Please note that the collection exhibition is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Wednesdays until 8 p.m. You can visit the exhibition “Life” by Olafur Eliasson and the sculpture “Snowman” by Fischli / Weiss at all times. Tickets are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Olafur Eliasson "Life"
Eliasson’s art invites viewers to explore future forms of coexistence by welcoming multiple perspectives – human and non-human alike. For his solo show at the Fondation Beyeler, the artist immerses the institution in a border-crossing investigation of our preconceptions of nature and culture.
The collection display explores the relationship between nature and culture in art through selected modern and contemporary works depicting the human, animal and vegetal realms. Landscapes, still lifes and portraits uncover a dense web of relationships with the environment.
The sculpture Snowman by Fischli/Weiss will remain installed in the park of the Fondation Beyeler until the end of 2021. The sculpture shows the friendly and familiar figure of a snowman and illustrates the contradiction between nature and artificiality, displaying the penchant for the absurd typical of the work of Fischli/Weiss.
When booking your timed ticket, please select a month, a day and a time. Your ticket is valid only for this specific date and time. Only book a ticket for a time slot you know you will be able to keep, as we offer neither exchanges nor refunds. Tickets are also available on site at the museum ticket desk.
LOCATION AND ACCESS
For ecological reasons, we recommend the use of public transportation to reach the museum. The tram station «Fondation Beyeler» is located directly at the museum’s entrance. Travel from Basel, Badischer Bahnhof is 15 minutes with tram no. 6. Travel from Basel SBB and Bâle SNCF is 30 minutes with trams no. 2 and 6. Walk from the S-Bahnhof Riehen is about 5 minutes.
You can park your car at the car park «Zentrum» right across the Fondation Beyeler’s entrance. Park & Ride is available at the Badischer Bahnhof car park, located directly at the motorway exit (2 people, 5 hours, 10 CHF).
You can also cycle to the Fondation Beyeler from Basel, Lörrach and Weil am Rhein. The bike and footpath through the Langen Erlen is particularly beautiful.