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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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May 2017
12CHF

Sigurd Leeder – Traces of Dance

5 May - 30 July
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Although a fleeting form of art, dance often leaves behind its traces of experience that continue to exert an effect. The international dancer, teacher, and choreographer Sigurd Leeder (1902–1981) left a variety of such traces. He belonged to the reform movement of expressive dance; self-taught, through his own efforts he acquired his knowledge of movements that focus on expressiveness. Leeder regularly communicated and exchanged ideas with Rudolf von Laban, and together with Kurt Jooss devised a teaching method with unique…

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June 2017
Free

Fatebe x Oldput

10 June - 29 July
Galerie Maria Bernheim, Limmatstrasse 257, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

FATEBE x OLDPUT unfolds the encounter between two fictional characters central to the work Ebecho Muslimova (b. 1984 in Daghestan Russia, based in New York) and Bailey Scieskza (b. in 1989 in Royal Oak, MI, based in Detroit). Through the satirical mise en scène of FATEBE, a young woman both plump and alarmingly clumsy, in bizarre situations, Ebecho Muslimova deconstructs the codes of the representation of female bodies. Systematically naked and playing with her flesh rather inventively, FATEBE provokes a…

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23CHF

Action!

23 June - 30 July
Kunsthaus, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

After the heyday of happenings and art actions in the 1960s and 1970s, a young generation of artists is revisiting the medium of performance and expressing an interest in ephemeral and processoriented forms of art. ‘Action!’ examines this phenomenon and transforms the large exhibition gallery of the Kunsthaus into an action space with live performances, works in which visitors themselves become actors, and restagings of iconic historical performances. The focus of the exhibition is very much on the live element:…

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55CHF

PaintEvent: Waterfall

23 June
Die Staffelei, Rieterstrasse 30, 8002 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Full details and tickets at: http://www.paintevents.ch Everything is provided so all you have to do is show up, help yourself to a glass of wine (or juice) and start painting :) Nette will be guiding you through the painting above. As always, you are of course free to paint whatever you like. Good to know: ★ All painting materials included ★ 1 glass of wine, beer or juice included ★ Complimentary tea included ★ Tickets need to be bought in…

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Trisha Brown Dance Company

23 June
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

The deceased recently American dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown (1936-2017) is one of the most important representatives of postmodern dance. She founded the Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) in 1970, which now presents three early pieces in the context of the exhibition: Leaning Duets, 1970 Group Primary Accumulation, 1973 Locus, 1975 Book here: http://action.kunsthaus.ch

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Rimini Protokoll: Top Secret International (Staat 1)

24 June - 29 June
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

!The play is held in German TOP SECRET INTERNATIONAL (STATE 1) Of Rimini Protocol (Haug / Kaegi / Wetzel) Part of the exhibition "Action!" At the Kunsthaus Zürich   In times of global surveillance scandals, alleged no-spy agreements and whistle-blower affairs, Rimini Protocol is entering the global network of state secrets and secret services - the state in the state - in the first part of the tetralogy "State 1-4". In the collection of the Kunsthaus Zürich, the public -…

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Finissage & Sound Performance

24 June
ART FORUM UTE BARTH – Galerie für Moderne & Zeitgenössische Kunst, Kartausstrasse 8, 8008 Zurich Schweiz + Google Map

At the end of the exhibitions of Maria Eitle-Vozar and Maja Vieli-Bisig, we invite you to a very special multimedial sound performance with Maja Vieli - a member of the Trio Pallarel, together with Daniel Bisig and Florian Bogner Finissage of the exhibition: Saturday, June 24, 12-16pm Subsequently, sound performance

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Musée de la danse / Boris Charmatz

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

A nightly dance in the urban space in which Boris Charmatz traces the situation as the public space has changed as a result of the extremist motivated assassinations of recent months and years. It is a breathtaking dance of bodies that touch without inhibitions and in which the dancers spit verbal improvisations and a kind of beatboxing without a beat - an intense experience. Tickets and info: http://action.kunsthaus.ch

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Performance: summit storm

25 June
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

An improvisational theater in the exhibition With Simone Schwegler and Sven Stickling, actor The actors go on a hike through the mountains and valleys of the Swiss tourism world. They interact with the audience as well as with the exhibition space and are inspired by the poster subjects. At 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

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160CHF

DIY Levitation Workshop

25 June
MuDa, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

I beleive I can fly … or join a workshop that dives into the most fascinating world of levitation! Our DIY Levitation workshop is an introduction into using sound to levitate objects whilst learning the basics of testing phase alignment of ultrasonic waveforms using an oscilloscope. Artist Adam Donovan will lead the way into learning about levitation with a focus on how to generate phase locked signals on the Arduino nano, soldering and programming (pc arduino) your device. Workshop participants…

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Open Painting Event

25 June
Die Staffelei, Rieterstrasse 30, 8002 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Join us for some freestyle brushstrokes! On this Sunday afternoon, our new painting studio will have another open painting session (no instructions). What will I find at "Die Staffelei"? - painting materials (canvases in different sizes, paper, brushes, acrylic paint, neocolor, coloring pen, pencils, aprons etc.) - coloring books - Chinese callygraphy excersice material - feel good books - materials for DIY post cards - drinks and snacks, music & good vibe! Good to know: - all painting/craft materials provided…

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Exhibition talk: tourism poster yesterday and today

28 June
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

!Talk is in German With Erich Brechbühl, graphic artist, Melk Imboden, graphic artist and photographer, as well as Bettina Richter

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Geissengeist Gelassenheit

29 June
25hours Hotel Langstrasse, Langstrasse 150, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Madame l’Ambassadeur presente message salon embassy Zine # 6 Geissengeist Gelassenheit by message salon embassy resident Rich Bott Zine release at hotel suite 724, 7th floor Thursday 29th of June 2017, 6-10 pm 7-8 pm: artist video screening on a hotel TV followed by artist Rich Bott (Los Amgeles) in conversation with film scholar Marcy Goldberg before and after drinks on the terrasse DJ Dick Bott and Madame l'Ambassadeur playing 7-inch vinyl records message salon embassy 25hours Hotel Langstrasse Langstrasse150,…

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July 2017

Tanabata «Starfestival»

1 July
Museum Rietberg Zürich, Gablerstrasse 15, Zürich, 8002 Switzerland + Google Map

Tanabata, the "Starfestival", is celebrated in Japan on July 7th. The festival has its origin in an old love story, in which a pair of lovers is separated by the Milchstrasse. Children and adults write a wish on a piece of paper. Attached to bamboo branches, it is to be fulfilled. The following 5 stations are offered at the festival: Japanese tea ceremony, crafting a bamboo toy, Yo Yo (water balloon) game, writing the wish list and the Tanabata story…

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Open Painting Event

6 July - 13 July
Die Staffelei, Rieterstrasse 30, 8002 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Join us for some freestyle brushstrokes! On every Thursday evening 5-10PM in July and August, our new painting studio will have another open painting session (no instructions). What will I find at "Die Staffelei"? - painting materials (canvases in different sizes, paper, brushes, acrylic paint, neocolor, coloring pen, pencils, aprons etc.) - coloring books - Chinese callygraphy excersice material - feel good books - materials for DIY post cards - drinks and snacks, music & good vibe! Good to know:…

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16CHF

Guided tour in English: Tomás Saraceno / Jürg Stäuble

9 July
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Museum Haus Konstruktiv offers conducted public guided tours through the current exhibitions. The members of the public discover the artists’ diverse world of ideas, and receive a great deal of fascinating background information. We are looking forward to welcoming you. Included into the museum admission (CHF 16/12).

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August 2017
12CHF

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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23CHF

Cantastorie

25 August - 8 October
Kunsthaus, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The precious ‘Cantastorie’, a fascinating and unknown accumulation of images and image cycles, were handed down from one generation to the next in two families of minstrels and puppeteers from Naples and Foggia who used them to place great cultural issues literally before an audience. In a way they were the first comics, full of beautiful princesses, valiant knights, chaotic battles, gruesome tales and voracious monsters. Some 100 magnificently colourful masterpieces of folk art created in the first decades of…

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September 2017
25CHF

The long night of museums

2 September
Zürich, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The LONG NIGHT 2016 is over. It was a cozy late summer night, when thousands of visitors were able to enjoy the varied offerings of the Zurich museums and visited a wide range of collections, permanent and special exhibitions. On Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 it is time again. In the Long Night of the Zurich Museums, the approach routes should be short. The VBZ Züri line supports good ideas and contributes to the fact that you can enjoy the culture…

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Lecture: The Amazons of stage design

6 September
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Alexandra Exter and the female Russian theater art of the avant-garde Lecture with Tatiana Arquint, art historian Included in the price, no registration required

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