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The Zurich art scene likes to be playful and adventurous. Alternative spaces are on artssspot premises showing art without being a museum or commercial gallery.This includes both art schools, universities and artist-operated exhibition spaces, as well as cafes, shops and public space.

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November 2017

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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December 2017

Blackout

7 December 2017 - 28 January 2018
Corner College, Kochstrasse 1, Zürich, 8004 Switzerland + Google Map

An exhibition of the Art Work(ers) research project by ECAV / Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais. Curated by Robert Ireland, Petra Köhle and Federica Martini. With contributions by Donatella Bernardi, Christopher Füllemann, Patricio Gil Flood, Robert Ireland, Petra Köhle, Federica Martini, Christof Nüssli, Aurélie Strumans, Nicolas Vermot-Petit-Outhenin. Texts by Leah Anderson, Andrea Bellini, Donatella Bernardi, Mabe Bethonico, Chrisantha Chetty, Robert Ireland, Alexandros Kyriakatos, Federica Martini, Guillaume Pilet, David Romero, Marcella Turchetto, W.A.G.E. 8 December 2017 – 28 January 2018 Opening:…

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2. Kirstine Roepstorff & Matyás Chochola Side Step: Nadim Abbas

8 December 2017 - 27 January 2018
Last Tango, Röntgenstrasse 6, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

2. KIRSTINE ROEPSTORFF & MATYÁS CHOCHOLA SIDE STEP: NADIM ABBAS Opening: 08.12.17 17:30-20:00 08.12.17 – 27.01.18 The many shades of darkness are the topics at hand in Last Tango’s latest curatorial pairing between Kirstine Roepstorff and Matyáš Chochola. An urge to find truth and solace in darkness is the shared sentiment. Denmark’s representative at the Venice Biennale this year, Roepstorff and laureate of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award, Chochola come together to exhibit new and older works consisting of paintings, sculptures,…

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The Paloé Robles Project – A show about motivation and practice

14 December 2017 - 27 January 2018
BALTSprojects, Bernerstrasse Nord 180, Zürich, 8064 Switzerland + Google Map

DECEMBER 14, 7 PM, motivational speech by CJ Beatty, The Baseball Motivator & former professional Baseball player. DECEMBER 15, 6-7 PM, workshop with CJ Beatty, further info: info@baltsprojects.com a project with Tyson Robles and WALDRAP Renate Walter and Sebastian F. Lippok. Tyson Robles is a passionate baseball player and coach. Together with architects Renate Walter and Sebastian F. Lippok of WALDRAP he initiated the transformation of the exhibition space into a baseball practice field. They installed a batting cage and…

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Ygrg14x: reading with the single hand II

14 December 2017 - 25 January 2018
Mikro, Sihlquai 125, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė YGRG14X: reading with the single hand II Opening: 14th December 2017 18:00 Performance: 14th December 2017 19:00 Duration: 14th December 2017 - 25th January 2018 - Open 24/7 “The pornographic book functioned as an interface where interior space, subjective thought, physical pleasure, and imagination unfolded for the first time with the practice of individual reading. The experience of reading demanded a silent corner, but also created a breach with the surrounding space: swallowed up by…

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Patrick Cipriani. Intuitive Record

21 December 2017 - 24 January 2018
Riffraff Kino/Bar/Bistro, Neugasse 57, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

RIFFRAFF BISTRO SHOWS: INTUITIVE RECORD 21.12.2017. — 24.1.2018 OPENING THURSDAY 21.12 8 PM NEUGASSE 63 8005 ZÜRICH RIFFRAFFBISTRO.CH

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January 2018

Master of the 20th century – the other view

18 January - 1 February
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

The name of the master is enough! The iconic image is already in our minds: Diane Arbus, René Burri, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, and Nan Goldin, as well as Irving Penn, August Sander, Edward Steichen, Martin Parr, Wim Wenders, and Jeff Widener - to name just a few of the photographers in the new Photobastei exhibition! All of them and many more invite you on a journey through the history of 20th century photography from 19 January. The curatorial focus…

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Time will tell and Frankental

19 January - 28 January
BSH Gewerberäume, Frankentalerstrasse 20, 8049 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Vernissage: January 19, 2018, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm with live performances and speeches The students and alumni of the HF study courses Photography and Art will be presenting their teaching project Time will tell and Frankental. There is a lot going on in the neighborhood around the Frankental stop west of the Bombach in Zurich Höngg. The strong construction activity of recent years has shaped the neighborhood and brought many new dwellers there and thus also changed the social…

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Sandro Steudler I Produce – Construction

26 January - 2 February
Kiosk Tabak, Mutschellenstrasse 2, Zürich, 8002 Switzerland + Google Map

The video installation «Produce» is part of the long-term project «Construction» by Sandro Steudler der-bau.ch - sandro-steudler.ch

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Anna Rubi & Eirini Sourgiadaki

31 January - 3 February
Tart, Gotthardstrasse 54, Zürich, 8002 Switzerland + Google Map

31.1.2018 “We have all the time in the world”, Kulturfolger 01.2.2018 “Forever Royalties”, Kulturfolger 02.2.2018 “We work hard on a big big plan”, 24hrs Project (at TART) 03.2.2018 “We work hard on a big big plan”, 24hrs Project (at TART) Anna Rubi and Eirini Sourgiadaki became an artistic duo in 2015. Experimentation plays an important role in their work with a focus on unusual narration modes, balancing between fiction and reality and the use of multiple platforms. They met in…

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February 2018

Nico Yang – Bruno Stebler – Philipp Rupp // Parrot Ice

1 February - 6 March
Kafi Schoffel, Schoffelgasse 7, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

#SchoffelArt presents: Parrot Ice An exhibition by Nico Yang - Bruno Stebler - Philipp Rupp Vernissage: Thursday, 1 February 2018 (6-23 pm) In the presence of the artists Exhibition: 1 February to 6 March 2018 Parrot Ice / pærədaɪs / "Parrot Ice is not a place, it's a state of mind" - LL Cool J Biology and technology are subject to a constant evolution that does not stop at photography and graphics. Include new opportunities in work or consciously follow…

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Manon & Mélodie Mousset Side Step: Kong Chun Hei

2 February - 24 March
Last Tango, Röntgenstrasse 6, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

1. MANON & MÉLODIE MOUSSET | SIDE STEP: KONG CHUN HEI 02.02.18 – 24.03.18 For its last exhibition at Röntgenstrasse, Last Tango has paired artists Manon and Mélodie Mousset. With 35 years between them, their work has a common denominator: the use of their own bodies in identity puzzling ways. Both artists expose themselves heavily in their work, be it through the sensual and at times witty self-narrativizing universe of Manon or through Mousset who explores the unsettling merge between…

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Fotografía Flamenca

3 February - 10 February
MIMOS, Kornhausstrasse 18, Zürich, 8006 Switzerland + Google Map

2 pm opening aperitif of the vernissage for flamenco photography with the music of "Entre dos Copas" and at 4 pm the Café Flamenco about "Festivales Flamencos". Photographs: Claudia Zanvit, John Flury, Tata Lorenzo, Thomas Philipp Presentation Café Flamenco: Elena Vicini Singing: Pedro Navarro Guitar: Oliver Bosshard Percussion: Germán "Papu" Gigena

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Axelle Stiefel: la chambre d’écoute

4 February - 4 March
Corner College, Kochstrasse 1, Zürich, 8004 Switzerland + Google Map

An exhibition by Axelle Stiefel 4 February – 4 March 2018 Opening: 4 February 2018, 18:00 Opening Hours Thu/Fri/Sat 16:00 h – 19:00 h or by appointment Ein Festmahl war es, ohne Frage, Nichts fehlte, was das Herz begehrt, Doch plötzlich wurde das Gelage Im besten Zuge jäh gestört. Ein Lärm von draußen, welch ein Schrecken! Es poltert an des Saales Tür. The project is part of the Corner College platform Transferences: The Function of the Exhibition and Performative Processes…

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Axelle Stiefel: la chambre d’écoute

4 February - 4 March
Corner College, Kochstrasse 1, Zürich, 8004 Switzerland + Google Map

hosted by Corner College Axelle Stiefel Stan Iordanov BPS and other noises An exhibition by Axelle Stiefel 4 February – 4 March 2018 Opening: 4 February 2018, 18:00 Opening Hours Thu/Fri/Sat 16:00 h – 19:00 h or by appointment Ein Festmahl war es, ohne Frage, Nichts fehlte, was das Herz begehrt, Doch plötzlich wurde das Gelage Im besten Zuge jäh gestört. Ein Lärm von draußen, welch ein Schrecken! Es poltert an des Saales Tür. The project is part of the…

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Time Travel – André Melchior, Photographer

8 February - 18 February
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Fimpremiere with vernissage of a small exhibition with pictures by André Melchior. Photo show André Melchior 8th to 18th February 2018, Photobastei Bar Video by Ines Anselmi, duration 31 min. The DVD «André Melchior, Photographer - Time Travel» by Ines Anselmi can be obtained in the Photobastei.

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