Art Events In Zürich

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Zurich Kunsthaus

When you decide to spend a few days in Zürich and you are interested in art, there are a few given choices: Kunsthaus Zürich is probably the best known and most worthwile spot to start with, but there are others too.

To give you an idea of what’s currently going on in the Zürich art scene, we put together a list of exhibitions, fairs and festivals we think are worth visiting while you’re in the city. Remember to come back to this page to see what is new in Zürich, we keep updating as soon as we make new finds.

If you think we’ve missed some of the art events in the city that should be on the list, let us know by writing us an e-mail to wkndr(at)artweekenders.com.

Zürich is not the only city we keep an eye on, already now we have some others, and many more will come sooner rather than later. Please have a look at our Exhibition Guides pages for getting inspired for your upcoming city stays.

 

[ale_toggle title=”From Matisse to the Blue Rider Expressionism in Germany and France’ at Kunsthaus Zürich ” state=”open”]

From Matisse to the Blue RiderWhile “Expressionism” generally speaking is regarded having its origins in the German art world, this exhibition is having the mission to kill that myth. The goal of this collaborative exhibition – a cooperation with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Montréal – is to highlight that expressionism in fact grew out of a collaborative cosmopolitan exchange of like-minded artists, without any national boundaries in place.

The interesting finding is that during the past century the German attribute was accepted as a fact, and no real studies have been made about the origins of the Expressionist movement. This exhibition demonstrates with the 107 masterpieces by 37 artists on display that Expressionism in fact resulted from an international exchange between Germany and France. the exhibition takes the visitor from Seurat, Signac, Matisse to the artists of ‘Die Brücke’ and ‘Der Blaue Reiter’ movements.

[ale_tabs] [ale_tab title=”Dates”]February 7th 2014 – May 11th 2014[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Opening Hours”]Sat/Sun/Tues 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wed–Fri 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Monday closed [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Admission Fees”]EXHIBITION:
Adults: CHF 22.–/17.– (concessions) – Groups of over 20: CHF 15.– per person
COLLECTION:
Adults: CHF 15.–/10.– (concessions) incl. Audio Guide (German/English/French/Italian)
Combined ticket for all temporary exhibitions and the collection:
Adults: CHF 25.–/18.– (concessions) – Groups of over 20: CHF 18.– per person [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Address”]Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
CH–8001 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 253 84 84
E-Mail: info@kunsthaus.ch[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Website”]Kunsthaus Zürich (in English)
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[/ale_toggle] [ale_toggle title=”Picture Ballot! ‘Gently Enraptured – Children As In A Dream’ at Kunsthaus Zürich ” state=”open”]

anker_schlafende_maedchenThis latest in the ‘Picture Ballot!’ series focuses on depictions of children by among others the painters Anker, Fuseli, Hodler, Segantini. What all the works in this series have in common is that all the depicted children appear self-absorbed or in some way absent. The state of rapture associated with the themes of sleep, dreaming and death is central to this exhibition. There is a steady feeling that for the artists the recollection of the childhood was not just about the careless, idyllic days of innocence, but the transitions from the fantastic to the ideal and threatening are fluid.

[ale_tabs] [ale_tab title=”Dates”]November 29th 2013 – February 9th 2014 [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Opening Hours”]Sat/Sun/Tues 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wed–Fri 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Monday closed [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Admission Fees”]This exhibition is included in the price of admission of the permanent collection.
Adults: CHF 15.–/10.– (concessions) incl. Audio Guide (German/English/French/Italian)

Combined ticket for all temporary exhibitions and the collection:
Adults: CHF 25.–/18.– (concessions) – Groups of over 20: CHF 18.– per person [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Address”]Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
CH–8001 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 253 84 84
E-Mail: info@kunsthaus.ch[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Website”]Kunsthaus Zürich (in English) [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Map”][ale_map address=”Heimplatz 1, Zürich” width=”60%” height=”120px”] [/ale_tab]

 

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[/ale_toggle] [ale_toggle title=”‘Alberto Giacometti Drawings and Watercolours’ at Kunsthaus Zürich ” state=”open”]

giacometti_alberto_selfportraitWithout much doubt, the Giacometti name is at the top of the echelon in Swiss art. Alberto Giacometti himself is the biggest name in the Giacometti family and his work is admired world over. While his name is among the legends mainly thanks to his sculptures, he also has a considerable oeuvre in other fields as well.

This exhibition is focusing in on the artists drawings and watercolours, stretching over Giacometti’s entire life (1901-1966). The collection is selected form the donation to the Kunsthaus made by the brother of the artist, the architect Bruno Giacometti.

Lso not to be forgotten that the Kunsthaus is the home of the most important and comprehensive collection of works by Alberto Giacometti in the world, the collection of the Alberto Giacometti Foundation, that is also on view for the public.

[ale_tabs] [ale_tab title=”Dates”]February 28th 2014 – May 25th 2014[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Opening Hours”]Sat/Sun/Tues 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wed–Fri 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Monday closed [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Admission Fees”]EXHIBITION:
Adults: CHF 22.–/17.– (concessions) – Groups of over 20: CHF 15.– per person
COLLECTION:
Adults: CHF 15.–/10.– (concessions) incl. Audio Guide (German/English/French/Italian)
Combined ticket for all temporary exhibitions and the collection:
Adults: CHF 25.–/18.– (concessions) – Groups of over 20: CHF 18.– per person [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Address”]Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
CH–8001 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 253 84 84
E-Mail: info@kunsthaus.ch[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Website”]Kunsthaus Zürich (in English)
From Matisse to the Blue Rider[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Map”][ale_map address=”Heimplatz 1, Zürich” width=”60%” height=”120px”] [/ale_tab]

 

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[/ale_toggle] [ale_toggle title=”Vintage – design with a History’ at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich” state=”open”]

Vintage_ZurichA relatively small exhibition with a limited number of items, but still to be considered an interesting journey down the memory lane. There’s everything from day-to-day artifacts to Rietveld chairs, but also jeans and Adidas sneakers made famous by the rappers from Run DMC.

Maybe not much of spectacular value, but together with some decent movie clips you can watch there are some stories that might surprise you. It can be an hour well spent, but if you’re coming to the museum for this exhibition alone, you might get disappointed.

[ale_tabs] [ale_tab title=”Dates”]November 13th 2013 – April 6th 2014 [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Opening Hours”]Tuesday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm
Wednesday 10 am–8 pm
Monday closed [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Admission Fees”]Until 11.2.2014: CHF 7 / 5 (reduced) [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Address”]Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Ausstellungsstrasse 60
CH–8005 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 253 84 84
E-Mail: welcome@museum-gestaltung.ch[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Website”]Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (in English) [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Map”][ale_map address=”Ausstellungsstrasse 60, Zürich” width=”60%” height=”120px”] [/ale_tab]

 

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[/ale_toggle] [ale_toggle title=”Japanese Poster Artists – Cherry Blossom and Asceticism’ at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich” state=”open”]

Japanese_Posters_ZurichJapanese poster culture is unsurprisingly a different experience all together from what the Western world is used to. its uniqueness is built around a subtle poetry, vivid colours and thought-provoking messages. This exhibition highlights in the first place the history of the poster art culture in japan with a specific focus on three of the great masters: Shigeo Fukuda, Kazumasa Nagai and Ikko Tanaka.

The exhibition is also celebrating the 150 years of diplomatic collaboration between Switzerland and japan.

[ale_tabs] [ale_tab title=”Dates”]February 12th 2014 – April 6th 2014 [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Opening Hours”]Tuesday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm
Wednesday 10 am–8 pm
Monday closed [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Admission Fees”]CHF 12 / 8 (reduced) [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Address”]Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Ausstellungsstrasse 60
CH–8005 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 253 84 84
E-Mail: welcome@museum-gestaltung.ch[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Website”]Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (in English) [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Map”][ale_map address=”Ausstellungsstrasse 60, Zürich” width=”60%” height=”120px”] [/ale_tab]

 

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[/ale_toggle] [ale_toggle title=”Canopies for the Goddess’ at the Rietberg Museum in Zürich” state=”open”]

‘Canopies for the Goddess’ is the name given to large-scale illustrated textiles in India’s Gujarat. these textiles mark a sacred place for the veneration of goddesses. These printed or painted textiles tell of the deeds of the Gods and Goddesses. This exhibition shows a selection of these remarkable textiles and it also offers a glimpse into the techniques and production processes used, and the symbolism involved.

[ale_tabs] [ale_tab title=”Dates”]December 13th 2013 – April 13th 2014 [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Opening Hours”]Tuesday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm
Wednesday 10 am–8 pm
Monday closed
Closed December 24 and 31[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Admission Fees”]EXHIBITION:
Adults: CHF 18.–/14.– (reduced)
COLLECTION:
Adults: CHF 14.–/12.– (reduced)[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Address”]Rietberg Museum Zürich
Gablerstrasse 15
CH–8002 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 415 31 31
E-Mail: museum.rietberg@zuerich.ch[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Website”]Rietberg Museum Zürich (in English) [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Map”][ale_map address=”Gablerstrasse 15, Zürich” width=”60%” height=”120px”] [/ale_tab]

 

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[/ale_toggle] [ale_toggle title=”Lutz Bacher – Snow’ at the Kunsthalle Zürich” state=”open”]

Lutz Bacher, who lives and works in New York City, has been questioning with her art the medialisation and commercialisation of individual life choices during her entire career. In this exhibition the artist incorporates an overview of her work from the 1970s to the present day.

[ale_tabs] [ale_tab title=”Dates”]November 23th 2013 – February 2nd 2014 [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Opening Hours”]Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am – 6pm
Thursday: 11am – 8pm, free admission from 5 – 8pm
Saturday, Sunday, as well as public holidays: 10am – 5pm
Monday closed[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Admission Fees”]General Admission:
Adults: CHF 12.–/8.– (reduced)
Combined ticket with Migros Museum:
Adults: CHF 20.–/12.– (reduced)
Children under 16 free[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Address”]Kunsthalle Zürich
Limmatstrasse 270
CH–8005 Zurich
Tel. +41 44 272 15 15
E-Mail: info@kunsthallezurich.ch[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Website”]Kunsthalle Zürich (in English) [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Map”][ale_map address=”Limmatstrasse 270, Zürich” width=”60%” height=”120px”] [/ale_tab]

 

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[/ale_toggle] [ale_toggle title=”Collection on Display at the ‘Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst'” state=”open”]

This exhibition is a selection from the colelction of the museum, focusing on functions, models, and interpretations of space and interiors in contemporary art.

[ale_tabs] [ale_tab title=”Dates”]November 23th 2013 – February 2nd 2014 [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Opening Hours”]Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am – 6pm
Thursday: 11am – 8pm, free admission from 5 – 8pm
Saturday, Sunday, as well as public holidays: 10am – 5pm
Monday closed[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Admission Fees”]General Admission:
Adults: CHF 12.–/8.– (reduced)
Combined ticket with Kunsthalle:
Adults: CHF 20.–/12.– (reduced)
Children under 16 free[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Address”]Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich
Limmatstrasse 270
CH–8005 Zurich
Tel. +41 44 272 15 15
E-Mail: info@migrosmuseum.ch[/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Website”]Migros Museum Zürich (in English) [/ale_tab] [ale_tab title=”Map”][ale_map address=”Limmatstrasse 270, Zürich” width=”60%” height=”120px”] [/ale_tab]

 

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