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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

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

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: Website: 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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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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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 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


1 July - 23 July
Klara Kiss Zip Space, Seebahnstrasse 221, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

OUT & ABOUT Olivia Jaques Yamu Wang WORKSHOP 👻 6pm OPENING 🎉 7pm 07/01/2017 Dear neighbor, dear neighbor! We invite you, your family and your friends, to one Coming together in sunshine: Where: Seebeahnstrasse 221 in Klara Kiss ZIP Space When: 1 July 2017, from 17:00 There are so many exciting and creative things in our street and we want to know what sly heads and how much magic behind the facades. It's time to get to know each other! Brings…

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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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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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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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Patrick Graf “El Tschuggo Forest / El Huebi Ciudad”

31 August - 5 November
KATZ CONTEMPORARY, Talstrasse 83, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

PATRICK GRAF "El Tschuggo Forest / El Huebi Ciudad" 1 September - 5 November 2017 SEASON OPENING & SUMMER PARTY Thursday, 31 August 2017, 5 - 9 pm bar & food

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September 2017

UP & COMING – Offline

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

More than three years ago, we began with 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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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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Akryl, Corso Bertozzi & MzansiArtist – Urban X 5

22 September - 22 October
Buro Discount by Buro Destruct, Zurlindenstrasse 226, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

"Urban X 5", an exhibition in the "Galerie Büro Discount" with current works from the urban art scene. From 22 September, the "Discount Gallery" in the "Büro Discount", shop and gallery of the graphic design collective "Büro Destruct" will present current works from the urban art scene. The focus is on three Zurich artists Akryl, Corso Bertozzi and MzansiArtist. An exhibition that fans of urban art should not miss! In addition, there are works by many other artists from the…

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October 2017

Gregor Vogel in the 24hrs project

18 October - 19 October
Tart, Gotthardstrasse 54, Zürich, 8002 Switzerland + Google Map

Gregor Vogel in the 24hrs project: "What we do, when and for how long we do it" Opens: 18.10.2017, 1pm Apéro: 18.10.2017, 7pm Closes: 19.10.2017, 1pm We invite you to witness and take part in the process of „What we do, when and for how long we do it“ from 1pm on Wednesday 18th of October until 1pm on Thursday 19th of October. A public apero will be taking place on Wednesday 18th of October at 7pm. Join us for…

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Beatrice Gysin “What shows”

21 October - 18 November
Galerie Susanna Rüegg, Seefeldstr. 231, 8008 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The Zurich artist Beatrice Gysin, shows new and older works in an exciting exhibition. Drawing is the fine and subtle expression of this artist. To the paper Beatrice Gysin has an almost erotic relationship. Paper, pencil and color pencils are the tools with which Beatrice Gysin creates dream-transforming images over four decades.

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ART Talents art market Zürich

22 October
Tanzwerk101, pfingstweidstrasse 101, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

ART TALENTS - art market - platform for art lovers and artists from the fields of painting, graphics, photography and sculptures. Discover newcomer talents, buy affordable artworks. Information and registration

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Marion Richter: Shadows (2017)

22 October - 29 October
Counter Space, Röschibachstr. 24, Zürich, 8037 Switzerland + Google Map

Anyone who is familiar with Marion Richter's work will not be surprised to find out more in the monochrome color application: pavers, fences, spokes, columns, tiles, slats, grates, gates, nets, blinds, ropes, branches, leaves, joints, plaid Textiles on clotheslines, bridges - between human figures and groups of people. They all turn to the light and cover their surroundings with geometric patterns. With their objectivity, they bring everyday life into the painted world. In collaboration with artist colleague Chris Bünter, a…

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René Groebli – The magical eye

26 October - 2 December
Bildhalle, Stauffacherquai 56, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

René Groebli is celebrating his 90th birthday this October, which will take the picture hall as an opportunity to honor this exceptional Swiss photographer with a comprehensive individual exhibition. The exhibition, curated in collaboration with Daniel Blochwitz, will present works from all creative periods René Groeblis. In addition to his legendary early works, such as "The Eye of Love" or "Magic of the Rail", his experimental and groundbreaking images of movement, color or fading, as well as more unknown or…

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November 2017

Peti Wiskemann: Icecream makes you beautiful!

3 November - 25 November
Kiosk Tabak, Mutschellenstrasse 2, Zürich, 8002 Switzerland + Google Map

A new scientific study comes to the conclusion that glacé is very healthy in November and that it makes you beautiful! The artist Peti Wiskemann chose this new realization as the title of his exhibition in the Kiosk Tabak. "The Red Army is in front of Trubschachen", another title of a picture of him, has fallen in the selection for the title. He did not want to challenge the world political situation and the power of the Biscuit factory in…

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10 November - 11 November
Wehntalerstrasse 770, Wehntalerstrasse 770, 8046 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Dear family, friends and crazy the In the middle of November, we cordially invite you to our first festival called NEUZEIT.RUINEN! A spectacle of impressions and disorder awaits you with music, film, performance and fine arts. More than 30 artists transform the ruins on Wehntalerstrasse into a landscape of gloomy creativity, loving scenarios and fantastic events. Friday, November 10 from 6 pm Saturday, November 11 from 3 pm We would like to point out to you that you are…

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Schau!Werk – Art market

11 November
Kulturmarkt Zürich, Aemtlerstrasse 23, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

We are looking forward to the second edition of this special art market with two-dimensional art at affordable prices. About 50 artists present their works and sell them directly on the spot - exciting conversations with the visitors included. Cela Carmela Leggio and Andrea Steiner, an art auction by Ursus Wehrli for the benefit of kind & art and the nomadic portrait studio by Oliver Zenklusen / les délices du chaos.

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«Art mail at Kiosk Tabak» – Performance

17 November
Kiosk Tabak, Mutschellenstrasse 2, Zürich, 8002 Switzerland + Google Map

Peti Wiskemann and Christine Bänninger bring the "art mail" in the context of the exhibition "Glacé macht schön!" In the kiosk tobacco.

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One Room

18 November - 26 November
Eglispace, Eglistrasse 8, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

In 2007 the exhibition "Cinq Salons" took place in a resident, stately apartment on Rämistrasse 18: "Contemporary art in venerable salons: 12 young Zurich artists show their works in the house to the garden". Ten years later, the two curators invited a dozen artists to a joint exhibition - again in a resident apartment. Instead of the five baroque salons, a single room enters a modern loft. With Mathilde van Beekhuizen, Florian Bühler, Stefan Ege, Johannes Gees, Rémi Jaccard, Esther…

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Pop Up Market Zurich

19 November
Puls 5 Giessereihalle, Giessereistrasse 18, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

POP UP MARKET ZURICH November 19, 2017 Pulse 5 (Giessereistr. 18) in 8005 Zurich FREE ENTRANCE / ADMISSION FREE OPENING HOURS: 11 AM - 6 PM Please note: on Sundays PULS 5 also features our GREEN DAYs - sustainable life & style event for those who are interested in sustainable products. The list of participants of our GREEN DAYs market can be found here: Pop Up Market in Zurich Lifestyle & Design Market

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Urban Art Festival “100% Streetgroove”

19 November - 20 November
Hypokrat, Wasserwerkstrasse 21, Zürich, 8006 Switzerland + Google Map

«100% Streetgroove» (Urban Art Event & Party) «Hypocrat» presented on 19.11. from 14: 00-01: 30h a one-day urban art event with a live painting by artists from the Zurich graffiti and street art scene, well-known DJ's and relevant shops like "Büro Discount by Büro Destruct" (Graffiti Supplies), "True Rebel" (Streetwear Label) and others. Main Act of the event is a concert by the internationally renowned speed-painting artist and musician Jim Avignon (aka "Neoangin") from Berlin. The opening act is the…

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December 2017


10 December
Kulturplatz Basislager Zürich, Aargauerstrasse 14 - 94, Zürich, 8048 Switzerland + Google Map

The base camp opens its doors and invites you to the traditional market far away from the mainstream, between Gleisfeld and Autobahn, data center and Europabrücke. Countless petty traders and designers provide a look behind the container door and offer a variety of unusual products. Experience the mix of arts and crafts, improvised workshop flair and innovative service providers. Let yourself explain the latest ideas or simply enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with fire pits, bar and spontaneous actions. If you…

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