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Vernissages and openings are not only a good opportunity to devote zourself to art, but also to meet people with whom art can be discussed. At the same time it is a social occasion where people with the same interests can be found and to simply enjoy life in the art atmosphere together.

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May 2017

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

Counter Space Beton-Inkubator at Museum Haus Konstruktiv

7 June - 27 August
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Selnaustrasse 25, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Opening: June 7, 6pm June 8 – August 27, 2017 Counter Space: Stich & Oswald are the invited guests of Museum Haus Konstruktiv. The Beton-Incubator is a hypothesis, a working model, a walk-in monument and a materialised utopia. It is formed from the question: What could be (a) space in the 21st century? What lies in between the wastelands, gaps, voids of a city and an architect’s plan that always aims for eternity? What would be an eternal interim use?…

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There is always something… – Olaf Breuning

8 June 2017 - 8 June 2018
TABLEAU ZURICH, Stadelhoferstrasse 28, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

http://www.tableauzurich.org 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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Free

Gasträume 2017 – Art in public places in Zurich

9 June - 3 September
Zürich, Switzerland, Zürich, Switzerland + Google Map

GUEST ROOMS is linked to the success of Art and the City from the year 2012. For the sixth time already, this year's exhibition in Zurich's inner city and in Zurich-West will present art projects on twelve «guest rooms». Exhibition period: 10 June to 3 September 2017 Opening: 9th June 2017 in the coffeehouse to the world ball, Basteiplatz (Bärengasse 20), 8001 Zurich ------------------------------------- Locations of the guest rooms - Parade Place, 8001 Zürich - Uraniawiese, 8001 Zürich - Sigi-Feigel…

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In My Opinion – Raul Mourão

10 June - 16 September
Plutschow Gallery, Waldmannstrasse 6, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

Raul Mourão "IN MY OPINION" Exhibition: 11 June 2017 - 16 September 2017 Opening reception: 10 June 2017 / 4 - 7 pm PLUTSCHOW GALLERY is pleased to present the exhibition IN MY OPINION with the newest body of work by Brazilian artist Raul Mourão. The opening reception will take place during the Zürich Gallery Weekend: 10 & 11th June 11.00 - 17.00

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Alexander Calder / David Smith

11 June - 16 September
Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Limmatstrasse 270, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Alexander Calder / David Smith 12 Jun – 16 Sep 2017, Hauser & Wirth Zürich Private view: Sunday 11 June, 6 – 8 pm To coincide with Art Basel 2017, Hauser & Wirth Zürich presents an exhibition uniting two great figures of 20th- century American sculpture: Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976) and David Smith (1906 – 1965). Realised in close collaboration with both the Calder Foundation and The Estate of David Smith, ‘Alexander Calder / David Smith’ explores the artists’…

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ZARIC Man, an animal

17 June - 9 September
Jedlitschka Gallery, Seefeldstrasse 52, 8008 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Vernissage: Nikola Zaric is present. Laudation: Michel Thevoz; Pavel Schmid at 4 pm

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Free

Ursina Hasler – Hey, Face it!

29 June - 23 August
Kafi Schoffel, Schoffelgasse 7, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

#SchoffelArt presents: Hey, Face it! An Exhibiton by Ursina Hasler Opening: Thursday, June 29, 2017 (6 pm to 9 pm) In the presence of the artist Exhibition: 29 June to 23 July 2017 Curated by Luke Beck & Christopher Mark Garside More about Ursina Hasler http://ursinahasler.wixsite.com/ursnart Schöffel Art is pleased to announce the exhibition "Hey, Face it!" By Ursina Hasler. The Zurich graphic artist and painter Ursina Hasler studied at the Zurich University of the Arts and Design (ZHdK) and…

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July 2017

Le Diamantaire(Paris) Second Life

6 July - 24 August
The Trace Gallery, Militärstrasse 76, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

LE DIAMANTAIRE (PARIS) "SECOND LIFE" Invitation to the vernissage & exhibition Thursday 6 July 2017 from 18:00 Three years after his last show in Switzerland, Le Diamantaire (the diamond grinder) returns to the Trace Gallery for a solo exhibition titled "Second Life". Le Diamantar's artistic practice began in the late 2000s when he began to produce sparkling objects from found mirrors on the facades of Paris. To the delight of all who unexpectedly discovered one of them. Even today, Le…

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Three stories from Zurich

11 July - 23 December
Musée Visionnaire, Predigerpl. 10, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

We cordially invite you to the vernissage of the new exhibition "Three Stories from Zurich" in the Musée Visionnaire. Short introduction: 18.30 clock This exhibition is devoted to three urban origins, which are closely linked to Zurich and have been artistically active for many years. The Musée Visionnaire shows some of Hans Krüsi's works, which have never been seen before, from the estate in the Kunstmuseum Thurgau in Ittingen, fairy tales and comics by Emil Medardus Hagner and geometric color…

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Summer Show: Pearl / Gem / Spam

28 July - 31 August
DIENSTGEBÄUDE Art Space Zurich, Töpferstrasse 26, 8045 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Summer show: Pearl / Gem / Spam Brigham Baker, Jonas Etter, Tina Greg, Esther Kempf, Andreas Marti, Dominic Michel Performance by Esther Kempf at 5pm, July 28 (by sunny weather only!) During July and August we will present selected works out of DIENSTGEBÄUDE studios. Ongoing at PS3: Chloë Cheuk BBQ in the garden, Friday July 28, from 4pm on, bring your own meat!!! Open by appointment only!

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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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On Series, Scenes and Sequences – Intervention von huber.huber

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

On Series, Scenes and Sequences. Intervention of huber.huber 16 August - 15 October 2017 Opening hours: Tuesday, August 15, 18:00 Intervention by huber.huber & Michael Bucher Yves Netzhammer Concave Thoughts - 357 digital drawings In times of the Netflix boom, where every aspect of modern everyday life is treated in television sequences, and any unusual environment is illuminated in the success form of the series, where cookshows, time analyzes and plays are available as a series, the serial seems almost…

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Free

Pawel Ferus – Ex Future Figure

18 August - 1 September
Garage, Eichstrasse 24 (hinterhof), Zürich, 8045 Switzerland + Google Map

Pawel Ferus shows the work "Ex Future Figure" in the garage. Opening 18.7.2017 _ 18.00

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Burnout

22 August - 27 September
Kulturmarkt Zürich, Aemtlerstrasse 23, Zürich, 8003 Switzerland + Google Map

BURNOUT An exhibition with surreal pictures and illustrations by Mynt on the subject of overburden. In the foyer of the cultural market, Aemtlerstrasse 23, 8003 Zurich Show the delivery program Vernissage: Tue 22 August 5 pm to 7 pm Exhibition: Tue 22 August to Wed 27 September, Mon to Fri each From 9am to 5pm To the exhibition and works Motivation, performance, overburden, collapse. These words are associated with stress disorders and stress depression or formulated, burnout. What is behind…

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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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Comic-Strip by Serpentina Hagner

24 August
Musée Visionnaire, Predigerpl. 10, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Serpentina Hagner drew the adventurous life story of Father Emil Medardus Hagner. A story full of wit, tragedy and cunning. They have opted for the transitories that were in the first years of the 20th century. One of the main characters of this biography, Emil Hagner's grandmother Pauline, fascinates with her unrivaled temperament, her energy and her perversity with which she fights a rich industrialist. Serpentina Hagner, * 1956, lives in Zurich and has been drawing comics since 1993 as…

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2 x K & 2 x T – Dieter & Patrizia Kränzlein / Hans & Annina Thommen

24 August
ART FORUM UTE BARTH – Galerie für Moderne & Zeitgenössische Kunst, Kartausstrasse 8, 8008 Zurich Schweiz + Google Map

Vernissage and opening of the season 24 August 17-20h Artist talk on 14 September 18h "Meet the artists"

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Free

A Journey to Cuba

24 August - 23 September
Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, Rämistrasse 18, Zürich, 8001 Switzerland + Google Map

For the season opening on 24 August 2017, Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie will present a journey through Cuba’s eventful photographic history of the past 60 years with the A JOURNEY TO CUBA exhibition. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary 1967 of the death of Ernesto Che Guevara, we will be showing Vintage prints on the subject of the controversial revolutionaries. With photograhs by: Elliott Erwitt, René Burri, Alberto Korda, Adrián Fernández Milanes, René Peña, José Agraz, Juan Carlos…

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Free

Jan Hostettler «Vision»

24 August - 8 October
DIE DIELE, Sihlhallenstrasse 4, 8004 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

DIE DIELE SHOWS JAN HOSTETTLER "VISION" VERNISSAGE: 24.08.2017 // 18:00 EXHIBITION UNTIL 08.10.2017 SIHLHALLENSTRASSE 4, 8004 ZUERICH http://WWW.DIEDIELE.CH http://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DIEDIELE

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12CHF

Design Studio: Processes

25 August 2017 - 7 October 2018
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

How is a chair, a lamp, or a typeface developed? How do designers approach the design process? What kind of cultural and social relevance does design have? The Museum für Gestaltung is launching the Design Studio as a place for active examination, where current and historical design themes can be discussed and tested by visitors themselves. By focusing on processes, the museum presents the contexts in design through exemplary models, projects, and designs, and illustrates the procedures in both design…

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23CHF

Cantastorie

25 August - 8 October
Kunsthaus, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The precious ‘Cantastorie’, a fascinating and unknown accumulation of images and image cycles, were handed down from one generation to the next in two families of minstrels and puppeteers from Naples and Foggia who used them to place great cultural issues literally before an audience. In a way they were the first comics, full of beautiful princesses, valiant knights, chaotic battles, gruesome tales and voracious monsters. Some 100 magnificently colourful masterpieces of folk art created in the first decades of…

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Free

Homage to Béjart and Dance / Summer Scrapbook

25 August - 21 September
Art Container, Park Pfingstweid, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Event Duration: 25.08.2017 - 21.09.2017 By Judith Ditzel and Cynthia Bollag The work of Judith Ditzel stems from the intense observation of phenomena such as the movements of the water or body language of dancers. She created two-dimensional and three-dimensional works from impressions and sketches, which were produced during the close-to-the-minute observation of dance performances by the Opernhaus Zürich Ballet and the Maurice Bejart Ballet in Lausanne. Cynthia Bollag links the images of her camera to stories she tells on…

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4. Hans Witschi & Sabine Schlatter | Side Step: Vittorio Santoro

25 August - 23 September
Last Tango, Röntgenstrasse 6, Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

4. SABINE SCHLATTER & HANS WITSCHI | SIDE STEP: VITTORIO SANTORO 25.08.17 – 23.09.17 Opening 25.08.17 from 17:00 Last Tango is pleased to present an exhibition featuring Swiss artists Hans Witschi and Sabine Schlatter. Be it the handwork of Schlatter’s layered biomorphic drawings or the spontaneous brushstrokes of Witschi’s twisted figures, the artists share a common exploration of the experience of anxiety, introspection and the relation between species (human/animal). For Side Step Vittorio Santoro presents Four Speakers' Corners, I (I…

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Fabrice Gygi

25 August - 28 October
Galerie Francesca Pia, Limmatstrasse 268, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Fabrice Gygi Opening August 25, 6-8pm August 26 – October 28, 2017

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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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12CHF

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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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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Patrick Graf “El Tschuggo Forest / El Huebi Ciudad”

31 August - 5 November
KATZ CONTEMPORARY, Talstrasse 83, 8001 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

PATRICK GRAF "El Tschuggo Forest / El Huebi Ciudad" 1 September - 5 November 2017 SEASON OPENING & SUMMER PARTY Thursday, 31 August 2017, 5 - 9 pm bar & food

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September 2017

Breakthrough Festival 2017

9 September - 10 September
Rote Fabrik, Seestrasse 395, 8038 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

9th and 10th September / Rote Fabrik In the Factory of the Rote Fabrik, the break dance and its culture are once again presented from a different angle. Explanation is the rolling game, inspired by different characters like Superheroes, Kung-Fu Masters and the like to make this topic more comprehensible to the visitor. The exhibition uses various visual media such as photography, installation and drawing. With a live performance the tour will be finished and the topic Superhero will be…

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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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