Kunsthaus Zürich

The Kunsthaus Zürich exhibits contemporary art and has an impressive collection of works by leading and important artists representing all periods and styles. It has also built a unique reputation for successfully “communicating” art to a diverse range of visitors, making it a crucial and influential partner for art enthusiasts, international museums, collectors and dealers.

Swiss Re has been the Kunsthaus' "partner for contemporary art" for several years, offering financial support to one major exhibition per year.

Founded in 1910, the Kunsthaus Zürich focuses on exhibiting selected national and international artists as well as on expanding its own significant collection of contemporary art. It hosts large-scale exhibitions on topical issues and acts as a mediator between artists and the general public. It has also built a unique reputation for successfully “communicating” art to a diverse range of visitors, making it a crucial and influential partner for art enthusiasts, international museums, collectors and dealers.

Edvard Munch – Master Prints 1894 - 1944

4 October 2013 – 12 January 2014

With Edvard Munch – Master Prints, the Kunsthaus Zürich will present rather less well-known art forms from the painter’s oeuvre. Edvard Munch was born in 1863; Swiss Re was founded the same year. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Munch’s birth and Swiss Re’s founding, the company for a change is supporting an exhibition dedicated to a non-contemporary artist.

The prints dating from the founding days of Swiss Re testify to Edvard Munch’s stature as one of the key pioneers of Expressionist modern art. The formal boldness of his imagery and the radicalism of his themes inspire artists to this day. The exhibition comprises almost 200 outstanding prints of international origin. In it, he explores the feelings of love, pain and death, passion, loneliness and sorrow: the entire oeuvre of Edvard Munch revolves around the fundamental experiences of human existence and the lives of modern people.


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