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2016 | Venice Architecture
30 Nov 2016
Out now: TRAILER for the exhibition «Incidental Space» opening on 9 December in Berlin!


The exhibition «Incidental Space» curated by Sandra Oehy is part of the opening of the new Berlin office of Christian Kerez and shows works by Bas Princen und Kaufmann Gehring. More infor here

Bubbling Out Of Nothingness TRAILER from Kaufmann & Gehring on Vimeo.


2016 | Venice Architecture
28 Nov 2016

The Venice Architecture Biennale is one of the most prominent platforms for architecture and urban planning worldwide. Its 16th edition is due to start in May 2018. For the first time, Pro Helvetia plans to choose the Swiss contribution by means of a competition. Eligible for participation are architects and interdisciplinary teams operating in the field of architecture. Members of a team must be Swiss citizens or else have a clear connection to Switzerland. 
The selection procedure is divided into two stages. In a first round, interested parties can submit a draft of their project via our application portal www.myprohelvetia.ch by 7 February 2017 at the latest. All contributions submitted will be publicly presented at a later date. Further information on criteria, the time schedule and conditions for participation as well as contact details for questions are available at www.myprohelvetia.ch.

Further details can be found in the regulations for the competition (PDF) which are available for download here

2017 | Venice Art
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.


2017 | Venice Art
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.


2016 | Venice Architecture
06 Sep 2016
Salon Suisse presents: opening of Mohamed Abla’s mural painting in Venice

Island of Giudecca, 8 September 2016, 5.00-6.30pm

Appointment for the opening: Vaporetto stop Palanca on Giudecca, Thursday, 8 September at 4.45pm. ACTV Lines 2, 4.1, 4.2

The “Salon Suisse”, a Collateral Event of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, organized by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, is the delighted to invite you to the opening of the exhibition of a mural painting by renowned Egyptian painter Mohamed Abla. Come and enjoy a very special evening in the company of the artist, who will present his work in relation with the topic of this “Salon Suisse” Let’s build, which concentrates on the notions of self-built, “improvised” and spontaneous architecture.  Mohamed Abla conceived his work at a former shipyard  on the island of Giudecca.

Born in Mansoura, Mohamed Abla has exhibited works in his home country, all over Europe as well as in Cuba. He studied Fine Arts in Egypt and then graphics and sculpture in Zurich, Switzerland, before pursuing his studies in graphics in Austria. In 2007 he founded the Fayoum Art Center and in 2009 a caricature museum in Tunis (Fayoum), the first one of its kind in the Middle East. Mohamed Abla received many awards for his work. He is currently based on an island in the Nile, which provides him with a quiet source of inspiration. 

Address: “Consorzio Venezia Sviluppo, area ex-Lucchese”, Giudecca 604, Venezia

2016 | Venice Architecture
05 Sep 2016
Hochparterre's report about the first Salon Suisse now also available for English and French readers!

«Let’s rediscover»: You can read about the first Salon Suisse now also in English and French, thanks to Hochparterre, its official media partner!

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG

2016 | Venice Architecture
15 Jul 2016
Documentation of the Opening Event of the Salon Suisse 2016 now also available in English and French!

Hochparterre's documentation of the Opening Event of the Salon Suisse 2016 is now also available in French and English!

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG

2016 | Venice Architecture
22 Jun 2016
Looking back at the first Salon Suisse with Hochparterre!

Should you have missed the first Salon Suisse «Let’s rediscover» (16-18 June), check out Hochparterre's multimedia documentation of the three evenings here. This year's Salonnière Leïla el-Wakil and her guests talked about mud and more!  

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG

2016 | Venice Architecture
15 Jun 2016
Live-Streaming of the «Salon Suisse» One: «Let’s rediscover»

Hochparterre, the official media partner of the Salon Suisse 2016, will be live-streaming the events of the first Salon Suisse entitled «Let’s rediscover» from Thrusday, 16 to Saturday, 18 June from 7 to 9 pm on www.periscope.tv/hochparterre.

Please find more information about the Salon Suisse program in the official booklet.

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG

2016 | Venice Architecture
26 May 2016
Missed the Opening Ceremony of the «Salon Suisse» 2016?

The «Salon Suisse» 2016 will be exclusively accompanied and documented by Hochparterre, its official media partner. Hochparterre will provide background information with written articles, audiostatements and visuals of the «Salon Suisse» talks on www.hochparterre.ch/salonsuisse. Hochparterre will also offer live streaming of part of the «Salon Suisse» events on www.periscope.tv/hochparterre .

If you missed the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, 26 May, with a performance of the play THE HELL OF REINFORCED CONCRETE by Hassan Fathy, you can now read about it on Hochparterre.

Please find more information about the Salon Suisse program in the official

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
 

2016 | Venice Architecture
30 Mar 2016
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia announces details on Christian Kerez' project at the Pavilion of Switzerland at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia

The project «Incidental Space» by the architect Christian Kerez is intended as fundamental research. As part of the Swiss contribution to the Biennale Architettura 2016, its aim is to investigate the possibilities — technically, as much as in our imagination — of how to think, build and experience architecture differently. At the beginning of this discussion, Kerez declared architectonic space as a postulate! Read more

 


2017 | Venice Art
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.


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