Aller au contenu

Railway Station named after Meret Oppenheim

    Meret Oppenheim (b. Berlin, German Empire, 1913 – d. 1985, Basel, Switzerland) was a German-born Swiss Surrealist artist and photographer. Her father, a German-Jewish doctor, was conscripted into the army at the outbreak of war in 1914. Consequently, Oppenheim and her mother, who was Swiss, moved to live with Oppenheim’s maternal grandparents in Delémont, Switzerland. In May 1932, at the age of 18, Oppenheim moved to Paris from Basel, Switzerland and became an important member of the Surrealist community. She later returned to Switzerland and opened a studio in Bern. She frequently contributed to Surrealist exhibitions until 1960. Many of her pieces consisted of everyday objects arranged to allude to female sexuality and feminine exploitation by the opposite sex. Her paintings focused on the same themes. Her originality and audacity established her as a leading figure in the Surrealist movement.

    Address : MOP Meret Oppenheim-Platz, Güterstrasse, Basel

    Back to the list