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February 2017
CHF16

A Forgotten Maverick — Marlow Moss

9 February - 7 May
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The British artist Marlow Moss (born 1889 in Kilburn, London, died 1958 in Penzance, Cornwall) is one of the few representatives of constructive art of the first hour. In 1919 Marjorie Jewel, a rebel against traditional art and gender, took her female baptism name Marjorie Jewel and called Marlow, she cut her hair short, and began to wear riding trousers and shirt. Her art is inspired by Piet Mondrian's neoplasticism, which she expands in relief and sculptures. One of their…

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CHF25

Osiris – The sunken secret of Egypt

10 February - 12 August
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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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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April 2017
Free

Arbeitsroutinen: Max Frisch

20 April
Strauhof, Augustinergasse 9, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Tobias Amslinger from the Max Frisch Archive presents everyday life, work structure and writing neuroses of the writer. In collaboration with the Max Frisch Archive of ETH Zurich No comparison: Max Frisch, as a writer, was not as disciplined as Thomas Mann. Sometimes a bottle of wine came in between, sometimes there was a sport broadcast on television. The work at the desk, however, was marked by the architect's eye, which rigorously tested the construction and sustainability of his works.…

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May 2017
CHF12

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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CHF23

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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CHF12

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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International Museum Day

21 May
Zürich, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

A special day in the museum! Admission and all events at the Landesmuseum Zürich are free of charge at the International Museum Day. Program: https://www.nationalmuseum.ch/d/microsites/Zuerich/Museumstag/Museumstag.php

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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

Zurich contemporary art weekend in 2017

9 June - 12 June
Zürich, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

A weekend full of contemporary art in Zurich. Galleries, museums, and independent art galleries offer their vision of the actuality of art-making for two days at almost 30 different artifacts.           Our recommendations: {thumbnail} {title:linked} {start_date} {venue}  

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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
CHF12

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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CHF12

John Russell

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

Opening: Friday, August 25, 2017 John Russell restages ideas of total hybridity of gender, nature, man and beast in his films, images, books, and installations ranging from real to virtual and fictional filtered through literature, theory, religion, and art. His fictions emerge in the middle of anarchy, vacuum, dystopia, where everything is possible and our lives mere networks. Satire meets historical painting meets science fiction, vision, and excess, and before we know it we come face to face with a…

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September 2017
25CHF

The long night of museums

2 September
Zürich, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

On Saturday 2 September 2017, 46 Zurich museums invite you to the night's discovery journey and look forward to your visit. 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 in our city comfortably and without any circumstances. Day and night. Good ride. Combiticket The combined ticket costs CHF 25.- (no single tickets or reductions). Children under…

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Design Biennale Zürich 2017

7 September - 10 September
Zürich, Switzerland, Zürich, Switzerland + Google Map

Design Biennial in Zurich, Switzerland 7. -10.9. HELLO FUTURE. Welcome to the first design Biennial of Zurich. A route, six locations, 18 positions, a design conference, Talks and walks. A biennial to discover, Exploring and experimenting. The design biennial in Zurich 2017 focuses on digital fabrication, experimental processes, active materials, as well as corporate designs of yesterday and tomorrow. How design research, comment and criticize is staged and discussed at six venues throughout the city for four days. The detailed…

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Miroslav Tichý

14 September - 5 November
Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

7 pm: Introduction by Maren Polte, University of Bern The Czech photographer Miroslav Tichý (1926 - 2011) appeared at the beginning of the 21st century comely in the art world after Harald Szeeman had shown him at the Seville Biennial in 2004 and Tobia Bezzola gave him a solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus in Zurich in 2006. Many large museums followed and realized further exhibitions in the following years. It was not until after his death in 2011 that it…

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Open House Zürich – Architecture for everyone 2017

30 September - 1 October
Zürich, Switzerland, Zürich, Switzerland + Google Map

Open House Zürich, for the second time. On 30.9. and 1.10. In 2017 the doors of Zurich opened again. The opportunity to take a look behind the scenes, learn more about architecture and experience how versatile in Zurich is and is used to. The architecture and city experience is free for all visitors and illustrates the wealth and diversity of urban life with guided tours of around 80 historical and contemporary buildings. Guided tours illustrate how architecture and urban development…

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November 2017
Free

Gallery weekend 2017

4 November - 5 November
Zürich, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Gallery weekend: Saturday / Sunday, 4./5. November 2017, 11am to 5pm

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