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Activities are temporary events in which the visitors can also be actively involved. Workshops, artists’ performances, or direct talks with the artists
make art a dialogue whose genres are strongly represented in Zurich.

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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

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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Yuri Albert “Works and days”

26 November - 2 December
Performance Art in Eastern Europe, Plattenstrasse 43, Zürich, 8032 Switzerland + Google Map

A warm invitation to the vernissage of the exhibition by Yuri Albert at Oberdorfstrasse 2 in Zurich. Renowned Russian artist Yuri Albert, representative of the second generation of Moscow Conceptualism of the late 1970s and 1980s, realizes an exhibition in Oberdorf during the month of November entitled: "Works and days". Yuri Albert uses the title of the epic teaching poem of Hesiod (about 700 BC), since this saying corresponds closely with two of his most important works. - On the…

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27 November
collab zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 10, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

INK&DRINK is back! feel like some new ink? we proudly present INK&DRINK featuring Gina Madskull Tattoo. get your flash tattoo directly in store - or book your appointment for your next big artwork with Gina. special pop-up prices: - small tattoo (up to 3cm) 70.- - larger tattoos (up to 8cm) for 150Fr. - 250.- (prices depend on details of the tattoo) stop by - hot tattoos and cool drinks are expecting you! NEW! sign up for your slot online…

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Performance 4 Evenings: Last Perform

28 November
Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Curated by Søren Berner (DK) The artist for this last Performance 4 Evenings curated by Søren Berner (DK) will be announced via website, newsletter and social media. Stay tuned and follow us there. For more see:

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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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Theatre of Sound: «Teleprompter Paradise», 2017

5 December
Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Performance by Leo Hofmann (CH) and Filomena Krause (DE) Curated by Philipp Cron (CH) For his performance in Cabaret Voltaire the composer and sound artist Leo Hofmann examines the area between medial fixation and elusiveness. Bittersweet electronica meets screaming shoegaze, song fragments meet melodramatic movie scores without the movie. His instruments are large and small speakers, self-made controllers and gestural sensors. Through his manic affinity for voices – which are at times highly polished, at times naked and fragile –…

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Word Up!: «twentysevenpoemsforgettinghigh andforgettingdowntoo»

12 December
Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

premiere Poetry performance by James Massiah (UK) The poet and musician, who believes in the force of poetry and the electrifying atmosphere that comes from live performances, explores ideas about mortality, sex and religion in his poems. For his performance at Cabaret Voltaire James Massiah will float in the space between music and poetry and present with «twentysevenpoemsforgettinghighandgettingdowntoo» a dynamic set of poems. For more about James Massiah see:

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Thus I Spoke: «Untitled Speech – Cabaret Voltaire», premiere

19 December
Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Performance by Adriana Lara (MX) Curated by Michelangelo Miccolis (IT) Adriana Lara will develop a site specific performance for this last evening of the first season. More about Adriana Lara see:

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