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November 2016
9CHF

INSIDER – OUTSIDER

9 November 2016 - 11 June 2017
Musée Visionnaire, Predigerpl. 10, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

INSIDER - OUTSIDER9. NOVEMBER 2016 - JUNE 11, 2017 The exhibition INSIDER - OUTSIDER shows over 100 works by important representatives of the art of outsider. It is common to all the protagonists and protagonists that their works are attributed either to the kind of breed, to the kind of Naïve or to the outsider art. But what does that actually mean? Who is an outsider here? Is the term Art Naïve still contemporary? When is an artist a kind…

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February 2017
16CHF

Original/ghost/variety/shifted/double/echo — Andrew Bick

9 February - 7 May
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Andrew Bick (born 1963 in Coleford, Gloucestershire, lives and works in London) is one of the most important contemporary painters working in the tradition of constructive art. In the interplay of free and geometric shapes, he amalgamates in his technically complex and multi-layered images drawing and painting, line and surface, transparency and opacity, colored and pale, glossy and matte surfaces into a mysterious whole. Colorful triangular and trapezoidal shapes, painted colored surfaces as well as sharp-edged white, gray and black…

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16CHF

A Forgotten Maverick — Marlow Moss

9 February - 7 May
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The British artist Marlow Moss (born 1889 in Kilburn, London, died 1958 in Penzance, Cornwall) is one of the few representatives of constructive art of the first hour. In 1919 Marjorie Jewel, a rebel against traditional art and gender, took her female baptism name Marjorie Jewel and called Marlow, she cut her hair short, and began to wear riding trousers and shirt. Her art is inspired by Piet Mondrian's neoplasticism, which she expands in relief and sculptures. One of their…

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25CHF

Osiris – The sunken secret of Egypt

10 February - 16 July
Museum Rietberg, Gablerstrasse 15, 8002 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

This spectacular exhibition shows 300 statues and ritual objects, sarcophagi and idols from sixteen centuries retrieved from the depths of the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast. The exhibits originate from the legendary cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, which became submerged in the eighth century AD. They provide answers to many age-old questions. The exhibition tells the mythical story of Osiris, the Egyptian God of rebirth, ruler of the underworld and hero of a mystical cult. It describes the sensational archaeological…

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12CHF

You you you – Liz Magor

18 February - 7 May
Migros Museum, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening: Friday, 17 February 2017 In her native Canada and beyond, the artist Liz Magor (b. 1948) is regarded as one of the most influential contemporary sculptors; the oeuvre she has built since the 1970s has guided an entire generation of younger artists. Her art investigates the culture of production and value and the associated ambivalent relationship humans have with consumer goods. The retrospective focuses on sculptures and installations the artist created in her studio in Vancouver over the past…

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Free

Paintings and watercolors – Martha Jungwirth

23 February - 28 April
Galerie Haas, Talstrasse 62 a, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Martha Jungwirth - Paintings and Watercolors * 1940 Vienna - lives in Vienna +info

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Free

L’image – group exhibition

24 February - 28 April
Galerie Francesca Pia, Limmatstrasse 268, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Group show with Jérémie Bonnefous, bruant&spangaro, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Isabelle Cornaro, Hanne Darboven, Fabian Marti, Juan José Gurrola, Lisa Holzer, David Jourdan, Monica Majoli, Virginia Overton, Anne Laure Sacriste, Josef Strau, Benjamin Swaïm and others Curated by Vincent Romagny Opening February 24, 2017, 6–8pm February 25 – April 8, 2017 +info

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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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12CHF

Speak, Lokal

4 March - 7 May
Kunsthalle Zürich, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening: Friday, March 3, 2017 The exhibition Speak, Lokal focuses on how artists worldwide investigate and broach local conditions. All sorts of artistic practices come into play, from activism to “archivism”, from photography to graphic novels, from documentaries to performances and research based communal efforts. Paradoxically, the restricted and highly connoted territory of the Local is perceived as a place of autonomy and liberation. It is a space where precision makes a difference to uncover discrepancies, where clairvoyance turns into…

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Free

Arty, Ätr & Yeäh – Can’t Buff This (Urban Art Exhibition)

17 March @ 08:00 - 26 April @ 17:59
Buro Discount by Buro Destruct, Zurlindenstrasse 226, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

From March 17th, the three Zurich street artists Arty, Ätr and Yeäh will present current work in the office Discount, Shop and Gallery of the graphic design collective Büro Destruct. «Can not Buff This» - an exhibition that fans of urban art should not miss! The work of the three artists Arty, Ätr and Yeäh is practically met in the streets of Zurich. Here are the poetic «one-line heads» by Arty (aka @). Stupid timbres, which seem to observe all…

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Free

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

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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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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Free

The Best of Czech Press Photo 1995 – 2015

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

The Czech Embassy and Photobastei present Thursday 6 April (opening) from 18.00 clock The exhibition shows the best works from the 20-year history of the competition for the best press photos from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The selection is also a chronicle of the most important events of the last two decades in the Czech Republic and the world, from the terrorist attacks of 11.9.2001 to the funeral of Václav Havel in December 2011 or the refugee crisis 2015.…

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Kunstsalon at Tart Zürich

7 April @ 08:00 - 29 April @ 17:00
Tart, Gotthardstrasse 54, 8002 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Vernissage: FR, 7.04.2017, 6 pm - 9 pm Finissage: SA, 29.04.2017, 12 o'clock - 5 o'clock Always DI-FR from 12.00 - 19.00 h and SA 12.00 - 17.00 h We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Kunstsalon Zürich from April 8, 2017 - April 29, 2017! The artists are Carol May (CH) John Trashkowksy (CH) SHIREEN (CH) Andrea Ebener (CH) Mark Inderbitzin (CH) Kerstin Klein (DE) Lisa Birch (DE) Art.Mann (DE) Taina (CH) ELF (CH) Ona (CH). In…

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Exhibition ‘incorporate’ — Maia Hänny

12 April - 28 April
KunstRaum R57, Röschibachstrasse 57, 8037 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Vernissage Wednesday 12 April 17-21 clock opening hours Wednesday - Friday 5 - 7 pm, Saturday 2 - 5 pm Finissage Friday, April 28 - 8 pm The artist is present at the vernissage and on Friday in the exhibition. To eat - the most natural process in the world? The basic human need forces us to introduce something foreign into our own body and transform it. Eating is vital, but it also has something menacing: our body opens, becomes vulnerable,…

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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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Free

Opening Olaf Breuning

5 May @ 18:00 - 21:00
Galerie Nicola von Senger, Limmatstrasse 275, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Olaf Breunig, Drawing, 2017ink on paper 130 x 110 cm framed +info

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Free

New Works – Thomas Flechtner

11 May - 15 July
Bildhalle, Stauffacherquai 56, 8004 Zürich, www.bildhalle.ch, Schweiz + Google Map

Opening 11.MAI 8h-21h Born 1961 in Winterthur, Switzerland Lives and works in Valliere, France and Zurich, Switzerland Awards: UBS Anerkennungspreis, Switzerland, 2013 Photography Award of Canton Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2004 Landis & Gyr Studio, London, United Kingdom, 1993 Swiss Grants for Arts, 1992 European Photography Award, Berlin, Germany, 1991 Swiss Grants for Arts, 1990 European Kodak Award, Arles, France 1989 Swiss Grants for Arts, 1988 +info

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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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12CHF

CV – Michael Riedel

20 May - 13 August
Kunsthalle Zürich, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening: Friday, May 19, 2017 German Artist Michael Riedel (*1972) has created a body of work that is readily misunderstood and can’t easily be compared with any other. Similar to a Doubling Charm, by which objects replicate by the slightest touch, starting a chain-reaction of reentries, Riedel’s artworks attest to an ongoing process of replication within the art system. His exhibition CV at Kunsthalle Zürich centers around the Curriculum Vitae or résumé, this obsessively stylized form of human measurement for…

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12CHF

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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June 2017
23CHF

Action!

23 June - 30 July
Kunsthaus, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

After the heyday of happenings and art actions in the 1960s and 1970s, a young generation of artists is revisiting the medium of performance and expressing an interest in ephemeral and processoriented forms of art. ‘Action!’ examines this phenomenon and transforms the large exhibition gallery of the Kunsthaus into an action space with live performances, works in which visitors themselves become actors, and restagings of iconic historical performances. The focus of the exhibition is very much on the live element:…

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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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23CHF

Cantastorie

25 August - 8 October
Kunsthaus, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The precious ‘Cantastorie’, a fascinating and unknown accumulation of images and image cycles, were handed down from one generation to the next in two families of minstrels and puppeteers from Naples and Foggia who used them to place great cultural issues literally before an audience. In a way they were the first comics, full of beautiful princesses, valiant knights, chaotic battles, gruesome tales and voracious monsters. Some 100 magnificently colourful masterpieces of folk art created in the first decades of…

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12CHF

God’s Children, God’s Poem – Jimmie Durham

26 August - 5 November
Migros Museum, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening: Friday, 25 August 2017 In the work of Jimmie Durham (b. 1940 in Washington, Arkansas), the examination of societal and political topics, but also the issue of the representation of civilising values, historicity and societal identity, are of central importance. His installations and sculptures reflect on the status of the object between civilizing fetish and artwork, and are metaphors for the sometimes complex and problematic encounters between the human being, technology and nature, from different cultural perspectives. Durham became…

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12CHF

Cheryl Donegan

26 August - 19 November
Kunsthalle Zürich, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening: Friday, August 25, 2017 The exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich will be the first comprehensive presentation of Cheryl Donegan’s work in Europe. In her films, works, and projects, Donegan investigates the idea of painting, at first seemingly backwards or amiss. If there is an ostensible and assumed lack of professionalism, it offers, in the context of painting, an alternative to marketable virtuosity, generic abstraction, and banal references. We face an oeuvre of “as if” exploring the challenging relationship between thinking…

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12CHF

John Russell

26 August - 19 November
Kunsthalle Zürich, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening: Friday, August 25, 2017 John Russell restages ideas of total hybridity of gender, nature, man and beast in his films, images, books, and installations ranging from real to virtual and fictional filtered through literature, theory, religion, and art. His fictions emerge in the middle of anarchy, vacuum, dystopia, where everything is possible and our lives mere networks. Satire meets historical painting meets science fiction, vision, and excess, and before we know it we come face to face with a…

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September 2017
10CHF

Qubibi

9 September 2017 - 28 January 2018
MuDa, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Qubibi, also known as Kazumasa Teshigawara, is an artist and designer, born in 1977 in Tokyo.   +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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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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23CHF

Praised and ridiculed French painting 1820 – 1880

10 November 2017 - 28 January 2018
Kunsthaus, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, ‘plein air’ painting, Impressionism – these are still the main stylistic labels attached in the German-speaking world to French painting of the 19th century. The artists working in those styles – figures such as Géricault, Delacroix, Corot, Daumier, Millet, Courbet, Manet, Sisley, Monet and Renoir – turned their backs on the officially sanctioned painting of the era, with its academic and neoclassicist style. Yet despite their revolutionary approaches, many of them still adhered to tradition. Highly controversial…

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December 2017
Free

miniatures and landscapes

10 December
BALTSprojects, Bernerstrasse Nord 180, 8064 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The exhibition miniatures and landscapes shows a series of large-scale models that try to miniaturize the architectural space or space systems. A university building, a residential block, a sports hall - each of these models was built in 1:50, 1:20 or 1:33 scale. A dynamic pole for the presence of the models is the photo projected onto the wall. These show photographs of rurality and urban landscapes. The models move through a series of landscapes. There are spaces and space…

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