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«Close Distance»: first projects

Since the beginning of April, Pro Helvetia has been using the «Close Distance» call for applications to find new art formats that deal innovatively with limited mobility in the age of Covid-19 and use new strategies to overcome distances. The first projects have been selected and come from artistic disciplines that Pro Helvetia supports. «Within …

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The Arts Council

«Close Distance»: Seeking New Cultural Formats

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically reduced our mobility within a very short time, in some cases down to zero. Cultural life in public has ground to a halt. This unprecedented situation is posing great problems for the arts and cultural scene and requires innovative solutions. What creative strategies and alternative formats can be applied when …

«Swiss Photobook Today» © The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography
Visual Arts

Swiss photobooks in Moscow

The Moscow Photobook Festival is a platform for contemporary international photography and a gala for photobooks. Switzerland, too, was represented in Russia this year with an exhibition entitled «Swiss Photobook Today: from the Amazon to the Vienna Ball». This year’s Moscow Photobook Festival ran from 20 April to 3 June. One of the main subjects …

Biennale 2020: Swissbordertour
Architecture Biennale

Biennale 2020: Swissbordertour

The Swiss Pavilion at the 2020 Architecture Biennale in Venice will be exhibited by a team consisting of the architects and artists Mounir Ayoub, Vanessa Lacaille, Fabrice Aragno und Pierre Szczepski. Their project focuses on the spatial perception of the Swiss border. What does the Swiss border look like? How broad is it? The project …

Architecture Biennale

Salon Suisse 2020

Pro Helvetia announces architect and curator Evelyn Steiner as main Salonnière for the Salon Suisse in 2020 The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is pleased to announce Evelyn Steiner as next year’s Salonnière for the programme of the Salon Suisse taking place at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi during the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – …

Visual Arts

Living Room — Focus on the artists

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia presents «Living Room», a temporary space conceived as an open platform for discussion and encounters during the Art Basel week. A comprehensive programme of conversations, performances and networking events with national and international guests will be organised as part of this year’s thematic focus on the artists. Furthermore, the …

Plat(t)form 2018 Fotomuseum Winterthur (c) Philipp Ottendörfer
Visual Arts

Plat(t)form 2019: Good Prospects

Fotomuseum Winterthur is once again offering 42 young photographers from across Europe an opportunity to present their work both to a wider audience and to art and photography experts. From 25 to 27 January 2019, visitors will be able to engage in dialogue with the exhibiting photographers, to listen to various expert discussions and to …

Swiss Pavilion in Venice
Architecture Biennale, Visual Arts

Competition for Swiss Pavilion 2020

The Venice Architecture Biennale is considered one of the most respected platforms for architecture and urban design worldwide. In light of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition due to open in 2020, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has launched its second general competition for the exhibition project at the Swiss Pavilion. This year, 51 dossiers …