The new exhibition at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland) is dedicated to the artist Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908–2001), known as Balthus. The retrospective is the first exhibition of Balthus’s works in a Swiss museum since 2008.
The Fondation Beyeler in Riehen/Basel is devoting a retrospective exhibition to the legendary artist Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908–2001), known as Balthus. The show is the first exhibition of Balthus’s art in a Swiss museum since 2008 and the first comprehensive presentation of his work anywhere in German-speaking Switzerland. Balthus had a long and close connection with Switzerland, extending from his later childhood years in Bern, Geneva, and Beatenberg to the final decades of his life in the Alpine village of Rossinière.
The exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler is curated by Dr. Raphaël Bouvier (Curator) and Michiko Kono (Associate Curator). It runs until 1 January 2019 and will subsequently be shown at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.
In this video, we attend the opening reception of the show on September 1, 2018.
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