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Art spaces in Zurich are often run by artists. They are spaces that have a freer field of action than museums and galleries; often experimental or emergent art is shown and the art context is expanded and discussed.

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October 2017

3. Fiona Banner & Peter Voss-Knude Side Step: Pio Abad

7 October - 2 December
Last Tango, Röntgenstrasse 6, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

3. FIONA BANNER & PETER VOSS-KNUDE SIDE STEP: PIO ABAD 07.10.17 – 02.12.17 Opening 07.10.17 from 17:30 An affinity for the semiotics of conflict becomes immediately apparent in Last Tango’s fourth exhibition: Fiona Banner with her longstanding use of found and transformed military aircraft to examine the ways in which conflict is mythologised through popular culture and Peter Voss-Knude with his work that musically relates to the life of the soldier. The material and the human aspects of conflict are…

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René Groebli – The magical eye

26 October - 2 December
Bildhalle, Stauffacherquai 56, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

René Groebli is celebrating his 90th birthday this October, which will take the picture hall as an opportunity to honor this exceptional Swiss photographer with a comprehensive individual exhibition. The exhibition, curated in collaboration with Daniel Blochwitz, will present works from all creative periods René Groeblis. In addition to his legendary early works, such as "The Eye of Love" or "Magic of the Rail", his experimental and groundbreaking images of movement, color or fading, as well as more unknown or…

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November 2017

A head turn – it is windstill

3 November - 30 November
Art Container, Park Pfingstweid, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Event Duration: 03.11.2017 - 30.11.2017 by Franziska Ewald and Renata Bünter Franziska Ewald reflects the inner vulnerability of human beings and their relationship to a world characterized by fast-paced life and consumption. She uses painting, print graphics, photography, installation and sound. The equivalence of materiality plays an important role in their work. Thus, figure and space interweave into a single sound carpet. Renata Bünter is a sculptress, draftswoman, author and video artist. The central theme of memory is the common…

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Nicole Bachmann: I say

5 November - 1 December
Corner College, Kochstrasse 1, Zürich, 8004 Switzerland + Google Map

Opening 5 November 2017, 17:00h Opening Hours Thu/Fri/Sat 16h – 19h Bachmann’s new video-audioinstallation examines the relationship between language, voice and power and the singular voice within the plural. The piece deals with negotiations of speech within a group and the exploration of the singular as well as the communal voice. The materiality of gestures and the spoken word become an embodied vocabulary through which the performers navigate the construct of language and affirmation of their own expression. This exhibition…

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Learning to Draw – From Artist’s Training to Aesthetic Education since 1500

8 November - 23 December
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

In the final exhibition during the jubilee year to mark the 150th anniversary of the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, the collection is being made available to a group of students from Zurich University, who will create an exhibition and exhibition catalogue on the subject of “Drawing Lessons – From Artist’s Training to Aesthetic Education since 1500”. The historical angle, which focuses on the teaching of drawing until about 1800, is contrasted with current methods at the ETH Zürich. This will…

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8 November - 9 December
Kulturfolger, Idastrasse 46, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

esther mathis + leila peacock opening 8.11.2017 6pm idastrasse 46

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Julian Burkhard

9 November - 17 December
DIE DIELE, Sihlhallenstrasse 4, Zürich, 8004 Switzerland + Google Map


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Water The Essential and the Water Survival Box Charity

16 November - 26 November
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Opening Vernissage 18.00 till 21.00 Water the Essential is a photographic book project raising awareness of water issues around the world . The Water Survival Box Charity provides immediate aid for people suffering the after effects of natural disaster.

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Theft is Vision

17 November 2017 - 4 February 2018
Luma / Westbau, Zürich, Switzerland + Google Map

We are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition THEFT IS VISION, a collaboration between gta exhibitions, ETH Zurich and LUMA Foundation. THEFT IS VISION With Cosima von Bonin, Maurizio Cattelan, Maria Eichhorn, Marie-Louise Ekman, Sylvie Fleury, Isa Genzken, Richard Hamilton, Charline von Heyl, Pierre Joseph, Valentina Liernur, Dan Mitchell, Mathieu Malouf, Malcolm Morley, Albert Oehlen, Betty Tompkins and Gili Tal Exhibition Architecture by Petra Blaisse / Inside Outside Curated by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen Opening: Friday 17…

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Matthias RÜEGG «Vorwand»

17 November - 16 December
LOKAL 14, Anna-Heer-Strasse 14, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

MATTHIAS RÜEGG «VORWAND» Opening Friday, 17 November 2017, 17- 20 clock Finissage Saturday, 16th December 2017, 1pm-4pm Opening hours Mon / Tue / Thu: 2pm-6pm, Sat: 1pm-4pm or by appointment The artist is present at the opening and at the finissage. You and your friends are cordially invited.

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Finally, you are in me – Özgür Kar and CANAN

18 November 2017 - 7 January 2018
Taylor Macklin, Luegislandstrasse 105, Zürich, 8051 Switzerland + Google Map

the pièce de résistance of their catering company was undoubtedly the burrata udder. larger than most burrate, it was the size of what you’d think of as an udder, a sack of stretched mozzarella skin filled with heavy creamed mozzarella, but with neat rows of nipples.

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The Locker Room Show

18 November - 22 December
Plymouth Rock, Luegislandstrasse 105, Zürich, 8051 Switzerland + Google Map

Khalid al Gharaballi Julien Ceccaldi Tom of Finland Christopher van Ginhoven Richard Hawkins Daniel V. Keller Ryan McNamara Rasmus Myrup Daniel Müller Rckay Steve Reinke Dean Sameshima Rico Scagliola & Michael Meier Philipp Timischl Ian Wooldridge

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10×10 – A Performative Conversation

24 November
Binz39 Foundation, Sihlquai 133, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

A conversation between Sabine Hagmann (BINZ39 Swiss Artist in Residence Tbilisi, April - July 2017) and George Spanderashvili (BINZ39 Artist in Residence Zurich, October 2017 - February 2018)

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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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Using People / Talk by Kristian Vistrup Madsen

30 November
Last Tango, Röntgenstrasse 6, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

TALK BY KRISTIAN VISTRUP MADSEN 30.11.17 at 18:00 "Using People" Based on the correspondence of Kristian Vistrup Madsen with a Californian prisoner, the book Doing Time is an in turn personal, critical and investigative reflection on the conditions for the political, the politics of solidarity, and the nature of difference. He will discuss his thoughts as they have developed since finishing the book: Can there be such a thing as real reciprocity between the inside and outside of the prison…

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December 2017


2 December
Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

X-Mas yourself Big Christmas sale with great discounts. Books, absinthe, shirts and many special Christmas gifts.

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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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Willy Spiller – Street Life NY/LA 1977-1985

7 December 2017 - 27 January 2018
Bildhalle, Stauffacherquai 56, Zürich, 8004 Switzerland + Google Map

WILLY SPILLER - STREET LIFE New York / Los Angeles 1977-1985 VERNISSAGE 7 DECEMBER FROM 18H Guest speaker: Tobia Bezzola Exhibition until 27th January 2018 "Willy Spiller is one of Switzerland's leading living photographers. Throughout and all around a man of the métiers, he shows that photography often mines deeper when it takes the surface seriously and that grandioses sometimes arise out of modesty. Spiller is a photographer of people and their stories, his pictures decipher the comédie humaine, he…

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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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