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Events in Art and Archaeology

Gerhard Richter: <EM>Betty</EM>, 1988Oil on canvas, 102x72cmSaint-Louis Art Museum Gerhard Richter 2012© Gerhard Richter 2012
Gerhard Richter: Betty, 1988
Oil on canvas, 102x72cm
Saint-Louis Art Museum Gerhard Richter 2012
© Gerhard Richter 2012
Gerhard Richter: Pictures / Series
BASEL  •  Fondation Beyeler  •  18 May - 7 September 2014

"I do not obey any intention, system or trend; I have no programme, style or pretention. I love uncertainty, infinity and permanent insecurity."

The exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler centers on German artist Gerhard Richter's (born in Dresden in 1932, now based in Cologne) series, cycles, and interior spaces. A counterpoint to these is formed by a number of single works, many of which have achieved iconic status. Some hundred pictures are on show — portraits, still-lifes, landscapes, abstract images — along with two glass objects and sixty-four overpainted photographs. The selection encompasses the major periods in Richter’s career since 1966, including recent works not yet seen in public.

Fondation Beyeler Website

Contact: Fondation Beyeler
Baselstrasse 101
CH-4125 Riehen/Base
Tel: (41) (0) 61 645 97 00

Cindy Sherman: Untitled Horrors
ZURICH  •  Kunsthaus  •  6 June - 14 September 2014
At the heart of the retrospective Cindy Sherman – Untitled Horrors is the grotesque, the gruesomely shocking in her work, from the earliest days through to most recent times.
Her first works date from 1975. She created them at home, using an external shutter release. Even at this stage, she was already dramatizing different (gender) roles and constantly changing identities.

Kunsthaus Website

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Contact: Kunsthaus
Heimplatz 1
8001 Zürich
Tel: (41) 1 253 84 84

Andrea Bruno: <EM>Cinema Zenit</EM>
Andrea Bruno: Cinema Zenit
Andrea Bruno: Cinema Zenit
GENEVA  •  Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève  •  17 May - 17 August 2014

The Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève presents its first exhibition dedicated to contemporary comics with Cinema Zenit by Italian comic book artist Andrea Bruno (Catania, 1972).  Among his influences are the great masters of the Italian and Argentinian schools, including Alberto Breccia, José Munoz, Sergio Toppi, and Hugo Pratt. Andrea Bruno is interested in stories in which the unsaid, the characters’ alienation and dream-like settings are constant features. Over the past twenty years the artist has created an increasingly personal style, abandoning line and pen in favour of black blotches of ink, and the use of a brush and pieces of corrugated cardboard used as dabbers.

Together with the original artworks for Cinema Zenit, the exhibition includes the artist’s latest plates and drawings from  recent books notably Sabato tregua (Canicola, 2011) and Come le strisce che lasciano gli aerei (Coconino, 2012, with texts by Vasco Brondi), also published by Rackham Editions in France, and the fanfold Biblioteca onirica silkscreen series (Alexander Berardinelli Editore, 2013). Andrea Bruno lives and works in Bologna.

Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève Website

Contact: Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève
Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10,
1205 Genève

Tel: ( 41) 22 329 18 42

Luc Chessex, CCCC (Castro, Coca, Che, Cherchez la femme [Search for the Woman])
LAUSANNE  •  Musée de l'Elysée  •  4 June - 24 August 2014
Luc Chessex lived in Cuba from 1961 to 1975. As a member of the Prensa Latina agency and photo editor for the magazine Cuba internacional, he was an involved witness of the revolution. The Musée de l'Elysée is presenting four series of photographs from that time: Cherchez la Femme [Search for the Woman], Le Visage de la Révolution [The Face of the Revolution], Che and Coca. The exhibition was created from numerous original prints, publications, press clippings and an unpublished book on Cuban women.

Musée de l'Elysée Website

Contact: Musée de l'Elysée
18 avenue de l'Elysée
1014 Lausanne
Tel: (41) 21 31 69 911

Events in Classical Music

The Jerusalem String Quartet
The Jerusalem String Quartet
Jerusalem String Quartet
VERBIER  •  Eglise  •  2 August 2014

Beethoven, Smetena, Dvorak

Jerusalem String Quartet
Nobuko Imai, viola
Miklós Perényi, cello


Fondation du Verbier Festival et Academy 2014 Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Eglise
Verbier, Switzerland
Tel: (41)

Kavakos, Hagen, Hamelin
VERBIER  •  Eglise  •  31 July 2014

Beethoven, Mendelssohn

Leonidas Kavakos, violin 
Clemens Hagen, cello 
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Fondation du Verbier Festival et Academy 2014 Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Eglise
Verbier, Switzerland
Tel: (41) 27 775 41 60

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Youssou N’Dour
Youssou N’Dour
Youssou N’Dour
VERBIER  •  Salle des Combins  •  30 July 2014
Youssou N’Dour, vocals
Mamadou Mbaye, guitar/bass
Pape Oumar Ngom, rhythm guitar
Omar Sow, guitar/bass
Assane Thiam, talking drum
Moustapha Faye, keyboard
Ibrahama Cisse, keyboard
Moustapha Mbaye, percussion
El Hadj Faye, percussion
Babacar Faye, percussion
Abdoulaye Lo, drums
Djanke Djiba, vocals
Birame Dieng, vocals    

Senegalese super star Youssou N'Dour and his musicians in concert at the Verbier Festival 2014.

Fondation du Verbier Festival et Academy Website

Detailed schedule information:
7:00 pm


Salle des Combins
Verbier, Switzerland


Tel: (41) 27 775 41 60

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