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07.05.2015 General
Alain Berset opens Swiss Pavilion in Venice

Federal Councillor Alain Berset officially opened the Swiss Pavilion at the 56th Venice Art Biennale this afternoon. The Pavilion hosts the exhibition «Our Product» by 36-year-old Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz. Alain Berset will also be performing the opening of «Salon Suisse» at Palazzo Trevisan on 9 May. «Salon Suisse» is Switzerland’s official support programme, illustrating …

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16.03.2015 General
International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia: lifting the veil on the project of Pamela Rosenkranz

Under the title of «Our Product», Pamela Rosenkranz will present a project at the Art Biennale in Venice from 9 May to 22 November 2015. The artist, born in the Canton of Uri, Switzerland, has been selected by the biennials jury of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. For her exhibition, Pamela Rosenkranz has teamed …

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05.03.2015 General
Swiss computer games make it big in California

The Swiss Arts Council, with its «Digital Culture» programme, supports creative work that makes use of new technological possibilities. This targeted form of promotion has now borne rich fruit. At this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and its parallel events, the most important get-together in the game development field worldwide, Swiss games backed …

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22.01.2015 General
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 General
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 General
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 General
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 General
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 General
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 General
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 General
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 General
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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