Migros Museum Contemporary art in impressive spaces

Tuesday, December 05 2023

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Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday - Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am - 8:00pm


Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zurich-District 5
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+41 44 277 20 50

Contemporary art is undoubtedly a case in itself. You should not miss the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art in Zurich if you like modern art. It might make you think, touch you deeply, provoke you or make you laugh.

Located on the Löwenbräu site in Zurich, the internationally renowned museum has been dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and communicating contemporary art since 1996. The impressive building offers plenty of space to present large-format exhibits from its own collection, as well as changing solo and group exhibitions on two levels.

In the mid-1950s, entrepreneur Gottlieb Duttweiler, the founder of Migros, Switzerland's largest retailer, began purchasing works of art. The Migros Museum not only exhibits those pieces from the collection but also focuses on productions in close collaboration with the artists.

This mix results in impressive exhibitions by artists such as Maurizio Cattelan, Urs Fischer, Rachel Harrison, Mark Leckey, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tatiana Trouvé, as well as essential precursors such as Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Stephen Willats, Katharina Sieverding and Paul Thek.

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The museum also "attentively and critically observes important social discourses". It is not about art as a self-contained reference system in the sense of a canon but as a participatory and transparent laboratory for developing and questioning positions and opinions.

Anyone looking for paintings and sculptures here is definitely wrong - you have to get involved with the exhibits. Especially those who believe that they have no real access to modern art will benefit from the public tours organised by the museum's experts. There are also many programmes for children, schools and families.

The Migros Museum of Contemporary Art presents itself as avant-garde, constantly new and thought-provoking. Go there, try it out and broaden your own horizons - after all, admission is free as a sign of open access to culture. Forever.

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