Swiss Constitution 1848-2023

Switzerland has had a democratic Constitution since 1848. This Constitution still influences daily life in direct and indirect ways. Over time, the Constitution has evolved and adapted to new social, societal and political realities.

On its 175th anniversary, the National Museum Zurich presents its history, especially fundamental rights, personal freedom and political rights and duties.

Letters around the World

The Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing (die Basler Papiermühle. Museum für Papier, Schrift und Druck) presents a travelling exhibition of 72 artists from 36 countries featuring leporello and artist’s books made during the 2020/2021 pandemic shutdown.

The leporello is a printed work made of a long, folded strip of paper, distinguishable from a letter, flyer, brochure or leaflet.

Each work is the result of an exchange of experiences between two artists from different countries around the world who entered into a dialogue with their works and each other by post (i.e. not by app, e-mail or computer).

The exhibition shows the personal dimension, creativity and added value of ‘old-fashioned’ mail and exchange of feelings, messages and impressions. It still exists.

The works, with very different design concepts, techniques and content, are on show in Europe for the first time, following exhibitions in São Paulo, Buenos Aires and Quito. The museum exhibits them throughout the splendid permanent exhibition.

Nine artists on Corsica

In September 2021, Chantal Convertini (*1992) rented a house in Corsica and invited eight other colleagues whom, until then, she had known only on Instagram to join her for a project.

The group bonded not only on the photographic level but also as human beings. Hundreds of photographs were taken in the space of a few days: self-portraits, nudes, group pictures, details and landscapes. Much emerged out of the moment and the mood; and the photos also show the mutual trust growing with each passing day.

Photo’s : Felicitas Schwenzer, Charlotte Grimm

The exhibition’s title of Corse  is a reference to the place where those  photographic moments originated and to the natural way in which the photographs came about.

Initially, there were no plans to show these sometimes very intimate photos in an exhibition. The exhibtion showcases works from: Chantal Convertini, Lena Aires, Charlotte Grimm, Dafni Planta, Monika Jia Rui Scherer, Felicitas Schwenzer, Mayara Scudeler, Catia Simões and Shannon Tomasik.

Photo’s: Lena Aires, Dafni Planta

Replica of the living room in Corsica

Photo’s: Lena Aires

Free entry and cataloque for free!