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.
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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)Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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 KonstruktivFind out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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?…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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).Find out more »