Masterpieces from the Collection. A presentation of around 70 works is generally arranged along chronological lines
As the main building of the Kunstmuseum Basel is closed for a year of renovations, the museum has launched a rich program of exhibitions, primarily at the Museum fur Gegenwartskunst. One particular highlight is the show Cezanne to Richter - Masterpieces from the Kunstmuseum Basel. Curated by Bernhard Mendes Burgi, the exhibition traces the major developments in European painting through the 1970s. The presentation of around seventy works is generally arranged along chronological lines; instead of constructing a didactic narrative in which one school succeeds another, it vividly illustrates the simultaneity of disparate tendencies that is the period's essential characteristic. The show features around seventy works by Cezanne, Pissarro, Monet, Degas, Renoir, van Gogh, Modersohn-Becker, Bocklin, Hodler, Braque, Picasso, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Klee, Miro', Fontana, Palermo, Tanguy, Richter, and others.