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The art scene in Zurich shows itself to be playful and experimental. Alternative spaces are on Artssspot premises, which stand out from the standard model of the exhibition space.
As an alternative, in the context, rooms are also mentioned which would oppose the classical, commercial framework conditions of an art institution as an alternative.

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August 2017


22 August - 27 September
Kulturmarkt Zürich, Aemtlerstrasse 23, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

BURNOUT An exhibition with surreal pictures and illustrations by Mynt on the subject of overburden. In the foyer of the cultural market, Aemtlerstrasse 23, 8003 Zurich Show the delivery program Vernissage: Tue 22 August 5 pm to 7 pm Exhibition: Tue 22 August to Wed 27 September, Mon to Fri each From 9am to 5pm To the exhibition and works Motivation, performance, overburden, collapse. These words are associated with stress disorders and stress depression or formulated, burnout. What is behind…

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Jan Hostettler «Vision»

24 August - 8 October
DIE DIELE, Sihlhallenstrasse 4, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map


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4. Hans Witschi & Sabine Schlatter | Side Step: Vittorio Santoro

25 August - 23 September
Last Tango, Röntgenstrasse 6, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

4. SABINE SCHLATTER & HANS WITSCHI | SIDE STEP: VITTORIO SANTORO 25.08.17 – 23.09.17 Opening 25.08.17 from 17:00 Last Tango is pleased to present an exhibition featuring Swiss artists Hans Witschi and Sabine Schlatter. Be it the handwork of Schlatter’s layered biomorphic drawings or the spontaneous brushstrokes of Witschi’s twisted figures, the artists share a common exploration of the experience of anxiety, introspection and the relation between species (human/animal). For Side Step Vittorio Santoro presents Four Speakers' Corners, I (I…

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September 2017

«AM RAND» Sandra Kühne/ Daniel Schuoler/ Lydia Wilhelm

1 September - 30 September
LOKAL 14, Anna-Heer-Strasse 14, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

SANDRA KÜHNE DANIEL SCHUOLER LYDIA WILHELM «AM RAND» Opening Friday, September 1, 2017, 5 - 8 pm Finissage Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1 - 6 pm Opening hours Mon / Tue / Thu: 14 -18 h, Sat: 13 -16 h or by appointment The artists are present at the opening and at the finissage. She and her friends are welcome.

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ZHdK Highlights

2 September - 23 September
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK, Pfingstweidstrasse 95, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The best of the best! The ZHdK presents outstanding works from the fields of design, music, art, dance, theater, film, art education and disciplines. And THREE weeks long!

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Akryl, Corso Bertozzi & MzansiArtist – Urban X 5

22 September - 22 October
Buro Discount by Buro Destruct, Zurlindenstrasse 226, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

"Urban X 5", an exhibition in the "Galerie Büro Discount" with current works from the urban art scene. From 22 September, the "Discount Gallery" in the "Büro Discount", shop and gallery of the graphic design collective "Büro Destruct" will present current works from the urban art scene. The focus is on three Zurich artists Akryl, Corso Bertozzi and MzansiArtist. An exhibition that fans of urban art should not miss! In addition, there are works by many other artists from the…

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The Near and the Nigh

23 September
la_cápsula, Geroldstrasse 31, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

We are happy to invite you to the second event by la_cápsula The Near and the Nigh Derzu Campos September 23rd, 2017 // 6.30 - 10.30 pm Live performance Signs Preceding the End of the World // 9.30 pm DJ set after the show *The artist will be present About the project: The Near and the Nigh works as a cycle of light and darkness in which urbanism, social conflicts and the end of the world serve to establish…

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Towards.Maps (workshop)

28 September
Dynamo Zürich (offiziell), Wasserwerkstrasse 21, Zürich, 8006 + Google Map

Towards Maps are maps that plot our perspectives on urban development. They show real data about cities, but through a personal point of view, they visualize how we see the city and how we would like it to develop. The workshop points to fill the knowledge gap on cities through the making of digital maps showing personal perspectives on real locations. In one day workshop we will introduce basic digital mapping techniques: how to gather data and visualise them on…

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Phantom Theory

28 September - 20 December
ETH Hönggerberg, Stefano- Franscini-Platz 5, 8049 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Exhibition “Phantom Theory” 29 September – 20 December 2017 Opening 28 September 2017, 5.30 pm gta exhibitions, HIL, ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg Introduction by Sylvia Claus Using projects, manuscripts, lecture drafts, models, exhibition concepts and images from the gta Archives, the exhibition presents the rich spectrum of questions and differing narrations with which the institute has been preoccupied over the course of half a century and that have productively shaped architectural praxis. The aspect that connects all of the researchers at…

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Performative Reading: The Baltic Atlas

28 September
Kulturfolger, Idastrasse 46, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

ABOUT: THE BALTIC ATLAS … is a gradient between two questions. The first: "what is possible to imagine?" focuses on interpretations, fictional stories, analyses, and reflections on the ongoing processes, and proposes future projections. The second: "what is possible?" is an inquiry into the methods, resources, and parameters that define space. Parallel discourses are positioned next to each other—overlaid in an atlas that works in range of different modes. An atlas is a medium that unravels multiple ways of seeing…

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October 2017


5 October - 6 October
Kulturmarkt Zürich, Aemtlerstrasse 23, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

A dance performance with four dancers and four bodies telling stories of losing and finding. Sadly, strong, melancholic, but also bizarre and funny moments characterize this evening-filling performance. A journey of discovery to a common identity, a mosaic of virtuosity and contrasts. Nunzio Impellizzeri brings together various elements of loss, takes scenes and stories of everyday life, links them together, and impresses them impressively. WAY OUT is a sophisticated contemporary dance performance realized with professional, international dancers. The Nunzio Impellizzeri…

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Drawing Workshop: Eyes & Portrait

7 October
Paint Events Zurich, Waffenplatzstrasse 67, 8002 Zurich Schweiz + Google Map

We are excited to annouce our first drawing workshop with Iva!! This workshop contains 2 parts: - techniques for drawing different kind of eyes (ca. 75min) - tea/coffee break - complete the eye drawing to a portrait (ca. 75min) Among other techniques in Iva's workshop, you will learn about: - the methods of measuring and sighting that help you understand the proportions of your subject - the drawing materials and why they are used - capturing subtle curves easily and…

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Ziegel oh Lac (Rote Fabrik)

9 October - 6 November
Restaurant Ziegel Au Lac, Seestrasse 407, Zürich, 8038 Switzerland + Google Map

After a long-term focus on Track 13 Clothing (and Uni ...), Adrian gets the chance to present his pictures over the years at the restaurant "Au Au" on the shores of Lake Zurich. From 9th October to 6th November the pictures hang in the bar & restaurant. The Red Factory is a competitive alternative. Who was not there, is probably too easy.

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Christof Vetsch // WORKS (presented by SchoffelArt)

12 October - 7 November
Kafi Schoffel, Schoffelgasse 7, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

#SchoffelArt presents: WORKS An exhibition by Christof Vetsch Opening hours: Thursday, October 12, 2017 (6 pm to 9 pm) In the presence of the artist Exhibition: 12 October to 7 November 2017 More info about Christof Vetsch: Christof Vetsch has only developed his artistic work in the past few years, which does not mean that he is an outsider. On the contrary, during his whole life he was at the pulse of contemporary culture, from his studies at the…

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November 2017


11 November
Kulturmarkt Zürich, Aemtlerstrasse 23, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

We are looking forward to the second edition of this special art market with two-dimensional art at affordable prices. About 50 artists present their works and sell them directly on the spot - exciting conversations with the visitors included. Cela Carmela Leggio and Andrea Steiner, an art auction by Ursus Wehrli for the benefit of kind & art and the nomadic portrait studio by Oliver Zenklusen / les délices du chaos.

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