Zurich becomes a city of art. The “Art Salon Zurich” gives Zurich a new stage for artists and galleries. 30 national and international galleries show paintings, photographs, sculptures and objects. The focus is on contemporary art, mostly post-1960. Modern, exciting and collectible contemporary art. Swiss artists in particular will be exhibited until 2 October 2022.
The initiators, trade fair entrepreneur Sven Eisenhut and gallery owner and curator Fabian J. Walter, want to create a new stage for the Swiss art market with the “Art Salon Zurich” and break through established art dogmas and fixed structures. “We deliberately expose ourselves to fair competition, want to give young art and as yet little-known positions a platform and do so without any judgement,” explains curator Fabian J. Walter. “The driving force of the exhibition is the passion, dynamism and creativity of the artists.
It is aimed at a young, open-minded audience and at the same time the entire art community. Art should not be the preserve of the establishment, but should appeal to a broad, interested community. The “Art Salon Zurich” takes place on the SBB site in Zurich Altstetten. The ideal location for the art fair is the programme. Because the track area between the main station and Altstetten is one of the last significant development areas in the city of Zurich.
From Art Leasing to NFT
30 galleries show a broad spectrum of 300 artists. Among them is Zurich’s Havana Gallery, which places handcrafted works in an international contemporary context. Or the Kunstforum Solothurn, which is considered a stronghold of ceramic art both nationally and around the world. Galerie Soon Zurich will be exhibiting the very latest in progressive NFT, while Philipp Kehl will be present with his renowned Zurich Bildhalle. And Art Leasing Zurich shows new ways in the art market with the networking of art expertise with financial, legal and logistics competence.
Tickets for the exhibition can be ordered online here.
Thursday 29 September, Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October, both 12.oo – 20.00 and Sunday 2 October from 12.00 – 18.00.
Art Salon Zurich, SBB Werkstadt Zurich, Halle D Süd, Hohlstrasse 400, 8048 Zürich (bus stop “SBB Werkstätte” directly in front of the fair).
Facts & Figures about the Art Salon Zurich
Founded in 2022, Art Salon Zürich will be held as an autumn fair at the SBB Areal Zürich Altstetten. The city’s development area is programmed to host an art fair for the first time. The basic idea is to actively promote art and to support an active cultural policy for Switzerland as an art location. The fair shows contemporary art in particular on 1000 m2 of hall space and 700 m2 of tent space. The organisers want to give galleries and artists, but also a broad, interested art community, a platform for modern, exciting and collectible contemporary art. The founders and organisers of Art Salon Zurich are Sven Eisenhut, an exhibition entrepreneur from Basel, and Fabian J. Walter, a gallery owner and curator from Basel who runs his own art gallery in Zurich.