Otto Freundlich

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Otto Freundlich (1878-1943) knew everyone and knew everything. Scarcely another artist of the first half of the twentieth century turned his mind with such passion and intelligence to all the diverse currents in art.He was on close terms and often reals friends with the leading artists of Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Orphism, Dada, Suprematism, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Constructivism, with the Cologne Progressives, and ultimately with the abstractionists. There was no shortage of mututal influences – yet Freundlich took his own path with his paintings and sculptures, his mosaics and stained glass.The exhibition will follow the route described by Otto Freundlich’s life and work, and trace out the developments in his artistic and philosophical ideas.Tribute will be paid to the work of a man who was forced to the brink, persecuted, vilified, and finally murdered, The exclusion and eradication of the work and the artist is the chief reason for the delayed and still far from adequate appraisal of Freundlich’s art.

Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst
St. Alban-Graben 16 / St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
4010 Basel
Switzerland
+41-(0)61-206 62 62
http://www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch/en/exhibitions/upcoming/...

Selection of further exhibitions in: Switzerland

22.09.2017 - 12.11.2017
22.09.2017 - 21.01.2018
14.06.2018 - 17.06.2018
Rhypark Basel / Tramstop:Novartis Campus
Muelhauserstrasse 17
Basel

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19.01.2018 - 19.02.2018
07.10.2017 - 07.01.2018
Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst
St. Alban-Graben 16 / St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
Basel

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25.11.2017 - 21.01.2018
Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
Basel

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29.09.2017 - 07.01.2018
Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
Basel

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02.11.2017 - 04.03.2018
27.10.2017 - 28.01.2018
16.09.2017 - 21.01.2018
Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst
St. Alban-Graben 16 / St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
Basel

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11.08.2017 - 11.03.2018
16.02.2017 - 25.03.2018
Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
Zürich

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01.08.2016 - 01.01.2030
Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
Zürich

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15.09.2017 - 07.01.2018
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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02.09.2017 - 04.03.2018
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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31.08.2017 - 18.11.2018
Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
Zürich

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02.09.2017 - 04.03.2018
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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16.10.2017 - 04.11.2017
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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Otto Freundlich Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Main address: Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst St. Alban-Graben 16 / St. Alban-Rheinweg 60 4010 Basel, Switzerland Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst St. Alban-Graben 16 / St. Alban-Rheinweg 60 4010 Basel, Switzerland Otto Freundlich (1878-1943) knew everyone and knew everything. Scarcely another artist of the first half of the twentieth century turned his mind with such passion and intelligence to all the diverse currents in art.He was on close terms and often reals friends with the leading artists of Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Orphism, Dada, Suprematism, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Constructivism, with the Cologne Progressives, and ultimately with the abstractionists. There was no shortage of mututal influences – yet Freundlich took his own path with his paintings and sculptures, his mosaics and stained glass.The exhibition will follow the route described by Otto Freundlich’s life and work, and trace out the developments in his artistic and philosophical ideas.Tribute will be paid to the work of a man who was forced to the brink, persecuted, vilified, and finally murdered, The exclusion and eradication of the work and the artist is the chief reason for the delayed and still far from adequate appraisal of Freundlich’s art. Book tickets