[dip] Contemporary Art wishes to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art.

Through exhibitions, education and debate [dip] aims at  promoting the appreciation and understanding of art and artists while being a stimulating platform for exploring new developments in international contemporary art, across a range of practices and media.

[dip] stands on simple founding principles:

  • to present a broad range of art to the widest possible audience;
  • to stimulate artistic debate, understanding and creation;
  • to offer opportunities of education to the next generations;

Representing a range of international artists with many different perspectives, [dip] shares a deep commitment to art and a strong belief in the contribution that artists make to the world.

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The diversity of the exhibitions programme sets [Dip] as the original home both for well-known names, as for discovering your new favourite artists, providing the public with a perspective on a selection of international artists, while promoting them in Switzerland and Europe. [Dip] mission includes setting in motion a dynamic number of initiatives, promoting art and launching an exciting dialogue challenging the existing dynamics and participating to the improvement of human relations, thanks to projects exploring global issues, such as environment, gender, education, multiculturalism. Its interdisciplinary approach, pertaining a critical discourse in various spheres, aims at including collaborations with Universities, institutions and organizations aiming at developing awareness and understanding, building a bridge between art and society, raising public attention on the issues that inspire and challenge our society.
To accompany the exhibitions, an education programme and an ongoing series of artists films, feature films and lectures takes place.

[news & events]

January

February 2017

March
Events for February

1

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

2

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

3

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

4

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

5

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

6

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

7

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

8

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

9

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

10

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

11

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

12

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

13

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

14

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

15

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

16

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

17

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

18

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

19

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

20

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

21

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

22

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

23

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

24

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

25

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

26

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

27

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Events for February

28

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

TRACES OF TIME showcases two different yet complementary bodies of work created by Wang Tong during the last decades: the ongoing project Forging Cities and the iconic series Mao on the Wall, both examples of historical accuracy and the artist’s commitment to long-term projectsThe landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

Olga Kisseleva: Contre Temps, Paris, France

Contre Temps, book by Olga Kisseleva edited by Publications de la Sorbonne, Paris, France, with participation of Hubert Besacier, Étienne Klein, Claire Labastie, PierreYves Le Pogam, Jeanne Lepine, Mélanie.

Angela Lyn. THE LONG JOURNEY HOME

Angela Lyn solo exhibition at ARTRUE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan.
A journey through the relationships people create with what they see, how they belong to their story and how their story belongs to them. Regardless of origin, the artist invites the viewer to engage and further their own sense of being and belonging.
On view from 21.03.2017 to 29.04.2017

Angela Lyn
Angela Lyn at ARTRUE GALLERY

OPEN GALLERY #12

On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, [dip] joins  OPEN GALLERY #12, a cultural event promoted by the City of Lugano, during which museums, galleries and art venues will stay open from 12 to 19.00
Come and join us!


[current exhibition]

Forging Cities
shiyan hubei, 2004.12
Courtesy the Artist

Wang Tong
TRACES OF TIME

20 January- 5 March 2017

Wang Tong explores photography with the accuracy of a philologist, while continuously expanding the scope of a genre which, for him, is a meta-language for investigating the complex liaison between the microcosm and the macrocosm, the real and the ideal, the historical and the daily. As an author of documentary images rooted in the keen observation of past history and contemporary reality as well as the tension between strong narrative elements, Wang Tong has devoted his career to portraying the abrupt changes that his mother country has undergone. He documents the construction and incessant renegotiation of China’s identity in both the individual and collective senses. His photographic work is the prism through which we can view the various layers of Chinese history that are inevitably intertwined with the artist’s personal experience. In Wang’s oeuvre, these elements overlap with thrilling results, and each photograph reflects a specific moment in his mental and geographical topography.

Traces of Time comprises a selection of photographs, which are part of a larger body of works from two series:  Forging Cities and Mao on the Wall. The landscape, especially the urban one, becomes a metaphor not just for the incessant metamorphosis of Chinese society, but for the Chinese condition. Desires, hopes, fears, and a sense of transiency are all rooted in and reflected by this landscape.

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Wang Tong_Between Reality and Simulation_by Manuela Lietti