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Learn art is our area where you have the opportunity to get involved in the art scene in Zurich. These include studio visits, discussions, lectures, courses, workshops, guided tours around art.

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August 2017

Design Studio: Processes

25 August 2017 - 7 October 2018
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

How is a chair, a lamp, or a typeface developed? How do designers approach the design process? What kind of cultural and social relevance does design have? The Museum für Gestaltung is launching the Design Studio as a place for active examination, where current and historical design themes can be discussed and tested by visitors themselves. By focusing on processes, the museum presents the contexts in design through exemplary models, projects, and designs, and illustrates the procedures in both design…

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November 2017

Thema Talks: Adam Bobbette

22 November
Kulturfolger, Idastrasse 46, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

ABOUT: This presentation is about the mass extinction of birds today. It is about how we live with and make sense of it. It will take up this issue through a discussion of song bird competitions in Indonesia in which men teach song birds to sing the songs of extinct species. Based on fieldwork with bird trainers and at competitions, it will discuss the relationships between men and birds, the economics of the caged bird trade, and environmental destruction. From…

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Porny Days 2017 – Cinema/Performance/Party

24 November - 26 November
Riffraff Kino/Bar/Bistro, Neugasse 57, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

The Porny Days is a three-day film and art festival on the subject of physicality and sexuality that takes place every year in Zurich. With open access to the body and portrayal of sex, the Porny Days counterpoint mainstream pornography and neo-brotherhood, bringing the versatility of sexuality and related issues to a wider audience. In this form, the festival creates a unique public sphere for a theme that is fraught with complex taboos and at the same time a central…

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10×10 – A Performative Conversation

24 November
Binz39 Foundation, Sihlquai 133, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

A conversation between Sabine Hagmann (BINZ39 Swiss Artist in Residence Tbilisi, April - July 2017) and George Spanderashvili (BINZ39 Artist in Residence Zurich, October 2017 - February 2018)

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Walk and Talk through the exhibition Aurélie Nemours

29 November
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Guided tour through the exhibition "Aurélie Nemours – From Swiss private collections" with Sabine Schaschl, Director Museum Haus Konstruktiv, and the collectors Frederic Bodin and Pieter Meijer. This event will be held in English. Included in the museum admission fee of CHF 16/12)

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Using People / Talk by Kristian Vistrup Madsen

30 November
Last Tango, Röntgenstrasse 6, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

TALK BY KRISTIAN VISTRUP MADSEN 30.11.17 at 18:00 "Using People" Based on the correspondence of Kristian Vistrup Madsen with a Californian prisoner, the book Doing Time is an in turn personal, critical and investigative reflection on the conditions for the political, the politics of solidarity, and the nature of difference. He will discuss his thoughts as they have developed since finishing the book: Can there be such a thing as real reciprocity between the inside and outside of the prison…

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December 2017

Kulturfolger: Luxury vs Critique?

4 December
Kulturfolger, Idastrasse 46, 8003 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Could luxury be on the other side of critique? A positive potential and ground for aspiration. The sum of all impulse. Can we make full use of our exorbitant surplus? Can we make new luxurious narratives, which enchant us, acknowledge our mastership, our comedy or our elaborate tragedy? Can we imagine sumptuous sustenance and voluptuous decadence for all whether be it time, space, material, relational or activity? Lets invent splendid intellect, opulent ideas, and manifest with insane ability. Lets destabilize,…

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Sarah Plimpton – Crossings

5 December
ART FORUM UTE BARTH – Galerie für Moderne & Zeitgenössische Kunst, Kartausstrasse 8, Zürich, CH-8008 Switzerland + Google Map

Meet New York Poet and Painter Sarah Plimpton for a reading and discussion.

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