Zurich

Zurich

An Unrestricted View of the Mediterranean

Kunsthaus Zurich
Heimplatz 1
June 5–August 30, 1998

The first thing visitors will encounter at the entrance to the Kunsthaus Zürich this summer will be a view-obstructing wall of sandbags. On the other side of Fabrice Gygi’s Alps of sand, curator and Parkett editor Bice Curiger will present her take on the contemporary Swiss scene, with 200-plus works on display by artists ranging from well-kept local secrets to emerging international stars (e.g., Pipilotti Rist, Sylvie Fleury, and Thomas Hirschhorn). A video lounge will focus on work from the ’90s, while a “flashback room” showing art produced in the ’70s should help put the exhibition in historical context. Best-in-show honors—in the form of a check for $10,000—will go to one of the participants. June 5–Aug. 30; travels to Kunsthalle Shirn, Frankfurt, Germany.