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The best exhibitions of the 21st century. Century

In 2005, the great Swiss art historian and curator Harald Szeemann, the tables with his theme, and associative-impressionist exhibitions, the ways of exhibition making has revolutionized died. His imitators or Disciples, but rather in the free curator scene, while the large art museums like to put on monographic exhibitions, the promise of a crowd-pulling artist to star in a reasonable amount of effort on the majority of the audience. We present our Highlights.

20. Georgia O'keeffe, 2003
With this great retrospective at the Kunsthaus Zürich, curator Bice Curiger highlights the scenic qualities of the long to the legendary Georgia O'keeffe.

19. Herzog & de Meuron, 2004
The Schaulager in münchenstein celebrates its architects with a of Theodora Vischer, curated mega exhibition in which the artistic Dimension of the design process is emphasized in this surprising architecture office.

18. Donald Judd, 2004
The Basel art Museum is showing the first retrospective of the work of the great American minimalist Donald Judd, who passed away in 1994. Around 40 of his best-space-in-depth, made of iron or wood made works are on view in the exhibition by Bernhard Mendes Bürgi, which was developed in co-production with several European museums.

"Untitled" from the exhibition Donald Judd. Photo: Tanja Demarmels/ Kunstmuseum Basel, Pro Litteris, Zurich

17. Mahjong, 2005
The outstanding, by Bernhard Fibicher curated exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bern offers a unique Overview of contemporary Chinese art. It was based on works from the collection of Uli Sigg, who is known for their high quality.

16. Willem de Kooning, 2005
With Willem de Kooning the late paintings, Bernhard Mendes Bürgi at the Kunstmuseum Basel, manages an exhibition, in a jump to the areas of color of the in the Netherlands born in the US to celebrity came painter formally: Gestural painting at its best .

15. Hans Holbein the Younger, 2006
Finally, once again, an old masters exhibition in Switzerland! The Kunstmuseum Basel shows in a fantastic, Christian Müller curated exhibition of the work of the genius of Hans Holbein the Younger.

Hans Holbein d. J.: "The body of Christ in the tomb", exhibition view of the art Museum Basel. Photo: Keystone

14. Vincent van Gogh, 2009
The exhibition of Vincent van Gogh's landscape paintings at the Kunstmuseum Basel, which was curated by Nina rooms, trumped with around 80 paintings by the painter-Superstars. You broke all boundaries and became a veritable Blockbuster.

13. Matthew Barney, 2010
The movies and its bizarre, mostly with a diffuse sexual energy-charged objects of the American multimedia artist, the art highlight of the year. The exhibition at schaulager münchenstein, was curated by Neville Wakefield.

12. Steve McQueen, 2013
the mega review on Steve McQueen's oeuvre is the world, the schaulager is also in this year, the pilgrimage place of the international art. The film "12 Years a Slave" the versatile artist received in 2014 by the way the Oscar for best Film. To Review

11. Steiner & Lenzlinger, 2013
In the months before at the art Museum in Chur with the new extension is started, the has stood, the Swiss artists Steiner and Lenzlinger to a sensual philosophical visit to the Museum that makes the particular history of the Grisons Museum of art directly to life.

10. Venice, 2008
It does not always have to be an artist or an artist couple, is also a city can be the center of a dense exhibition. Curator Martin Schwander shows at the Fondation Beyeler, which has left traces of Venice in the last 300 years in the art and how this, in turn, our image of Venice have shaped.

9. Expedition to happiness, 2014
100 years after the start of the First world war, Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel in the Swiss national Museum in Zurich will present a wonderfully associative cultural-historical exhibition, which makes the relationships of art, society, and politics in the last years before the war to understand. To the meeting

Paul Gauguin: "Contes Barbares". Photo: Museum Folkwang, Essen

8. Gauguin, 2015
With the memorable Gauguin exhibition, curated by raphaël Bouvier and Martin Schwander, lands, the Fondation Beyeler is an absolute Bestseller. 43 paintings and 8 sculptures from all over the world to admire; including Rudolf Staehelins "Nafea", which was at that time, unfortunately, for the last Time in Basel, before she passes into the possession of the Ölmilliardäre of Qatar. To Review

7. Francis Picabia, 2016
A very precise and multi-faceted exhibition about a controversial surrealist. This was done by Catherine Hug at Kunsthaus Zürich, and then moved on to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, whose curatorial team in the design was the course of the game. To the post

6. Pipilotti Rist, 2016
Better not be contemporary art: video Queen Pipilotti Rist transformed the Kunsthaus Zürich in a bubbling, flashing a dream landscape. Curator Mirjam Varadinis and Rist have mastered in order for the perhaps the best, certainly the most original Kunsthaus-Exhibition of the past years. To Review

Pablo Picasso "Arlequin assis", Kunstmuseum Basel, Depositum of the municipality of the city of Basel, 1967. Photo: Succession Picasso/2013, Pro Litteris, Zurich

5. The Picassos are here! 2013
What a great idea, and what collects for a dazzling result: curator Nina Zimmer as all the Picassos in Basel private collections, and designed with you and the major works of the art Museum Basel, increasingly those at the Fondation Beyeler, a fascinating exhibition that attract visitors in masses. The contribution

4. Swiss Pop Art, 2017
Pop Art can not only Andy Warhol and Roy Liechtenstein, but also the Swiss artists: The Overview in the Kunsthaus Aarau, curated by Madeleine Schuppli and Katrin because man, offers through the generosity of the staging and the quality of the works shown To the meeting

3. Bruce Nauman, 2018
Once again, here is the schaulager in münchenstein with the big ladle and a – later, also in the Museum of Modern Art is shown – in all respects a monumental look at total created this striking American conceptual artist. Was curated the Show by Kathy halbreich of the Laurenz Foundation. To Review

2. Cosmos cubism, 2019
were able to carry out thanks to the collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Kunstmuseum Basel is a fantastic cubism look, in the rich holdings of the Basel those of the Paris museums on the Happiest supplemented. To Review

"harlequin and woman with necklace" is the title of the painting by Pablo Picasso from the year 1917.

1. The young Picasso, 2019
this unforgettable exhibition on the early Picasso, which was previously shown at the Musée d'orsay and in Riehen by Raphael Bouvier curated, the Fondation Beyeler once again, standards and basked a spring in the favor of the art-loving audience, near and far. For criticism

This selection and their order are of course subjective. What exhibitions would you have chosen? Please below in the comment column.

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