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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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April 2017

Geraniums Are Never Red – Uriel Orlow

1 April - 6 June
Corner College, Kochstrasse 1, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening on Saturday, April 1st, 4:30 pm 17: 00h Discussion between Uriel Orlow and TJ Demos In his exhibition at Corner College, Uriel Orlow sees the botanical world as a stage of history and politics. The work in the exhibition has been developed over the last two years and deals with the legacies of botanical exploration, plant migration, flower diplomacy and botanical nationalism from the dual viewpoints of South Africa and Europe. +info

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Leaves for Tears — Anne-Laure Franchette

28 April - 30 April
TART, Gotthardstrasse 54, 8002 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Leaves for Tears an installation by Anne-laure Franchette "The first evening, we walked next to the park. They told me not to go in at night. So I went the next day. The entrance was taken over by a colony of pigeons. I walked through the park. It felt like an in between space, a mixture of domestication and wilderness. Narrow stony paths were borded by huge batches of nettle. A variety I had not seen before, with small green…

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May 2017

Maja Bajevic

20 May - 13 August

Opening: Friday, 19 May 2017 In a large overview exhibition, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst presents the oeuvre of French-Bosnian artist Maja Bajevic (b. 1967 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina). This exhibition concentrates on works from the last ten years, supplemented by newly produced pieces. Since the mid-1990s, Bajevic has worked on a very wide range of different issues, encompassing globalisation, inclusion/exclusion, exploitation, neo-liberalism and their reciprocal effects. At the same time, Bajevic also repeatedly raises the issue of personal identity and…

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27 May - 25 June
Klara Kiss Zip Space, Seebahnstrasse 221, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Interhemispheric 27.5-25.6.2017 Paolo Chiasera Martina Mächler Eleonora Meier Interhemispheric refers to the region of the brain located in between the two hemispheres, the “room” which separates the two halves of the brain. That gap functions as a space of conjunction and separation at the same time, its spatial identity is given by the areas it brings together, or breaks apart, conferring to it a certain degree of autonomy. Starting from this definition, it is easy to understand the fluid, multiple…

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Residency Fabian Chiquet

30 May

2. Residency by and with Fabian Chiquet: This Circle Is Your Circle, This Circle Is My Circle protest songs As I went walking I saw a sign there And on the sign it said «No Trespassing.» But on the other side it did not say nothing, This is what you and me. (Woody Guthrie, "This Land Is Your Land") "Reclaim Kreis 1" continues. The musician and video artist Fabian Chiquet, a Bernese musician, writes and composes protesters for and for…

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31 May - 3 September
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Das Museum Haus Konstruktiv würdigt das rund 50-jährige, im Umfeld von Minimal Art, Land Art und Konzeptkunst verortete Schaffen des Schweizer Künstlers Jürg Stäuble (geb. 1948, lebt und arbeitet in Basel) mit einer umfangreichen, retrospektiv angelegten Einzelausstellung.

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June 2017

Finally Feyerabend!

1 June
Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Should science advance - or does it simply run away from our real problems? If you are ready for the sharpest criticism of rationalism, which has ever been taught at the ETH, you would like to get to know the very first green French, if you like both Schumann and jazz and you also like drawing: Come to us on June 1st in Cabaret Voltaire! Start of the event: 21:00 Free entry / collection

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Counter Space Beton-Inkubator at Museum Haus Konstruktiv

7 June - 27 August
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening: June 7, 6pm June 8 – August 27, 2017 Counter Space: Stich & Oswald are the invited guests of Museum Haus Konstruktiv. The Beton-Incubator is a hypothesis, a working model, a walk-in monument and a materialised utopia. It is formed from the question: What could be (a) space in the 21st century? What lies in between the wastelands, gaps, voids of a city and an architect’s plan that always aims for eternity? What would be an eternal interim use?…

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Mief – Bernhard Hegglin & Andreas Selg

9 June - 28 June
Galerie Bernhard, Hardstrasse 5, Zürich, 8004 Switzerland + Google Map

Bernhard Hegglin creates minimalist objects, which he likes to lean against the wall. For this exhibition he works with Andreas Selg.

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Shana Lutker – SNAFU

9 June - 16 July
Barbara Seiler Gallery, Limmatstrasse 270, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Snafu \sna-ˈfü, ˈsna-ˌfü\ noun 1. A badly confused or ridiculously muddled situation: A ballot snafu in the election led to a recount. Origin: (military, slang, euphemistic) Acronym of status nominal all fucked up or situation normal all fucked up (fouled up)

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Try again – Andreas Weber

16 June - 22 July
Kiosk Tabak, Mutschellenstrasse 2, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

«Try again. Fail again. Fail better.» The tragicomic Samuel Beckett quote is taken as a manual and printed with stencils on various picture carriers, over and over again, often barely readable. In the subsequent videoperformance, the monotypes are discreetly discarded in a cheerful dance.

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Tracey Rose: Art Thou Not Fair: KniggerKhaffirKhoon aka ‘KKK’

28 June
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Tracey Rose (* 1974) reflects in her work cultural, economic and political differences and inequalities of our time. She is particularly interested in her home country of South Africa and the role and history of the (African) woman. Art Thou Not Fair: KniggerKhaffirKhoon, aka 'KKK' deals with questions of racism, slave trade and the postcolonial heritage, as well as the representation of African Americans, Africans and particularly South Africans. The three actresses are inspired by Steve McQueen's 12 Years a…

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Roman Signer – Travels

29 June - 28 July
Häusler Contemporary Zürich | Stampfenbachstrasse 59, 8006 Zürich, Stampfenbachstrasse 59, 8006 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

"We decided to travel to Poland. Cross and cross ... We told ourselves the road should be our university. "Roman Signer Before the holiday season begins, Häusler Contemporary Zurich presents with great joy a selection of Roman Signers «travel photos». The unconventional images, which were created parallel to his famous «Zeitskulpturen» since the late 1970s, were only presented to a broader public in 2006. With the sculptor's eyes, they show how the most common things can unfold a poetic, sculptural…

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Allan Kaprow / San Keller Yard – From zero to one hundred

29 June - 27 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

San Keller stages a reinterpretation of Allan Kaprow's factory yard from 1961: The visitors enter an empty training room with mirror wall, ballet bar and 48 car tires in a rack. It is up to them how to contact the tires. Every week a dancer offers a training with the tires for the visitors. Visitors should leave the training room as they found it. Further data: June 29th: 18.30-19.45 hrs 6/13/20/27 July: 10.15 - 11.30 hrs Information:

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July 2017

Guided tour in English: Tomás Saraceno / Jürg Stäuble

9 July
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Museum Haus Konstruktiv offers conducted public guided tours through the current exhibitions. The members of the public discover the artists’ diverse world of ideas, and receive a great deal of fascinating background information. We are looking forward to welcoming you. Included into the museum admission (CHF 16/12).

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August 2017

Daniel V. Keller – Komponenten am Bürgersteig

24 August - 21 September
Binz39 Foundation, Sihlquai 133, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Final exhibition Atelier scholarship Daniel V. Cellar COMPONENTS ON THE SINGLE Opening: Thursday, August 24, from 6 pm Exhibition: 25 August to 21 September 2017 Concert and finissage: Thursday, September 21, 8 pm Circumstances Record Recording Session Curator: Irene Grillo

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September 2017

Lecture: The Amazons of stage design

6 September
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Alexandra Exter and the female Russian theater art of the avant-garde Lecture with Tatiana Arquint, art historian Included in the price, no registration required

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