White Fire

The Kunstmuseum Basel Modern Collection

March 18 - September 14, 2015 /
Sabatini Building, Floor 1

The Kunstmuseum Basel is considered one of the finest public municipal museums in the world. The two cornerstones of its collection are the works dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, on one side, and artworks from the 19th century to the 21st, on the other, with the ensemble of the latter making it one of the most significant collections of contemporary art in Europe.

Coinciding with the closure of the Kunstmuseum Basel for the remodelling of its spaces, the Museo Reina Sofía will be showing a selection from the Kunstmuseum Basel’s important collection of modern and contemporary art, comprising more than a hundred works (paintings, sculptures, collages, photographs and videos). This selection will range in date from the late 19 th century to the present day and will aim to offer a comprehensive panorama that explains the transition from classic modern to contemporary art, including examples of Expressionism, abstract art, Constructivism, Minimalism, German Post-Expressionism and more.

This exceptional occasion will bring together works by artists of the stature of Edvard Munch, Wassily Kandinsky, Picasso, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, Le Corbusier, Dubuffet, Alberto Giacometti, Yves Tanguy, Hans Arp, André Masson, Max Ernst, Paul Klee, Piet Mondrian, László Moholy-Nagy, Hans Arp, Donald Judd, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Barnett Newman, Andy Warhol, Francis Picabia, Jean Tinguely and Pierre Huyghe.

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Exhibition´s details

Organized by: 
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in collaboration with Kunstmuseum Basel
Bernhard Mendes Bürgi, Nina Zimmer and Manuel Borja-Villel
Josef Albers, Carl Andre, Jean Arp, Max Beckmann, Max Bill, Arnold Böcklin, Georges Braque, Lovis Corinth, Walter De Maria, Theo van Doesburg, Jean Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Peter Fischli, Alberto Giacometti, Ferdinand Hodler, Pierre Huyghe, Jasper Johns, Juan Gris (José Victoriano González Pérez), Donald Judd, Vassily Kandinsky, On Kawara, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Franz Kline, Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris), Fernand Léger, Agnes Martin, André Masson, Gordon Matta-Clark, Steve McQueen, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Piet Mondrian, Albert Müller, Edvard Munch, Bruce Nauman, Barnett Newman, Emil Nolde, Amédée Ozenfant, Antoine Pevsner, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso (Pablo Ruiz Picasso), Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth, Mark Rothko, Robert Ryman, Hermann Scherer, Oskar Schlemmer, Yves Tanguy, Jean Tinguely, Georges Vantongerloo, Andy Warhol, David Weiss View more
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