Welcome to Art at Dolder Bad, where bathing culture extends a welcome to the art scene. Changing rooms house installations, the site is peppered with sculptures and the gallery has been installed.

Opening hours
1 June to 1 September 2018
Monday to Friday from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
Subject to changes depending on the weather
Location
Dolder Sports
Adlisbergstrasse 36
8044 Zürich
www.doldersports.ch
Access routs
Tram 3 or 8 to Römerhof, with the Dolderbahn to Bergstation and by foot to Dolder Bad.
Motorists follow signs to Zurich Zoo and Dolder.
Events
Please refer to the event calendar for a list of events. Visit

Program 2018

Artist

Paolo Rossi
Painting, object, installation

The unifying theme behind the work of Paolo Rossi (*1954) is respect for the forces of nature and the intransigence of the passage of time. Sometimes using banal items such as rugs, plastic sheets or pigments, he creates a mostly temporary vision of these forces which surround, embed and kill us – but also give us our home. Paolo Rossi does not work alone; the thing he is depicting is always a co-author, be it coincidence through gravity, time with the help of snails or perspective and air with transparent plastic sheets.

 

www.paolorossi.ch

 

Paolo Rossi is present at:

Public guided tour and talk
Saturday, 23 June, 7.00 pm

Mid-season event
Saturday, 28 July, 7.00 pm

Closing event
Saturday, 1 September, 7.00 pm

 

 

Simon Villiger
Photography, installation

Simon Villiger’s (*1978) artistic roots are in travel and street photography. His ever-present desire for adventure, knowledge and new encounters and his need to surmise a picture through coincidences before persistently and patiently recording it drive him to go out and meet people again and again, both here and in Asia. His goal is to depict truths. That is why he created – alongside countless pictures of people engrossed in their activities and cultures – a video artwork in which a large number of people ponder what love is. His long-term project “Forgotten Food” reflects our wasteful use of food coupled with a voyeuristic, fascinating glimpse of the curious and colourful processes of decay.

 

www.simonvilliger.com

 

Simon Villiger will be present at:

Public guided tour and talk
Saturday, 14 July, 7.00 pm

Fascinating Forests photography workshop

See the wood for the trees with this workshop incorporating both theory and practice. Ideal for beginners who would like to learn how to take photographs, and for more advanced learners who want to consolidate their knowledge and expand their visual vocabulary. We will take photographs with a particular theme – you will be individually mentored and will receive feedback on your images.

We will focus on:
– The influence of aperture and depth of field
– The effect and impact of different focal lengths (lenses), macro photography, portrait photography
– Levels and how to deal with depth
– Creating imaginative images
– Discovering your own visual language
– Tips and tricks

Workshop leader: Simon Villiger
Dates: 2 June to 22 July 2018, Saturdays and Sundays, 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Languages: German and English
What to bring: Digital camera (SLR or compact system camera) or mobile phone; tripod (if possible)
Price upon request

Booking at info@doldersports.com
 

 

Teresa Sakura
Collage, installation

Teresa Sakura (*1985) views her art as naive realism. What she actually does, however, is to combat the seriousness of the world with her humour through playful collages. Although her work may seem naive at first glance, a second glance reveals it to be a profound analysis and a third to be a strategy of those whose glass is always half full, who elicit sarcasm from all tragedy, and who respond to seriousness with humour.

 

www.teresasakura.ch

 

Teresa Sakura will be present at:

Public guided tour and talk
Saturday, 23 June, 7.00 pm

Mid-season event
Saturday, 28 July, 7.00 pm

Closing event
Saturday, 1 September, 7.00 pm

 

Peter Baracchi
Picture, object, installation

Peter Baracchi (*1982) focuses on societal problems facing our modern Western consumer society and their “side effects”. The materials he uses are determined by the topic he is dealing with and they change accordingly depending on the project. Although he does not create art using photographic methods, he always has a photographic vision which reduces a phenomenon to an individual picture, an installation or a gesture. In one project, for example, he collected numerous holiday photos from the Internet and layered them in such a way that each individual picture made a small contribution to the overall image in order to depict something approaching maximum reality.

art.peterbaracchi.com

Peter Baracchi will be present at:

Mid-season event
Saturday, 28 July, 7.00 pm

Public guided tour and talk
Saturday, 11 August, 7.00 pm

Closing event
Saturday, 1 September, 7.00 pm

 

André Schmucki
Painting, installation

Seemingly originating from a bygone age, André Schmucki’s (*1967) images focus on human beings in their environment and their dealings with technology and time. He uses classic oil painting techniques which he taught himself, and finds the figures, spaces and objects in photos and clips from old films. His work often depicts scenes that appear both realistic and vague at the same time. In the past, he created images that were seemingly derived from the memory of a dream, reducing the entire experience to a single, blurred picture. In his current work, he creates surreal, collage-like worlds that appear to make use of a symbolism of the subconscious.

www.andreschmucki.net

 

André Schmucki is present at:

Public guided tour and talk
Saturday, 14 July, 7.00 pm

Mid-season event
Saturday, 28 July, 7.00 pm

Closing event
Saturday, 1 September, 7.00 pm

 

Workshop “Landscapes in acrylic, and mixing and spatula techniques”

This workshop will teach you how to paint in acrylics using a spatula or paintbrush to create a finished landscape painting. You will experience the versatility of these paints and the pleasure of experimentation.

Workshop leader: André Schmucki
Dates: 1 June to 1 September 2018, Saturdays or Sundays, afternoon
Duration: 3 hours
Languages: German and English
Price upon request

Booking at info@doldersports.com

 

Workshop “Three-dimensional painting with oils”

Would you like to learn about one of the many different ways oil paints can be used? This introduction to the drybrush technique will show you how to create three-dimensional effects, shading and transitions for photorealistic results.

Workshop leader: André Schmucki
Dates: 1 June to 1 September 2018, Saturdays or Sundays, afternoon
Duration: 3 hours
Languages: German and English
Price upon request

Booking at info@doldersports.com

 

Kerstin Wittenberg
Painting, installation

In her painting, Kerstin Wittenberg (*1970) deals with topics which revolve time and time again around the relationship between nature and human beings in modern society. She works with used, weathered wood, which functions as a symbol of organic life and its impermanence in contrast to the progressive and artificial lifestyles of our Western society. Her choice of motifs documents the banalities of our modern existence, such as standing on a bus or sitting at a hairdresser’s. She applies the colours directly to the surface of the untreated wood. The texture of the wood and the paint blend with one another, the one becoming part of the other, and it is this combination which characterises her paintings.

www.kerstinwittenberg.ch

 

Kerstin Wittenberg is present at:

Public guided tour and talk
Saturday, 14 July, 7.00 pm

Closing event
Saturday, 1 September, 7.00 pm

 

Lausen
Photography, object, installation

For Lausen (*1983), art is her way of uncompromisingly engaging with architecture. Volumes and shapes, structures and materials, light and shade and people’s feelings in relation to them are the subjects of Lausen’s exploration. She then places these components in relation to one another in order to make spatial phenomena visible – the expression of her ideas as a dialogue of space and perception. Thinking with her eyes while at the same time listening carefully to her inner world, she transforms her experiences into objects, images and text.

www.lausen.cc

 

Lausen is present at:

Mid-season event
Saturday, 28 July, 7.00 pm

Public guided tour and talk
Saturday, 11 August, 7.00 pm

Closing event
Saturday, 1 September, 7.00 pm

Workshop “concrete”

Participants will receive a brief explanation of concrete. They will then create their own shapes by pouring concrete into moulds. A range of other materials, such as pigments, can also be added to the moulds. The aim is to create a small object that explores the architectural characteristics of structure, colour and material. All participants can then take their creations home with them.

Workshop leader: Lausen
Dates available: 9 June, 23 June, 11 August, 25 August 2018, afternoon
Duration: approximately 3.5 hours
Languages: German and English
What to bring: Clothes that you do not mind getting dirty
Price upon request

Booking: info@doldersports.com

 

Nicola van Zijls
Photography, object, installation

Nicola van Zijl’s (*1968) inspiration is everyday life with its cultural objects, gestures and meanings. Her method is to collect objects, for example vases, in order to destroy and then rearrange them, either in type cases or sculpturally as piles of fragments. She often searches for the incidental and banal in her everyday life in order to uncover something existential in it and bring it to the fore. Focusing on the spiky fragments and ambiguities of everyday life, Nicola van Zijl creates a symbolism that speaks metaphorically of the conditions of existence and their fragility.

www.nicolavanzijl.ch

 

Nicola van Zijl is present at:

Public guided tour and talk
Saturday, 23 June, 7.00 pm

Closing event
Saturday, 1 September, 7.00 pm

 

 

Curator

Martin Gut
The curator behind Art at Dolder Bad

Martin Gut launched Art at Dolder Bad nine years ago. His objective was to bring current works out of the closed art spaces and use them as “food” in a special place where people go to relax, rest and do physical exercise, as an at least hypothetically self-evident component of the freedoms we derive from the urbanised and valuation-oriented life of work. He produces short film profiles together with all the artists which he publishes on the Internet as editorial pieces.

www.youtube.com/KunstimDolderBad

Workshop “Portrait roulette”

After a quick crash course in sketching and painting portraits, you will pair up with the person opposite you and paint one another. The portraits will then pass from person to person in a random order, so that by the end of the session, everyone will have contributed to creating each picture. A truly unforgettable and fun event – and of course, the paintings will be yours to keep afterwards.

Workshop leader: Martin Gut
Dates:
1 June to 1 September 2018
Mondays to Thursdays, 9.00 am to 8.00 pm
Fridays, 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Duration: 1.5 to 3 hours
Number of participants: 2 persons or more
Language: German
Price upon request

Booking at info@doldersports.com

 

Guided tour of Art at Dolder Bad

Our curator Martin Gut will guide you around our exhibition, telling you about the artists and the pieces being exhibited.

Guide: Martin Gut
Dates:
1 June to 1 September 2018
Mondays to Thursdays, 9.00 am to 8.00 pm
Fridays, 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Duration: 1.5 hours
Language: German
Price upon request

Booking at info@doldersports.com