Important: Buy a SBB ticket with “City-ticket Basel” - one ticket for train plus local transport. Available from ticket machines
09H00 Meet Robert Race at Gare Cornavin, Geneva, in the main ticket office
09H15 Train: Geneva – Morges – Biel/Bienne (change trains) – Basel SBB (Reserved section on train for AIC)
Basel Tram 2, then Tram 6, to Riehen and “Fondation Beyeler.”
12H30 Lunch 3-course Italian at Wiesengarten, Riehen
15H00 Museum entry and English guided tour of the exhibition
18H00 Museum closes
Return on the train of your choice: XXH03 or XXH31
AIC contact on the day: Robert Race 079.869.2946
This comprehensive exhibition is devoted to the fascinating chapter in modern art known as "Der Blaue Reiter". The Munich exhibition in 1911 and the related art movement resulted in a revolutionary new art experience.
"Der Blaue Reiter" is also the name of the legendary almanac published by Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) and Franz Marc (1880–1916), which appeared in Munich in 1912. Kandinsky and Marc brought together texts and pictures from different cultures and by different artists. The almanac was intended to document the need for a new beginning in the visual arts at the beginning of the 20th century. It testifies to a revolutionary new understanding of art and the world that centered on the visual representation of ideas rather than the reproduction of visible reality. This can be seen in the liberation of color, which was inspired by the landscape of the prealps south of Munich.
The exhibition will present the almanac as well as around 60 selected works by other artists involved at its creation – all of them friends of Kandinsky and Marc.
From the Beyeler website, edited
This is a companion to the Kunstmuseum Basel exhibition Kandinsky: Paining 1908-1921 that we visited in 2006.
For more information and background on Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) and Kandinsky, click here.