Zurich

 Carroll Dunham,  Clouds (1) , (2018) Mixed media on linen 126 x 151.5 x 5.5 cm © Carroll Dunham Courtesy the artist, Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich / New York Photo: David N. Regen

Carroll Dunham, Clouds (1), 2018
Mixed media on linen 126 x 151.5 x 5.5 cm
© Carroll Dunham Courtesy the artist, Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich / New York; Photo: David N. Regen

Spike went to Zurich Art Weekend to look at art and talk to people. Alex Scrimgeour on a handful of standout shows currently on view in Switzerland’s largest city.

Torbjørn Rødland
Installation view Enamel Support at the dental clinic of Danielle Heller Fontana

Photo:
Manifesta 11 / Wolfgang Träger

Jon Kessler
Installation view The World Is Cuckoo at Les Ambassadeurs watch shop

Photo:
Manifesta 11 / Wolfgang Träger

Marguerite Humeau
Installation view When Skies are not named yet (I) at ETH Zurich

Photo:
Manifesta 11 / Eduard Meltzer
 

A good lunch can be as hard to find as a great artwork. The gallery owner Gregor Staiger knows where to go. He recommends the best socialist breakfast, a very old restaurant, the paradessence of Swiss food and a few places to explore the very famous Badi (bathing) culture. Plus: he is also hosting a bar with the gallery's neighbours during the opening of Manifesta.

 Exterior view of Mathis Altmann's current studio All images courtesy of Mathis Altmann

Exterior view of Mathis Altmann's current studio
All images courtesy of Mathis Altmann

In Zürich Mathis Altmann was involved in founding a number of artist-run spaces, such as Paloma Presents and New Jersyy, whose influence spread far beyond Switzerland. From his temporary home in sunny California, and before his upcoming presentation at Paramount Ranch 3, he reminisces about studios past and shows us his cement-covered current space in Los Angeles.

 Calanque de Sugiton

Calanque de Sugiton

The Swiss artist on temporary studio situations and swimming