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Showstopping Red at Fondation Beyeler

Beatrice Lessi

Turning Heads for the Wrong Reasons? 

When Yvonne of Funky Forty called me to ask me if I wanted to go with her to Fondation Beyeler – my favourite museum in Switzerland – and I accepted, the next step was obviously the classic sentence: “what are you going to wear?”


Even if we are definitely no teenagers anymore, every proper girlie day includes this fashion question. So I simple answered “something red”. And Yvonne joined.

When we arrived at the museum, we realised we were turning heads. Ok, we were a bit loud and kept taking pictures! But it was also the power of the two red outfits. So make sure you wear double red, if you want to get noticed.

What Was So Special At Fondation Beyeler?

First of all, Fondation Beyeler would be a great destination even without art inside: its architecture (by Italian star architect Renzo Piano) is incredibly calming and relaxing, its size (in a typically Swiss way) small and not intimidating, and its park accessible for free. 

Then, every exhibition is incredibly well chosen (or curated, as art experts say) – a mix of iconic, famous pieces and others you probably haven’t heard of, but that will surprise you. 

Finally, the current exhibition “Life” by Olafur Eliasson is almost completely outside, and free of charge. We saw families taking picnics in the middle of art, chilling with the kids while sipping Prosecco in the grass, amid statues and water basins. How delightful! So should art be.

Some Impressions

Here are some impressions of the day – photos by Yvonne (when she’s not in the pic!) 

The outdoor installation with green water is “Life”, and the statues inside are from the “Rodin/Arp”exhibition.

My outfit is by Brusnika.

The kiss – my favourite statue by Rodin

Wearing Brusnika, and Breitling

The most copied pic in Fondation Beyeler!


One of the many versions of “The Thinker”, by Rodin

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