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29.11.2012
Pro Helvetia launches a cultural exchange programme with Russia

Pro Helvetia is launching its “Swiss Made in Russia” exchange programme at the non/fiction book fair in Moscow today. Over the period 2013 – 2015 the Arts Council wants to make Russia’s contemporary culture scene more accessible to Swiss artists and to strengthen the network of cultural institutions in the two countries. If the programme …

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11.10.2012
Andrew Holland is the new Director of Pro Helvetia

Andrew Holland is the new Director of Pro Helvetia Yesterday evening the Board of Trustees of Pro Helvetia unanimously chose Andrew Holland as the new Director. He is currently Head of the Funding and Cultural Promotion Division and Deputy Director of Pro Helvetia. He will take up his new post on 1 November 2012. 46-year-old …

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26.08.2012
Alain Berset opens the Swiss Pavilion in Venice

Federal Councillor Alain Berset opened the Swiss Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia today. He paid credit to Miroslav Šik, who designed the Swiss Pavilion, calling him one of Switzerland’s most radical and influential theorists of architecture. In a supporting programme under the name of «Salon Suisse», Pro Helvetia …

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08.06.2012
Venice Biennale: Valentin Carron represents Switzerland in 2013

Swiss artist Valentin Carron (35) has been selected to represent Switzerland at the 2013 art biennale in Venice. Living and working in the vineyard village of Fully in the Rhone valley, Carron is an outstanding figure in the young Swiss arts scene. Valentin Carron will design the Swiss Pavilion in Venice in 2013. Pro Helvetia’s …

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23.05.2012
Pius Knüsel leaving Pro Helvetia

Pius Knüsel, Director of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, is leaving the Foundation at the end of September 2012. After ten years of commitment to the promotion of Swiss arts he wishes to make a career change. Pius Knüsel has been Director of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia since 1 July 2002. He …

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10.05.2012
Evolving ensembles instead of stand-alone star architecture

Architect and ETH Professor Miroslav Šik is representing Switzerland at this year’s architecture biennale in Venice. His exhibition entitled «And Now the Ensemble!» represents an appeal to fellow architects, builders and authorities to plan any new construction as an integral part of its environment. Pro Helvetia, responsible for Switzerland’s presence at art and architecture biennials …

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