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In addition to the playful art, Zurich’s artistic community is also interested in clear design. The Museum of Design is certainly a place where lovers of design can get their money’s worth.

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March 2017
1CHF

short show with JULIA GEISER – Julia Geiser

2 March 2017 - 11 March 2058
TART, Gotthardstrasse 54, 8002 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening hours: Thu, 2 March 2017, 18.00-21.00 hrs Finissage: SA, March 11, 2017, 12: 00-17: 00 On Thursday, 3.03.2017, 6.00 pm, Julia Geiser will be present with her digital collages in the TART for six days. Not only do their collages contain various bookclubs, daily newspapers or magazines, eg. Geo knowledge, they grasp the depths, they also talk about inconvenience and are also incredibly beautiful to look at. +info

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12CHF

Theater painting “Take a holiday!”

4 March - 23 April
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

In the entrance hall of the Toni-Areal a 140 m2 wall is reserved for Museum's presentations. In the entrance hall of the Toni Areal an imaginary panorama serves as an enticing gateway to the exhibition “Take a Holiday!” Nine apprentices, who are currently completing the much-coveted four-year training as a scenic painter, have accepted the challenge to translate sections of tourism posters from different epochs and by different designers into scenic painting. The apprentices learn how to wield huge theatre…

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Translocals – Sinje Dillenkofer

25 March - 6 May
Bildhalle, Stauffacherquai 56, 8004 Zürich, www.bildhalle.ch, Schweiz + Google Map

OPENING SATURDAY MARCH 25 FROM 3PM UNTIL 8PM. EXHIBITION UNTIL MAY 6, 2017 The TRANSLOCALS exhibition is a series of internal views of historic and modern receptacles, of which Sinje Dillenkofer took photographs in private and public collections or museum archives, among them the Louvre in Paris. The main focus of her interest is on empty containers, étuis, caskets and cases – the «architectures of the archive». For the artist, showing how certain objects are stored, archived and saved has the…

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April 2017
Free

Sketchbook Pages – Lynn Valance

6 April - 3 May
Kafi Schoffel, Schoffelgasse 7, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

SchoffelArt presents: Sketchbook Pages and Forgotten Drawings An Exhibiton by Lynn Valance Opening hours: Thursday, 4 April 2017 (6 pm to 9 pm) Exhibition: 4 April to 3 May 2017 Curated by Mark Garside & Luke Beck More Lynn Valance facts: Facebook: Lynn Valance Illustrations Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynnvalance_illustration/ Website: http://www.lynn-valance.ch/ Schöffel Art is proud to present Lynn Valance's "Sketchbook Pages and Forgotten Drawings" exhibition for the month of April. Lynn grew up in the Zurich district. Her father graphic designer and…

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May 2017
Free

Reaper. Richard Hamilton and Sigfried Giedion

3 May - 25 June
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

2017 will mark not only the 150th anniversary of the Collection of Prints and Drawings. The Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) of the ETH Zürich will also be celebrating its 50th anniversary, and this has prompted a cooperation. The starting point of the exhibition is the print series “Reaper”(1949) by the famous English Pop Art artist Richard Hamilton. It was produced as a reaction to Sigfried Giedion’s book “Mechanization Takes Command” of 1948, in which the…

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12CHF

Troxler to the Power of Three

5 May - 25 June
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

In the entrance hall of the Toni-Areal a 140 m2 wall is reserved for Museum's presentations. Niklaus Troxler is among the most versatile poster designers of the present day. On the occasion of his 70th birthday, the museum honors him with a presentation of selected works, accompanied by posters by his daughters Annik and Paula Troxler.

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23CHF

Mexican Graphic Art

19 May - 27 August
Kunsthaus, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Who said the Kunsthaus only holds Swiss art? A collection of Mexican graphic art donated to the Kunsthaus Zürich by the Swiss photographer Armin Haab comprises works by 65 artists who were born or lived in Mexico. Now, an exhibition presents selected pieces from this collection, centring on important prints produced in a variety of techniques from the late 19th century to the 1970s. Many of these works on paper are being shown for the first time in Switzerland. They…

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Free

HIDDEN FACES

19 May - 15 June
Art Container, Park Pfingstweid, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Eventdauer: 19.05.2017 - 15.06.2017 By Michele D'Ariano Simionato and Andy Storchenegger HIDDEN FACES works with an original Swiss theme, with centuries-old customs, and at the same time can be applied intensively to the foreign people who are seeking asylum here. We tell this man about ourselves, of our peculiarity as a Swiss, and then leave them free to design: their mask, on which they can also stick their story, if they so wish. A playful way of dealing with tradition…

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June 2017
150CHF

HE:ART – The Experience

2 June - 3 June
Gravity Arts, Siewerdtstrasse 69, 8050 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

HE:ART - The Experience A two day dance intensive with "Matthew Lambden"; Artistic Director of Award Winning Dance Company - Heart Work. 2 Days 10+ Hours 15 Dancers (max) This will be an experience like no other, as you will be led through a variety of exciting and innovative techniques and methods as well as learning various different pieces of complex choreography to push your limits and to help you discover your own creative voice, nurture your craft and discover…

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July 2017
12CHF

Victor Carrasco

7 July - 13 August
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

In the entrance hall of the Toni-Areal a 140 m2 wall is reserved for Museum's presentations. Since 1881, the traditional Swiss firm Ruckstuhl has been producing high-quality carpets made from natural fibers. The Spanish designer Victor Carrasco presents a project that achieves a balance between colorfulness, texture, and proportion. +info

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August 2017
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Scenes and Sequences – Intervention von huber.huber

16 August - 17 October
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Exhibition opening: Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 6.00 pm followed by summer party The Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich has in its possession a large number of extensive sequences and series. It is always a huge challenge and an even greater responsibility for curators to make a selection. For the jubilee exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the ETH’s Collection of Prints and Drawings the Zurich-based artist duo Markus and Reto Huber (*1975) will be taking on this delicate task. In the…

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12CHF

Design Studio: Processes

25 August 2017 - 7 October 2018
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

How is a chair, a lamp, or a typeface developed? How do designers approach the design process? What kind of cultural and social relevance does design have? The Museum für Gestaltung is launching the Design Studio as a place for active examination, where current and historical design themes can be discussed and tested by visitors themselves. By focusing on processes, the museum presents the contexts in design through exemplary models, projects, and designs, and illustrates the procedures in both design…

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September 2017
12CHF

Highlights ZHdK

2 September - 21 September
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The museum is contributing an exhibition featuring design work and visual art to the general ZHdK Highlights program of concerts, performances, and presentations. +info

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October 2017
12CHF

The Happy Show – Stefan Sagmeister

28 October 2017 - 11 March 2018
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

What is happiness, who can find it, and what can we do for our personal luck? New York-based graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister has intensively investigated these big questions. “The Happy Show” presents the results of his personal research into happiness. Highly emotional information graphics, video documents of his individual experiments, or installations that visitors can participate in: the Austrian designer’s sensual image worlds encourage the public to increase their own feeling of happiness. With handwritten comments left on…

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12CHF

MyCollection – Stefan Sagmeister

28 October 2017 - 11 March 2018
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The Museum für Gestaltung has amassed over 500,000 objects in its collections. This immense repertoire serves as a basis for the project series MyCollection, a new version of which is now presented by Stefan Sagmeister. The Austrian graphic designer is currently examining the theme of “Beauty”. Having taken a thorough look in the archive, he presents his personal selection of objects from the collection and comments on them. They include pieces that are generally regarded as well-designed and beautiful. Sagmeister…

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November 2017
Free

Learning to Draw – From Artist’s Training to Aesthetic Education since 1500

8 November - 23 December
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

In the final exhibition during the jubilee year to mark the 150th anniversary of the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, the collection is being made available to a group of students from Zurich University, who will create an exhibition and exhibition catalogue on the subject of “Drawing Lessons – From Artist’s Training to Aesthetic Education since 1500”. The historical angle, which focuses on the teaching of drawing until about 1800, is contrasted with current methods at the ETH Zürich. This will…

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