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Conceptual art in Zurich is not difficult to find. The city likes the intellectual debate, and the art genre stands for the postmoderne and the convergence of art and science

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August 2017

Coffee from Helvécia

29 August 2017 - 28 January 2018
Johann Jacobs Museum, Seefeldquai 17, 8034 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

African Brazil, St. Galler embroidery and a modernist utopia One of the largest coffee plants of the 19th century, located in the Brazilian north-east, was firmly established in Swiss hands. However, what exactly took place there is largely unknown. Today's state of Helvécia hardly reveals the voluntary and involuntary forms of work and life that have developed between European immigrants and African slaves and their free offspring. A century later, another coffee plantation will be the scene of a social…

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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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November 2017

Talisa Lallai – Lento Violento

2 November - 16 December
BolteLang, Limmatstrasse 214, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Talisa Lallai - Lento Violento 3rd November - 16th December 2017 Opening Reception 2nd November, 6 - 8 pm _____ BolteLang Limmatstrasse 214 8005 Zürich Switzerland T +41 44 273 00 10 F +41 44 273 00 12 Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 5 pm

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Willie Doherty

3 November - 22 December
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zahnradstrasse 21, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Galerie Peter Kilchmann is pleased to present what is now the eighth solo exhibition by the artist Willie Doherty. He was born in 1959 in Derry, Northern Ireland. Today he lives and works in Donegal. His video works explore the artistic possibilities of the apparatus of film and in an era of 'post-truth' question what is real and what is unreal, what is true and what is false. Doherty’s latest two-channel video installation, which he produced in 2016 for the…

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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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Extra Bodies

17 November 2017 - 4 February 2018
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Limmatstrasse 270, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Extra Bodies – The Use of the ‹Other Body› in Contemporary Art Ai Weiwei, Vanessa Beecroft, Guy Ben-Ner, Oscar Bony, Christoph Büchel, Clegg & Guttmann, Gino de Dominicis, Maria Eichhorn, Jens Haaning, Yves Klein, Yoshua Okón, Yuri Pattison, L.A. Raeven, Edwin Sánchez, Christoph Schlingensief, Santiago Sierra, Jonas Staal, Teresa Margolles, Stephen Willats, Carey Young, Artur Żmijewski The exhibition sheds light on a phenomenon in art that first rises to prominence in the 1990s and then explodes in the early years…

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Thus I Spoke: «Dying On Stage», 2015

21 November
Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Performance by Christodoulos Panayiotou (CY), performed by dancer Jean Capeille (FR), Duration: 2 h 15 min Curated by Michelangelo Miccolis (IT) Christodoulos Panayiotou’s lecture-performance Dying On Stage is a meditation on the impossible theatrical representation of death. Taking as its starting point Rudolf Nureyev’s 1991 staging of the classical ballet «La Bayadère», which was choreographed whilst Nureyev’s health was critically deteriorating, Dying On Stage explores various literal, metaphorical, and symbolic deaths by examining the vicious relationship between the spectator, 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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The stratifications of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

30 November 2017 - 30 November 2018
Johann Jacobs Museum, Seefeldquai 17, 8034 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Using archaeological, ethnographic and cartographic methods, Tiffany Chung examines changes caused by war, human destruction, or natural catastrophes. Their deceptively beautiful maps and accumulations of finds unleash the experiences that extend under destroyed topographies like Saigon or Aleppo. (What can not be reconstructed in reality can bring art to light).

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February 2018

Abraham Cruzvillegas

16 February 2018 - 25 March 2018
Kunsthaus, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

After the works of Abraham Cruzvillegas (* 1968) were shown in 2015/16 at a grand appearance in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern and in comprehensive individual exhibitions in the USA, France and Germany, the Kunsthaus Zurich is now exhibiting for the first time in Switzerland Exhibition of the Mexican artist. In his sculptures and spatial installations he examines architecture as an expression of social relations. Cruzvillegas grew up in Ajusco, a volcanic landscape south of the Mexican capital.…

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