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Photography is always present in Zurich. With the Bildhalle and the Photobaste, the city has two art spaces specialized in photography, both of which always show excellent exhibitions.

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May 2017

Schweizer Pressfoto 17

4 May - 31 July
Landesmuseum Zürich, Museumstrasse 2, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

«Swiss Press Photo 17» is bringing together the best Swiss press photos of 2016 at the National Museum Zurich. The exhibition captures momentous events in photographic images offering unique perspectives on the year’s milestones. An international jury will choose the best-in-show photos in six different categories and the exhibition prize winners. Around 90 photos will be on display covering News, Daily Life, Swiss Stories, People, Sports and World.

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Sigurd Leeder – Traces of Dance

5 May - 30 July
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Although a fleeting form of art, dance often leaves behind its traces of experience that continue to exert an effect. The international dancer, teacher, and choreographer Sigurd Leeder (1902–1981) left a variety of such traces. He belonged to the reform movement of expressive dance; self-taught, through his own efforts he acquired his knowledge of movements that focus on expressiveness. Leeder regularly communicated and exchanged ideas with Rudolf von Laban, and together with Kurt Jooss devised a teaching method with unique…

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New Works – Thomas Flechtner

11 May - 15 July
Bildhalle, Stauffacherquai 56, 8004 Zürich,, Schweiz + Google Map

Opening 11.MAI 8h-21h Born 1961 in Winterthur, Switzerland Lives and works in Valliere, France and Zurich, Switzerland Awards: UBS Anerkennungspreis, Switzerland, 2013 Photography Award of Canton Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2004 Landis & Gyr Studio, London, United Kingdom, 1993 Swiss Grants for Arts, 1992 European Photography Award, Berlin, Germany, 1991 Swiss Grants for Arts, 1990 European Kodak Award, Arles, France 1989 Swiss Grants for Arts, 1988 +info

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June 2017

There is always something… – Olaf Breuning

8 June 2017 - 8 June 2018
TABLEAU ZURICH, Stadelhoferstrasse 28, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map No.8 OLAF BREUNING: There's always something to complain about life The exhibition presents a new work by Swiss artist Olaf Breuning. There are photographs on which paradoxical situations were staged with everyday persons and objects. Little tragedies of everyday life show human life in which not always everything goes according to plan. Olaf Breuning (* 1970) lives and works in New York. The targeted, multimedial irritation with optical and contentual means is a common thread through his previous work.…

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Thomas Ruff

10 June - 29 July
MAI 36 GALERIE, Rämistrasse 37, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Mai 36 Galerie is delighted to present new works from the series press++ by the German artist Thomas Ruff. June 10 through July 29 Artist Talk: Saturday, June 10, 4pm Artist Reception: Sunday, June 11, 11am --------------- In his series press++ Ruff follows on from some earlier series, including his series Zeitungsfotos (1990/91), in which he explored the information value of (press) photography, its visibility and its function in everyday life. The press++ series is thus a further link in…

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Gold – Meinrad Schade

21 June - 8 July
Festival Pas de Problème, Ämtlerstrasse, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

Meinrad Schade, photographer with passion has researched, has climbed into the shafts and photographed. On the topic of gold noise in Burkina Faso. For the first time, his paintings will be exhibited in Zurich and will be shown throughout the festival. Vernissage with the photographer. Speech Andreas Missbach, Public Eye

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August 2017

Scenes and Sequences – Intervention von huber.huber

16 August - 17 October
Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Exhibition opening: Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 6.00 pm followed by summer party The Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich has in its possession a large number of extensive sequences and series. It is always a huge challenge and an even greater responsibility for curators to make a selection. For the jubilee exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the ETH’s Collection of Prints and Drawings the Zurich-based artist duo Markus and Reto Huber (*1975) will be taking on this delicate task. In the…

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