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Perlenvorhang – Pipilotti Rist

Innovative and Inspiring: Helvetia's Commitment to Swiss Art

Helvetia sees art as part of its corporate culture. As well as collecting Swiss art and promoting young artists by awarding its own art prize, the Basel-based company also has a public exhibition room.

Helvetia Art Foyer

The Helvetia Art Foyer, a publicly accessible exhibition space at the insurer's head office in Basel, is an art space in which works from the collection are presented in solo shows, in dialogue, or in group exhibitions on a specific theme. Selected artists are also invited to stage solo shows there.

"Little inlets" – Dimitra Charamandas

Dimitra Charamandas' paintings are inspired by photographic images. Whether it is a aerial shot, a self-documented fragment of a shell or an inner organ in the context of natural science: more important to her than the origin of her image sources is the idea that a certain view can also depict other realities in a exemplary manner. Perspectives are fluid, enlarging means transforming, and painting is movement. In this way, "Little inlets" lead into the stream of our visual memory in order to question every fixed idea.

The Swiss-Greek artist Dimitra Charamandas (*1988) grew up in Solothurn. She studied art in Lucerne and in Basel and now lives in Solothurn and Athens.

Duration of the exhibition: 4 May until 27 July 2023
Opening hours: Thursdays, 4-8 p.m. (except for Ascension, 18 May 2023) – Steinengraben 25, Basel

Picture caption: Dimitra Charamandas, My eye is a lake, 2023 (Detail)

We turn back time

Here you get a retrospective of our past exhibitions in chronological order.