Art in Switzerland: Swiss art museums and galleries, artists; a guide to top websites
Art Basel stages the world’s premier modern and contemporary art fairs annually . A driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in nurturing the careers of their artists, Art Basel frequently expands its platforms to include the newest developments in the visual arts.
Art galleries *
Works on display in art museums. Artcyclopedia
A gallery of Swiss artists.
The Ars Dei Movement – founded in August 2002 by the Swiss pianist Mauro Harsch – promotes cultural initiatives in Italian Switzerland (courses, seminars, concerts, competitions, exhibitions) aimed at encouraging the education of students in the arts and the activities of young people artists.
Art Basel ranks as the premier art show of Europe.
An art gallery designed by Renzo Piano, home to modern & contemporary painting & sculpture.
Exhibitions of local & international art & program of cultural events in an 1869 building.
The Next Generation Art Fair, a platform for presenting the vision of contemporary art galleries of global repute whose artists represent new and relevant positions for curators and collectors alike.
Contemporary Swiss artists.
The visual arts festival Images is an open-air photography festival in Vevey. The festival is also an opportunity to introduce the winning projects of the two competitions it organises: the Vevey International Photo Award and the European First Film Award.
A museum devoted to ceramic and glass artwork.
The Musée Rath is an art museum used exclusively for temporary exhibitions. It is the oldest purpose-built art museum in Switzerland.
Its collection contains over 7,000 pieces and includes works of art from Tribal and Classical antiquity as well as sculptures, fabrics and ornaments from “primitive”civilizations around the world.
Swiss art museums, galleries, exhibitions.
Museums in Switzerland
A list from Wikipedia.
Rainer Maria Rile Foundation
La Fondation Rilke a pour but de mieux faire connaître Rainer Maria Rilke et son oeuvre, à travers son musée, des expositions, des conférences, des publications et un festival.
Swiss art news, listings of contemporary art exhibitions.
Museum für Gestaltung
Museum of Design
Well-known Swiss Artists *
Fuseli, John Henry (Johann Heinrich Füssli)
Alberto Giacometti. MOMA
Text from Edward Lucie-Smith, and links to images on the web.
Alberto Giacometti Website
Alberto Giacometti. The Tate Gallery
Works by the sculptor including historical notes.
Alberto et Annette Giacometti’s website
The Giacometti Foundation
Giacometti Bronze Sets Auction Record at Sotheby’s
Giacometti, Kunsthaus Zürich
Tinguely-Museum in Basel
Jean Tinguely works of art in art museums. Artcyclopedia
Jean Tinguely. Wikipedia entry.
Pablo Togni and Christian Rebecchi, Switzerland. The Nevercrew group work on murals, graphics and other forms such as sculpture, illustrations, designer toys, photography and video. In their most recent works can be found the graphic elements of collage, the lettering and imagery that often exploits the atmosphere and the structure of the metropolis as well as a vintage and surreal taste.