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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.

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March 2017
CHF10

Exhibit Kirchner – then and now

7 March @ 18:30 - 19:30

Exhibition event «Grossstadtrausch / Naturidyll. Kirchner - The Berlin Years ». Panel discussion with Dr. Lucius Grisebach (art historian), Dr. Felix Krämer (curator, Städel Museum, Frankfurt) and Dr. Sandra Gianfreda (curator, Kunsthaus Zürich). Moderation: Franziska Lentzsch (Director of the exhibition organization, Kunsthaus Zürich). Admission CHF 10.- / CHF 7.- reduced. Free for members and persons with entrance ticket to the Kirchner exhibition. +info

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April 2017
Free

Day of open doors

1 April

The Kunsthaus invites anyone and everyone to its open day. We’ll show what we are doing to nurture a love of art among people from different backgrounds. Artists and exhibition organizers will be discussing ways of achieving equal participation and integration. Project staff will be on the construction site of the Kunsthaus extension to provide updates on the progress of building work. Admission is free! Programme details here: http://bit.ly/2nPosbO +info

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May 2017

Mirko Bonné – Mein Fehmarn

2 May
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

This event is held in German language

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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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June 2017
CHF23

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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Trisha Brown Dance Company

23 June
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

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.ch

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Rimini Protokoll: Top Secret International (Staat 1)

24 June - 29 June
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

!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 -…

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Tracey Rose: Art Thou Not Fair: KniggerKhaffirKhoon aka ‘KKK’

28 June
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Tracey Rose (* 1974) reflects in her work cultural, economic and political differences and inequalities of our time. She is particularly interested in her home country of South Africa and the role and history of the (African) woman. Art Thou Not Fair: KniggerKhaffirKhoon, aka 'KKK' deals with questions of racism, slave trade and the postcolonial heritage, as well as the representation of African Americans, Africans and particularly South Africans. The three actresses are inspired by Steve McQueen's 12 Years a…

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Allan Kaprow / San Keller Yard – From zero to one hundred

29 June - 27 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

San Keller stages a reinterpretation of Allan Kaprow's factory yard from 1961: The visitors enter an empty training room with mirror wall, ballet bar and 48 car tires in a rack. It is up to them how to contact the tires. Every week a dancer offers a training with the tires for the visitors. Visitors should leave the training room as they found it. Further data: June 29th: 18.30-19.45 hrs 6/13/20/27 July: 10.15 - 11.30 hrs Information: http://action.kunsthaus.ch

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Alexandra Pirici: Signals

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

Filter bubbles and algorithms characterize today the information flow. What social and electronic mechanisms make it possible for information to be transmitted virally around the world, for example, a recording of holidaymakers who meet refugees on the beach? Alexandra Pirici examines these questions and gives visitors the opportunity to select the 30 most relevant stories from a selection of stories and images. The algorithms and scoring systems normally used by the big search engines turn Pirici upside down. Five performers…

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Adelita Husni Bey: Action für Sands Brigade

30 June
Zürich, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

A mountain of sandbags in the middle of the city. What happened? An assassination attempt? A natural catastrophe? Suddenly, people run into the square, form a human chain, and begin to throw the sandbags and build a wall at a gigantic speed. It seems as if a sudden emergency had come and the city had to be saved from a catastrophe. But then comes a second group, which deconstructs the newly constructed wall. Thus, an absurd Sisyphus choreography emerges which…

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July 2017

Rimini Protokoll: Top Secret International (Staat 1)

2 July - 30 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

In times of global surveillance scandals, alleged no-spy agreements and whistle-blower affairs, the audience in Rimini's interactive section, Top Secret International (State 1), enters the global network of state secrets and secret services - the state in the state. In the collection of the Kunsthaus Zürich, the participants - not to be distinguished from other visitors - are themselves an unobtrusive observer and secret agent. Duration: 1h 45 min. Information and reservation: http://action.kunsthaus.ch

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Tracey Rose: Art Thou Not Fair: KniggerKhaffirKhoon aka ‘KKK’

2 July - 30 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Tracey Rose (* 1974) reflects in her work cultural, economic and political differences and inequalities of our time. She is particularly interested in her home country of South Africa and the role and history of the (African) woman. Art Thou Not Fair: KniggerKhaffirKhoon, aka 'KKK' deals with questions of racism, slave trade and the postcolonial heritage, as well as the representation of African Americans, Africans and particularly South Africans. The three actresses are inspired by Steve McQueen's 12 Years a…

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Katema (avant-première) !

8 July - 9 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Lucinda Childs presented Katema (1978) 39 years ago in the auditorium of the Kunsthaus Zürich. Now her niece Ruth Childs is re-staging the piece at the very same location. A unique opportunity! Sat, 8 July, following the performance: discussion in English with Ruth Childs, Ty Boomershine and Mirjam Varadinis. Places Limited! Booking and valid exhibition ticket requested. Please collect your tickets from the Kunsthaus cash desk on the day, no later than half an hour before the performance begins. Katema,…

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Lucinda / Ruth Childs: Katema, 1978/2017

9 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Lucinda Childs showed Katema (1978) 39 years ago in the lecture room of the Kunsthaus Zürich. Now her niece, Ruth Childs, returns the play at exactly the same place as at that time. A unique opportunity! After the performance: Talk in English with Ruth Childs, Ty Boomershine and Mirjam Varadinis. The number of seats is limited. Reservation and valid exhibition embroidery required. Information: http://action.kunsthaus.ch

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Koki Tanaka: Precarious Tasks #9: 24hrs Gathering

15 July - 16 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

What happens when you suddenly find yourself stuck in a place because of a catastrophe? After the earthquake in Fukushima, many people have done so. The Japanese artist Koki Tanaka stages this situation and invites to a 24-hour gathering, reflecting on community, solidarity, everyday actions and rituals, but also drinking tea or watching movies together. The number of seats is limited. Reservation and valid exhibition embroidery required. Information and reservation: http://action.kunsthaus.ch/de/event/precarious-tasksv/2017-07-15

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Ahmet Öğüt: Unconditional Basic Income Lounge

20 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

In June 2016, Switzerland was the first country in the world to have a right to an unconditional Basic Income (BGE) for all citizens of the country to be enshrined in the Constitution. According to the proposal, all adult residents should receive a basic income of 2'500 Swiss francs and all children about a quarter of the sum. The initiative was rejected, but found a proud 23% advocates. In view of the increasingly automated work processes that are determined by…

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Ahmet Öğüt: Unconditional Basic Income Lounge

22 July
Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

«CYL (CREATE YOUR LIFE) WORKSHOP» 2-day workshop with Greta Seeger in the lounge in the exhibition hall Workshop with Greta Seeger Duration: Sat, July 22, 11: 00-17: 00 / Sun, 23 July, 11: 00-16: 00 Language: In English or German (depending on the participant) The number of seats is limited. Reservation and valid exhibition embroidery required: http://action.kunsthaus.ch/de/event/unconditional-basic-income-lounge-3/2017-07-22

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August 2017
CHF23

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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