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Season Opening of the Zurich Galleries

Founded by Juli Cho Bailer, ART NOTES is a short guide to exhibitions in Zurich, Zug, and Lucerne. ART NOTES recommends exhibitions, profiles artists and art world figures working and exhibiting in the area, and lists selected gallery and museum events. Ms. Bailer is a curator, art advisor, and exhibition consultant with over 15 years of museum experience. Ms. Bailer is also Art Editor at Zurich4You, Zug4You, and Lucerne4You. She has lived in Canton Zug with her husband and children since 2007. More information:
Art Notes August 2011
Zurich Galleries Season Openings in Late August and Early September + Galerie Eva Presenhuber New Space to be Inaugurated with an Exhibition of Ugo Rondinone!
Vernissages by District:
(there are too many galleries to list, so it’s best to go to one of the recommended galleries and follow the art crowd or pick-up a leaflet)
Zurich Aussersihl
Wednesday, 24 August 5:00 – 8:00pm (+ party 8:00pm, Kanzleihalle am Helvetiaplatz)
Clare Goodwin: Kiss on the Blue @ Rotwand
Lutherstrasse 34
8004 Zurich
Zurich Innenstadt Left of the Limmat
Thursday, 25 August 5:00 – 8:00pm
Bahk Seon Ghi: Endless Enumeration in Space @ Galerie Andres Thalmann
Talstrasse 66
8001 Zurich
Zurich Innenstadt Right of the Limmat
Thursday, 25 August 5:00 – 8:00pm
Luigi Ghirri @ Mai 36
Rämistrasse 37
8001 Zurich
Löwenbräu Area(some galleries)
Friday, 26 August from 6:00pm on
Didier Rittener: Escape@ Lange+Pult
Limmatstrasse 291
8005 Zurich
Hubertus Exhibitions
Friday, 26 August from 6:00pm
Bernard Voïta @ Bob van Orsouw
Albisriederstrasse 199a
8047 Zurich
Ian Wallace @ Hauser & Wirth Zurich
Albisriederstrasse 199a
8047 Zurich
Ugo Rondinone: Kiss Now Kill Later
Vernissage: Thursday, 1 September 6:00 – 8:00pm
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Diagonal Building, MAAG Areal
Zahnradstrasse 21
Zurich 8040
Exhibition runs through 13 October 2011
More information:
The influential Galerie Eva Presenhuber will open their autumn season in their new space with a solo exhibition by the New York based Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. The artist will debut three groups of works together with earlier pieces from his career.
Rondinone is known for poetically rich conceptual work that encompasses a broad array of materials, including bronze, painting, and ink on paper, but also enameled cast aluminum for both interior and exterior sculpture. A true contemporary renaissance artist, his wide-ranging oeuvre also includes hauntingly sensorial video and even musical composition created for his multi-media installations.
His new installations for Zurich should prove to be quite distinctive—giving viewers both familiar and new to his work a good understanding of his diversity and careful handling of content and form. The press release boasts several interesting installations: the production of an in situ architectural piece that includes stained glass and meticulously crafted bronze birds that pepper and adorn the exhibition space; and continuing his series of monochromatic ink landscapes—a body of work the artist has described as the basis of all of his work—on view will be six new 3 x 4 meter Chinese brush ink landscape paintings whose calligraphic structure of movement is intended to continue the dialogue of the bird installation; and lastly, a group of work called “lines out to silence” combines poetry with weather beaten scrap wood that confirm the artist’s keen sensitivity towards presenting that which is transient.
Born in Switzerland in 1964, Rondinone first came to international attention in the early 1990s with installations combining photography, video, painting, drawing, sculpture, and sound.  He has been the subject of major solo exhibitions at numerous museums, including the Kunsthalle, Vienna; the Museo de Art Contemporaneo, Leon, Spain; the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; and the Sculpture Center, New York. In 2007, he represented Switzerland in the Venice Biennale. His works can be found in many private and public collections worldwide.

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