Zurich Art Weekend: Art & Science Talks

Zurich Art Weekend 2018

Saturday, 9 June, 2 – 5pm

Art & Science Talks

Three great artists meet three world renowned scientists to discuss hot topics of our time.

14:00 – 14:50

Katja Novitskova (i.a. Estonian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale) in discussion with Prof. Dr. Adriano Aguzzi (Director of the Institute of Neuropathology at University Hospital Zurich and Director of the Swiss National Prion Diseases Reference Center) moderated by of Hannes Grassegger (Economist and Reporter for DAS MAGAZIN).

15:00 – 15:50

Mathilde Rosier (i.a. Camden Arts Center London, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, Serpentine Gallery London, Kunstverein Hannover and Musée du Jeu de Paume Paris) in discussion with Prof. Dr. Robert Grass (Titulary Professor at the Functional Materials Laboratory at ETH Zurich, & CEO of TurboBeads) moderated by Mareike Dittmer (Associate publisher of FRIEZE).

16:00 – 16:50

Thomas Hirschhorn (i.a. Meret Oppenheim Prize 2018, Kurt Schwitters Preis 2011, Joseph Beuys-Preis 2004, Prix Marcel Duchamp 2000) in discussion with Prof. Dr. Pierre-Alain Clavien (Professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University Hospital Zurich) moderated by Finn Canonica (Editor-in-chief DAS MAGAZIN).

Talks organised in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Zurich, ETH, University Hospital

The event is kindly hosted by Luma Westbau at the schwarzescafé by Heimo Zobernig.


Sunday 10 June 2018, 2-3pm

Art market talk

“Truth and truisms – insights from the engine room of the art market”

with Kenny Schachter and Simon de Pury.

Organised by Kunstforum Zürich and University of Zurich Art Market Studies.

Language: English.

Duration: 75 min.

Sunday, 8 June 2018, 4.30 – 5.30pm

Engadin Art Talk

Doug Aitken and Bice Curiger: A Conversation.

Organised by E.A.T./Engadin Art Talks x Zurich.

Language: English

Duration: 1 hour