— Art at Dolder Bad is taking a break this summer —

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
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 2016

Artist

Jürg Altherr
Object

Jürg Altherr (born 1944) has created a number of monumental works as a sculptor. He focuses on the “organisation of empty space”, paying more attention to the relationships between individual objects, structures and landscape elements than to the objects themselves.
His works often depict complex balance systems which demonstrate and create a visual manifestation of the physical forces of pressure, tension and gravity.
The structures he creates cover a broad spectrum, ranging from exceptionally fragile to bulky and massive.
Jürg Altherr lives and works in Zurich. He has been awarded a number of art prizes and his works have been shown at a number of exhibitions in Switzerland and abroad. They can be seen in private and public collections and in public spaces.

www.juerg-altherr.ch

Jürg Altherr will be present at:

Midterm exhibition viewing
Friday, 29 July 2016, 7.00 pm

Public guided tour and discussion
Friday, 12 August 2016, 7.00 pm

Irina Bernaz
Painting, installation

For Irina Bernaz (born 1986), making art is an act of liberation. Her work stands in stark contrast to memories of her childhood, which she describes as grey, uncreative and austere – memories of growing up in Soviet Moldova. She juxtaposes forgotten traditions against the growing orthodox religious views in Moldova, weaving these journeys into the past with her more liberated perspectives in the present to create semi-abstract paintings.

Irina Bernaz lives and works in Zurich.

www.irinooky.ch

Irina Bernaz will be present at:

Public guided tour and discussion
Friday, 15 July 2016, 7.00 pm

Midterm exhibition viewing
Friday, 29 July 2016, 7.00 pm

Closing event
Friday, 2 September 2016, 7.00 pm

Peter Bernhard
Sculpture

Peter Bernhard (born 1958) is a traditional sculptor with non-traditional motifs. His sculptures depict sections of factory machines, objects which used to fascinate him in his work as a materials processing and energy engineer and today intrigue him as an artist. This is why his works carry titles such as Rührnutsche (mixing suction filter), Filterpresse (filter press) and Thermoaktives Bauteil (thermoactive component). Peter Bernhard transforms things that are purely functional in nature – his models – into truly aesthetic works. A work of art carved into a piece of stone takes something seemingly ephemeral and turns it onto something that appears to be eternal.
Peter Bernhard lives and works in Wetzikon. His works have been displayed at a number of different exhibitions and can be seen in several private and public spaces.

www.peter-bernhard.ch

Peter Bernhard will be present at:

Midterm exhibition viewing
Friday, 29 July 2016, 7.00 pm

Public guided tour and discussion
Friday, 12 August 2016, 7.00 pm

Hanspeter Keller
Drawing, object, installation

Hanspeter Keller (born 1951) is an ambassador for the art of the possible. He creates both drawings and sculptures. His work is characterised by an incredibly meticulous attention to detail. Some of his pieces are “unfinished works of art” for his miniature museum; others are models created from mathematical formulas that have been turned into insect-like animals. In an ironic and yet serious way, he questions what we consider to be existent by creating a bizarre alternate world of his own.
Hanspeter Keller lives and works in Uster. His works have been shown at a number of different exhibitions.

www.hanspeter-keller.ch

Hanspeter Keller will be present at:

Public guided tour and discussion
Friday, 15 July 2016, 7.00 pm

Midterm exhibition viewing
Friday, 29 July 2016, 7.00 pm

Closing event
Friday, 2 September 2016, 7.00 pm

Buno Schlatter
Photography, installation

Bruno Schlatter (born 1964) works in a number of different cultural areas – as an author, musician and performance artist. He has created radio shows and posted video and multimedia blogs. His main work is the micronation Noseland, which he rules as his character King Bruno. He finds inspiration in everyday things, interactions and social themes, which he integrates into works that fall somewhere between Dadaism and normality.
Bruno Schlatter lives and works in Aarau and, as King Bruno, in Noseland. His works and events have been shown at various exhibitions and seen in many different places.

http://nosenoise.ch/

Bruno Schlatter will be present at:

Public guided tour and discussion
Friday, 15 July 2016, 7.00 pm

Midterm exhibition viewing
Friday, 29 July 2016, 7.00 pm, with Bruno Schlatter: King Bruno living statue

Closing event
2 September 2016, 7.00 pm

Martin Schwarz
Painting, object, installation

Martin Schwarz (born 1946) is a versatile artist who roams between the worlds of art, the everyday, relationships and the media. He uses a number of different styles and techniques, creating fantasy worlds that connect past and future. His photomontage postcards include compositions that depict Zurich at a waterfall. This humorous design belies the serious nature of questions it poses about local identities, architectural immigration and climate change. He takes artistic inspiration from throughout the entire history of art, its renowned protagonists and techniques. His Kandinskyblumen vor van Gogh-Tapeten (Kandisky flowers against Van Gogh wallpaper) is a fine example. He wonders what it would have looked like if Modigliani might have painted male nudes, answering his own question by painting them himself in Modigliani style. His transformed books are world famous (having been exhibited at documenta 6 in Kassel, for example) – a mountain rises up from between the pages, a book becomes a home for animals or a sea of crashing waves.
Martin Schwarz lives and works in Winterhur and Bartenstein (Germany). He works for the publisher EigenArt, has won various art prizes and has shown his works at a number of different exhibitions in Switzerland and abroad. His art can be found in major private and public collections.

www.martinschwarz.ch

Martin Schwarz will be present at:

Midterm exhibition viewing
Friday, 15 July 2016, 7.00 pm

Public guided tour and discussion
Friday, 12 August 2016, 7.00 pm

SUP ART
with: Bushstyle, Elf, Laurence, Mzobcn, Rafael, Redl, Rips1, Safu One, Taina

with: Bushstyle, Elf, Laurence, Mzobcn, Rafael, Redl, Rips1, Safu One, Taina

SUP ART is the combination of the surf sport SUP (stand-up paddling) and street art. The participating artists each design a board. The idea behind this project is to add value to the disused boards and use a share of the profit generated from selling them to clean up beaches.

Bushstyle (born 1970) created a piece showing his fascination for organic and architectural structures, combining Gothic windows, faces and natural landscapes in a work that is reminiscent of a collage.

Elf (born 1976) used a riot of spray-painted colours for the background and created comic-style figures with spontaneous lines.

Laurence’s (born 1986) mermaid is playing her heart as a violin.

Mzobcn (born 1975) used classic graffiti techniques to create organic-looking figures and shapes.

Rafael (born 1975) created an illustrated version of the Shakespeare quote: “Fishes live in the sea as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones”, in his characteristic combination of typographic and illustrative styles.

Redl (born 1969) is one of the originators of the Zurich graffiti scene. His works are hyperrealistic, much like the woman painted on his board, whose hair creates an ocean that is home to a fish as she protects a small bird in her hands.

Rips1 (born 1986) covered his board with plant and flower motifs that come together to create a huge, threatening wave.

Safu One (born 1986) created a piece with a woman appearing to float in front of a gold background covered in white droplets. Her dress flows into a kind of wave of fabric in a comic-style illustration of a transformation from a woman to an ocean spirit.

Taina creates lifeforms with a strikingly reduced appearance. Several of her little creatures populate her angular, two-dimensional underwater world, seemingly with nothing to do but having a great time nonetheless.

SUP ART on Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialsupart
Bushstyle: www.bushstyle.com/
Elf: www.instagram.com/elfkunst/
Laurence: www.facebook.com/laurenceceline7
Mzobcn: Facebook
Rafael: stadtkinder.ch/rafael.html
Redl: www.redl.ch
Rips1: www.rips1.ch/
Safu One: www.iamsafu.ch/
Taina: www.taina.ch/

SUP ART will be present at:

Public guided tour and discussion
Friday, 15 July 2016, 7.00 pm

Midterm exhibition viewing
Friday, 29 July 2016, 7.00 pm

Closing event
Friday, 2 September 2016, 7.00 pm

Walter Wetter
Object, installation

Walter Wetter (born 1962) works with metal elements, casting-mould parts, industrial and electronic waste, laboratory glassware and disused pharmaceutical items that he acquires at industrial demolitions or at flea markets and car-boot sales. He transforms this huge assortment of shapes and materials into new sculptures, assemblages or lights. The artistic process of finding random objects out in the real world, reconstructing and modifying them, combining them with high-tech components and placing them in unexpected contexts shows the relationship between Wetter’s art and surrealism. By combining old and new technology he creates works that appear esoteric, ensouled.

Walter Wetter lives and works in Siegershausen. His works have been shown at a number of different exhibitions.

www.darkstarproduction.ch

Walter Wetter will be present at:

Artist trading cards – trading session
Saturday, 25 June 2016, from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Midterm exhibition viewing
Friday, 29 July 2016, 7.00 pm

Public guided tour and discussion
Friday, 12 August 2016, 7.00 pm

Closing event
Friday, 2 September 2016, 7.00 pm

Impressions 2016