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56th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia
09 May - 22 Nov 2015
General Information
The 56th International Art Exhibition takes place in Venice from 9 May to 22 November 2015 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as at various venues in the city. The main exhibition is curated by Okwui Enwezor.

Pamela Rosenkranz has been nominated by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia to exhibit at the Pavilion of Switzerland in the Giardini della Biennale. Her exhibition entitled Our Product is curated by Susanne Pfeffer, director of the Fridericianum in Kassel.

Dada specialists Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel are the curators of the «Salon Suisse» 2015, a programme of talks and events supplementing the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion, which takes place at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi.
Salon Suisse
People
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Campo S. Agnese, Dorsoduro 810

4 to 6 June 2015: «Collective Experiments»

A detailed programme of the «Salon Suisse» events will be published one week prior to each weekend on this website.

On five weekends over the course of the Biennale the events program «Salon Suisse», initiated by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and organized by the Dada-specialists Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel is taking place at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi offering a platform for exchange on contemporary art and thought in a relaxed atmosphere. For this year’s «Salon» entitled «S.O.S. DADA – The World Is A Mess» Steiner and Zweifel invite their guests from all over the world to discuss the cross-epochal force and the timelessness of Dada. All events are free of admission and open to everyone. 

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Image: Jean Huber, Voltaire dances, 1775
Swiss Pavilion
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Swiss Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale

Pamela Rosenkranz (b.1979) has been nominated by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia to present her work at the Swiss Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia taking place from 9 May to 22 November 2015. Her exhibition entitled Our Product is curated by Susanne Pfeffer, director of the Fridericianum in Kassel. 

Image: Pamela Rosenkranz, Our Product, Installation View, Photo by Marc Asekhame
Events
Structured by: Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

The program is now available here

The November «Salon Suisse» is powered by SWATCH.
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG
Media partner: terpentin.orgPOSTmatter
past event
Monday, 2 November 2015, 7pm (Free entry, limited seating)​

Please note that the conversation will take place in German.

PARKETT Exhibition Space
Limmatstasse 268
8005 Zürich
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere
Structured by: Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

The program is now available here.

Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG
Media partner: terpentin.orgPOSTmatter
Structured by: Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG
Media partner: terpentin.orgPOSTmatter
Director: Virgilio Sieni
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

On 25, 27 & 28 June 2015 at 4pm Swiss choreographer Yasmine Hugonnet will present her work Le Récital des Postures – Extensions as part of the Biennale College - Danza at Palazzo Trevisan
 
Structured by: Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG
Media partner: terpentin.orgPOSTmatter
past event
Structured by: Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

The opening event takes place on 9 May at 11am outdoors in front of the Palazzo Trevisan and is accompanied by a brunch. 
With: Federal Councillor Alain Berset, Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel. Piano: Werner Bärtschi and Barb Wagner.
Introductions: Marianne Burki and Sandi Paucic (Pro Helvetia)


 

In a spiritual night session at 10 pm together with Manifesta 11 the Salonniers will collect spontaneous messages in a bottle.


Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG
Media partner: terpentin.orgPOSTmatter
past event
Opening of the exhbition at the Swiss Pavilion by Pamela Rosenkranz curated by Susanne Pfeffer 

Location: Pavilion of Switzerland, Giardini della Biennale
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere
past event
Press conference on the exhbition at the Swiss Pavilion by Pamela Rosenkranz curated by Susanne Pfeffer 

Location: Pavilion of Switzerland, Giardini della Biennale
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere
News
09 Nov 2015
Program announced for the next «Salon Suisse» taking place from 19 to 21 November
The program for the next «Salon Suisse» entitled «Speculatio mystica» taking place from 19 to 21 November 2015 is now available here. Guests include M HKA curator Anders Kreuger, Anny De Decker, Philippe Eustachon, Francesca Sarah Toich, Johannes Gees, Paul Polaris, Tomas Bächli, Christian Uetz and many more.
 
06 Nov 2015
Christian Kerez, Swiss architect and professor at ETH Zurich, will be responsible for the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion during next year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. The Biennale, a globally leading platform for contemporary architecture, will take place from 28 May to 27 November 2016. Responsible for the «Salon Suisse» 2016 will be Leïla el-Wakil.
 
20 Oct 2015
24 October to 1 November 2015
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 6pm

Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

Vernissage: Friday, 23 October, 6pm
Finissage: Saturday, 31 October, 6pm
 
20 Oct 2015
Monday, 2 November 2015, 7pm (Free entry, limited seating)

Please note that the conversation will take place in German.


PARKETT Exhibition Space
Limmatstasse 268
8005 Zürich
 
07 Oct 2015
Programme announced for the next «Salon Suisse» taking place from 15 to 17 October 2015
The program for the next «Salon Suisse» entitled «YES and NO» taking place from 15  to 17 October 2015 is now available here. Guests include Swiss theatre director Milo Rau, Nigerian-American novelist Nnedi Okorafor, Swiss artist and musician Dieter Meier and many more.
 
21 Sep 2015
Congratulations to last year's Salonniers Hiromi Hosoya and Markus Schaefer who have won the competition for the National Exhibition Expo2027.
 
19 Jul 2015
Dates for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition announced
The 15th International Architecture Exhibition takes place in Venice from 28 May to 27 November 2016 (Vernissage: 26 and 27 May 2016). The main exhibition is curated by Alejandro Aravena. Read the full press release of La Biennale di Venezia here.
 
22 Jun 2015
La Biennale Danza at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Director: Virgilio Sieni
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

On 25, 27 & 28 June 2015 at 4pm Swiss choreographer Yasmine Hugonnet will present her work Le Récital des Postures – Extensions as part of the Biennale College - Danza at Palazzo Trevisan.

Buy your Tickets online!
 
20 Jun 2015
Video on the Swiss opening events at the Art Biennale 2015
 
19 May 2015
Body Language: The First Cross-Pavilion Artist Talk at La Biennale di Venezia
 
06 May 2015
Visit Pamela Rosenkranz's 'Our Product' at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia from 9 May to 22 November 2015
Pamela Rosenkranz, Our Product, Installation View, Photo by Marc Asekhame
 
02 May 2015
The 56th International Art Exhibition taking place in Venice from 9 May to 22 November 2015 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as at various venues in the city is to open its doors for the prview for professionals and press from 6 May to 8 May 2015. 
 
07 Apr 2015
Stamp for the Swiss Post by Pamela Rosenkranz
On the occasion of the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia Pamela Rosenkranz designed a stamp for the Swiss Post using a specially developed combination of skin color and texture, which is closely related to her exhibition at the Pavilion of Switzerland. For further information please follow the link.
Image: © Swiss Post Ltd
 
16 Mar 2015
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia announces details on Pamela Rosenkranz' project at the Pavilion of Switzerland
Pamela Rosenkranz, Simulation, 2014. Digital photography. © and Courtesy the Artist
For her exhibition Our Product Pamela Rosenkranz will transmute the Pavilion of Switzerland in the Giardini from 9 May to 22 November 2015 into a body of a local, pinkish white skin color, which is fluid, smells, shines, sounds and moves. Read more
 
23 Feb 2015
Dates confirmed: «Salon Suisse» 2015 & Opening of the Swiss Pavilion
Vernissage Pavilion of Switzerland
8 May 2015 at 5pm

«Salon Suisse» 2015
Opening: 9 May 2015, 11am
Salon One: 4 – 6 June 2015
Salon Two: 10 – 12 September 2015
Salon Three: 15 – 17 October 2015
Salon Four: 19 – 21 November 2015

Partner of «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG.
 
04 Feb 2015
The nominees for both, the Art and Architecture Biennials in Venice, as well as the Art Biennial in Cairo are within the responsibility of two independent Biennials Juries commissioned by the Swiss Arts Council. As of January 2015 two new Biennials Juries were appointed for the duration of four years.
 
22 Jan 2015
For her exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia artist Pamela Rosenkranz is working with Susanne Pfeffer, curator and director of the Fridericianum in Kassel. Running concomitantly for the duration of the Biennale, the events programme «Salon Suisse», organized by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and taking place at the Palazzo Trevisan, will send the signal «S.O.S. DADA» into the world.

Photos: Susanne Pfeffer, © Angela Bergling
Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel
 
15 Jan 2015
Pamela Rosenkranz, Photo by Anon Amphorn

Pamela Rosenkranz (b.1979) will be responsible for the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion during next year’s Venice Art Biennale. The Biennale, a globally leading platform for contemporary art, will take place from 9 May to 22 November 2015.

 
23 Oct 2014
Paolo Baratta, President of La Biennale with curator Okwui Enwezor
The title chosen by Okwui Enwezor for the 56th International Art Exhibition is:
"All the World’s Futures". Mr Enwezor presented the detials about his project at Ca' Giustinian in Venice on 22 October 2014.
 
Press Material

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Press Contact
Switzerland: Marlène Mauris, Communication, Pro Helvetia,
mmauris@prohelvetia.ch, +41 44 267 71 36
International: Caroline Widmer, Rhiannon Pickles PR,
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SIK-ISEA Participants
Rosenkranz, Pamela (1979)

Commissioners
Paolo Baratta, President
Okwui Enwezor, Kurator
Sandi Paucic, Commissionar Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Marianne Burki, Commissioner Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Rachele Giudici Legittimo, Stellvertretende Kommissärin Pro Helvetia
Susanne Pfeffer, Kuratorin Schweizer Pavillon
Juri Steiner, Curator Salon Suisse
Stefan Zweifel, Curator Salon Suisse

Jury members
Philippe Rahm, Member of the Biennials Jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Peter Fischli, Member of the Biennials Jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Beatrice Galilee, Member of the Biennials Jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Katya García-Antón, Member of the Biennials Jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Simona Martinoli, Member of the Biennials Jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Arthur de Pury, Member of the Biennials Jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Peter J. Schneemann, Member of the Biennials Jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia