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Performance art is the art style, which is strongly inspired by the theater. A temporary representation of the work of art involves the artist, who, so to speak, perform the work of art. The art of performance can be found in Zurich, especially at the Zurich Moves, Festival for Contemporary Art in Performance Art.

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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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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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December 2017

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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