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The Museumhaus Konstruktiv in Zurich is an exhibition center for constructive, concrete and conceptual art and is looking for a dialogue with contemporary art.
The museum building is an old industrial building and is located in the center of the city.

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January 2017
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The Zurich Art Prize 2017 goes to Marguerite Humeau

26 January
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The Museum Haus Konstruktiv and Zurich Insurance Group Ltd are pleased to announce an important innovation on the occasion of the tenth edition of the "Zurich Art Prize". To date, the sum of CHF 80,000, which flows into a single exhibition in the Museumhaus Konstruktiv, From 2017 the prize winner will be awarded a prize of CHF 20,000. This year's winner Marguerite Humeau will benefit for the first time. Marguerite Humeau (b. 1986 in France, lives in London) has become…

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February 2017
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Original/ghost/variety/shifted/double/echo — Andrew Bick

9 February - 7 May
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Andrew Bick (born 1963 in Coleford, Gloucestershire, lives and works in London) is one of the most important contemporary painters working in the tradition of constructive art. In the interplay of free and geometric shapes, he amalgamates in his technically complex and multi-layered images drawing and painting, line and surface, transparency and opacity, colored and pale, glossy and matte surfaces into a mysterious whole. Colorful triangular and trapezoidal shapes, painted colored surfaces as well as sharp-edged white, gray and black…

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A Forgotten Maverick — Marlow Moss

9 February - 7 May
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The British artist Marlow Moss (born 1889 in Kilburn, London, died 1958 in Penzance, Cornwall) is one of the few representatives of constructive art of the first hour. In 1919 Marjorie Jewel, a rebel against traditional art and gender, took her female baptism name Marjorie Jewel and called Marlow, she cut her hair short, and began to wear riding trousers and shirt. Her art is inspired by Piet Mondrian's neoplasticism, which she expands in relief and sculptures. One of their…

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March 2017
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Walk and Talk with Andrew Bick

15 March @ 18:30 - 20:00
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Guided tour and artist talk:"Andrew Bick - original ghost variety shifted double echo", with Sabine Schaschl, director of the Museumhaus Konstruktiv, and artist Andrew Bick.

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Maurus Fraser – Design Stories

30 March
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK, Pfingstweidstrasse 95, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Maurus Fraser. Prior to the acquisition of his MA at the Royal College of Art in London, Maurus Fraser, a British-Swiss dual citizen, completed a graphic design lesson at the Zurich headquarters of the Migros Cooperative Union. He started his career in New York at the design agency NiCE where he did design work for Elizabeth Arden and Valentino. Back in Europe, Fraser founded the London outpost of the digital agency I-D Media. In 2001, he joined Tyler Brûlé's new…

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May 2017

Performance by Julia Geröcs

3 May
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The performances by Julia Geröcs of orbiting themes that reveal abysses of life. They are developed along with linguistic scores, in which intimate and personal utterances are condensed into a literary form. This shows the artist as a sculptural process in which she combines the spoken text with a choreography of abstract and mimetic movements. Her performances include references to the oral history as well as to the object theater and contemporary dance. Entry CHF 16/12 (including entrance to the…

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Walk to works of constructive and concrete artists in Zurich

7 May
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

On a walk with the art historian Linda Christinger, works by constructive and concrete artists are rediscovered in the public space. The tour starts at the Museumhaus Konstruktiv and ends at ETH Zurich. In addition to Max Bill's prominent "pavilion sculpture" on Bahnhofstrasse, less well-known works get visited, among others by Peter Hächler, Gottfried Honegger, Carlo Vivarelli and Christian Herdeg. Admission CHF 16/12 (including entrance to the museum)

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Last tour: Cerith Wyn Evans / Marlow Moss / Andrew Bick

7 May
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

For each exhibition block, the Museum Haus Konstruktiv offers regular public guided tours: the public discovers the diverse world of ideas of the artists, receives background information on the current exhibitions and can look at modern and contemporary art. Guided tour is included in the museum entrance. We are looking forward to your visit.

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Tomás Saraceno

31 May - 3 September
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The internationally acclaimed Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno (born 1973, lives and works in Berlin) will be shown for the first time with a large solo exhibition in Switzerland. With his space-filling installations, which arise at the interface between art, architecture and natural science, he questions future forms of a "more-than-human" coexistence. Vernissage 31.5.2017. From 6.45 pm: Andreas Durisch, President of the Foundation for Constructive, Concrete and Conceptual Art, and Sabine Schaschl, Director of the Museumhaus Konstruktiv

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JÜRG STÄUBLE

31 May - 3 September
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Das Museum Haus Konstruktiv würdigt das rund 50-jährige, im Umfeld von Minimal Art, Land Art und Konzeptkunst verortete Schaffen des Schweizer Künstlers Jürg Stäuble (geb. 1948, lebt und arbeitet in Basel) mit einer umfangreichen, retrospektiv angelegten Einzelausstellung.

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June 2017

Pentecostal tour: Tomás Saraceno / Jürg Stäuble

4 June
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

For each exhibition block, the Museum Haus Konstruktiv offers regular public guided tours: the public discovers the diverse world of ideas of the artists, receives background information on the current exhibitions and can look at modern and contemporary art. The guided tour is included in the museum entrance iCHF 16/12. We are looking forward to your visit.

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Counter Space Beton-Inkubator at Museum Haus Konstruktiv

7 June - 27 August
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening: June 7, 6pm June 8 – August 27, 2017 Counter Space: Stich & Oswald are the invited guests of Museum Haus Konstruktiv. The Beton-Incubator is a hypothesis, a working model, a walk-in monument and a materialised utopia. It is formed from the question: What could be (a) space in the 21st century? What lies in between the wastelands, gaps, voids of a city and an architect’s plan that always aims for eternity? What would be an eternal interim use?…

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Guided tour: Tomás Saraceno / Jürg Stäuble

11 June
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

For each exhibition block, the Museum Haus Konstruktiv offers regular public guided tours: the public discovers the diverse world of ideas of the artists, receives background information on the current exhibitions and can look at modern and contemporary art. The guided tour is included in the museum entrance CHF 16/12. We are looking forward to your visit.

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July 2017
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Guided tour in English: Tomás Saraceno / Jürg Stäuble

9 July
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Museum Haus Konstruktiv offers conducted public guided tours through the current exhibitions. The members of the public discover the artists’ diverse world of ideas, and receive a great deal of fascinating background information. We are looking forward to welcoming you. Included into the museum admission (CHF 16/12).

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September 2017

Werkschau 2017 – Contributions to visual arts

20 September - 1 October
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

An exhibition by the Center for Culture, Canton Zurich Further information: http://bit.ly/2fIpd3K

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