Kunst 13 Zürich / Preview

Zurich is an art city. Its density of contemporary art is unique in Europe. And since 19 years, Zurich has its very own art fair, Kunst Zurich.

Within a few days every autumn, more than 25 000 visitors flock to the special selection found at this distinct show for contemporary art. The Kunst Zurich’s charm is its diversity, from multimedia to photography, installation and classic expression in painting and sculpture. The works range from the figurative to the abstract, from conceptual to spontaneous, from small formats to big scale pieces, from young to established artists, at all price levels.

Kunst Zurich is not only an art fair, but a place for lively exchange and sustainable contacts in the international art world.

At this years gathering, the Kunst Zurich Advancement Art Award will be announced for the first time. Dotted with 25 000 Swiss Francs, it is one of Switzerland’s most prestigious awards.

Visitors in Zurich at the end of October have the unique opportunity to focus on a selection of current artistic trends and expression from around the globe. Kunst Zurich is an ideal place for every collector to make unusual discoveries.

70 galleries from Switzerland as well as from abroad take part in this years show and present a global selection of contemporary visual arts.

In addition to the show’s classic program of contemporary to modern art, the sponsor booths presents a new and coming generation of galleries and artists.

You will be delighted with your visit to KUNST 13 ZURICH in the spectacular setting of an old factory building that is the perfect backdrop for the artwork.


ABB Hall 550
Ricarda-Huch-Strasse | 8050 Zürich
Former factory buildings behind Zürich-Oerlikon railway station
Entry to the area:
1) Binzmühlestrasse 95
2) Ecke Birchstrasse / Sophie-Taeuber-Strasse vis à vis Birchstrasse 155

Opening hours
October 31 to Novmber 3, 2013

Thursday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m
Friday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday | Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 31, 2013
4 p.m to 10 p.m.

Kunst Party
Club Diagonal
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Glärnischstrasse 10, 8001 Zurich
With invitation

Advancement Art Award | Artists’ Talks
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 3 p.m., booth H1
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3 p.m., booth H2

Friday, 1. November 2013 14 pm, Claudia Steinfels in dialogue with the artist Rolf Sachs.
Saturday, 2. November 2013 14 pm, will be announced.
Tages Anzeiger Podium
Sonntag, 3. November 2013 14 pm, Res Strehle (Co-Chiefeditor) in dialogue with Uli Sigg (Focus China).

Child Care
Children (aged 3-10) can participate in free arts- and crafts-wokshops while their parents enjoy the art fair.
Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Our favorites from this years ‘Preview’:

Intermission girls by Trevor Guthrie (charcoal on paper)
Kunst 13 Zürich / Preview
Die Vögel by Norio Takasugi (Galerie Albrecht)
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Crucial by Andy Denler
Kunst 13 Zürich / Preview
Vertical Discolado by Rafael Barrios
Kunst 13 Zürich / Preview
Haust Rökkur by Peter Lang (Galerie Florian Trampler)
Kunst 13 Zürich / Preview
La ceiba blanca by Jorge Mayet (Python Gallery)
Kunst 13 Zürich / Preview
Polina by Maxim Wakultschik (Galerie von Fraunberg)
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Haschi zuckerfrei by Riccardo Pocci
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Gao Jia by Raphaël Renaud
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‘untitled’ by Tobias Weber
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Sing along silvery moon by Andrea Damp
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Raleigh Beach Huts by Philipp Hofmann (Galerie Barbara von Stechow)
Kunst 13 Zürich / Preview
St. Tropez Sirens by Philipp Hofmann (Galerie Barbara von Stechow)
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