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57th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
13 May - 26 Nov 2017
General Information
The 57th International Art Exhibition takes place in Venice from 13 May to 26 November 2017 (Press Preview 10, 11 and 12 May 2017) at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as at various venues in the city. The main exhibition is curated by Christine Macel

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has appointed Philipp Kaiser to curate the exhibition at the Pavilion of Switzerland in 2017. His exhibition entitled «Women of Venice» will feature new work by artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler and Carol Bove.

Curator Koyo Kouoh is responsible for the «Salon Suisse» 2017 entitled ATARAXIA, a programme of talks and events supplementing the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion, which takes place at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi. Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG

Salon Suisse

ATARAXIA: As a word Ataraxia is equivocal, but never neutral. From the Greek a - «not» and tarássein «to disturb», twist it further and it spits back apathy.

Salonnière: Koyo Kouoh
Co-Salonniers: Samuel Leuenberger (independent curator), L.via P.ldi (curator), Rasha Salti (curator, writer and researcher) and farid rakun (researcher and artist)
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

«Salon Suisse» presents ATARAXIA, this year’s talks and events programme running in parallel with the exhibition at the Pavilion of Switzerland at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Organised by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia in collaboration with Dakar-based RAW Material Company, the collateral talks programme offers a platform for exchange on contemporary art and thought in a stimulating atmosphere. The programme will take place over the course of the opening event and three subsequent long weekends.

Events
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11 May 2017 6:30 PM
«Salon Suisse» One: Opening Event
The «Salon Suisse», organized by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and running concomitantly to the exhibition at the Pavilion of Switzerland, is one of Switzerland’s official contributions to the 57th International Art Exhibition. Consisting of a series of talks and events, it provides a platform for exchange on contemporary art and thought in a relaxed atmosphere. More information soon.

Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere
 
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12 May 2017 4:30 PM
Official Opening of the exhibition at the Pavilion of Switzerland
Official Opening of the exhbition at the Swiss Pavilion curated by Philipp Kaiser. His exhibition entitled «Women of Venice» will feature new work by artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler and Carol Bove

Location: Pavilion of Switzerland, Giardini della Biennale
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31 Aug 2017 until 02 Sep 2017
«Salon Suisse» Two
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
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19 Oct 2017 until 21 Oct 2017
«Salon Suisse» Three
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
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23 Nov 2017 until 25 Nov 2017
«Salon Suisse» Four
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
News
10 Mar 2017
Looking back at the Salon Suisse 2016 with Hochparterre: complete trilingual coverage online now!
Over the course of six months, Hochparterre, the official media partner of the Salon Suisse 2016 at the Architecture Biennale, has documented the numerous events and talks at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi! The complete multimedia documentation is now online in German, French and English, check it out here

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
 
02 Nov 2016
Curator Philipp Kaiser has invited artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler and Carol Bove to show their work in the exhibition «Women of Venice»

Curator Philipp Kaiser has invited artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler and Carol Bove to show their work in the exhibition «Women of Venice» at the Pavilion of Switzerland at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition, which aims to explore Alberto Giacometti’s absence in the history of the Swiss Pavilion, will feature new work by Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler and Carol Bove created specifically for the Biennale di Venezia in reference to the legacy and universe of Alberto Giacometti.

 
12 Sep 2016
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia announces title and first details about Philipp Kaiser's project at the Swiss Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
Swiss Pavilion 1952. Swiss Federal Archives, E3001B#1981/132#379*

The exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia will be entitled «Women of Venice». New works will be specifically created for the pavilion, which will deal with Alberto Giacometti’s heritage and universe and his absence from the Venice Art Biennale. Giacometti, who lived in Paris, was repeatedly requested to represent Switzerland with an exhibition in Venice, a request that the artist regularly declined, while in 1956, he finally consented to put on display a group of cast figures entitled «Femme de Venise» in the French Pavilion. Curator Philipp Kaiser aims to explore concepts of national identity as well as cultural policy contexts. Find out more about the exhibition here.

Image: The Pavilion of Switzerland at the 26th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, built by Bruno Giacometti in 1951/1952. View into the sculpture room with works by Jakob Probst who was exhibited instead of Alberto Giacometti who declined the invitation.

 
08 Mar 2016
Philipp Kaiser to curate the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia in 2017

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has appointed Philipp Kaiser to curate the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion at the 2017 Art Biennale in Venice. Born in Berne and now based in Los Angeles, Kaiser is regarded as one of the most renowned Swiss exhibition makers worldwide. For further information please follow the link.

Press Material

Press Contact
Switzerland: Marlène Mauris, Communication, Pro Helvetia,
mmauris@prohelvetia.ch, +41 44 267 71 36
International: Caroline Widmer, Rhiannon Pickles PR,
caroline@picklespr.com, +44 79 08 848 075