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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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April 2017

Geraniums Are Never Red – Uriel Orlow

1 April - 6 June
Corner College, Kochstrasse 1, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening on Saturday, April 1st, 4:30 pm 17: 00h Discussion between Uriel Orlow and TJ Demos In his exhibition at Corner College, Uriel Orlow sees the botanical world as a stage of history and politics. The work in the exhibition has been developed over the last two years and deals with the legacies of botanical exploration, plant migration, flower diplomacy and botanical nationalism from the dual viewpoints of South Africa and Europe. +info

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9 April - 23 April
Fashion Revolution Switzerland Pavillon, Werdmühleplatz, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

From 9.4. The FashRev_Embassy takes the Pavilleon at the Werdmühleplatz and offers space for performances, flashmobs, workshops and simply the possibility to inform ... The program and individual events can be found below and in the discussion ... In the last week of April, the Fashion Revolution Day Day takes place in Zurich. The Fashion Revolution is a global movement that aims to improve the social and environmental impact of the textile industry and to raise consumer awareness of fashion…

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Jeroen Visser

25 April @ 19:30 - 23:00
Kunstraum Walcheturm, Kanonengasse 20, 8004 Zürich + Google Map

Jeroen Visser presents his new electro-acoustic compositions, in which he experiments with innovative ways, including live performances with mobile phones and spatial locations of sound. With his works Visser, who works at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology of the ZHdK, not only offers the interpreter a new approach to the audience, but also the audience. +info

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GINMAKU Japanese Film Festival in Zurich

27 April - 1 May
Riffraff Kino/Bar/Bistro, Neugasse 57, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

++++ GINMAKU Japanese Film Festival +++++ April 27 - May 1, 2017 at Houdini Kino/Bar & Riffraff Kino/Bar/Bistro Advance ticket sales: Houdini Kino/Bar, Riffraff Kino/Bar/Bistro and online We are thrilled to creat another cultural bridge between Switzerland and Japan through Japanese films!

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Artist Talk : Gramazio Kohler

27 April
MuDa, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

As part of the Gramazio Kohler exhibition, the two artists — Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler, will give a Metas talk explaining the process behind their pioneering work, how robotics changed architecture and riding waves. Talk is FREE for members and included in the museum entry for non-members. Drinks and apero will be served.

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FEN Far East Network feat. Otomo Yoshihide

28 April
Kunstraum Walcheturm, Kanonengasse 20, 8004 Zürich + Google Map

+++ Improvisations for 2 guitars, laptop and electronics over seas and national borders! +++ +++ OTOMO Yoshihide, guitar; RYU Hankil, laptop; YAN Jun, electronics; YUEN Cheewai, guitar/electronics +++ JAP/KOR/CHI/SI VORSCHAU FABRIKJAZZ TAKTLOS 2017: 4. bis 7. Mai, Rote Fabrik. Freitag, 19. Mai, 20.30 h, Nils WOGRAM ROOT 70, Rote Fabrik, Clubraum. Nils WOGRAM, trombone; Hayden CHISHOLM, altosax; Matt PENMAN, bass; Jochen RÜCKERT, drums // DE/NZ

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Fashion Revolution Day

29 April - 30 April
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

! ! J O I N T H E R E V O L U T I O N! ! On 29 April, we cordially invite you to the Fashion Revolution Day in the Photobastei. The Fashion Revolution is a global movement that fosters a more sustainable fashion industry. We inform about the most urgent issues in the fashion industry, advocate a positive change and celebrate those who are on their way to a more ethical and sustainable future of…

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May 2017

Künstlergespräch: Liz Magor

4 May
Migros Museum, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

moderiert von Heike Munder (Leiterin Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst und Kuratorin der Ausstellung) in englischer Sprache, Eintritt frei, mit anschliessendem Apéro Die kanadische Künstlerin Liz Magor (*1948) lebt und arbeitet in Vancouver. Ihre Arbeiten handeln von der Produktions- und Wertschöpfungskultur sowie den damit verknüpften ambivalenten Beziehungen des Menschen zu Konsumgütern. Ihre Skulpturen und Installationen sind allegorische Bildwelten aus gefundenen und in Brockenhäusern gesammelten Alltagsobjekten, die die idealisierten Naturvorstellungen der modernen Gesellschaft hinterfragen und die Mechanismen von Begehren und Sucht zeigen.…

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Walk to works of constructive-concrete artists in Zurich

7 May @ 15:00 - 16:30
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

On a walk with the art historian Linda Christinger, works by constructive-concrete artists are rediscovered in the public space. The tour starts at the Museumhaus Konstruktiv and ends at ETH Zurich. In addition to Max Bill's prominent "pavilion sculpture" on Bahnhofstrasse, less well-known works, among others. By Peter Hächler, Gottfried Honegger, Carlo Vivarelli and Christian Herdeg. +info

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UMS ‘n JIP – The Japan Project

15 May @ 20:00 - 23:00
Kunstraum Walcheturm, Kanonengasse 20, 8004 Zürich + Google Map

UMS 'n JIP Swiss Contemporary Music Duo Ulrike Mayer-Spohn (Recorders / electronics) Javier Hagen (voice / electronics) WORKS Kotoka Suzuki New work, 2017, world premiere Chikashi Miyama Factoria, 2013 Keitaro Takahashi Surge II, 2012-15 Takayuki Rai New work, 2017, world premiere Motoharu Kawashima New work, 2017, world premiere Shintaro Imai Subtle Oscillation, 2017, world premiere THE JAPAN PROJECT The Japan Project brings together the Japanese composers Kotoka Suzuki, Shintaro Imai, Motoharu Kawashima, Chikashi Miyama, Takayuki Rai and Keitaro Takahashi, who…

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19 May - 15 June
Art Container, Park Pfingstweid, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Eventdauer: 19.05.2017 - 15.06.2017 By Michele D'Ariano Simionato and Andy Storchenegger HIDDEN FACES works with an original Swiss theme, with centuries-old customs, and at the same time can be applied intensively to the foreign people who are seeking asylum here. We tell this man about ourselves, of our peculiarity as a Swiss, and then leave them free to design: their mask, on which they can also stick their story, if they so wish. A playful way of dealing with tradition…

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June 2017

HE:ART – The Experience

2 June - 3 June
Gravity Arts, Siewerdtstrasse 69, 8050 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

HE:ART - The Experience A two day dance intensive with "Matthew Lambden"; Artistic Director of Award Winning Dance Company - Heart Work. 2 Days 10+ Hours 15 Dancers (max) This will be an experience like no other, as you will be led through a variety of exciting and innovative techniques and methods as well as learning various different pieces of complex choreography to push your limits and to help you discover your own creative voice, nurture your craft and discover…

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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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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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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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