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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
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August 2017
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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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February 2018

Concert: The Pussywarmers & Réka, Elektronische Abteilung Trio

22 February
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Music plays a key role in the work of Abraham Cruzvillegas. He began writing song lyrics as an aside from sculpting in 2007 and has now composed over 50. Some have been set to music specially for the exhibition by Swiss bands and will be performed live on Thursdays. The first band is the electronic department of The Pussywarmers & Réka with forgotten synths, analogue filters and hypnotic samples. The bands have been selected and concerts organized in association with…

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75CHF

Basil.js – Generative Design Workshop

24 February
MuDA, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Basil.js - Generative Design Workshop Saturday 24 February 2 - 6.30pm Ages 15+ A beginners workshop that introduces participants to generative design using basil.js and JavaScript. The output will be a small generative zine! Basil.js is a simplified library aimed at designers! It brings scripting and automation into layout and makes computational and generative design possible from within InDesign. Additionally it also includes workflow improvements for data imports from various sources, indexing and complex document management. While Adobe InDesign on…

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Abendschule Import meets Kunsthaus Zürich

24 February
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Abendschule Import meets Kunsthaus Zürich – Refugees share their knowledge 2 / 3 / 4 p.m.: lessons 5 p.m.–6 p.m.: drinks reception 2 p.m. Lesson in German on Language: Arabic conversation for beginners with mit Mustafa Yassin 3 p.m. Lesson in German on Society: Fashion in Senegal with Antoinette Mendy 4 p.m. Lesson in English on Literature: Fairy-tale of Art, Emergence of Ineffable. Reading the “Emperor’s New Clothes” as story about art with Sreten Ugričić The idea of knowledge transfer…

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Food-Happening: Immer wieder Sonntags

25 February
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

‘Immer wieder sonntags’ by and with Sandra Knecht Sandra Knecht’s Immer wieder sonntags takes place on one Sunday a month at the Chnächt barn in Basel. It’s a dining and cookery format for 30 people with five courses and one schnapps, and costs CHF 100. Each dinner is devoted to one animal, plant or method of preparation. The dishes have never been prepared the same way before and never will be again. For once, Sandra Knecht is bringing her exclusive…

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Peter Bialobrzeski: Zurich Diary – Work in Progress

26 February - 4 March
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

The star photographer and artist Peter Bialobrzeski has already published six city diaries: Cairo, Athens, Taipei, Kochi, Wolfsburg and Beirut. And now, at the invitation of Photobastei "Zurich Diary". Dei Diaries examine the thesis as to whether the design of a city's image can be transformed from prejudices and what has been found into a specific image. Cairo cannot be read without Arab spring, Athens cannot be read without the euro crisis and Wolfsburg, of course, not without VW and…

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Jour Fixe – Photo lab – always on Monday!

26 February
F+F Schule für Kunst und Design, Flurstrasse 89, Zürich, 8047 Switzerland + Google Map

Jour Fixe Always on Monday! F+F, Flurstrasse 89,8047 Zurich, Room F89-U01 Jour Fixe in the photo lab - enlarge analogue black-and-white and colour photography by yourself! F+F's photo lab offers you the infrastructure plus an expert_in order to realize your ideas and projects. The photo lab is always open on Mondays and someone from the F+F team advises, accompanies and supports you, if necessary, in your project. For black-and-white enlargements you can arrive by 19.00 hrs. without advance notice and…

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Cinema: Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur program

28 February
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Program by Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur Inspired by Werner Herzog’s film ‘The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner’, John Canciani, artistic director of the Winterthur International Short Film Festival, has put together a programme of explorations on the theme of mountains, from the somnambulistic and hallucinatory to the abstract and surreal. 6 p.m. Orogenesis (F/E, 2016) 7 min 52 sec Director: Boris Labbé Music: Daniele Ghis An excursion into abstraction and a hypothesis about how mountains came to exist. E.B.C. 5300m, (CH,…

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March 2018

Concert: Pfffff

1 March
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Concert: Pfffff Music plays a key role in the work of Abraham Cruzvillegas. He began writing song lyrics as an aside from sculpting in 2007 and has now composed over 50. Some have been set to music specially for the exhibition by Swiss bands and will be performed live on Thursdays. On March 1, is Pfffff/Lara Stoll with punk from Zurichis on the agenda The bands have been selected and concerts organized in association with Ivo Schäppi/Bar 3000. Admission to…

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Cinemart Screening: Boom for Real

2 March
Arthouse Piccadilly 1+2, Mühlebachstrasse 2, Zürich, 8008 Switzerland + Google Map

Sara Driver’s documentary, 'Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat', explores the pre-fame years of celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and constantly shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and 1980s shaped Basquiat’s inimitable vision. To tell this story, Driver worked closely and collaboratively with her friends and other artists who emerged from that scene: Nan Goldin, Jim Jarmusch, James Nares, Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quinones, Luc Sante and many…

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Superdunkel – Superterz & ‘Still und Dunkel’

2 March
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

A meditative drift cinema experience! - Christoph Brünggel, Benny Jaberg and Pascal Arnold climb into abandoned, slowly collapsing buildings; they are factories, cellars, residential and cultural buildings that are hogged by flora and fauna. They use highly sensitive cameras and microphones to explore and document these rooms during the day and also at night. The (always) black and white images collected across the globe are mixed with field recordings and their own sound compositions to create an audio-visual live show.…

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Abendschule Import meets Kunsthaus Zürich

3 March
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Abendschule Import meets Kunsthaus Zürich – Refugees share their knowledge 2 / 3 / 4 p.m.: lessons 5 p.m.–6 p.m.: drinks reception 2 p.m. Lesson in German on Medicine: Obstetrics in the war zone of Afghanistan with Nafissa Saya 3 p.m. Lesson in German on Philosophy: The War Machine – A discourse about nomadology by Gilles Deleuze with Yasemin Acer 4 p.m. Lesson in German on Art: Storytelling in photography with Milad Ahmadvand The idea of knowledge transfer is central…

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40CHF

Jour Fixe – Photo lab – always on Monday!

5 March
F+F Schule für Kunst und Design, Flurstrasse 89, Zürich, 8047 Switzerland + Google Map

Jour Fixe Always on Monday! F+F, Flurstrasse 89,8047 Zurich, Room F89-U01 Jour Fixe in the photo lab - enlarge analogue black-and-white and colour photography by yourself! F+F's photo lab offers you the infrastructure plus an expert_in order to realize your ideas and projects. The photo lab is always open on Mondays and someone from the F+F team advises, accompanies and supports you, if necessary, in your project. For black-and-white enlargements you can arrive by 19.00 hrs. without advance notice and…

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Skateboarding in the museum!

7 March
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Drawing on the idea of the skatepark, Abraham Cruzvillegas describes his exhibition at the Kunsthaus as a sculpture park in which visitors are expected to touch and energize the objects. On three Wednesday afternoons between 2 and 6 p.m., the exhibition actually becomes a skatepark, open to everyone from practised and experienced skateboarders to those keen to learn. In a series of workshops organized in conjunction with Freestyle Halle Zürich and the Gorilla Association, instructors will be on hand to…

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Cinema: Bewogen Koper/Brass Unbound (NL, 1993)

7 March @ 18:00 - 21:00
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Bewogen Koper/Brass Unbound (NL, 1993) 106 min English, Subtitles in English Director and Screenplay: Johan van der Keuken Montage: Jan Dop and Johan van der Keuken Sound: Nosh Van der Lely Brass Unbound is the fruit of an interaction between the filmmaker and anthropologist Rob Boonzajer Flaes. It tells the tale of brass instruments – a symbol of the cultural yoke imposed by colonial forces from Indonesia to Nepal, from Ghana to Surinam – and their appropriation by colonized populations.…

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