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Brazilian artist Guerreiro do Divino Amor © Diego Paulino
Visual Arts

Guerreiro do Divino Amor selected for Swiss Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2024

Upon recommendation by the jury, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has commissioned Swiss-Brazilian artist Guerreiro do Divino Amor to take over the Swiss Pavilion for the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. His monumental project «Super Superior Civilizations» explores the imageries of political mythologies and their usage. Following the jury’s invitation, …

Visual Arts

Closing of «The Concert» features unique sound performances

The Swiss Pavilion exhibition at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, titled «The Concert» and conceived by Latifa Echakhch, in collaboration with Francesco Stocchi and Alexandre Babel, will come to a festive ending with the launch of the project’s record during the finissage weekend of Biennale Arte 2022. Titled «The Concert», the …

Visual Arts

Pavilion of Switzerland at the Biennale Arte 2022

«The Concert»: Latifa Echakhch’s Journey Through Space and Time Latifa Echakhch’s installation invites audiences to take a multi-facetted, anti-clockwise time trip. Folkloric sculptures enter into a dialogue with space and time. The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has this year entrusted the Swiss Pavilion to the renowned artist Latifa Echakhch, who together with Francesco Stocchi, …

Visual Arts

Press Conference: Swiss Pavilion 2022

By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock YouTube Recording of the press conference about the Swiss pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022 from 20. April 2022.

«The Concert» © Annik Wetter
Visual Arts

Press conference invitation
Swiss Pavilion Biennale Arte 2022

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia appointed artist Latifa Echakhch to represent Switzerland at 2022 Biennale Arte. The project «The Concert» was conceived and realized in collaboration with percussionist and composer Alexandre Babel and curator Francesco Stocchi. These are scenes of impermanence, of catharsis, with which installation artist Latifa Echakhch captivates visitors of the Swiss …

From left to right: Alexandre Babel, Latifa Echakhch, Francesco Stocchi / © Sébastien Agnetti
Visual Arts

Biennale Arte 2022 – Swiss Pavilion

«The Concert» Swiss Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia In the beginning was the end: Latifa Echakhch’s cycle of life Gloomy remnants of art fill the first space, where visitors set out on a counterclockwise journey through time. In each room, the atmosphere changes – time runs backwards, from …

The Primary Fondue Party, Performance, Claudia Comte
Art Biennale

Switzerland, from Venice to the United States

The 57th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia came to an end on 26 November. During this last weekend, Pro Helvetia presented the fourth «Salon Suisse» of this season. This official collateral event of the Art Biennale is conceived each year in parallel to the exhibition of the Swiss Pavilion and is punctuated …

Maurice Maggi
Art Biennale

Salon Two – eating well

In this two-part weekend of culinary exploration and feasting, a host of guests seek to abate your hunger for flavour, friendship and guerrilla tactics. Samuel Leuenberger has invited artists and gastronomic provocateurs Sandra Knecht and Maurice Maggi to open the second Salon, entiteld «eating well». Joining forces for ATARAXIA, Knecht and Maggi will prepare an …

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler
Art Biennale

Viva arte viva ! Switzerland at the Biennale

The 57th International Art Exhibition takes place in Venice from 13 May to 26 November 2017 (Press Preview 10, 11 and 12 May 2017) at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as at various venues in the city. The main exhibition entitled «VIVA ARTE VIVA» is curated by Christine Macel. Swiss Pavilion The …

Art Biennale, Venice Biennale

Women of Venice

«Women of Venice» by Swiss curator Philipp Kaiser is the name of the exhibition due to be shown at the Venice Art Biennale in 2017. With his creation for the Swiss Pavilion, Mr Kaiser aims to explore concepts of national identity as well as cultural policy contexts. The display is also intended as a homage to …