Europa ‒ Where it has been & Where it is at
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What image represents Europe? Is it the fall of the Berlin Wall, universal human rights, the European Football Championships and the Eurovision Song Contest? Not since Antiquity has a single image stood for Europe. Europeans are bound together by more than just territory: they share a complex past and, following the horrors of the Second World War, a resolve to shape a future founded on solidarity and peace.

'Europa - The Future of History’ (from 12 June to 6 September 2015) at the Kunsthaus Zürich is an exhibition on Europe in art. More than 100 paintings, drawings, photographs, videos and installations by over 60 mainly modern or contemporary artists encounter literary and political statements by well-known figures in an exploration of Europe. Here at this show, themes such as the paths of democratic development, war and peace, home – wanderlust – homesickness and the culture of memory, amnesia and nostalgia are investigated with the backdrop of Europe’s current eventful history and present.
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Meret Oppenheim, Large Cloudy Sky over Continents, 1964 Oil on raw canvas, vinyl varnish, 110 x 210 cm. Pictet Collection, photo: Thomas Hensinger © 2015 ProLitteris, Zurich
Anna Jermolaewa, Kremlin Doppelgaenger (Kremlin Double), 2009 HD video, colour, sound, 21 min., looped. Courtesy of the artist and Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna © 2015 ProLitteris, Zurich
Arnold Böcklin, Freedom, 1891 Tempera and oil on spruce wood, 96 x 96 cm. Kunsthaus Zürich, on long-term loan from the Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Alighiero Boetti, Mappa, 1983 Wool on cotton, 116 x 178 cm. Migros Museum of Contemporary Art collection, photo: Peter Schälchli, Zurich © 2015 ProLitteris, Zurich
Félix Vallotton, The Rape of Europa, 1908 Oil on canvas, 130 x 162 cm. Kunstmuseum Bern, gift of Prof. Hans R. Hahnloser, Bern
Max Ernst, Europe After the Rain I, 1933 Oil paint, tempera on plywood, wood, plaster, fabric, 107 x 149 x 7 cm. Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe © 2015 ProLitteris, Zurich
Uriel Orlow, Stefan Zweig, 2009 From the series ‘Oddly, one lived the war in one’s mind more intensively than at home in a country at war’ Marker pen on tinted watercolour paper, 50 parts: 38 x 28 cm. Art collection of the City of Zurich © Uriel Orlow
Herbert Brandl, Untitled, 2013 From the ‘Schwarze Sulm’ (‘Black Sulm’) series Oil on canvas, varnish, 218 x 170 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna © Herbert Brandl
Ilya Kabakov, This is the Sky, This is a Lake, This is the Sea ..., 1970 Oil and enamel paint on masonite, 125 x 197 cm. Private collection © 2015 ProLitteris, Zurich
Agnès Geoffray, Libération I-II, 2011 From the ‘Incidental Gestures’ series Inkjet print on museum paper, diptych, 23.6 x 35 cm. FRAC Auvergne collection © Agnès Geoffray
Martin Kippenberger, Put Your Freedom in the Corner, Save it For a Rainy Day, 1990 Wood, ceramic and printing colour on paper. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, 2008, gift of the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection © Estate of Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
Osman Bozkurt, Marks of Democracy / Portraits of the Voters, 2002 C-print, 10 works: each 40 x 60 cm Deutsche Bank collection, photo: Martin Url, Frankfurt © Osman Bozkurt
Fabrice Gygi, Dérouleur de tapis rouge, 1999 Varnished steel, blue light, carpet, rubber wheels, dimensions variable Migros Museum of Contemporary Art collection, photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich © Fabrice Gygi
Herlinde Koelbl, London: Vincent and Victoria Poklewski, 2000 From the series ‘Bedrooms: London, Berlin, Moscow, Rome, New York, Paris’, 1994-2002 Colour photograph. Courtesy of the artist © Herlinde Koelbl
Kader Attia, Demo(n)cracy, 2010 Neon, 49 x 480 x 3 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna © 2015 ProLitteris, Zurich
Francesco Vezzoli: Antique not Antique
Arte generativo
Rudolf Belling
CoBrA Magazines
Alessandro Mendini 1931-2019
Pieter Bruegel
Territorium: Ars - Techne-Krafts-Cosmovisión
Writing & Design
WRECK--Regeneration Experiment of Wasted Daily-use Ceramics from Chaozhou, China
The loft bar
Stories of You
One Hundred Thousand Games
Art Driver
Black Box. A Cabinet of Robotic Curiosities
The Joys of Ice Skating
penccil: This was 2017
serpentine 2017
Wayne Sorce: Urban Color
We Ar
Untitled Project: Honda CB77 Superhawk
Franz Kline
New Generation
What Is A Simulation?
Design for Disaster
The art of improvising art
Just Before Paradise
Total Automation
German Art since 1960
Jean Lurçat
Scum Pixel
The Bauhaus Revolution
In Infinity
In Orbit
Sislej Xhafa
reversed silhouettes
Christian Herdeg: Kunst und Bau
Obsolete Distinction
“I’m not supposed to talk about it”
Francois Morellet 1926 - 2016
Xavier Antin: Printing at Home
The Oily Actor
Jewelry Design Art
BASILE ARTECO "Falce/Scythe" design anonimo
BASILE ARTECO "Ferro/B" design Enzo Mari
Universality of the Vortex-Sphere Archetype
Colliding Worlds
Untitled Project: GOLD /eBAY
Palmyra, End of March, 2016
Alain Georges Frank Jacquet
Pierre Besson
Make War, Not Love
German Painting after the 1960s
David Bowie is Crossing the Border.
안 민 정 Private Pictograph
朱敬一 Standing Ink
The 2015 best of penccil
Spatial Objects
FLOW by Lazerian
Forward Retreat
Faces of the 17th century
Absalon: Cellules
Pavel Tchelitchew: Spiral head
Zigzag Castle
The Great Travelling Art Exhibition
Jean Arp: Randomness
Édouard Vuillard: Turn of the Century Paris
Ben Weiner: Post-Psychedelic Dreams
More cats in art
Heinrich Hoerle, Franz Wilhelm Seiwert and Anton Raederscheidt
Paolo Cirio: Overexposed
Ghost: Kader Attia and Ventimiglia
Fresh White
Totems: Yggdrasil
Jiyong Lee: Segmentation Series
Kukulkán Tattoo
Pigeonner / Public Pigeon Sculptures