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23.05.2022 Design
Milano Design Week 2022

With the Design Switzerland exhibition at this year’s Milano Design Week, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is presenting nine of Switzerland’s most promising up-and-coming design studios. For the first time at the world’s most important design fair, the representatives of the Swiss design scene will be united under a single roof, the House of …

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21.04.2022 Visual Arts
Opening Art Biennale 2022

«The Concert»: Latifa Echakhch’s Journey Through Space and Time Swiss Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia With “The Concert” by the artist Latifa Echakhch, Federal Councillor Alain Berset opened the Swiss Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Latifa Echakhch’s installation invites audiences to …

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31.03.2022 Visual Arts
«Neighbourhood»:
Swiss contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023

The topics of neighbourhood and relationship will be at the heart of the Swiss contribution to the Architecture Biennale 2023 in Venice. The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has nominated the project entitled «Neighbourhood» by Karin Sander and Philip Ursprung after this year’s open competition. The project «Neighbourhood» deals with the relationship – both in …

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Swiss contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023"

24.03.2022 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 …

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Swiss Pavilion Biennale Arte 2022"

25.01.2022 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 …

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15.12.2021 Global Network & International Affairs
The «Tschüüss Festival» at the Centre culturel suisse in Paris: A nice way to say «See you soon»

The Centre cultural suisse in Paris (CCS) invites interested members of the public to its premises for one last time before closing its doors for two years of renovation. The CCS will remain active during this period and will be offering an extra-mural programme across France. The CCS, located in the heart of the Marais …

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02.12.2021 Literature
Pro Helvetia intensifies promotion of comics

The Swiss comics scene may not be large, but it enjoys an excellent reputation. To nurture the scene’s significant potential in a targeted manner, Pro Helvetia initiated a pilot project for the funding of comics production in 2020. As a result, numerous promising and exceptional projects gained support during Corona pandemic times. In view of …

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07.10.2021 Innovation & Society
Pro Helvetia launches a podcast series that brings together artists and scientists

Today sees the launch of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia’s first series of podcasts at the intersection of art, science and technology. Each of the seven episodes, titled « Art meets… », features an encounter between an artist and a scientist and covers topics such as astronomy, biohacking and robotics. Produced in English and …

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08.07.2021 Performing Arts
14 Swiss dance productions live in Vienna

The Swiss dance scene has been selected as a special focus of this summer’s ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival. This represents a great tribute from one of the world’s most important festivals for contemporary dance and performance. After having been postponed last year owing to the pandemic, this year’s edition is due to run …

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23.06.2021 Innovation & Society
Gender equality between women and men is still far from being achieved in the Swiss cultural sector

Women are significantly under-represented in the Swiss cultural sector in many disciplines. This is true for management and artistic leadership positions as well as for the visibility of women on stage and in exhibitions. These are the findings of a preliminary study by the Center for Gender Studies at Basel University published today. The study …

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10.06.2021 Literature
Literature creation grants: Pro Helvetia supports multiligualism

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has awarded a creation grant to 15 authors in support of their literary projects. With this year’s selection, Pro Helvetia is opening up a new dimension to its promotion of literature: For the first time, two of the grants go to authors writing in a language other than the …

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06.05.2021 Architecture Biennale
Press conference invitation
Swiss Pavilion Biennale Architettura 2021

Accredit by Friday, 14 May specifying in person or online attendance via this form to receive confirmation. The exhibition in the Swiss Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2021 in Venice ties the physical reality of the Swiss border to its political and social issues, thus drawing up a new perception for these inhabited territories. The …

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Swiss Pavilion Biennale Architettura 2021"

20.04.2021 Performing Arts
Funding agreements with independent performing arts groups

Several Swiss cities and cantons and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia have awarded «Cooperative Funding Agreements» to 13 performing arts groups for the 2021–2023 period. «Cooperative Funding Agreements» are a joint funding instrument of the cities, cantons and Pro Helvetia. Established in 2006 and continuously developed since, this targeted measure significantly consolidates the working …

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14.04.2021 Uncategorised
«Connect»: at the intersection of art and science

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Arts at CERN are launching «Connect», a residency programme at the intersection of science and artistic research with a focus on cultural exchange. «Connect» is hosted in cooperation with science organisations and experimental facilities in Switzerland and worldwide. As part of Pro Helvetia’s «Art, Science and Technology» focus …

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08.04.2021 Architecture Biennale
Oræ – Experiences on the Border

Pavilion of Switzerland at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia The exhibition in the Swiss Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2021 in Venice ties the physical reality of the Swiss border to its political and social issues, thus drawing up a new perception for these inhabited territories. The outbreak of the …

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