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Fondation Beyeler

Rudolf Stingel

Today: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

26 May 2019 - 06 October 2019

The Fondation Beyeler will devote its summer exhibition 2019 to contemporary painter Rudolf Stingel (born in 1956 in Merano, Italy, he lives and works in New York and Merano).

From his very beginnings in the late 1980s, Rudolf Stingel has approached painting in a conceptual and self-reflexive manner, exploring its possibilities and media-specific limits through the interplay of artistic strategies, materials and shapes. Next to series of abstract and photorealistic paintings, he creates large-scale works made of styrofoam, as well as participative spaces covered in wall hangings, carpets and insulation foil that may be touched and treaded on. His works manifest both the random traces of time and deliberately placed references to their own process of production.

The exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler will be the first museum show in Europe to present a career-spanning selection of Rudolf Stingel’s major series of works. Displaying them alongside brand new works created specifically for the exhibition, the show will provide a comprehensive overview of Stingel’s oeuvre and articulate a multiplicity of answers to the question of painting’s current condition and possibilities.

Guest curator Udo Kittelmann, Director of Berlin’s Nationalgalerie, is a long-standing recognised expert of Rudolf Stingel’s work. In close collaboration with the artist, he is developing the exhibition as a site-specific concept for the Fondation Beyeler.

Rudolf Stingel: Untitled (2013), © Rudolf Stingel, photo: Christopher Burke Studio
Aussenansicht der Fondation Beyeler im Frühling gesäumt von Bäumen im Vordergrund der charakteristische Teich mit den Seerosen

Fondation Beyeler

OpenClosed | 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Baselstrasse 101,  4125  Riehen/Basel

Fondation Beyeler, photo: Mark Niedermann

Opening Hours

Mo 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Tu 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  We 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM  |  Th 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Fr 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Sa 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Su 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Beginning Thursday, 7 May, admission tickets are available online only at with a choice of time slots. Online timed tickets are valid for a specific date and time, chosen freely by visitors according to availabilities. Please be punctual: arriving more than 30 minutes late may mean you have to wait.


Art, architecture and nature are harmoniously combined in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. The building in the idyllic Berower Park was designed by architect Renzo Piano. The collection contains over 400 masterpieces of modern and contemporary art, including works by Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Cézanne, Giacometti – as well as Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Gerhard Richter and many more. The internationally renowned programme mounts three to four temporary exhibitions and presentations of the collection every year.


Please check our Website for the most recent information regarding the reopening of the museum at:

Adults CHF 25.–
Reduced (IV-pensioners, groups of 20 people or more) CHF 20.–
School and University students aged 26 to 30 CHF 12.–

You can buy tickets for the exhibitions at the museum or online in advance, to avoid queuing at the ticket office.

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission


We recommend the use of public transportation to reach the museum. Travel time from Basel, Badischer Bahnhof is only a few minutes; from Basel SBB station, about 25 minutes.
The tram stop is very close to the museum.

From Basel city center take the tram 6 > Fondation Beyeler
Or train S6 from the Basel SBB railway station to Riehen,
or go to the car park Zentrum.


It is very important to us that people with disabilities feel comfortable in our museum. All rooms are one level, making everything easily accessible to wheelchair users and people with impaired mobility. These visitors may also make use of our wide variety of guided tours and workshops without any restrictions. We offer specially designed guided tours of the exhibitions to help people with impaired sight or hearing experience the world of artworks.

Use main entrance and you can find parking lots for disabled on Baselstrasse 70.

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