The Kunsthaus Zürich is the art museum of the city of Zurich. In addition to a large collection, the Kunsthaus Zürich has a library. The library of the Kunsthaus Zürich is a scientific special library for modern art. Parts of the collection are open and accessible online at registration. With pleasure.
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…Find out more »
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:…Find out more »
The deceased recently American dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown (1936-2017) is one of the most important representatives of postmodern dance. She founded the Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) in 1970, which now presents three early pieces in the context of the exhibition: Leaning Duets, 1970 Group Primary Accumulation, 1973 Locus, 1975 Book here: http://action.kunsthaus.chFind out more »
!The play is held in German TOP SECRET INTERNATIONAL (STATE 1) Of Rimini Protocol (Haug / Kaegi / Wetzel) Part of the exhibition "Action!" At the Kunsthaus Zürich In times of global surveillance scandals, alleged no-spy agreements and whistle-blower affairs, Rimini Protocol is entering the global network of state secrets and secret services - the state in the state - in the first part of the tetralogy "State 1-4". In the collection of the Kunsthaus Zürich, the public -…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »