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Longing for Nature
Reading Landscapes in Chinese Art

Until Sun, 17/01/2021
Museum Rietberg

Mountains and streams, trees and clouds have been at the heart of Chinese painting for a thousand years. They have become the epitome of Chinese art and culture and inspire artists to this day.

The exhibition introduces viewers to Chinese landscape painting, discloses its many meanings, and reveals its hidden messages. It provides insight into China’s culture, philosophy, and literature, while at the same time addressing a highly topical issue that transcends national boundaries, namely the relationship between humankind and nature.

For the first time an exhibition juxtaposes historical masterpieces with landscape representations by internationally renowned modern and contemporary artists. The dialogue between past and present reveals surprising links, but also ruptures and conflicts.

The show presents over eighty works from six centuries, including paintings, installations, and video works. In addition to highlights from the Drenowatz Collection of the Museum Rietberg, the exhibition also features important loans from leading European museums and rarely exhibited works from private holdings.

Museum Rietberg

Gablerstrasse 15
8002 Zürich

+41 44 415 31 31

Tram 7: Museum Rietberg / Bus 72: Hügelstrasse

Photography allowed

Opening Times

Tuesday: 10–17
Wednesday: 10–20
Thursday: 10–17
Friday: 10–17
Saturday: 10–17
Sunday: 10–17

Until Sun, 17/01/2021

The Museum Rietberg ist open.

In general: open on public holidays 10am–5pm, except on December 25: closed. Library: Tue-Thu 1-5pm


Special exhibitions «Love, Fight, Feast– The World of Japanese Narrative Art» und «Manga– Reading the Flow» incl. collection
CHF 25/20*

CHF 14/12*


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