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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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October 2017

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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