Must-See Art Guide: Zürich
This week’s guide features Meret Oppenheim, Alex Hubbard, Yves Klein, and more.
We’re spending this last week of the fall season in Zürich, rounding up the hottest art in the alpine city. First on our list is a solo exhibition of pioneering Surrealist artist Meret Oppenheim at Galerie Ziegler SA. Expect to experience Oppenheim’s playful bronze sculpture, characteristic wit, and her critical awareness of female identity and exploitation as manifest in her works on paper. For more subversive, humorous object art, check out Claes Oldenburg at Galerie Gmurzynska, one of many heavy-hitters featured in a survey exhibition of 100 years of sculpture.
Contemporary American artists are holding their own in Switzerland’s largest city, with Alex Hubbard, Matt Mullican, and Raffi Kalenderian representing the country coast-to-coast. Hubbard’s newest Abstract Expressionist-inspired paintings are up at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, complimented by his layered, volatile video installations. Over at Mai 36 Galerie, Mullican—known for his visceral images and interest in hypnosis—continues his exploration of pattern and the picture as a physical place in his multi-media work. Meanwhile, Kalenderian’s intimate portraits oscillating between reality and illusion are on display at Galerie Peter Kilchmann. Closing out this week’s selection is Museum Haus Konstruktiv’s exhibition of work by 2017 Zurich Art Prize recipient Marguerite Humeau, an artist who takes inspiration from events of prehistory, the occult, and ancient creatures.
Browse our full list of picks below.
Exhibition: “Jonathan Wateridge: Swimmer, oil paintings & oil studies”
When: November 2, 2017–January 13, 2018
Where: Galerie Haas AG, Talstraße 62a, Zürich, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Alex Hubbard: Chemical Compulsion”
When: October 28–December 21, 2017
Where: Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zahnradstraße 21, Zürich, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Meret Oppenheim”
When: December 8, 2017–January 26, 2018
Where: Galerie Ziegler SA, Rämistraße 34, Zürich, Switzerland
Exhibition: “From Surface To Space: 100 Years of Sculpture, Relief and Collage”
When: October 16, 2017–January 31, 2018
Where: Galerie Gmurzynska, Paradeplatz 2, Zürich, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Barbara Ellmerer: Recent Work”
When: November 17, 2017–January 27, 2018
Where: Galerie Andres Thalmann, Talstraße 66, Zürich, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Raffi Kalenderian: Portraits”
When: November 4–December 22, 2017
Where: Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zahnradstraße 21, Zürich, Switzerland
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