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Zürich has a very active street art scene with internationally renowned artists, as well as art institutions and initiatives that promote this art in the public space. But urban art is not just graffiti on the street, there are also many specialized galleries that exhibit paintings and illustrations of all kinds. In Zurich too, the city development is evoked with art and supplemented by architectural plays.

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March 2017
Free

All is well – Vernissage & Book Launch

2 March @ 18:30 - 23:00

“All is well“ is an exhibition on the evolution of alternative spaces and cultures in the city of Zurich over the last fifty years. The voices of their protagonists, the contribution of experts from different fields, and detailed infographics will accompany the visitor in the (re)-discovery of this scene, to allow for a better understanding of its present situation and start a reflection about its future developments. The last decades showed us that a different city is possible. Are we…

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Sgraffito – Thierry Furger

9 March - 8 April
Kolly Gallery, Seefeldstrasse 56, 8008 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening 9.3. 2017 , 18h - 20h Thierry Furger was born in Switzerland in 1975, where he now lives and works. In the 1980s, he discovered the world of graffiti and never ceased to explore the phenomena ever since. In 2007, he began to show his own creations, inspired by the transience of graffiti. He presents his own works of art until today in Zurich, Bursins, Weil am Rhein, Basel and also in Paris. In his artistic career he creates not…

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Free

Arty, Ätr & Yeäh – Can’t Buff This (Urban Art Exhibition)

17 March @ 08:00 - 26 April @ 17:59
Buro Discount by Buro Destruct, Zurlindenstrasse 226, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

From March 17th, the three Zurich street artists Arty, Ätr and Yeäh will present current work in the office Discount, Shop and Gallery of the graphic design collective Büro Destruct. «Can not Buff This» - an exhibition that fans of urban art should not miss! The work of the three artists Arty, Ätr and Yeäh is practically met in the streets of Zurich. Here are the poetic «one-line heads» by Arty (aka @). Stupid timbres, which seem to observe all…

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April 2017

Last Day_ Volume One by Kunstsalon Zurich

29 April
Tart, Gotthardstrasse 54, 8002 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

VOLUME ONE "Exhibition" Carol May // Shireen Caroline Von Schulthess // Sebastian Artmann // John Trashkowsky // Mark Inderbitzin // Kerstin Klein // Lisa Birch // Ebener // Taina // ELF // Ona Julie Sadkowsky // Kunstsalon Zurich & Juliette Chretien Discover diverse art in Tart Zurich. Only this week: Tuesday to 7 pm LAST DAY_ SA 29.4.2017 // 14-17 hrs Discover contemporary art, street art and the world's smallest cinema.

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May 2017

Soli Kaffee und Kuchen

14 May
Park Platz, Wasserwerkstrasse 101, Zürich, 8037 Switzerland + Google Map

See how artists care about public space: We await you on the parking lot with delicious, roasted coffee in Zurich, delicate homemade cakes and cozy Sunday music. Even for the little ones is fun with different games and a make-up, so that the well-earned rest day is also for everyone to enjoy! Come in droves, with your children, parents, friends, uncles and aunts. Look at how the parking space has evolved and what is going to become, and it helps…

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June 2017
Free

The Gang

9 June - 16 June
Rote Fabrik, Seestrasse 395, 8038 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

ART AT THE CONSTRUCTION - RED FABRIK ZÜRICH 20 artists / 20 x 6 meters of course length VERNISSAGE - Friday 9 June 2017 - 17-22 hrs Alex Herzog, Ali Al-Fatlawi, Astrid Schmid, Elisabetha Bleisch, Goran Galić & Gian-Reto Gredig, Joelle Menzi, Karin Schuh, Latefa Wiersch, Muriel Baumgartner, Petra Ronner, Regula Spörri, René Fahrni, Sandra Kühne, Seda Hepsev, Simona Ryser, Sophie Nys, Søren Berner, Susanne Hofer, Svenja de Vries, Teres Wydler, Chindsgi Rote Fabrik

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Mr. Bazk One – Blackbook Diaries

16 June - 30 June
Buro Discount by Buro Destruct, Zurlindenstrasse 226, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

From 16 June, the Discount Gallery will be presenting the first solo exhibition of the Zurich graffiti artist "Mr. Bazk One ". "Mr. Bazk One "(actually Marco Lattmann) was born in Zurich in 1984 and has been living in Basel for several weeks. In 1996, he painted his first graffiti. Since then, his fascination with this form of expression has not let him go. He was a member of various crews and, due to his graffitic art, also came into…

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July 2017

Le Diamantaire(Paris) Second Life

6 July - 24 August
The Trace Gallery, Militärstrasse 76, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

LE DIAMANTAIRE (PARIS) "SECOND LIFE" Invitation to the vernissage & exhibition Thursday 6 July 2017 from 18:00 Three years after his last show in Switzerland, Le Diamantaire (the diamond grinder) returns to the Trace Gallery for a solo exhibition titled "Second Life". Le Diamantar's artistic practice began in the late 2000s when he began to produce sparkling objects from found mirrors on the facades of Paris. To the delight of all who unexpectedly discovered one of them. Even today, Le…

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August 2017
Free

SchoffelArt presents Alan Maag – Poster

10 August - 6 September
Kafi Schoffel, Schoffelgasse 7, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

#SchoffelArt presents: POSTER Exhibiton by Alan Maag Opening: Thursday, August 10th 2017 / 6pm Exhibition: 10 August to 6 September 2017 A selection of pictures, created over the last years in the urban environment. Architecture, abstraction, skateboarding. To posters brought. Purchasable. Kleisterbar. Each motif for this occasion only once. Marked as such. As such, limited. Signed. In the Kafi Schoffel. By Alan Maag. Zurich. Http://www.alanmaag.ch // http://www.instagram.com/maagmann Curated by Luke Beck & Christopher Mark Garside

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Free

Romero Britto

24 August - 9 September
Foxx Galerie, Rämistrasse 33, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a select selection of new works by Romero Britto. The limited and signed editions (digital print on canvas or museum paper) were personally redesigned by the Brazilian Pop Art artist and partly refined with glitter. We invite you to the seasonal opening of the Zurich galleries for a cozy aperitif at which all pictures are presented.

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Free

Cosmos – Viviana Chiosi

24 August - 9 September
Galerie sam scherrer contemporary, Kleinstrasse 16, Zürich 8008 Schweiz + Google Map

The gallery sam scherrer contemporary shows from August 24 to 9 September 2017 the exhibition #Cosmos by Viviana Chiosi. The vernissage will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 6 pm to 8 pm. If one compares the current work with earlier work, one realizes that Viviana Chiosi's world has developed strongly. The cheerfulness has preserved a dark coloring, the simplicity has given way to a complexity and the image contents have become more significant with the inclusion of…

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September 2017

Breakthrough Festival 2017

9 September - 10 September
Rote Fabrik, Seestrasse 395, 8038 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

9th and 10th September / Rote Fabrik In the Factory of the Rote Fabrik, the break dance and its culture are once again presented from a different angle. Explanation is the rolling game, inspired by different characters like Superheroes, Kung-Fu Masters and the like to make this topic more comprehensible to the visitor. The exhibition uses various visual media such as photography, installation and drawing. With a live performance the tour will be finished and the topic Superhero will be…

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Free

Akryl, Corso Bertozzi & MzansiArtist – Urban X 5

22 September - 22 October
Buro Discount by Buro Destruct, Zurlindenstrasse 226, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

"Urban X 5", an exhibition in the "Galerie Büro Discount" with current works from the urban art scene. From 22 September, the "Discount Gallery" in the "Büro Discount", shop and gallery of the graphic design collective "Büro Destruct" will present current works from the urban art scene. The focus is on three Zurich artists Akryl, Corso Bertozzi and MzansiArtist. An exhibition that fans of urban art should not miss! In addition, there are works by many other artists from the…

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October 2017

„The Bless & The Stress“

5 October - 2 November
Gallery BOX, zollikerstrasse 251, Zürich, 8008 Switzerland + Google Map

"The Bless & The Stress" is a mix between a retrospective of recent years and new works. Whether on canvas, paper, as a lino print, or on unusual items such as umbrellas, shoes, chairs or whatever else comes straight into his fingers, Oibel loves to paint and express himself. Samora feels pampered by happiness ("" The Bless ") through his versatile, artistic talent. At the same time, he is also putting a pressure on himself to make something of it…

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We Flash Laurie Franck

7 October - 14 October
We Show Off, Usteristrasse 14, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

You are warmly invited to the We FLASH Laure Franck Event. Get inspired by Laurie's photography pieces, line drawings and jewellery collection, during the day and witness her working her magic with needle and ink in the evening - a public, one-evening, tattoo session and an opportunity to consider wearing one of her beautiful art pieces as a life-lasting body-jewel. I am definitely doing it! To secure your time slot at the tattoo session get in touch with us via…

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Ziegel oh Lac (Rote Fabrik)

9 October - 6 November
Restaurant Ziegel Au Lac, Seestrasse 407, Zürich, 8038 Switzerland + Google Map

After a long-term focus on Track 13 Clothing (and Uni ...), Adrian gets the chance to present his pictures over the years at the restaurant "Au Au" on the shores of Lake Zurich. From 9th October to 6th November the pictures hang in the bar & restaurant. The Red Factory is a competitive alternative. Who was not there, is probably too easy.

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Free

ILK – catwalk

12 October - 11 November
Kolly Gallery, Seefeldstrasse 56, 8008 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

"Decoration, interior design and fashion inspire the visions of for my paintings." - Ilk, 2017. Being torn between geek and street culture as well as growing up in the Parisian suburbs and therefore glimpsing various traditions, was a rewarding experience for Ilk. The exhibition entitled Catwalk gives an insight in a multifaceted body of work, which contains canvases as well as ceramics. Kolly Gallery is proud to present Ilk’s first solo show in Zurich from October 12 to November 11,…

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Free

Acid Porn von Kamerian

13 October - 7 December
Edi’s Weinstube, Stüssihofstatt 14, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The Museum of Porn in Art presents: "Acid Porn" an exhibition by CAMERIAN Camerian, was born in 1990 in Tokyo. Influenced by the art of tattooing, the world of drawing and MANGA, his works are bright and almost psychedelic: a world full of cute little animals with two heads, bloodthreaded with a cleaver, unicorns, with rainbow in the background ... .. The motifs of the pictures stand in the contrast between the brutal and gloomy and the adorable cuteness aesthetics…

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Free

Art on Skateboards

19 October - 26 October
roll-laden.tv, Konradstrasse 72, 8005 Zúrich Schweiz + Google Map

It's time again, the second time the blinds are going to the art gallery! Various artists present their painted boards! You should not miss this! Rejoice on boards of: A.FORGACS, AKRYL, BRAINFART,CASPER, C.KRET, CLE626, DASMO, E.ROTH, J.PERIAT, L.LOOSER, MEATS, MZANSI, SMA2, WAITS and more Reload 26.10: After a huge success last Thursday, we now give to all those who have not managed to marvel at the painted boards again. For all who were on the last Thursday, it was also…

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Free

Andras Bartos & Maaike Dirkx

26 October - 19 November
Foxx Galerie, Rämistrasse 33, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

We are pleased to invite you to the vernissage with new portraits of Andras Bartos from Berlin. Born in Hungary, the artist has been part of the gallery program for eight years with his unmistakable characters. Only works with acrylic paints on wood are shown. With the "Flakes Store" by the young Dutch artist Maaike Dirkx, we present an elaborately designed supermarket backdrop, in which sexism is persplicated in food advertising by means of pin ups and comic figures. We…

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O3EPO – Even in Siberia there is happiness

27 October - 2 November
The Trace Gallery, Militärstrasse 76, Zürich, 8004 Switzerland + Google Map

Opening Reception: Friday 27. October 2017 7pm

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November 2017
Free

Corso Bertozzi – Rocks and Blocks

9 November - 5 December
Kafi Schoffel, Schoffelgasse 7, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

#SchoffelArt presents: Rocks and Blocks A showcase of Corso Bertozzi Opening hours: Thursday 9th November 2017 (18-22 clock) In the presence of the artist Exhibition: 9 November to 5 December 2017 More info about Corso Bertozzi: http://instagram.com/corso.bertozzi Corso Bertozzi (1983) works multimedially, with his main focus being on painting. There is no preference for a certain dimension. This produces small pictures in postcard format, but also large wall paintings with up to 200 square meters. Clear shapes and colors form…

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Urban Art Festival “100% Streetgroove”

19 November - 20 November
Hypokrat, Wasserwerkstrasse 21, Zürich, 8006 Switzerland + Google Map

«100% Streetgroove» (Urban Art Event & Party) «Hypocrat» presented on 19.11. from 14: 00-01: 30h a one-day urban art event with a live painting by artists from the Zurich graffiti and street art scene, well-known DJ's and relevant shops like "Büro Discount by Büro Destruct" (Graffiti Supplies), "True Rebel" (Streetwear Label) and others. Main Act of the event is a concert by the internationally renowned speed-painting artist and musician Jim Avignon (aka "Neoangin") from Berlin. The opening act is the…

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Free

Charity Pop Up Exhibition x Roule Petit Ougandais

23 November - 25 November
Kolly Gallery, Seefeldstrasse 56, Zürich, 8008 Switzerland + Google Map

This year Kolly Gallery decided to involve and support a charity program. Kolly Gallery teamed up with Roule Petit Ougandais (R.P.O) Association to raise money to give children in Uganda the possibility to learn skateboarding in their free time. Therefore Kolly Gallery reached out to many graffiti and street artists around the world to contribute customized skateboard decks. Kolly Galley is proud to present almost 50 customized decks in a pop up exhibition from November 23 to 25, 2017. All…

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Free

Showcase “the big fish”

25 November
Geyst, Buckhauserstrasse 40, 8048 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

SAVE THE DATE for the first edition of the showcase: An event in Zurich, where art lovers meet, celebrate, chat, admire and buy art. Entry is free. WE WAIT FOR YOU - art exhibition "the big fish" by Dario Desiena - live music - food, drinks and good vibes ABOUT THE ARTIST All in all, Dario Desiena has one thing in common: A cross and creative mind blessed with a lot of imagination, who has set himself the goal of…

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We Flash Safu!

25 November
We Show Off, Usteristrasse 14, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Safu does it all - Street art, painting, prints and we are proud to show it all off in our gallery. On the 25th of November, next to her powerful artwork, she will open up our eyes wide and flash us with her amazing street art skills. While you admire her art on paper she will be creating a stunning mural on the large window walls. Don’t miss the chance to watch this power woman bringing life to big and…

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Ink&Drink

27 November
collab zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 10, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

INK&DRINK is back! feel like some new ink? we proudly present INK&DRINK featuring Gina Madskull Tattoo. get your flash tattoo directly in store - or book your appointment for your next big artwork with Gina. special pop-up prices: - small tattoo (up to 3cm) 70.- - larger tattoos (up to 8cm) for 150Fr. - 250.- (prices depend on details of the tattoo) stop by - hot tattoos and cool drinks are expecting you! NEW! sign up for your slot online…

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December 2017
Free

One Truth X-Mas Art Show 2017

1 December - 3 December
One Truth Graffiti Street Art, Bändlistrasse 29, 8064 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Dear art lovers, dear friends We would like to invite you to our 8th Christmas exhibition. New works will be shown, including a limited series on metal boxes 15x30cm which we will design exclusively for the vernissage. To feel good, there is a fine aperitif and the appropriate refreshment. Exhibition: Fr. 1.12 / 19.00 - 22.00 Vernissage Sat 2.12 / 2pm - 10pm Sun 3.12 / 2pm - 7pm Afterwards visit on registration. Location: One Truth Studio / Gallery Bändlistrasse…

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Free

Büro Discount – 15 Years Anniversary Exhibition

1 December - 9 December
Buro Discount by Buro Destruct, Zurlindenstrasse 226, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

From December 1, 2017, "Büro Discount by Büro Destruct" invites you to the anniversary exhibition with 15 exclusive works by artists from the "Discount Gallery" program. «Defend Wiedikon»

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