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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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February 2017
Free

The Body Project – Christian Scholz

9 February - 23 March
Bildhalle, Stauffacherquai 56, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

VERNISSAGE 9.FEBRUARY 18H–21H GUEST SPEAKER MIKE GUYER Flying bodies, human bodies, bodies of sound and animal bodies: THE BODY PROJECT is the first exhibition to provide an insight into all four body figurations that artist Christian Scholz has worked on so persistently for more than ten years. Scholz combines formal rigour, sophisticated abstraction and keen observation to create a cosmos of parallels, puzzles, certitudes and irritations. The observer of his black-and-white photographs embarks on a journey to the edges of…

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Exhibition 04 – Lina Scheynius

20 February

"Her work promulgates intimacy. Lina Scheynius’ photography has found its way via the internet into the fashion world and from there into the art world. Most of her followers are young women. Scheynius appears to have opened up a way for them to see themselves. This shy individual, of all people, has disclosed herself to the world by sharing her innermost self – the outer self – with the world.” – Simon Maurer, curator, Zurich Christophe Guye Galerie is proud…

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March 2017
Free

Independent Organism II – Koka Ramishvili

2 March - 31 March
Häusler Contemporary München | Zürich, Stampfenbachstrasse 59, 8006 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

«I am interested in expressing the artist’s voice not through the images I use, but through techniques and language.» Koka Ramishvili Häusler Contemporary Zürich is pleased to present the latest works of the Geneva's living artist Koka Ramisvhili, who barely shows Another the boundaries of the different artistic ones Genres. Current black and white photographs and "Sculptural paintings" are presented for a short time in a Artist exclusively designed complete installation. «Independent Organism II» is an exhibition in the Exhibition,…

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12CHF

Last exhibition guidance to Arnold Odermatt

9 March @ 18:30 - 19:30
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Guidance through the exhibition by Romano Zerbini 12 / 8 CHF +info

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Free

Opening & Award Night

16 March @ 18:00 - 23:59
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

We look forward to awarding the title of Best Swiss Photography in the categories Architecture, Editorial, Reportage, Fine Art, Free, Fashion and Advertising. Who are the proud winners of the seven categories prizes of CHF 5000? On Thursday 16 March, we are back in time and we are celebrating the 19th edition of the Swiss Photo Award - vfg.selection. We look forward to an exciting, emotional and beautiful evening! SAVE THE DATE! Www.swissphotoaward.ch +info

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300CHF

Masterclass with Thomas Dworzak, Magnum Paris

20 March @ 10:00 - 18:00
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Thomas Dworzak offers a one-day intensive masterclass for a small group of interested photographers. He gives insights into his artistic work, on the other hand, he works individually with the participants and performs a criticism on the entered portfolios in the group. Monday, March 20th 10 am to 6 pm Participation fee: 300 CHF Maximum of 12 participants, minimum 5 Languages: German & English Registration: Friday, March 10th Input of the digital portfolios: Monday 28 November Registration is only valid…

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Free

Translocals – Sinje Dillenkofer

25 March - 6 May
Bildhalle, Stauffacherquai 56, 8004 Zürich, www.bildhalle.ch, Schweiz + Google Map

OPENING SATURDAY MARCH 25 FROM 3PM UNTIL 8PM. EXHIBITION UNTIL MAY 6, 2017 The TRANSLOCALS exhibition is a series of internal views of historic and modern receptacles, of which Sinje Dillenkofer took photographs in private and public collections or museum archives, among them the Louvre in Paris. The main focus of her interest is on empty containers, étuis, caskets and cases – the «architectures of the archive». For the artist, showing how certain objects are stored, archived and saved has the…

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Book vernissage «Skuter»

29 March @ 18:00 - 21:00
Schnupf, Neufrankengasse 29, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Dear friends of the edition Patrick Frey Celebrate with us the book vernissage of "Skuter", the new publication by Billy Bühler and Dominique Frey in the newly opened Schnupf restaurant (Neufrankengasse 29, Zurich)! Skuter (Indonesian for scooters) shows the everyday life of the people on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, which are driven by motorcycles. Created on a two-day journey from the Aceh up to the agglomeration of the city of Medan and taken through the window of a driving…

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Free

Book vernissage with reading and singing

31 March
Sphères, Hardturmstrasse 66, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

BETTING ZUMSTEIN: "Untitled woman" Book Vernissage with reading (Bettina Zumstein) and singing (Gabriela Azoulay and Rose Marie Gasserrist) Bettina Zumstein has photographed more than 100 women without make-up, thus revealing her natural beauty. Women aged between 16 and 94 years show up without makeup and retouching. 30 Short stories, essays and thoughts from the perspective of the authors Barbara Pachl-Eberhart, Katrin A. Beer, Claudine Birbaum, Gabriela Cheng, Katja Andrea Edelmann, Sabrina Fox, Vaile Fuchs, Rosemarie Gasserrist, Andreea Gheorghe, Sandra-Anne Göbelbecker,…

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April 2017

Astrophotography Apéro

6 April
Da draussen, Weite Gasse 9, , 8001 Zürich, Schweiz + Google Map

Would you like to take your own picture of the stars? we introduce you to the basics and demonstrate how to take beautiful pictures of the night sky with your own camera, all while you are having a glass of wine. our expert prof. dr. ben moore, who teaches an astrophotography practicum at the university of zurich, will explain the use of star tracking devices and telescopes and answer your questions about astrophotography. no experience needed! 6:30 PM - 7:30…

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Free

Guided tour

6 April @ 18:30 - 19:00
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Romano Zerbini is leading the exhibition Swiss Photo Award - vfg.selection +info

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Free

Vanishing Syria

6 April @ 18:30 - 20:00
Helmhaus Zürich, Limmatquai 31, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The travel writer and photographer Rudolph Jula gives insights into his project "Vanishing Syria": a search for a trace of his own memories, encounters on the Syrian border and countries where Syrian refugees arrived in 2015. The work was carried out within the "Situations" series of the Fotomuseum Winterthur. +info

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Free

The Best of Czech Press Photo 1995 – 2015

7 April - 30 April
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The Czech Embassy and Photobastei present Thursday 6 April (opening) from 18.00 clock The exhibition shows the best works from the 20-year history of the competition for the best press photos from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The selection is also a chronicle of the most important events of the last two decades in the Czech Republic and the world, from the terrorist attacks of 11.9.2001 to the funeral of Václav Havel in December 2011 or the refugee crisis 2015.…

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May 2017
12CHF

Portraits – Vom Silber zum Algorithmus – Gruppenausstellung vfg SICHT

4 May - 4 June
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Portraits - From Silver to Algorithm The question of the identity of people has always been an integral part of the photographic practice and has been multiplied with the technical development and the associated pictorial languages. The spectrum of the presentation includes the documentary image, the sensitive approach, the cursory observation, the conscious roll play, the surreal staging, the medial self-reflection, the automated recording as well as the digital recalculation. A group exhibition with works by Yvonne Baumann, Olaf Breuning,…

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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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Free

Nan Goldin

4 May - 11 June
Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Rämistrasse 18, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Zurich Contemporary Art Weekend On view: NAN GOLDIN Opening hours during Zurich Contemporary Art Weekend: Saturday, June 10, 11am - 5pm Sunday, June 11, 11am - 4pm Upcoming fair: PhotoBasel June 14 - June 18, 2017 Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, booth 26 http://www.photo-basel.com

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Vernissage zur Ausstellung im Kiosk Tabak — Christof Vetsch

5 May - 24 May
Kiosk Tabak, Mutschellenstrasse 2, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Objects and photographs (exhibition from 5 to 24 May 2017) As if chance had had his hand in the work some compositions by Christof Vetsch. They are a stage for quite simple things, rust stains, foundry, a filed garment, flowers, mirrors and a piece of ginger. A part of a church bench, but also of objects, which one can not really recognize. In relation to others, they are brought to images that evoke associations or are simply a lure to…

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Free

New Works – Thomas Flechtner

11 May - 15 July
Bildhalle, Stauffacherquai 56, 8004 Zürich, www.bildhalle.ch, 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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For Evergreen – Thomas Flechtner

11 May - 24 June
Bildhalle, Stauffacherquai 56, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Vernissage: Thursday, 11 May from 18h to 21h Guest speaker: Publisher Lars Müller The exhibition lasts until 24 June 2017 FOR EVERGREEN is a sensual tribute to the universe of plants using the means of analog photography. For the first time the artist Thomas Flechtner presents works from different cycles. In contrasting with each other, they draw a fascinating picture of his confrontation with nature. What links the works? The volatility of the moment. The secret of transience. The discovery…

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4. vfg Foto- and foto book flehmarkt

13 May - 14 May
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

4. vfg photo and photobuch flea market Register now for Saturday and Sunday, 13 and 14 May, from 1 to 5 pm The Association of Photographic Artists and the Photobastei present the fourth vfg photo- and Fotobuchflohmarkt. Photographs, lenses, accessories as well as photobooks from the cabinets and bookshelves of professional photographers are bought and bought. Registrations of sellers (1 table per seller) to fotoflohmarkt@photobastei.ch Price for vfg members for both days CHF 30.-, for non-members CHF 50.-. (Picture: Gian…

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June 2017

Booklaunch | RUDI Discovering the Weissenstein Archive

7 June
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Presentation: Yves Kugelmann, chief editor of Tachles in conversation with Ben Peter, PhotoHouse/Tel Aviv and Anna-Patricia Kahn, °CLAIR Gallery. Rudi Weissenstein (1910 – 1992) was the most prominent chronicler of everyday life in the young state of Israel and his photographs are essential to understanding the country's social history. Born in what is now the Czech Republic, Weissenstein studied photography in Vienna. He worked as a press photographer before emigrating to Palestine in 1936 where he married Miriam Arnstein (1913…

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Multispecies – Paulo Wirz

7 June - 23 June
Kulturfolger, Idastrasse 46, 8003 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening June, 7, 2017 18h Hello, Critters! the myriad that multiplies, those which gain insistency and visibility, become active, swarm, motivate, mobilize, jumpstart, move and become moved all the more, as our environment becomes explicitly intertwined, and uttered in the first person. Hello, Mutants! the subject-objects encountered outside analogies, an ectoplasm of "what-had-been" or "what-could-have-been": neither image nor reality, in-between. Hello, Queer Creations! those who have detached themselves from particular points in the world, no longer observing the world, but…

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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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Artist Talk with Thomas Ruff and Urs Stahel

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

In the context of the opening of the new exhibition by Thomas Ruff and the Zurich Contemporary Art Weekend, we are pleased to invite you to a special Artist Talk with Thomas Ruff and Urs Stahel on Saturday, June 10, 4pm. --------------- 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…

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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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July 2017

Philipp KEEL – Splash

6 July - 19 August
Bildhalle, Stauffacherquai 56, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening of the exhibition and book launch: Thursday, July 6, from 6.30 pm Guest speaker: Gerhard Steidl, publisher, and Tobia Bezzola, director of the Museum Folkwang The exhibition in the picture hall lasts from 7 July to 19 August 2017. Opening hours during the summer: Wednesday to Friday from 12 to 18.30, Saturday from 11 to 16 hours Philipp Keel is astonished by the charm of a fleeting moment and notes what he sees: casual, everyday. He is not concerned…

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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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Paradise Island

23 August - 26 August
LUNAX, Hallwylstrasse 60, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

«Paradise Island» - exhibition by Zeljko Gataric. With a guide by Thomas Egli Do you know where you are? In which reality, your, mine, the other? The exhibition «Paradise Island» by Zeljkio Gataric takes us to the edges of common certainties. To the irritating perfect longings and adventure worlds - biospheres in the desert, Caribbean beaches in the Agglo, ski slopes in Arabia - artificial replicas of supposedly real paradises. But they are more than mere simulacres: what makes a…

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