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You’ll want to be sure to save time in your Art Basel schedule to visit these top exhibitions in Zürich, on view at Hauser & Wirth, and Kunsthalle and Kunsthaus Zürich.
“Fly Me to the Moon. The Moon Landing: 50 Years On.”
Kunsthaus Zürich Hochschulen
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, Kunsthaus Zürich presents “Fly me to the Moon. The Moon Landing: 50 Years On.” Fundamentally imbued with questions of faith, technology, humanity, power struggles, and romance, the 200 selected objects speak to a Cold War friction that became an adventure of unprecedented significance. The exhibition features work by artists including Marcel Duchamp, Albrecht Dürer, Sylvie Fleury, Lucio Fontana, Hannah Höch, Niki de Saint Phalle, Andy Warhol, and Turner Prize winners Yinka Shonibare and Darren Almond.
Louiese Bourgeois & Pablo Picasso: Anatomies of Desire
Hauser & Wirth Escher Wyss
Curated by Marie-Laure Bernadac, “Louise Bourgeois & Pablo Picasso: Anatomies of Desire” brings together 90 works on paper, paintings, and
sculptures by two giants of the 20th century. Framed around the concept of “the couple,” the exhibition explores the artists’ shared subject matter—man and woman, sexuality, pregnancy, maternity—and aesthetic, personal, and generational differences. “Anatomies of Desire” will grapple with the complex gender dynamics at play, in an unmissable, mutually revealing display.
max bill bauhaus constellations
Hauser & Wirth Escher Wyss
In commemoration of the Bauhaus centenary, Hauser & Wirth presents “max bill bauhaus constellations,” curated by Dr Angela Thomas Schmid, president of the Max Bill Georges Vantongerloo Stiftung. In part one, the exhibition explores paintings, drawings, and sculptures spanning 1920 to 1980, following Bill’s development from representational to abstract art. The second section focuses on Bill’s relationship to the Bauhaus and his respect for its teachings. ///“max bill Bauhaus constellations”/CUT/// THE SHOW will trace Bill’s rationality in formalism and the geometries of color that eventually informed his work with the Concrete Art movement—and, more broadly, the trajectory of 20th- and 21st-century art.
Ida Ekblad: Fra Åre Til Ovn
Kunsthalle Zürich Escher Wyss
From June 8 to August 18, Kunsthalle Zurich will present a solo exhibition by artist Ida Ekblad (b. 1980, Oslo) who cites her inspirations as “folk art, scrapyards, gallery art, Samuel Beckett, nature, Gena Rowlands, craft and senses, and film.” Her practice is chance-based, relying on day-to-day life, or “everythingness,” as she puts it. The exhibition posits answers to the endlessly expansive questions the world poses, how we connect, how we stay on track, where promise takes us: How does anything—everything, nothing—hold together?