The Gurlitt Collection: the Kunstmuseum Bern retains legal representation
The Board of Trustees of the Kunstmuseum Bern (KMB) has decided to retain the law firm CMS von Erlach Poncet AG in Zurich and its partner firms in Munich, Berlin, and Vienna to clarify the complex issues involving the Gurlitt estate. Dr Beat von Rechenberg will be responsible for the overall management of the case.
Painting America: Artists of the New World (1830-1900)
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Fondation de l’Hermitage is showing a major exhibition of 19th century American painting, in summer 2014. Focusing on landscape, portraiture and still life, this event brings together a collection of exceptional works painted from 1830 to 1900, most of which have never been shown in Europe before. During this crucial period in the history of the United States of America, artists gradually distanced themselves from their European models and developed an innovative style. The vitality and singularity of American art played an active role in the emergence of a new democratic national identity.
Kunsthaus Zürich presents ‘The Torches of Prometheus. Henry Fuseli and Javier Téllez’
From 20 June to 12 October 2014 the Kunsthaus Zürich presents two artistic positions that exemplify how the Prometheus myth has been adapted and reinterpreted between 1770 and the present day. The exhibition ‘The Torches of Prometheus. Henry Fuseli and Javier Téllez’ combines about 20 works of the early modern era with a contemporary film installation.
Premier line-up of galleries at Art Basel's 45th edition in Basel
This year, 285 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the Modern period of the early 20th century to the most contemporary artists of today. The Basel show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will present a geographically diverse selection of galleries from 34 countries. This year Statements, Art Basel's sector for emerging galleries, will move into Hall 2 alongside the Galleries sector, giving this younger generation a more prominent placement within the show.
The Gurlitt Collection: The Kunstmuseum Bern is currently proceeding with the assessment of the situation
On May 26, 2014, the board of trustees of the Kunstmuseum Bern met for the first time in a special session to examine the situation in regard to Mr Cornelius Gurlitt naming the Kunstmuseum Bern as his unrestricted sole heir.
Kunsthaus Zürich stages Cindy Sherman retrospective
From 6 June to 14 September 2014, the Kunsthaus Zürich plays host to a major retrospective featuring American artist Cindy Sherman (b. 1954). Sherman is one of the leading exponents of staged photography. In her work she deals with issues of identity, (gender) roles and physicality, almost always using herself as the model.
Architect BIG to design museum for Swiss watchmaker
Venerable Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet has chosen Danish-US architects BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) to extend the museum at ...
The art in the life, works of Christian Waldvogel
The New Indian Expres
KOCHI: Art lovers got a glimpse of the life and works of Swiss artist Christian Waldvogel as he unveiled his projects one by one to tell the ...
Fresh ink for the human canvas
Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who died in May, is known mostly for his ... "Instagram is a great way to view artists' portfolios if I'm interested in a new ...
Meals Immortalized Through Wall Art Create Tangible Memories
Swiss artist Daniel Spoerri understands this better than most other people. In order to highlight the importance of these daily gatherings, Spoerri ...
Swiss artists cover public space with giant picnic blanket
Swiss artists and twin brothers Frank and Patrik Riklin have revolutionised the potential of the almighty lunch break with 'Bignik', which is ...
Swiss-American Artist Madeleine Gekiere Dies at 96
artnet News-by Benjamin Sutton
The Zurich-born, New York-based artist, filmmaker, illustrator, and author Madeleine Gekiere has died at age 96. A tirelessly multi-disciplinary ...