Basel - Exhibition

Wolfgang Tillmans

Fondation Beyeler

28 May 201701 Oct 2017

The solo show presents around 200 photographic works by the German artist dating from 1989 to 2017, and is thereby the Fondation’s first comprehensive engagement with the medium photography.

From having attained iconic status for his evocative photographs in the 1990s, he widened his focus and experimented with the medium. Tillmans created a new visual language, with and without using a camera. He used a photocopier as well as other new technologies leveraging on the medium of photography.

This exhibition does not only display portraits, still life and landscapes, but a series of his abstract works that play with the limits of the visible are presented.

The exhibition is accompanied by an audiovisual installation, and designed in close collaboration with the artist himself.

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Special Events

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

NOCTURNE – Cocktail reception, hosted by Sam Keller, Director of Fondation Beyeler, and Marc Spiegler, Global Director of Art Basel. The evening event includes a private viewing of the two exhibitions Wolfgang Tillmans and Collection Beyeler / Remix, as well as a project by artist Tino Sehgal.

Contacts & Details

mon, tue, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm



Keller Sam

T: +41 61 645 9700 M: W: Fondation Beyeler
Baselstrasse 101 Riehen / Basel, CH-4125 Switzerland