MONDRIAN EVOLUTION 2022
“Mondrian Evolution” opening at the Fondation Beyeler on June 5 and on view through October 9 2022, brings together over eighty works by the great master of abstraction. The exhibition dedicated to his artistic development – one of the most comprehensive of its kind to date – is supported by La Prairie.
Fondation Beyeler and La Prairie come together as two Swiss entities sharing their commitment to quality and precision – joining forces to inspire a greater appreciation of the arts. In addition, as partner of “Mondrian Evolution”, La Prairie celebrates the culmination of its two-year long engagement in the Piet Mondrian Conservation Project, which was one of the Fondation Beyeler’s important steps in the development of the exhibition.
Copyrights: © 2022 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust; Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Munson Williams Proctor, Museum of Art, Utica, NY; Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel; Pace Gallery; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum/Föhr; Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle und Heino/Wijhe, Niederlande; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Tate Museum, London; The Art Institute of Chicago; Kröller-Müller Museum Otterlo, Niederlande; Dallas Museum of Art; Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Moderna Museet Stockholm; Sammlung Pieter + Catherine Coray; Kunstmuseum Basel.
DECODING MONDRIAN 2021
Furthering its longstanding commitment to and intrinsic link with the world of art, La Prairie entered the second year of the Piet Mondrian Conservation Project in partnership with the Fondation Beyeler in 2021.
These conservation efforts not only ensure that the work of Mondrian is preserved for future generations but the publication of all research findings also allows art historians and the greater public to gain a better understanding of this preeminent figure of the 20th century and his ongoing impact on visual culture.
Painstaking research and analysis have resulted in several compelling discoveries contributing to the continuous research on how Mondrian painted and what he ultimately strove for in his art.
CONSERVATION PROJECT 2020
In 2020, as part of La Prairie’s Commitment to Culture efforts, the House partnered with the Fondation Beyeler, one of the most prestigious art institutions in Switzerland, to support the Piet Mondrian Conservation Project.
As artworks are subject to the effects of time, central to the vision and ongoing mission of the Fondation Beyeler is their Department of Art Conservation, which undertakes the vital role of ensuring ongoing cultural patrimony. The Fondation Beyeler’s conservators sit at the frontier of artwork preservation, their holistic approach going beyond the realm of art restoration.
In partnership with La Prairie, the Fondation Beyeler employed in-depth research and a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure the longevity of Mondrian’s precious artworks.