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The unmissables are on artssspot art classics, which play an important role in the collective or in the art history. Or in the sense that it is currently socially relevant. It is unmissable to have a say in art!

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February 2017
25CHF

Osiris – The sunken secret of Egypt

10 February - 16 July
Museum Rietberg, Gablerstrasse 15, 8002 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

This spectacular exhibition shows 300 statues and ritual objects, sarcophagi and idols from sixteen centuries retrieved from the depths of the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast. The exhibits originate from the legendary cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, which became submerged in the eighth century AD. They provide answers to many age-old questions. The exhibition tells the mythical story of Osiris, the Egyptian God of rebirth, ruler of the underworld and hero of a mystical cult. It describes the sensational archaeological…

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May 2017
12CHF

Troxler to the Power of Three

5 May - 25 June
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

In the entrance hall of the Toni-Areal a 140 m2 wall is reserved for Museum's presentations. Niklaus Troxler is among the most versatile poster designers of the present day. On the occasion of his 70th birthday, the museum honors him with a presentation of selected works, accompanied by posters by his daughters Annik and Paula Troxler.

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23CHF

Mexican Graphic Art

19 May - 27 August
Kunsthaus, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Who said the Kunsthaus only holds Swiss art? A collection of Mexican graphic art donated to the Kunsthaus Zürich by the Swiss photographer Armin Haab comprises works by 65 artists who were born or lived in Mexico. Now, an exhibition presents selected pieces from this collection, centring on important prints produced in a variety of techniques from the late 19th century to the 1970s. Many of these works on paper are being shown for the first time in Switzerland. They…

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12CHF

CV – Michael Riedel

19 May - 12 August
Kunsthalle Zürich, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening: Friday, May 19, 2017 German Artist Michael Riedel (*1972) has created a body of work that is readily misunderstood and can’t easily be compared with any other. Similar to a Doubling Charm, by which objects replicate by the slightest touch, starting a chain-reaction of reentries, Riedel’s artworks attest to an ongoing process of replication within the art system. His exhibition CV at Kunsthalle Zürich centers around the Curriculum Vitae or résumé, this obsessively stylized form of human measurement for…

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Tomás Saraceno

31 May - 3 September
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The internationally acclaimed Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno (born 1973, lives and works in Berlin) will be shown for the first time with a large solo exhibition in Switzerland. With his space-filling installations, which arise at the interface between art, architecture and natural science, he questions future forms of a "more-than-human" coexistence. Vernissage 31.5.2017. From 6.45 pm: Andreas Durisch, President of the Foundation for Constructive, Concrete and Conceptual Art, and Sabine Schaschl, Director of the Museumhaus Konstruktiv

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June 2017
Free

Roman Signer – Travels

29 June - 28 July
Häusler Contemporary Zürich | Stampfenbachstrasse 59, 8006 Zürich, Stampfenbachstrasse 59, 8006 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

"We decided to travel to Poland. Cross and cross ... We told ourselves the road should be our university. "Roman Signer Before the holiday season begins, Häusler Contemporary Zurich presents with great joy a selection of Roman Signers «travel photos». The unconventional images, which were created parallel to his famous «Zeitskulpturen» since the late 1970s, were only presented to a broader public in 2006. With the sculptor's eyes, they show how the most common things can unfold a poetic, sculptural…

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August 2017
12CHF

Cheryl Donegan

26 August - 19 November
Kunsthalle Zürich, Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening: Friday, August 25, 2017 The exhibition at Kunsthalle Zürich will be the first comprehensive presentation of Cheryl Donegan’s work in Europe. In her films, works, and projects, Donegan investigates the idea of painting, at first seemingly backwards or amiss. If there is an ostensible and assumed lack of professionalism, it offers, in the context of painting, an alternative to marketable virtuosity, generic abstraction, and banal references. We face an oeuvre of “as if” exploring the challenging relationship between thinking…

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September 2017
25CHF

The long night of museums

2 September
Zürich, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The LONG NIGHT 2016 is over. It was a cozy late summer night, when thousands of visitors were able to enjoy the varied offerings of the Zurich museums and visited a wide range of collections, permanent and special exhibitions. On Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 it is time again. In the Long Night of the Zurich Museums, the approach routes should be short. The VBZ Züri line supports good ideas and contributes to the fact that you can enjoy the culture…

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November 2017
23CHF

Praised and ridiculed French painting 1820 – 1880

10 November 2017 - 28 January 2018
Kunsthaus, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, ‘plein air’ painting, Impressionism – these are still the main stylistic labels attached in the German-speaking world to French painting of the 19th century. The artists working in those styles – figures such as Géricault, Delacroix, Corot, Daumier, Millet, Courbet, Manet, Sisley, Monet and Renoir – turned their backs on the officially sanctioned painting of the era, with its academic and neoclassicist style. Yet despite their revolutionary approaches, many of them still adhered to tradition. Highly controversial…

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