In the 7th edition of the series of public talks Galleries Now! Silvio R. Baviera gives insights into 53 years as a cultural producer in Zurich: from his first exhibitions in his apartment, a game-changing journey to Germany in the 1960ies, his archive of the artist Friedrich Kuhn (1926-1972) and the socio-political power of creativity.
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In 1966 Silvio R. Baviera founded the publishing house Um die Ecke (Around the Corner), expanded by Edition Silvio R. Baviera in 1970 and a gallery with the same name at Dienerstrasse 21 in Zurich in 1974. Baviera’s hybrid as a gallery/publishing house/fina art editioning was a melting pot for mainly young and emerging Swiss but also German artists such as Ina Barfuss, Martin Kippenberger, Bernhard Luginbühl, Manon, Dieter Meier, Albert und Markus Oehlen, Meret Oppenheim, Sigmar Polke, Markus Raetz, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth, Annelies Štrba or Thomas Wachweger. In more than 1000 exhibitions as of today Baviera shows, promotes and mediates art in which he truly believes, not only as a gallerist, writer and publisher but also as a collector and museum founder and manager.