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William Forsythe. The Sense of Things.
Preview of the Chipperfield extension.

Until Mon, 24/05/2021
Kunsthaus Zürich
Extension by David Chipperfield, view Heimplatz with installation «Tastende Lichter» by Pipilotti Rist, Photo © Juliet Haller, City of Zurich Urban Planning Department Erweiterungsbau von David Chipperfield, Ansicht Heimplatz mit Installation «Tastende Lichter» von Pipilotti Rist, Foto © Juliet Haller, Amt für Städtebau, Zürich
Chipperfield building William Forsythe. The Sense of Things. Installation view 2021, Photo © Franca Candrian, Kunsthaus Zürich, Artwork © William Forsythe Chipperfield-Bau William Forsythe. The Sense of Things. Ausstellungsansicht 2021, Foto © Franca Candrian, Kunsthaus Zürich, Werk © William Forsythe

For the first encounter with the new museum building, the Kunsthaus Zürich has invited the artist and choreographer William Forsythe (b. 1949) to produce a new work. ‘The Sense of Things’ can be experienced exclusively for four weeks in the museum’s new building by architect David Chipperfield. It is the first artistic intervention in the new space.

In Forsythe’s acoustic intervention, deconsecrated church bells of different sizes, pitches, and timbres will be activated in a contrapuntal composition that is widely distributed across the spaces of the new extension. In considering Chipperfield’s building as an immense sounding-body, Forsythe proposes that visitors individually tune the composition via their perambulations through the new museum, thereby embodying his choreographic proposition.

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Kunsthaus Zürich

Heimplatz 1
8001 Zürich

+41 44 253 84 84
Website

Tram 3/5/9, Bus 31: Kunsthaus

Photography allowed

Opening Times

Tuesday: 10–18
Wednesday: 10–19
Thursday: 10–19
Friday: 10–18
Saturday: 10–18
Sunday: 10–18

Until Mon, 24/05/2021

Public holidays: 10am–6pm
Closed on December 25

Library:
Mon–Fri: 1–6pm

Prices

Exhibitions: CHF 23/18*

Collection: CHF 16/11*

Combined ticket: CHF 26/19*

*reduced

Free admission for children up to the age of 16 and for members

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