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Cahiers d'Artistes 2017 © Gina Folly
Visual Arts

The Cahiers d’Artistes in Moscow

For more than 30 years, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has supported the publication of contemporary artists’ initial monographs with the Collection Cahiers d’Artistes. From 11 November to 10 December, the Cahiers archive will be presented during the «Extended Cahiers» exhibition, initiated by Pro Helvetia Moscow and realised in collaboration with the GROUND Art …

Triennale 2017 Valais Wallis
Visual Arts

Next exit

From 27 August to 22 October, the motorway service area Relais du Saint-Bernard on the A9 (Canton of Valais) will be misappropriated. This no-man’s land between mobility, commerce, leisure and nature is to serve as a venue of the Valais/Wallis Contemporary Arts Triennale, hosting the works of around thirty Swiss and international artists. The Triennale …

Living Room, the pavilion of visual arts
Visual Arts

Living Room in Basel

By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock YouTube   In June, Basel is the place to be for aficionados of contemporary art. The Visual Arts department of Pro Helvetia had the pleasure to showcase the latest Collection Cahiers d’Artistes during the Art Basel und Liste Art Fair …

Rencontres d'Arles 2016
Visual Arts

Rencontres d’Arles 2017

The Rencontres d’Arles, international get-together of the world of photography, will open its doors in the week from 3 to 9 July 2017. Most of the exhibitions continue until the end of September. Photographers, curators and publishers, exhibition curators and journalists will attend the opening week to see, discuss, exchange ideas, and also to celebrate photography. The Swiss will …

Cahiers d'artistes 2017
Visual Arts

Cahiers d’artistes 2017

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia presents the new Collection Cahiers d’Artistes on Tuesday, 13 June 10 am at Kaserneareal in Basel. These first publications offered to artists support them on the path to international recognition. The following eight Swiss artists have been selected for the 2017 edition: Gina Folly, Gilles Furtwängler, Mathis Gasser, Charlotte …

Visual Arts

Spotlight on young photography talents

From January 27 to 29, Fotomuseum Winterthur will host «Plat(t)form», a portfolio viewing for up-and-coming artists and photographers. «Plat(t)form» will provide artists from Europe with the possibility to get in touch with experts and present their work or portfolio to an interested public. In collaboration with Fotomuseum Winterthur, Pro Helvetia has invited six international curators …

Foto von Lou Masduraud und Antoine Bellini
Visual Arts

Report from a Residency in Warsaw

Lou Masduraud & Antoine Bellini spent a residency in A-I-R Laboratory in Warsaw, Poland, from 1 February 2016 to 30 July 2016. They share their experiences and explain how the Polish art scene impacted their practice. Were you able to reach the goals you had set for the residency period? L. M. & A. B.: …

Inauguration Salon Suisse 2016
Venice Biennale

Towards responsible architecture

« L’Enfer du béton armé » by Hassan Fathy, performed at the opening of the Salon Suisse. ©Rachele Maistrello « Wake up ! » Until the end of the Architecture Biennale of Venice, the Salon Suisse is hosting the meetings organised by Leïla el-Wakil. The architect and art historian calls for greater awareness: Is there …


Design and globalization

How does globalization influence design? How does the market change? And, does artistic creation need to adjust? International experts discussed this at the symposium COSMOPOLITAN – Switzerland organized by Pro Helvetia at Milans XXI International Triennale Exhibition.   «78 % of Chinese consumers use the internet for shopping», says the Shanghai design journalist Mimi Yan at the symposium …


Symposium COSMOPOLITAN – Switzerland

For its last event during Milan’s XXI International Triennale Exhibition, Switzerland continues its cosmopolitan exploration of the theme «Design after Design». Organized by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the closing symposium focuses on globalization. How does it affect creation? How does it change the market? Can we continue to produce the way we are …

Visual Arts

London discovers design «made in Switzerland»

Swiss design will be on display this autumn at two of the highlights of the London design scene, the London Design Biennale (7–27 September 2016) and the London Design Fair (22–25 September 2016). Switzerland’s contribution to the London Design Biennale comprises seven Swiss designers, each showcasing their project in an exhibition curated by Giovanna Lisignoli …


Talks at the Foto Festival in Arles

From 4 to 10 July Pro Helvetia organizes different talks for the opening-week of the foto festival in Arles. At the Nonante-neuf talks renowned photographers debate and the Swiss scene is in the spotlight.

Visual Arts

Work Grants for Visual Artists

Pro Helvetia provides work grants in the field of visual arts. The support measures are aimed at Swiss artists whose work enjoys cross-regional recognition. Application deadline: 1. September.