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The well-known art museums in Zurich are: Graphic collection ETH, Johann Jacobs Museum, Kunsthalle Zurich, Kunsthaus Zürich, Migros Museum, MuDA, Museum of Design, Musée Visionnaire.

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July 2017

Three stories from Zurich

11 July - 23 December
Musée Visionnaire, Predigerpl. 10, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

We cordially invite you to the vernissage of the new exhibition "Three Stories from Zurich" in the Musée Visionnaire. Short introduction: 18.30 clock This exhibition is devoted to three urban origins, which are closely linked to Zurich and have been artistically active for many years. The Musée Visionnaire shows some of Hans Krüsi's works, which have never been seen before, from the estate in the Kunstmuseum Thurgau in Ittingen, fairy tales and comics by Emil Medardus Hagner and geometric color…

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August 2017
CHF12

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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CHF12

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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CHF12

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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CHF12

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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Coffee from Helvécia

29 August 2017 - 28 January 2018
Johann Jacobs Museum, Seefeldquai 17, 8034 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

African Brazil, St. Galler embroidery and a modernist utopia One of the largest coffee plants of the 19th century, located in the Brazilian north-east, was firmly established in Swiss hands. However, what exactly took place there is largely unknown. Today's state of Helvécia hardly reveals the voluntary and involuntary forms of work and life that have developed between European immigrants and African slaves and their free offspring. A century later, another coffee plantation will be the scene of a social…

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September 2017
CHF10

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
CHF16

Marguerite Humeau – RIDDLES (Final Beats)

25 October 2017 - 14 January 2018
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

The Museumhaus Konstruktiv and Zurich Insurance Group Ltd are very pleased to acknowledge this year's winner of the Zurich Art Prize with Marguerite Humeau and to announce an important innovation at the tenth edition of the internationally renowned prize: the previous sum of CHF 80,000 , which in each case flows into a single exhibition in the Museumhaus Konstruktiv, will receive a prize of CHF 20,000 from the award winner. Opening 25th October, 6pm.

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CHF16

Aurélie Nemours

26 October 2017 - 14 January 2018
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

The Museumhaus Konstruktiv is dedicated to the French artist Aurélie Nemours (1910-2005), who will present the different creative phases of this Grande Dame of geometric-abstract art, thanks to collections from private collections.

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CHF16

Julije Knifer

26 October 2017 - 14 January 2018
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

The Museumhaus Konstruktiv is pleased to be able to realize a comprehensive exhibition of works by the Croatian artist Julije Knifer (1924-2004). The exhibition, which was developed in close collaboration with the artist's daughter, presents a selection of Knifers' day books in addition to paintings and works on paper.

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CHF12

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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CHF12

MyCollection – Stefan Sagmeister

28 October 2017 - 11 March 2018
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The Museum für Gestaltung has amassed over 500,000 objects in its collections. This immense repertoire serves as a basis for the project series MyCollection, a new version of which is now presented by Stefan Sagmeister. The Austrian graphic designer is currently examining the theme of “Beauty”. Having taken a thorough look in the archive, he presents his personal selection of objects from the collection and comments on them. They include pieces that are generally regarded as well-designed and beautiful. Sagmeister…

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November 2017
CHF99

DIY Modular Eurorack Workshop

4 November
MuDA, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

DIY MODULAR WORKSHOP In collaboration with the Backslash Festival Saturday 4 November 15:00 – 18:00pm For our music techies already into modulars and/or want to start building one, this workshop will guide you to making your own module eurorack! In our second modular workshop you will build your own modular RIAA Eurorack phono preamplifier component. Since sampling becomes more and more popular in eurorack, a phono preamplifier could come in very handy to directly sample from vinyl! RIAA is a…

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5CHF

Backslash Festival / MuDA

4 November
MuDA, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Backslash Festival @ the MuDA Saturday 4 November 5-8pm The MuDA is groovin with this year’s Backslash Festival exploring transdisciplinary symmetries between video art, sound design, sound architecture, performance, interactive design and digital arts. On the Saturday of the festival, the MuDA will house two unique audio performances presented by the Zurich label Kashev Tapes. Sound artists e-acute and Tikitula will perform in response to our current exhibition of Japanese artist Qubibi. Not to be missed! < The Backslash Festival…

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CHF23

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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Extra Bodies

17 November 2017 - 4 February 2018
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Limmatstrasse 270, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Extra Bodies – The Use of the ‹Other Body› in Contemporary Art Ai Weiwei, Vanessa Beecroft, Guy Ben-Ner, Oscar Bony, Christoph Büchel, Clegg & Guttmann, Gino de Dominicis, Maria Eichhorn, Jens Haaning, Yves Klein, Yoshua Okón, Yuri Pattison, L.A. Raeven, Edwin Sánchez, Christoph Schlingensief, Santiago Sierra, Jonas Staal, Teresa Margolles, Stephen Willats, Carey Young, Artur Żmijewski The exhibition sheds light on a phenomenon in art that first rises to prominence in the 1990s and then explodes in the early years…

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CHF7

The stratifications of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

30 November 2017 - 30 November 2018
Johann Jacobs Museum, Seefeldquai 17, 8034 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Using archaeological, ethnographic and cartographic methods, Tiffany Chung examines changes caused by war, human destruction, or natural catastrophes. Their deceptively beautiful maps and accumulations of finds unleash the experiences that extend under destroyed topographies like Saigon or Aleppo. (What can not be reconstructed in reality can bring art to light).

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