Blog – Kunsthalle Zürich

30.04.2015 – Guest Blogger

Terayama Shuji. First Period (1967–1969)

Michael Zimmermann on Theater der Überforderung


Around 1967 when Terayama’s underground theater troupe “Tenjô Sajiki” was formed, economic high-growth-era Japan saw the resurgence of a nationwide protest movement. Groups protesting Japan’s complicit role in the Vietnam War linked up with workers, environmentalists, and radical students. The following years saw a mass of demonstrations – peaceful and violent –, occupations of public squares, train stations and universities (at one point approx. 80% of universities were completely or partly barricaded) and bloody...

28.04.2015 – Guest Blogger

Hannah Weiner (1928–1997). Code Poems, Street Works / Poetry Events, 0 to 9

Post 1 of 3 by curator Franziska Glozer



In the 1960s many artists felt the call to appropriate the world, draft new visions for the future and engage directly with a society that was saddled by crises. Existing structures were antiquated and the art scene sought renewal through such movements as Minimal Art, Concept Art, Land Art and Performance Art. These new genres were largely related between two poles: Imagination (the abstract idea) and experience (the interaction with a public foreign to art). Still in their conceptual beginnings, p...

27.04.2015 – Guest Blogger

Stopping the Stoppage

Tenzing Barshee on the exhibition Slice A Slanted Arc Into Dry Paper Sky by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian


This exhibition isn’t fit for the Internet. It's too bulky, tightly staged, inviting you to discover something in every corner. Generosity as a program. Generosity as a currency. Maybe as a signifier of a human element. Who knows. These very familiar halls that have seen many shows before and now suddenly seem to have cast a spirit of otherness. Something is definitely different. It feels like this institution has been stripped of its...


Sommer des Zögerns

Sommer des Zögerns / Summer of Suspense
26. Mai – 30. August 2020

Der «Sommer des Zögerns» ist – wie die letzten Tage und Wochen – ein Experiment in komischer
Gemeinsamkeit. Über sieben Wochen bauen 42 Künstler*innen aus Zürich eine Ausstellung auf, die sich
fortlaufend verändert und zusammenfügt. Drei Mal wöchentlich, immer dienstags, donnerstags und
samstags, treffen zwei Künstler*innen in der Kunsthalle ein, installieren ihr Werk oder präsentieren eine
Performance. An diesen Tagen stossen wir immer um 18 Uhr darauf an, für alle...