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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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November 2017

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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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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December 2017


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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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: 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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January 2018

Ramaya Tegegne – Feelings are facts

19 January - 26 February
Galerie Maria Bernheim, Limmatstrasse 257, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Performance by Ramaya Tegegne "Bzzz Bzzz Bzzz (500 W Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21201) Friday 19 January - 7pm Opening Friday 19 January - 6-8 pm

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February 2018

Abraham Cruzvillegas

16 February - 25 March
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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