| STARTING FEBRUARY 21: |
(OPENING: FEBRUARY 20, 6 - 9 PM)
Ramin Haerizadeh / Rokni Haerizadeh / Hesam Rahmanian
Slice A Slanted Arc Into Dry Paper Sky is the first exhibition in Europe of the three exiled Iranian artists Ramin Haerizadeh (*1975), Rokni Haerizadeh (*1978) und Hesam Rahmanian (*1980), living in Dubai. The exhibition encompasses their far-reaching, eccentric cosmos of film, painting, drawing and installation. Both a stage and a film studio, the exhibition is used to produce works and involve artist friends or accidental acquaintances into the production of their art.
Hannah Weiner (1928 - 1997)
This show, curated by young Basel curator Franziska Glozer, portrays the in every sense extraordinary poetry of American writer Hannah Weiner (1928 –1997). Her writing centers on the word in all its variations as it describes, laughs, interrupts, commands and desires to be expressed without drawing a breath.
Flavio Merlo / Ben Rosenthal
The two young Zurich-based artists Flavio Merlo (*1990) and Ben Rosenthal (*1990) are the awardees of the 2015 Kadist – Kunsthalle Zürich Production Award, granted by Kadist Art Foundation in collaboration with Kunsthalle Zürich. Bottom Feeders - The Battle of the Cataplasm is an experimental puppet play in three parts employing three stages. The first part premiers on February 20, at 5 PM (in English).
Theater der Überforderung
Directed by Zurich’s director Barbara Weber, part of Kunsthalle Zürich turns into a multi-genre playhouse. At its center lies the radical work of the Japanese playwright, poet, photograph and moviemaker Terayama Shuji (1935-1983) and the question what happens, when a play, an exhibition, a performance, the costumes and the bar continuously exchange roles and strain their ascribed notions. All practices, discussions, lectures, and shows are open to the public during opening hours from April 14 to May 17. With participation from Carl Hegeman, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Lily Koper, Tobias Madison, Madlaina Peer, Thomas Strässle, et al.
30 Jahre Kunsthalle Zürich
Symposium on our 30-year anniversary
Organized by Beatrix Ruf, Daniel Baumann and Julia Moritz
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 5 PM
With Bernhard Mendes Bürgi (Director Kunstmuseum Basel), Bice Curiger (Director, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles), Peter Haerle (Director Kultur Stadt Zürich), Thomas Müllenbach (Artist and cofounder of Kunsthalle Zürich), Mark Reutter (President Verein Kunsthalle Zürich), Urs Stahel (former director Fotomuseum Winterthur and cofounder of Kunsthalle Zürich) et al.
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10 AM
With artists Stephan Dillemuth, Liam Gillick, General Idea, Tobias Madison, together with João Ribas (Curator Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto), Lucy Steeds (Professor Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London), et al.
Due to reconstruction Kunsthalle Zurich will be closed January, 26 to February, 20.