. www.zpk.org/en/ausstellungen/vorschau/max-bill-global-2186.html
Kunstmuseum Basel: Sophie Taeuber-Arp
From March 20 to June 20, 2021, the Kunstmuseum Basel is showing works by Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889–1943) from Switzerland, a pioneer of abstraction. The comprehensive retrospective “Lived Abstraction” is being developed in cooperation with MoMA New York and Tate London. This is the first time that the work of the artist, whose portrait was featured on the Swiss 50-franc banknote, will be presented to an international public. https://kunstmuseumbasel.ch/en/ausstellungen/2021/sophie-taeuber-arp
Kunsthaus Zürich: Gerhard Richter – The comprehensive landscape exhibition
The exhibition, which will take place from March 26 to July 25, 2021, includes around 130 works of all media used by Gerhard Richter on the subject of landscape: from painting, drawing, printmaking and photography to sculptures and artist books. Based on this topos, the change in Richter’s styles and pictorial forms can be perfectly understood. https://www.kunsthaus.ch/en/besuch-planen/ausstellungen/gerhard-richter/
In autumn 2021, the Kunsthaus will also open the light-flooded extension designed by David Chipperfield. Together with the current building, the purist, elegant new building forms a dynamic ensemble and at the same time makes the Kunsthaus the largest art museum in Switzerland. www.kunsthaus.ch/museum/ueber-uns/erweiterung/
Pavilion Le Corbusier, Zurich: Le Corbusier and color
From May 7 to November 28, 2021, the Le Corbusier Pavilion in Zurich will be all about colors. The creator of the architectural jewel, Le Corbusier, consistently used colors as a space-creating and identity-creating element. The exhibition traces the most important stages of his polychromy and offers a sensual color experience. https://pavillon-le-corbusier.ch/en/
Musée d’art moderne et con¬temporain (Mamco), Geneva: Tony Conrad
Tony Conrad (1940-2016) is considered a key figure for media artists like Tony Oursler or Mike Kelley and has made a significant contribution to contemporary culture. His work takes the form of diverse interventions in the most varied of cultural areas: music, cinema, video, painting and teaching. As a violinist, the experimental artist was also one of the founders of minimal music. The exhibition, which will be shown from October 6, 2021 to January 30, 2022 at the Mamco in Geneva, honors Conrad’s artistic all-rounder. www.mamco.ch/en/1624/Tony-Conrad
Fondation Beyeler, Basel: Goya
From October 10, 2021 to January 23, 2022, the Fondation Beyeler is dedicating one of the most important exhibitions outside of Spain to Francisco de Goya (1746–1828). Goya is one of the last great Spanish court artists and the first pioneer of modern art. His equally fascinating and contradicting work includes impressive portraits, but also enigmatic personal imagery. The exhibition shows over 70 paintings and a selection of masterful drawings and prints that invite visitors to encounter both the beautiful and the incomprehensible. www.fondationbeyeler.ch/ausstellungen/goya
An overview of the most important exhibitions can be found on www.myswitzerland.com/en-au/experiences/events/ and further information on modern art museums in Switzerland can be found at www.MySwitzerland.com/amos.