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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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May 2017

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

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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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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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:

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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:

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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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August 2017


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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