On June, 20, the new Paul Klee Zentrum was opened in Bern, Switzerland.
At the heart of this new cultural institution is the artist Paul Klee (1879-1940), his life and his work. Of the 10.000 or so works that make up Paul Klee’s oeuvre a good 40 per cent, that is to say around 4,000 paintings, watercolours and drawings as well as archives and biographical material, has been brought together at the Zentrum Paul Klee. The Centre’s collections are considered as the largest collection of a single artist of world renown.
The Centre’s collection certainly merits a visit, but there is more. The renowned, award-winning Italian architect Renzo Piano created a building, a site, as a work of art in its own right. Renzo Piano’s in-depth involvement with the complex project commission and the terrain on the eastern outskirts of Bern gave him the idea of creating a spacious island of green from which the architecture would emerge in the form of three undulating waves. In its entirety the Landscape Sculpture created as a result becomes a cultural destination.
Link to the Klee Centrum.
Link to Renzo Piano’s website.