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22.01.2015
Susanne Pfeffer curates the Swiss Pavilion – The «Salon Suisse» at the Palazzo Trevisan focuses on Dada

For her exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia artist Pamela Rosenkranz is working with Susanne Pfeffer, curator and director of the Fridericianum in Kassel. Running concomitantly for the duration of the Biennale, the events programme «Salon Suisse», organized by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia …

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05.06.2014
Alain Berset opens Swiss Pavilion in Venice

Federal Councillor Alain Berset officially opened the Swiss Pavilion at the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice this afternoon. Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist is responsible for the pavilion’s installation, a laboratory for exploring the future of architecture and urban planning. In addition, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, which is responsible for Switzerland’s presence at …

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15.04.2014
Pamela Rosenkranz to exhibit at the Swiss Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Art Biennale

Pamela Rosenkranz (b.1979) will be responsible for the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion during next year’s Venice Art Biennale. The Biennale, a globally leading platform for contemporary art, will take place from 9 May to 22 November 2015. Pamela Rosenkranz, born in the Canton of Uri, Switzerland, has been selected to create the exhibition at …

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19.03.2014
Marked Swiss presence at the 19th Biennale of Sydney

The Biennale in Sydney, due to open tomorrow, is one the most important art platforms worldwide. Switzerland is represented by a surprising mix of well and lesser known artists, including internationally renowned Pipilotti Rist, Ugo Rondinone, and younger artists such as Siri Hermansen, Duo Augustin Rebetez and Noé Cauderay. The selection was made during a …

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04.03.2014
International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia: lifting the veil on the project of Hans Ulrich Obrist

Under the title of «Lucius Burckhardt and Cedric Price – A stroll through a fun palace», Hans Ulrich Obrist will present a multi-faceted project at the Architecture Biennale in Venice from 7 June to 23 November 2014. The Co-Director of the renowned Serpentine Galleries in London has been chosen by Pro Helvetia’s biennale jury as …

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28.01.2014
Swiss Contribution to the Prague Quadrennial for Scenography

The Prague Quadrennial is the most important international platform for scenography. In the run-up to the 2015 exhibition, national event programmes on scenographic themes will be held in the partner countries for the first time. Switzerland, as one of these nations, is launching a journey of discovery into the world of scenography with its «SharedSpace …

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26.11.2013
Switzerland as Guest Country at Moscow Book Fair

Fourteen literary practitioners from all four linguistic regions of Switzerland, including Charles Lewinsky, Corinne Desarzens, Andrea Fazioli and Arno Camenisch, are representing our country at this year’s «non/fiction» in the heart of Moscow. For the first time, Switzerland has been chosen as guest country at Russia’s most significant book fair, which opens today. In Soviet …

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11.09.2013
Specially tailored promotion of talented young artists

Pro Helvetia has taken up the promotion of up-and-coming young artists. The Swiss Arts Council’s aim is to support young artists on their way to a national and international career in the first five years after they have completed their artistic training or studies. Pro Helvetia’s programme for aspiring artists covers all the arts disciplines …

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09.07.2013
Hans Ulrich Obrist to curate the Swiss Pavilion in Venice 2014

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of the renowned Serpentine Gallery in London, has been chosen by Pro Helvetia’s biennale jury as curator of the Swiss Pavilion at the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Obrist, from the Swiss canton of Thurgau, is one of the seminal exhibition makers of our times. Hans Ulrich …

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02.07.2013
Call for Cooperation Projects on Digital Culture

Digitalisation is becoming an ever more important aspect of contemporary art. Pro Helvetia is now focusing on this development with its latest call for projects. Support is to go to interdisciplinary cooperation projects that deal with new media and technology or their impact on society in an artistic fashion. The call for projects is part …

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30.05.2013
Filippo Lombardi opens Swiss Pavilion in Venice

  Filippo Lombardi, President of the Swiss Council of States, today opened the 55th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Switzerland is officially represented at this event by artist Valentin Carron. Mr Lombardi emphasised the Venice Biennale’s importance as the world’s leading platform for contemporary art and expressed his hope that Valentin Carron’s contribution …

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12.03.2013
Biennale di Venezia: lifting the veil on Carron’s exhibition

  Preparations for the exhibition by Valentin Carron from 1 June to 24 November 2013 at the Swiss Pavilion in Venice are well on the way. The artist, born in Martigny, was nominated by Pro Helvetia’s biennials jury to represent our country at the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Carron’s exhibition …

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