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August 2017

Coffee from Helvécia

29 August 2017 - 28 January 2018
Johann Jacobs Museum, Seefeldquai 17, 8034 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

African Brazil, St. Galler embroidery and a modernist utopia One of the largest coffee plants of the 19th century, located in the Brazilian north-east, was firmly established in Swiss hands. However, what exactly took place there is largely unknown. Today's state of Helvécia hardly reveals the voluntary and involuntary forms of work and life that have developed between European immigrants and African slaves and their free offspring. A century later, another coffee plantation will be the scene of a social…

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October 2017
Free

El Planeta de los Toros – Miquel Barceló

13 October 2017 - 2 February 2018
TOBIAS MUELLER MODERN ART, Waldmannstrasse, 8, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

13 October 2017 - 2 February 2018 The exhibition "El Planeta de los Toros" will exclusively present a new series of works by Miquel Barceló featuring the bullfight theme. It will be accompanied by a fully illustrated book with photographs by François Halard.

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CHF16

Aurélie Nemours

26 October 2017 - 14 January 2018
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

The Museumhaus Konstruktiv is dedicated to the French artist Aurélie Nemours (1910-2005), who will present the different creative phases of this Grande Dame of geometric-abstract art, thanks to collections from private collections.

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CHF16

Julije Knifer

26 October 2017 - 14 January 2018
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

The Museumhaus Konstruktiv is pleased to be able to realize a comprehensive exhibition of works by the Croatian artist Julije Knifer (1924-2004). The exhibition, which was developed in close collaboration with the artist's daughter, presents a selection of Knifers' day books in addition to paintings and works on paper.

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CHF12

MyCollection – Stefan Sagmeister

28 October 2017 - 11 March 2018
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The Museum für Gestaltung has amassed over 500,000 objects in its collections. This immense repertoire serves as a basis for the project series MyCollection, a new version of which is now presented by Stefan Sagmeister. The Austrian graphic designer is currently examining the theme of “Beauty”. Having taken a thorough look in the archive, he presents his personal selection of objects from the collection and comments on them. They include pieces that are generally regarded as well-designed and beautiful. Sagmeister…

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November 2017

Matt Mullican – Representing That World

2 November - 23 December
MAI 36 GALERIE, Rämistrasse 37, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Artist Reception: 2.11.2017 18.00h Mai 36 Galerie is delighted to present the latest groups of works by American artist Matt Mullican, whose oeuvre encompasses such diverse media as painting, drawing, sculpture and photography alongside video, installations and performances. In this, his ninth solo exhibition at Mai 36 Galerie, two groups of new rubbings and glass works will be shown. The Mai 36 Galerie exhibition title Representing That World can be read in two ways: on the one hand, it relates…

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Free

Movement – Nicolas Sperisen & Yolane Rais

4 November - 27 December
We Show Off, Usteristrasse 14, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

We are moving through space and time. We get lost in our thoughts and create moments by moving our body or our mind. The two photographers Nicolas Sperisen and Yolane Rais capture these moments by putting them on film. Nicolas Sperisen captures movement by finding the moment, the one moment of everyday life that is filled with melanchony. Yolane Rais finds them through moving her body over the swiss mountains, capturing those gloomy moments that every wanderer knows and enjoys.…

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Free

Conrad Meier – O.T. / Tamas Konok

4 November 2017 - 13 January 2018
GALERIE WENGER Zürich, Mühlebachstr. 12, 8008 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

On display are new works by Conrad Meier and in the cabinet works by the Hungarian artist Tamas Konok. 16.30h live performance by Andrina Bollinger & Marena Whitcher as ECLECTA

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Free

Gary Kuehn «Rational Procedures»

15 November 2017 - 13 January 2018
Häusler Contemporary München | Zürich, München | Zürich + Google Map

Häusler Contemporary Zürich is pleased to present both early «Black Paintings» by Gary Kuehn as well as selected recent work from this series, in context of the artist’s sculpture. This juxtaposition highlights Kuehn’s conceptual and process-based approach, and his significant contribution to the historical shift in 1960’s sculpture towards a material, procedural methodology. Our exhibition points to the themes that he has been grappling with throughout his career: the relation between geometry and natural forces, between limitation and freedom.

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Theft is Vision

17 November 2017 - 4 February 2018
Luma / Westbau, Zürich, Switzerland + Google Map

We are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition THEFT IS VISION, a collaboration between gta exhibitions, ETH Zurich and LUMA Foundation. THEFT IS VISION With Cosima von Bonin, Maurizio Cattelan, Maria Eichhorn, Marie-Louise Ekman, Sylvie Fleury, Isa Genzken, Richard Hamilton, Charline von Heyl, Pierre Joseph, Valentina Liernur, Dan Mitchell, Mathieu Malouf, Malcolm Morley, Albert Oehlen, Betty Tompkins and Gili Tal Exhibition Architecture by Petra Blaisse / Inside Outside Curated by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen Opening: Friday 17…

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Finally, you are in me – Özgür Kar and CANAN

18 November 2017 - 7 January 2018
Taylor Macklin, Luegislandstrasse 105, Zürich, 8051 Switzerland + Google Map

the pièce de résistance of their catering company was undoubtedly the burrata udder. larger than most burrate, it was the size of what you’d think of as an udder, a sack of stretched mozzarella skin filled with heavy creamed mozzarella, but with neat rows of nipples. http://taylormacklin.com/FinallyYouAreInMe/CookingForStrangers.pdf

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Free

Delphine Reist / Matthew Feyld

23 November 2017 - 27 January 2018
Galerie Lange + Pult, Limmatstrasse 291, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Opening at Galerie lange + pult, Zurich Delphine Reist Matthew Feyld thursday 23 november, 6 pm exhibition 24 november 2014 - 27 january 2018

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Interiors

23 November 2017 - 13 January 2018
Galerie Maria Bernheim, Limmatstrasse 257, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Mitchell Anderson John Armleder Martine Bedin Manuel Burgener Miriam Laura Leonardi Nick Oberthaler Gaetano Pesce Jessi Reaves Denis Savary Ramaya Tegegne Rico Weber Interiors are reduced. The cold chic tones and emptiness of minimalism seem to have won for now, at least at home. IKEA brought the look to everyone. Not long ago one accumulated. One had things one used, one pondered, one explored over a lifetime. The gallery here is all storefront, large windows sweep across two sides, Woody…

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Free

Sam Pulitzer – Shadow of the Problem as Such

24 November 2017 - 19 January 2018
Galerie Francesca Pia, Limmatstrasse 268, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

November 25, 2017 – January 19, 2018 Opening November 24, 6-8 pm

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Marcel van Eeden – High Mountains, a Rainbow, the Moon and Stars

24 November - 24 December
Barbara Seiler Gallery, Limmatstrasse 270, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

With his series High Mountains, Rainbow, the Moon and Stars, 2017 Marcel van Eeden continued his story about Oswald Sollman in the group exhibition Missing: The Tower of the Blue Horses by Franz Marc in Haus am Waldsee, Berlin. The exhibition explored the secrets surrounding the Tower of Blue Horses. The painting by Franz Marc was exhibited immediately after its creation in 1913 at the Herbstsalon Sturm Gallery in Berlin and purchased in 1919 for the Neue Abteilung der Nationalgalerie.…

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CHF7

The stratifications of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

30 November 2017 - 30 November 2018
Johann Jacobs Museum, Seefeldquai 17, 8034 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Using archaeological, ethnographic and cartographic methods, Tiffany Chung examines changes caused by war, human destruction, or natural catastrophes. Their deceptively beautiful maps and accumulations of finds unleash the experiences that extend under destroyed topographies like Saigon or Aleppo. (What can not be reconstructed in reality can bring art to light).

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Saint Clair Cemin – Even Banks Have Souls

30 November 2017 - 24 February 2018
Plutschow Gallery, Waldmannstrasse 6, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

PLUTSCHOW GALLERY is pleased to present „Even Banks Have Souls", the first solo exhibition of Brazilian artist Saint Clair Cemin in Zurich.

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Marlis Spielmann & Simon Heusser

30 November 2017 - 26 January 2018
KATZ CONTEMPORARY, Talstrasse 83, Zürich, CH-8001 Switzerland + Google Map

MARLIS SPIELMANN Female Patterns SIMON HEUSSER Reliefs of a Dreamer CABINET Anya Belyat-Giunta Analytical Engine 1 December 2017 – 26 January 2018 OPENING 30 November 2017, 6 – 8 pm

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Felipe Pantone – Afterimage

30 November 2017 - 6 January 2018
Kolly Gallery, Seefeldstrasse 56, Zürich, 8008 Switzerland + Google Map

„The digital space is real, there is definitely more behind the curtain than what we see.“ Felipe Pantone, 2017. Velocity, technology and motion are key elements that characterize Felipe Pantone’s creative practice. The fast and ephemeral digital evolution reflects the zeitgeist of the present day. For this year’s fulminant finale Kolly Gallery is proud to present Felipe Pantone’s solo exhibition Afterimage from November 30, 2017 to January 6, 2018. The title of the exhibition is a metaphor referring to the…

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Balthasar Burkhard | Annelies Štrba

30 November - 23 December
Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Rämistrasse 18, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

BALTHASAR BURKHARD | ANNELIES ŠTRBA A selection of essential photographs by Balthasar Burkhard (1944 - 2010) from various work, such as Cities, Namibia, Wings and Animals, is shown in the gallery’s exhibition room. Burkhard's photographs have fascinated their viewers for decades. This is based on the classical beauty of the photographs and their technical perfection and on a certain overstrain experienced by the recipient of the works. The large-format pictures offer the viewer little orientation aids, not an eye-catcher that…

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December 2017
Free

KKADE (Schwarzmaler, CH) “Broken Fonts II”

1 December 2017 - 31 January 2018
The Trace Gallery, Militärstrasse 76, Zürich, 8004 Switzerland + Google Map

1th December 2017 "BROKEN FONTS II" KKADE (SCHWARZMALER) | Solo-Exhibition at The Trace Gallery, Zürich Broken Fonts II is the second solo exhibition at The Trace Gallery from Bern-based typographer and founder member of the Schwarzmaler collective Pascal Flühmann, a.k.a. KKADE. The artist had his first ever solo show at the gallery in the summer of 2013; since then he has been increasingly sought after in commercial and urban art contexts. This exhibition demonstrates the intervening evolution in KKADE’s craft…

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“Keine Zeit – Kunst aus Zürich”

7 December 2017 - 11 February 2018
Helmhaus Zürich, Limmatquai 31, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Opening of the exhibition "No Time - Art from Zurich" 6 pm: door opening 7 pm: Introduction by the curators Simon Maurer and Daniel Morgenthaler With: Magda Drozd, Willi Facen, Noomi Gantert, Susanne Hefti, Cécile Huber, Susanne Keller, Martina Mächler, Michael Meier & Christoph Franz, Peter Schweri, Klaus Tinkel, Patrizia Vitali, Daniel Zimmermann

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Blackout

7 December 2017 - 28 January 2018
Corner College, Kochstrasse 1, Zürich, 8004 Switzerland + Google Map

An exhibition of the Art Work(ers) research project by ECAV / Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais. Curated by Robert Ireland, Petra Köhle and Federica Martini. With contributions by Donatella Bernardi, Christopher Füllemann, Patricio Gil Flood, Robert Ireland, Petra Köhle, Federica Martini, Christof Nüssli, Aurélie Strumans, Nicolas Vermot-Petit-Outhenin. Texts by Leah Anderson, Andrea Bellini, Donatella Bernardi, Mabe Bethonico, Chrisantha Chetty, Robert Ireland, Alexandros Kyriakatos, Federica Martini, Guillaume Pilet, David Romero, Marcella Turchetto, W.A.G.E. 8 December 2017 – 28 January 2018 Opening:…

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Free

2. Kirstine Roepstorff & Matyás Chochola Side Step: Nadim Abbas

8 December 2017 - 27 January 2018
Last Tango, Röntgenstrasse 6, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

2. KIRSTINE ROEPSTORFF & MATYÁS CHOCHOLA SIDE STEP: NADIM ABBAS Opening: 08.12.17 17:30-20:00 08.12.17 – 27.01.18 The many shades of darkness are the topics at hand in Last Tango’s latest curatorial pairing between Kirstine Roepstorff and Matyáš Chochola. An urge to find truth and solace in darkness is the shared sentiment. Denmark’s representative at the Venice Biennale this year, Roepstorff and laureate of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award, Chochola come together to exhibit new and older works consisting of paintings, sculptures,…

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Underground – at Waldhuus / Best of Visarte Zürich & guests

9 December 2017 - 7 January 2018
Waldhuus, Kurhausstrasse 18, 8032 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 17-22.30 UNDERGROUND in the forest hut best of visarte zürich & guests Guests: Corner College, The Hall, Kunsthaus Aussersihl, The Museum of the Unwanted Concept / Curation: Daniela Minneboo & Sandra Oehy Bar: Sandi Paucic + Team DJ: Monica Germann At the end of the year, visarte zürich presents a great overview of Zurich's diverse artistic life underground at the Waldhuus. This year, our exhibition will take place in a very special place: in the…

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The Paloé Robles Project – A show about motivation and practice

14 December 2017 - 27 January 2018
BALTSprojects, Bernerstrasse Nord 180, Zürich, 8064 Switzerland + Google Map

DECEMBER 14, 7 PM, motivational speech by CJ Beatty, The Baseball Motivator & former professional Baseball player. DECEMBER 15, 6-7 PM, workshop with CJ Beatty, further info: info@baltsprojects.com a project with Tyson Robles and WALDRAP Renate Walter and Sebastian F. Lippok. Tyson Robles is a passionate baseball player and coach. Together with architects Renate Walter and Sebastian F. Lippok of WALDRAP he initiated the transformation of the exhibition space into a baseball practice field. They installed a batting cage and…

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CHF12

Emil Michael Klein: Darkotic

16 December 2017 - 18 February 2018
Kunsthalle Zürich, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Works of the artist, who grew up and settled in Switzerland. Paintings and sculptures.

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100 best posters 16 — Zürich

22 December 2017 - 15 January 2018
Master Design Communication ZHdK, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste / Master Design Kommunikation, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Vernissage of the exhibition «100 best posters 16 Germany Austria Switzerland» in Zurich December 22, 2017, 6:30 pm ZHdK - Zurich University of the Arts Cascade, 5th floor Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstr. 96 8031 Zurich exhibition 11.22. - 15.01.18 Open daily 9 - 21.00 clock Admission is free - Greeting Patrik Ferrarelli Curator of the 100 best posters 16 in Zurich Bettina Richter, Curator Poster Collection Museum of Design Zurich Martin Woodtli, Jury member of the «100 best posters 16»

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January 2018

Werkschau photo18

12 January 2018 - 16 January 2018
photo-schweiz.ch, Elias-Canetti-Strasse 146 & Therese-Giehse-Strasse 10 8050 + Google Map

With current work by 150 Swiss photographers, various special exhibitions, photoFORUM and 27,000 visitors (2017), photo18 is by far the largest and most important workplace for photography in Switzerland.

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