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SWISS EVENTS

IN NEW YORK
AND CT/ ME/ MA/ MI/ MN/ NH/ NJ/ ND/ OH/ PA/ RI/ SD/ VT/ WI/ BM/ PR/ VI
for the period of March 19 April 1, 2015

UPCOMING/ONGOING EVENTS
Film | Music | Visual Arts | Architecture | Theater | Design | Above and Beyond | Coming Soon | Meanwhile in Switzerland
Dates, locations and ticket prices are subject to change. Please confirm before visiting events!

HIGHLIGHT
Sunday, March 29
7pm

PAUSE
US PREMIERE
Focus on French Cinema presents Pause, a
romantic comedy by director Mathieu Urfer.
The film received four Swiss Film Award
Nominations and won the prize for Best
Score. The short Swiss animation film
Aubade, nominated for Best Animation, will
be shown before the screening of Pause.
The event is part of the International Month
of the Francophonie.
Image: Film still Pause, Switzerland, 2014,
82 minutes.

Focus on French Cinema


Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas
Greenwich, CT
www.focusonfrenchcinema.com

FILM
Thursday, March 19
9:15pm

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA


FILM SCREENING

Sunday, March 22
9:15pm

Hecho en Europa: 6 Festival de Cine


Europeo presents Clouds of Sils Maria, a
coproduction directed by Olivier Assayas
starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart.
Image: Film still Clouds of Sils Maria, France
/ Germany / Switzerland, 2014, 123 minutes.

Tuesday, March 24
4:15pm

Thursday, March 19
Sunday, March 22

THE CIRCLE
FILM SCREENING

Hecho en Europa
Fine Arts Caf Miramar
San Juan, Puerto Rico
www.festivaldecineeuropeo.com

Cleveland Film Festival


Cleveland, OH
www.clevelandfilm.org

Cleveland Film Festival presents The Circle


(Der Kreis) directed by Stefan Haupt.
Image: Films still The Circle, Switzerland
2014, 102 minutes.
Sunday, March 22
Tuesday, March 24

UNLIKELY HEROES
FILM SCREENING
Cleveland Film Festival presents Unlikely
Heroes (Schweizer Helden) directed by
Peter Luisi.
Image: Film still Unlikely Heroes Switzerland
2014, 94 minutes.

Cleveland Film Festival


Cleveland, OH
www.clevelandfilm.org

Sunday, March 22
11:35am

SOUNDS OF NATURE
SHORT FILM SCREENING

Cleveland Film Festival


Cleveland, OH
www.clevelandfilm.org

Cleveland Film Festival presents Sounds of


Nature, a short film by Simon Weber in
which a young boy discovers an entirely new
experience. Switzerland, 8 minutes.
Image: Film still Sounds of Nature,
Switzerland, 8 minutes.
Sunday, March 22
2:45pm

DISCIPLINE
FILM SCREENING

Monday, March 23
6pm

New Directors / New Films presents the short


film Discipline by director Christophe M.
Saber. In this biting comedy of manners, it
really does take a village.
Image: Film still Discipline, Switzerland,
2014, 11 minutes.

New Directors / New Films


New York, NY
newdirectors.org

MUSIC
Friday, March 20
7:30pm

FIRE IN THE BELLY


CONCERT
Swiss hip-hop star Grgoire Vuilleumier aka
Greis performs with Glass Farm Ensemble
Martha Cargo (flutes), Troy Rinker (double
bass) and Yvonne Troxler (piano) with
music by Yvonne Troxler / Grgoire
Vuilleumier, Gyrgy Kurtag and Frederic
Rzewski.
Image: Ggoire Vuilleumier aka Greis.

Wednesday, March 18
8:30pm

CHLO LVY
CONCERTS

Sunday, March 22
8:30pm

Swiss musician Chlo Lvy (vocals,


kalimba) performs solo at Seeds Brooklyn on
March 18 at 8:30pm, at Bowery Arts &
Science in the East Village on March 22 and
with Ben Monder at Firehouse Space in
Brooklyn on March 27th at 8pm.
Image: Chlo Lvy

Friday, March 27
8pm

Symphony Space
Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY
www.glassfarm.org

SEEDS BROOKLYN
617 Vanderbilt Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
www.seedsbrooklyn.org
Bowery Arts & Science
308 Bowery
New York, NY
www.boweryartsandscience.org
THE FIREHOUSE SPACE
246 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY
www.thefirehousespace.org

Thursday, March 19
Saturday, March 21
8:30pm

SEBASTIEN AMMANN
CONCERTS
Color Wheel presents new music for three
nights at IBeam Brooklyn from March 19th to
March 21st at 8:30pm. Michal Attias - alto
saxophone, Sebastien Ammann - piano,
composition, Noah Garabedian bass, and
Nathan Ellman-bell drums.
Image: Sebastien Ammann.

Monday, March 23
8pm

EMILIE WEIBEL
CONCERT
Emilie Weibel sings with her minimalist
vocal project oMoO at Rockwood Music Hall
on March 23rd at 8pm. This is her last show in
New York before performances in Europe.
Image: Emilie Weibel.

IBeam Brooklyn
168 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York
www.ibeambrooklyn.com

Rockwood Music Hall


196 Allen Street
New York, NY
www.emilieweibel.com

Saturday, March 28
8pm

MICHEL MAURER TRIO


CONCERT
Swiss jazz drummer and composer Michel
Maurer
Performs
with
his
original
compositions trio Marius Duboule (Guitar),
Sam Trapchak (bass) and Michael Maurer
(Drums) at IBeam Brooklyn on March 28th at
8pm.
Image: Michel Gilgen.

IBeam Brooklyn
168 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY
www.ibeambrooklyn.com

VISUAL ARTS
Friday, March 27
9:30am 5:30pm

SURFACES
SYMPOSIUM
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the
Institute of Fine Arts at NYU Nomie
Etienne presents a one-day symposium on
the issue of surface in paintings, architecture
and photography in Europe between the 15th
and 19th centuries.
Image: Nomie Etienne

Through March 31

OUSMANE DIA
EXHIBITION
Ray Gallery presents The Renaissance, an
exhibition by Senegalese-Swiss artist
Ousmane DIA. Ousmane DIA works with
wood and recycled metals, demonstrating his
respect for the environment and man-made
materials. The solo exhibition will be on view
until March 31, 2015
Image: Ousmane DIA.

Through March

ZIMOUN
EXHIBITIONS
Three solo exhibitions are dedicated to the
Swiss sound architecture and installation
artists Zimoun. The Simons Center Gallery
will celebrate their exhibition opening on
Thursday, February 5, the Knockdown
Center in Flushing on Saturday, February 7
with a live performance at 6pm and bitforms
gallery in the Lower East Side on Sunday,
February 8. An artist talk by Zimoun will take
place on Thursday, February 5 at Stony
Brook University at 4pm.
Image: Courtesy of bitforms gallery, New
York. Photo by Studio Zimoun.

Through March 21

CLAUDIA COMTE
OPENING RECEPTION
Gladstone Gallery is pleased to present NO
MELON NO LEMON, Claudia Comtes first
U.S. solo exhibition. The Swiss artist will
create a site-specific environment comprising
paintings and chainsaw-cut sculptures. Each
work functions as part of a modular system of
intricately connected elements.
Image: Claudia Comte at Gladstone Gallery.

Through March 27

KITCHEN GIRLS + TOY BOYS


GROUP EXHIBITION
On February 26th, 2015 through March 7th,
2015, Berlin-based artist and curator, Jonny
Star, presents a new iteration of her
interdisciplinary
SUPERUSCHI
shows
entitled kitchen girls & toy boys featuring

Institute of Fine Arts


New York University
IFA's lecture hall
New York, NY
www.nyu.edu
RSVP

Ray Gallery
55 Washington Street
Brooklyn, NY
www.raygalleryny.com

Simons Center Gallery


Stony Brook University
Long Island, NY
www.scgp.stonybrook.edu
Knockdown Center
Flushing, NY
www.knockdowncenter.com
bitforms gallery
Lower East Side
New York, NY
www.bitforms.com

Gladstone Gallery
530 West 21st Street
New York, NY
www.gladstonegallery.com

Rush Arts Gallery


526 W 26th Street # 311
New York, NY
www.rushphilanthropic.org

Swiss artist duo Monica Germann & Daniel


Lorenzi at Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea.
Image: kitchen girls & toy boys
Through March 27

MEDIUMS
EXHIBITION OPENING
For the group exhibition Mediums, curator
Michael Hambouz enlisted a team of artists
each highly skilled in a specific medium, and
arranged for all to have consultation sessions
with psychic medium and healer Hank
Hivnor. The group show features works by
Swiss artist Chrissy Angliker.
Image: Chrissy Angliker. Sand and Water,
2015.

Through March 29

CHINA BLUE
GROUP EXHIBITION
Art League of Rhode Island presents the
group exhibition Explored and Envisioned
featuring Swiss artist China Blue at The Vets
Gallery. Curated by Uli Brahmst.
Image: Photinus Muybridgeous by China
Blue.

Through May 24

VALENTIN CARRON
EXHIBITION
Work Hard, the graffiti message enhancing
this Lausanne public sculpture from 1945 by
Pierre Blanc is the title of Swiss Institutes
latest exhibition and curatorial debut of
celebrated artist Valentin Carron. Carron,
who represented Switzerland at the 2013
Venice Biennale, selects an exceptional
range of seminal artworks combining his key
homegrown
influences
and
inspiring
contemporaries.
Image: Pierre Blanc, Taureau et Berger,
1945. Photo courtesy Kevin Seisdedos,
FAP.

Calico Gallery
67 West Street, #203
Brooklyn, NY
www.calicobrooklyn.com

The Vets Gallery


One Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI
www.artleagueri.org

Swiss Institute
18 Wooster Street
New York, NY
www.swissinstitute.net

ARCHITECTURE
Through March 31

SWISS POSITIONS
EXHIBITION
The School of Architecture at the University
of Puerto Rico, the Consulate General of
Switzerland in New York and the Honorary
Consulate in Puerto Rico present the
opening of the architectural photography
exhibition Swiss Positions: 33 takes on
sustainable approaches to building, curated
by Nathalie Herschdorfer.
Image:
Chapel
St-Loup
by
LOCALARCHITECTURE. Photo: Milo Keller.

University of Puerto Rico


School of Architecture
Puerto Rico www.uprrp.edu
www.localarchitecture.ch

THEATER
Saturday, March 14
Sunday, March 29

REMOTE NEW YORK


INTERACTIVE THEATER
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
presents a pedestrian based live art
experience Rimini Protokolls Remote New
York. Directed by Stefan Kaegi, Rimini
Protokoll is an art collective that utilizes the

New York, NY
www.nyuskirball.org

tools and techniques of theater to develop


works inventing unusual perspectives on
reality. Participants will be emailed
the starting location 48 hours prior to the start
time.
Image: Rimini Protokoll.

DESIGN
Through April 26

VITRA
EXHIBITION
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is pleased to
present the exhibition Vitra Design,
Architecture, Communication: A European
Project with American Roots from November
22, 2014 - April 26, 2015.
Image: Model of Balancing Tools, 1984
Designed by Claes Oldenburg, American
(born Sweden), born 1929.

Philadelphia Museum of Art


Collab Gallery, First Floor
Perelman Building
www.philamuseum.org

ABOVE AND BEYOND


Thursday, March 26
6:30 8:15pm

A DIGITAL MAGNA CARTA:


INTERNET GOVERNANCE AND A NEW
SOCIAL CONTRACT
Join the Consulate General of Switzerland for
a discussion on the future of the Internet and
Geneva's role as a global hub for Internet
Governance on Thursday, March 26 at
6:30pm. Speakers include Dr. Jovan
Kurbalija, Director, DiploFoundation and
Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director for
Global Policy Partnerships, Internet Society,
based in Geneva. The event is co-organizing
with New America NYC and the
DiploFoundation.
Image: Dr. Jovan Kurbalija, Director,
DiploFoundation.

New America NYC


199 Lafayette Street, Suite 3B
New York, NY
www.newamerica.org
RSVP

COMING SOON
April 7 12, 2015

LORD OF THE RINGS


FILM SCREENING + CONCERT
For the first time ever in North America, the
complete film trilogy, The Lord of the Rings,
will be presented live, in concert from April 712, 2015. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy In
Concert, at the David H. Koch Theater at
Lincoln Center, features the 21st Century
Symphony Orchestra & Chorus of Lucerne,
Switzerland, conducted by Ludwig Wicki,
which specializes in bringing films and their
scores to life, and performs an annual
program of film concerts at the KKL Luzern.
Image: Lord of the Rings at David H. Koch
Theater.

MEANWHILE IN SWITZERLAND

David H. Koch Theater


New York, NY
www.davidhkochtheater.com

LUCERNE

LUCERNE FESTIVAL AT EASTER


MARCH 21 29, 2015
This years edition of the Lucerne Festival at Easter presents a strong focus on
sacred music and a variety of different musical approaches to it. Legendary
masterpieces such as Johann Sebastian Bachs monumental Mass in B minor
can be heard as well as the world premiere of Liturgia, a new, experimental
project by young Swiss composer Dave Jegerlehner and the Youth Symphony
Orchestra of Central Switzerland.
www.lucernefestival.ch

ZURICH

M4MUSIC FESTIVAL ZURICH


MARCH 26 28, 2015
Organized by Migros Culture Percentage, the Swiss pop music scene gathers
every year at the festival m4music in Zurich. New talents are ready to be
discovered, well-known national and international acts play live shows and
important topics are discussed during the conference. Among the highlights of
this years festival are the performances of the uprising Swiss Rap Duo Lo &
Leduc and of the Nigerian Soul star Nneka.
Image: Nneka
www.m4music.ch

BERNE

MUSEUM NIGHT BERN


MARCH 20, 2015
Once again the museums and archives of the City of Berne open their doors for a
night full of exploring and discovering during the 13th edition of the
Museumsnacht Bern. You can gaze at the butterflies in the botanical garden,
throw a glance at the workspace of our Swiss Federal Council in the
Bundeshaus, listen to Walter Dpps bernese stories at Zentrum Paul Klee or
simply visit the exhibitions of the many museums.
www.museumsnacht-bern.ch
Image: Daniel Rohr

Contact :
Contact:
Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, Cultural Department: nyc.culture@eda.admin.ch
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