Opening: Xanti Schawinsky

Xanti Schawinsky, Transition, 1960 Oil on canvas 203,4 x 381,4 x 5,3 cm Courtesy of the Xanti Schawinsky Estate Zürich Photo: Daniel Schawinsky

20.02.2015, 18:00

The Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst presents the first comprehensive retrospective of the oeuvre of the Swiss artist Xanti Schawinsky (born Basel, 1904–died Locarno, 1979). For the first time, the retrospective at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst brings together pieces from all periods of this artist’s creative output. Beyond the avant-garde utopias of the Bauhaus and his proto-happening art, Schawinsky’s oeuvre is linked in many ways to the major tendencies in European as well as American prewar and postwar 20th-century modernism.

Opening: 6–9 p.m.

6 p.m. Speeches by Heike Munder (director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst) and Raphael Gygax (curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst)

6–9 p.m. Children’s vernissage: The art education workshop on the basement floor welcomes our little visitors with creative activities that playfully explore the art on display in the exhibition.

Visitor address
Limmatstrasse 270
CH–8005 Zurich

Mailing address
Postfach 1766
CH–8031 Zurich
Tel +41 44 277 20 50
Fax +41 44 277 62 86

Opening hours
Tue/Wed/Fri 11 am–6 pm
Thu 11 am–8 pm
Sat/Sun 10 am–5 pm
Public Holidays

Adults: CHF 12
Reduced: CHF 8
Thu 5-8 pm: Free admission