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The local art scene of Zurich is very experimental. The artist community in Zurich loves to explore new formats and find new temporary spaces where to organize exhibitions and other art events.

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February 2017
Free

Up in the sky – Sebastian Utzni

24 February - 31 March
Herrmann Germann Contemporary, Stationsstr. 1, 8003 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening, Friday 24 February 2017 Exhibition, 25.02.–31.03.2017 The German dramatist Heiner Müller put it thus: “The universe of ideas is spent, only markets remain”, describing an unbearable emptiness. Müller’s simple formula is: “Capitalism makes us tired of life”. Coca-Cola, comic books, pop music – therein lay a feeling, or a promise, of a lighter, freer life. From a current-day perspective things look changed. The makers of the American cartoon series ‘The Simpsons’ demonstrated visionary skills 17 years ago, when they…

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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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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

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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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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June 2017

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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Valentin Carron

10 June - 15 July
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

With his sculptures and collages, Valentin Carron imitates traditional handicrafts, lesser known art-works (some of which were meant for the public space), stereotypical forms of modern art, and certain forms of the everyday. By appropriating these objects, he questions originality, authenticity, and identity in the globalized world. His reformulations of traditional handicraft, mainly from his Swiss home, show a characteristic touch of irony: Carron recreates these incarnations of a romantic, pastoral Switzerland with cheap industrial materials like polystyrene. At the…

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Mr. Bazk One – Blackbook Diaries

16 June - 30 June
Buro Discount by Buro Destruct, Zurlindenstrasse 226, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

From 16 June, the Discount Gallery will be presenting the first solo exhibition of the Zurich graffiti artist "Mr. Bazk One ". "Mr. Bazk One "(actually Marco Lattmann) was born in Zurich in 1984 and has been living in Basel for several weeks. In 1996, he painted his first graffiti. Since then, his fascination with this form of expression has not let him go. He was a member of various crews and, due to his graffitic art, also came into…

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Free

Ursina Hasler – Hey, Face it!

29 June - 23 August
Kafi Schoffel, Schoffelgasse 7, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

#SchoffelArt presents: Hey, Face it! An Exhibiton by Ursina Hasler Opening: Thursday, June 29, 2017 (6 pm to 9 pm) In the presence of the artist Exhibition: 29 June to 23 July 2017 Curated by Luke Beck & Christopher Mark Garside More about Ursina Hasler http://ursinahasler.wixsite.com/ursnart Schöffel Art is pleased to announce the exhibition "Hey, Face it!" By Ursina Hasler. The Zurich graphic artist and painter Ursina Hasler studied at the Zurich University of the Arts and Design (ZHdK) and…

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July 2017
Free

LAZ & Freunde

7 July - 5 August
Lust auf Zeit, Oberdorfstrasse 28, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

LAZ & friends Opening: July 7, 2017 18:00 - 22:00 Exhibition: July 8 - August 5, 2017 LAZ Gallery Oberdorfstrasse 28 | 8001 Zurich The desire for time is pleased to present a group exhibition with the following Zurich artists: Chicanox Daniel Eisenhut Paul Jaklin Merlin Pohl Rina Heritsialonina The beginning of the summer period will be used for a further exhibition, with selected works by well-known artists being shown. In addition, there will be cool drinks and a barbecue.…

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Free

moody – Monika Stalder & Elisabeth Thimm

13 July - 29 July
EIS, ZWOI, DRÜ Offspace, Badenerstrasse 123a, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

moody Monika Stalder, Elisabeth Thimm 14/07/2017 - 29/07/2017 Vernissage, Thursday, July 13, 6 pm Finissage, Saturday, July 29, 2017, 6 pm A Walk On The Moon, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 19h 13 moons - Measurements of the surface in watercolor and ink of Monika Stalder and surveys of the room in sound by Elisabeth Thimm. This exhibition is the first big collaboration between the two artists in a mini institution. * Monika Stalder, born and grew up in Sumiswald in…

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Little Sunday show – A beautiful piece

23 July
Röntgenstrasse 10, Röntgenstrasse 10, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The Sunday show - a beautiful piece curated and initiated by Florian Bühler 'is a unique and one-day exhibition of artists related to Zurich, all of which are represented by only a small but important work of her painted works. This colorful and spontaneous Conference of images that suggests a subjective compilation of the actions and omissions of the Zurich painting scenes in various creative periods, showing pieces that have arisen or in and around Zurich over the last three…

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August 2017

Comic-Strip by Serpentina Hagner

24 August
Musée Visionnaire, Predigerpl. 10, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Serpentina Hagner drew the adventurous life story of Father Emil Medardus Hagner. A story full of wit, tragedy and cunning. They have opted for the transitories that were in the first years of the 20th century. One of the main characters of this biography, Emil Hagner's grandmother Pauline, fascinates with her unrivaled temperament, her energy and her perversity with which she fights a rich industrialist. Serpentina Hagner, * 1956, lives in Zurich and has been drawing comics since 1993 as…

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Free

Homage to Béjart and Dance / Summer Scrapbook

25 August - 21 September
Art Container, Park Pfingstweid, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Event Duration: 25.08.2017 - 21.09.2017 By Judith Ditzel and Cynthia Bollag The work of Judith Ditzel stems from the intense observation of phenomena such as the movements of the water or body language of dancers. She created two-dimensional and three-dimensional works from impressions and sketches, which were produced during the close-to-the-minute observation of dance performances by the Opernhaus Zürich Ballet and the Maurice Bejart Ballet in Lausanne. Cynthia Bollag links the images of her camera to stories she tells on…

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4. Hans Witschi & Sabine Schlatter | Side Step: Vittorio Santoro

25 August - 23 September
Last Tango, Röntgenstrasse 6, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

4. SABINE SCHLATTER & HANS WITSCHI | SIDE STEP: VITTORIO SANTORO 25.08.17 – 23.09.17 Opening 25.08.17 from 17:00 Last Tango is pleased to present an exhibition featuring Swiss artists Hans Witschi and Sabine Schlatter. Be it the handwork of Schlatter’s layered biomorphic drawings or the spontaneous brushstrokes of Witschi’s twisted figures, the artists share a common exploration of the experience of anxiety, introspection and the relation between species (human/animal). For Side Step Vittorio Santoro presents Four Speakers' Corners, I (I…

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September 2017
Free

UP & COMING – Offline

8 September - 10 September
Weinbergstrasse 48, Weinbergstrasse 48, 8006 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

More than three years ago, we began with upandcoming.ch to set up a digital catalog of young Swiss art. We have always had the courage to expand UP & COMING over the digital, and now it is time: with OFFLINE we invite to the first exhibition. Over 70 UP & COMING artists will be performing a work from Friday, September 8 to Sunday, September 10, 2017 on the top floor at Weinbergstrasse 48 in Zurich. The only requirement: A work…

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HE YUAN

15 September - 6 October
Galerie Karouzou, Kernstrasse 31, Zürich, 8004 Switzerland + Google Map

The Karouzou Gallery invites you to the opening of the exhibition "Different Views" of the He Yuan. Vernissage: Friday, September 15, from 5 pm to 8 pm Tea ceremony on Saturday, 23 September from 2 pm to 5 pm. The exhibition is open until 6 October. Yuan He was born in Harbin (China) in 1973, where she studied art and music at the university and won several prizes. Since 2010, she has lived as a freelance painter, draftswoman and musician…

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