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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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February 2017
Free

Media Studies – Rodney Graham

21 February - 11 March
Hauser & Wirth, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Since the 1980s, Vancouver-based artist Rodney Graham has grown his diverse practice to encompass photography, painting, sculpture, film, video and music. As actor, performer, producer, historian, writer, poet, sound engineer and musician, Graham shifts seamlessly into different roles and characters. For his exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Graham presents a new series of his signature photographic lightbox works – elaborate, allegorical and witty compositions focusing on his use of the self-portrait to explore scenarios from our collective cultural memory.…

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Eternal Present: Contemporary Art from the Graphic Collection ETH Zürich

24 February - 17 April
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The ETH Zürich’s Collection of Prints and Drawings includes some 160,000 fine artworks on paper from the 16th century to the present day. It continues to develop – also in the field of contemporary art, where it acts as a for the latest developments by acquiring contemporary works. The exhibition “Eternal Present” marking its150th anniversary focuses on prints, photographs and drawings which have been produced during the past twenty years and which have been absorbed into the collection. In close…

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March 2017
CHF1

short show with JULIA GEISER – Julia Geiser

2 March - 11 March
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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CHF12

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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Free

Drei Dimensional – three dimensional

16 March @ 17:00 - 20:00

Under this title 'Three Dimensional' sculpture - object sculpture, the gallery presents works by Alex Herzog in an extraordinary exhibition; Klaus Staudt; Jens Trimpin; Copy to Clipboard Jo Schöpfer and Susan York +info

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Free

Translocals – Sinje Dillenkofer

25 March - 6 May
Bildhalle, Stauffacherquai 56, 8004 Zürich 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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Free

Maurus Fraser – Design Stories

30 March
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK, Pfingstweidstrasse 95, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Maurus Fraser. Prior to the acquisition of his MA at the Royal College of Art in London, Maurus Fraser, a British-Swiss dual citizen, completed a graphic design lesson at the Zurich headquarters of the Migros Cooperative Union. He started his career in New York at the design agency NiCE where he did design work for Elizabeth Arden and Valentino. Back in Europe, Fraser founded the London outpost of the digital agency I-D Media. In 2001, he joined Tyler Brûlé's new…

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April 2017
CHF10

Gramazio Kohler

1 April - 16 July
MuDa, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The two architects Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler combine the physics of architecture with digital logic. With their work, they conceive spatial relationships and contextual behavior through programming.

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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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CHF80

Stitch – Processing Workshop

8 April
MuDa, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Stitch - Processing and Embroidery Workshop Saturday 8th April 2 - 5pm Ages 15+ This workshop offers a playful design oriented approach to learn the basics of programming and embroidery! The hands-on workshop will introduce participants to Processing whilst teaching them how to programme and make their own algorithmic design to be sewn. Processing is an open source computer programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) built for the electronic arts, new media art, and visual design communities with the…

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FashRev_Embassy

9 April - 23 April
Fashion Revolution Switzerland Pavillon, Werdmühleplatz, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

From 9.4. The FashRev_Embassy takes the Pavilleon at the Werdmühleplatz and offers space for performances, flashmobs, workshops and simply the possibility to inform ... The program and individual events can be found below and in the discussion ... In the last week of April, the Fashion Revolution Day Day takes place in Zurich. The Fashion Revolution is a global movement that aims to improve the social and environmental impact of the textile industry and to raise consumer awareness of fashion…

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Fashion Revolution Day

29 April - 30 April
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

! ! J O I N T H E R E V O L U T I O N! ! On 29 April, we cordially invite you to the Fashion Revolution Day in the Photobastei. The Fashion Revolution is a global movement that fosters a more sustainable fashion industry. We inform about the most urgent issues in the fashion industry, advocate a positive change and celebrate those who are on their way to a more ethical and sustainable future of…

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Fashion Revolution Day

29 April - 30 April
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

! ! J O I N T H E R E V O L U T I O N! ! The Fashion Revolution is a global movement committed to a more sustainable fashion industry. We inform about the most urgent issues in the fashion industry, advocate a positive change and celebrate those who are on the way to a more ethical and sustainable future of fashion. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• As shown in Fig. PROGRAM 13:00 - 21:00: Fair Fashion Market with over…

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May 2017

«Let’s Talk» mit Basil Rogger

2 May
Style & Design, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich 8005 Schweiz + Google Map

On Tuesday, 2 May at 17:00, the "Let's Talk" series will take place in the action room. For the coming events, we invited style and design lecturers to give us an insight into their professional life in addition to their work at ZHdK. They report on their creative positions, their projects and their career. We are pleased to welcome Basil Rogger to Let's Talk. Basil Rogger is a researcher, copywriter, conceptor and exhibitor at the interface between culture, economy and…

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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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Double Vernissage “Let the Dolls Dance” and “Sigurd Leeder”

4 May
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Welcome: Christian Brändle, Director of the Museum of Design Introduction "Let the Dolls Dance": Sabine Flaschberger, curator of the exhibition and the art collection Introduction "Sigurd Leeder": Andres Janser, curator Performance: Karin Hermes, Marco Volta and ZHdK students of BA Contemporary Dance dance from Sigurd Leeder's works To the exhibition "Let the Dolls Dance": Come in! The museum for design shows its high-caliber figures. Sophie Taeuber-Arps "King's Deer" and Otto Morach's Ensemble for the "La boîte à joujoux" on Kasperli,…

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CHF12

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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Danced tour – An improvisational dialogue

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

We immerse ourselves in the world of Sigurd Leeder and learn about his dance knowledge at his own body. We practice to write down dance and learn the secret of deciphering labanotation. We are inspired by pictures and words to dance. With Tina Mantel, dance scientist, choreographer (Included in the price, no registration required) In cooperation with "Zürich tanzt" For questions please contact: vermittlung@museum-gestaltung.ch tel. +41 43 446 66 20

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Vernissage Edition Mai 2017

10 May @ 18:00
Verena Conzett-Strasse 7, 8004 Zürich,

Group exhibition, from 18h

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Querschnitt paintings — raschi küng CH

11 May - 1 June
Gallery BOX, zollikerstrasse 251, Zürich, 8008 Switzerland + Google Map

raschi küng cross-section Vernissage May 11, 2017 18-21Uhr Finisage; 1 June 2017 at 6 pm Private guided tour by arrangement The young Swiss artist Raschi Küng combines her paintings, cubes and sculptures with the art of printing. She calls it "pre-application printing technology". In the creation of her works concentration and action in the game is always in the exciting expectation on the effect and expression of her language. The symbiosis of her prints with different graphic, painterly or also…

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Panel discussion: Switzerland doesn’t need tourism advertising

17 May
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

! Discussion held in German ! With Hermann Strittmatter, founder of the Werbeagentur GGK Zürich, and Bettina Richter

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Zine #5 Lukatoyboy – Hotel Confidential

18 May
Message Salon, Langstrasse 150, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

message salon embassy presents Zine #5: Lukatoyboy - Hotel Confidential A selection of the files found on a shared computer in a hotel Zine Vernissage in the Artist Studio Lukataboy (Belgrad/Berlin) Artist in Residence April 25th to May 21th 2017 messagesalon.ch message salon embassy invites artists to stay and work at the Hotel. As part of the residency the artist studio will turn into an art space at any given time. At the end of the residency the artist will…

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CHF23

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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80CHF

Stitch – Processing Workshop

20 May
MuDa, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Stitch - Processing and Embroidery Workshop Saturday 29th May 2 - 5pm Ages 15+ This workshop offers a playful design oriented approach to learn the basics of programming and embroidery! The hands-on workshop will introduce participants to Processing whilst teaching them how to programme and make their own algorithmic design to be sewn. Processing is an open source computer programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) built for the electronic arts, new media art, and visual design communities with the…

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KuDeMa – Art and Design Market in Zurich

20 May
Zürich, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

For the first time, KuDeMa - the art and design market in Zurich opens its doors and offers you the opportunity to get some great homemade products from selected exhibitors. For example, from: Accessories | Fashion | Bags | Baby & Child | Living | Vintage | Food | DIY Area

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Free

HIDDEN FACES

21 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
CHF150

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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Demonstration: From the hand puppet to the Javanese group

7 June
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Demonstration of different puppet types with Hana Ribi, theater researcher. Included in the price, no registration required

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Soft pictures, Olivia Bertschinger

8 June - 17 June
Tart, Gotthardstrasse 54, 8002 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

"SOFT PICTURES" Short show with Olivia Bertschinger Olivia Bertschinger works with textile and photographic media. The transfer of an image to fabric is a central theme. Olivia Bertschinger deals with topics such as protection, dissolution, vulnerability and intimacy. Opening: DO, 8 June 2017 6 pm - 9 pm Finissage: SA, June 17, 2017 12 am - 5 pm Guided tour: SA, 17 June 2017 16 - 17 hrs

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Diploma Vernissage and Exhibition Trends & Identity

8 June - 25 June
Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

We would like to invite you to this year's diploma exhibition in the Toni-Areal! On the 6th floor, we will present the diploma thesis "Trends & Identity", which combines the Bachelor Style & Design and the Master studies of "Trends" and "Event". Our students have developed inspirational and future-oriented projects from everyday questions. The spectrum of the projects is as usual diverse and surprising: Through the bachelor work SCHLÄCK Züri Glacé, for example, we learn how the circle 4 tastes.…

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Vernissage – Frischs secret Files and other stories

9 June - 20 August
Strauhof, Augustinergasse 9, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

!In German language Vernissage «Frisch's secret Files and other stories from the Cold War» "I confess that I no longer give confidence to this government," writes Max Frisch in his last typescript. Like hundreds of thousands of other persons, he was observed and fifed by the Swiss state for decades. Is the writer excerpts his comments and comments on the collage "Ignorance as a state protection?", Which is now to be seen in the Strauhof for the first time. In…

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F+F Graduate Fashion Show 2017 – Fashion Design Degree Course HF

9 June
F+F Schule für Kunst und Design, Flurstrasse 89, Zürich, 8047 Switzerland + Google Map

Graduate Fashion Show 2017 Barbet operation from 7:30 pm Door opening: 8 pm Show: 8.30 pm The F + F School of Art and Design presents six final collections of the Fashion Design Degree Course HF Graduates: Mirja Curtius Natasa Ilic Laura Inderbitzin Odilia Keller Sarah Singh Dominique Steinegger Show production & direction: Yannick Aellen & Nicolas Eberhart; Make-up: Team of In-Stage; Photography: Pascale Florio; Film: Bianca Gadola, Julian's, Hamed Abdalla, Maria Folmer, Chiara Schawalder; Expert jury: Zuzana Ponicanova, Ruzica…

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Art Weekend Zurich at Gallery Elle

10 June - 11 June
Gallery Elle, Mommsenstrasse 18, Zürich, 8044 Switzerland + Google Map

At the Art Weekend I have opened on Saturday from 10-17 °° and on Sunday from 10-17 °°. I show pieces by Mathias Kiss "Sans 90 °", the large mirror is to be admired in the museum "mudac" -Lausanne. The smaller mirror "JC" you can still look at at mine and much more. Last chance for Mathias Kiss. My next exhibition, resp. Vernissage follows on 21 June at 19 °°.For interest, please email: atossa@galleryelle.com. I'm looking forward to it, Atossa

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Museum für Gestaltung Bazar

13 June - 14 June
Toni Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 94, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Rally, appraisal, a stroke of luck - at this year's bazaar of the Museum of Design awaits you design and kitsch, beautiful, useful and curioses in a loose market atmosphere. For two days, the entrance hall in the Toni area is full of exquisite jewelery, design and art books, Lomo cameras and posters in world format, postcards, games for children and adults, and more. These trouvailles and rarities are available at a reduced price, but only as long as stocks…

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Panel discussion: From village to world city: the brand St. Moritz

14 June
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

With Cordula Seger, cultural scientist, Dr. Hans Peter Danuser von Platen, former curatorship director of St. Moritz, now strategy consultant, author and columnist

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Exhibition talk: The inheritance of Sigurd Leeder

21 June
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

!Talk held in German With Karin Hermes, winner Swiss Dance Prize 2016, Kulturerbe Dance, for her project Sigurd Leeder, and Ursula Pellaton, specialist Swiss Dance Archives

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Performance: summit storm

25 June
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

An improvisational theater in the exhibition With Simone Schwegler and Sven Stickling, actor The actors go on a hike through the mountains and valleys of the Swiss tourism world. They interact with the audience as well as with the exhibition space and are inspired by the poster subjects. At 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

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Exhibition talk: tourism poster yesterday and today

28 June
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

!Talk is in German With Erich Brechbühl, graphic artist, Melk Imboden, graphic artist and photographer, as well as Bettina Richter

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Free

F + F Final Exhibition Preliminary Course, accompanying work 2017

28 June - 1 July
F+F Schule für Kunst und Design, Flurstrasse 89, Zürich, 8047 Switzerland + Google Map

Final Exhibition Preliminary Course in the module system, accompanying the course Opening hours: Wed. 28 June 2017, 6 pm - 9 pm Welcome, 6.30 pm Christoph Lang, Rector Efa Mühlethaler, Head of Continuing Education Exhibition: 29.06-01.07.2017 Opening hours: Thurs.-Sa. 15.00-20.00 hrs Place: Flurstrasse 89, 8047 Zürich, ground floor A cordial invitation to the vernissage and the exhibition of the preliminary course in the module system 2017. Final work of: Hannah Ambass Heidi Hofer Katarzyna Nowak Kurt Stettler Julia Trachsel Eva…

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July 2017
CHF12

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

On Series, Scenes and Sequences – Intervention von huber.huber

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

On Series, Scenes and Sequences. Intervention of huber.huber 16 August - 15 October 2017 Opening hours: Tuesday, August 15, 18:00 Intervention by huber.huber & Michael Bucher Yves Netzhammer Concave Thoughts - 357 digital drawings In times of the Netflix boom, where every aspect of modern everyday life is treated in television sequences, and any unusual environment is illuminated in the success form of the series, where cookshows, time analyzes and plays are available as a series, the serial seems almost…

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September 2017
CHF12

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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Design Biennale Zürich 2017

7 September - 10 September
Zürich, Switzerland, Zürich, Switzerland + Google Map

Design Biennial in Zurich, Switzerland 7. -10.9. HELLO FUTURE. Welcome to the first design Biennial of Zurich. A route, six locations, 18 positions, a design conference, Talks and walks. A biennial to discover, Exploring and experimenting. The design biennial in Zurich 2017 focuses on digital fabrication, experimental processes, active materials, as well as corporate designs of yesterday and tomorrow. How design research, comment and criticize is staged and discussed at six venues throughout the city for four days. The detailed…

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55CHF

Conference Design Biennale Zürich

8 September
Toni Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 94, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

How can we imagine a future? What methods and tools help us to think of future? And what do we already see today? Secure your ticket today for 55 CHF! Design shapes interfaces, including those between virtuality and reality. Digitization shifts the boundaries between these two worlds, which are increasingly dense. New tasks arise and change the design disciplines. In which direction is development going? What new business models and challenges are emerging? What issues does application-oriented research have to…

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From the warehouse – to the wall

20 September
Edition VFO – Verein für Originalgraphik, Verena-Conzett-Strasse 7, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Framed works from the warehouse are shown. A wide, colorful range of pictures awaits you! Older and more recent works (partly strongly reduced) as well as some last copies.

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