[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.

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Events for April

1

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

2

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

3

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

4

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

5

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

6

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

7

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

8

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

9

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

10

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

11

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

12

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

13

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

14

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

15

[dip] contemporary art is closed for Easter break.

 

We will re-open on tuesday, April 18th, with the exhibition

DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES
More than 40 photos by Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer, to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

 

 

Events for April

16

[dip] contemporary art is closed for Easter break.

 

We will re-open on tuesday, April 18th, with the exhibition

DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES
More than 40 photos by Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer, to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

 

 

Events for April

17

[dip] contemporary art is closed for Easter break.

 

We will re-open on tuesday, April 18th, with the exhibition

DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES
More than 40 photos by Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer, to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

 

 

Events for April

18

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

19

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

20

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

21

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

22

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

23

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

24

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

25

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

Events for April

26

Masayoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE & MASAYOSHI SUKITA: HEROES

[dip] contemporary art invites artist Masayoshi Sukita, Japanese master photographer best known for his 40+ year collaboration with David Bowie. More than 40 photos to remember and celebrate Bowie one year after his tragic passing. HEROES is a project created with ThinkDesign.

Visits:
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00- 18.00
Saturday, Sunday, Mornings and
after 18.00
: by appointment only

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Olga Kisseleva
SENSITIVE WORLDS

The State Hermitage Museum/ Science.Art.Museum program

SENSITIVE WORLDS.
Presentation by Olga Kisseleva: April 15 from 8 PM

The emerging bio-interfaces designed nowadays in our laboratories are skillfully effective: scientists reproduce smart arrangements that the living matter has optimized over generations, or they structure the infinitely small to attain previously unimaginable properties. The artist does not sculpt the external form but the internal sub-structures of matter, not the object but its properties. Taking note of its passage through the world of ideas, biological interface arises both as a tangible and intangible presence. An art piece “which has a weight, which has a heart”, in the words of Gaston Bachelard, whose touch – from the poetic caress to the containing tactility, from the embrace of love to the destructive crushing – can touch us deeply. A performer substance, since it is effective and active, which intense presence and ability to make reality foreign to us arouse very rich aesthetic feelings. Thanks to biological interface art becomes responsive, to embody interactive works of another kind with which we enter into relation directly through the body language. A matter to be thought of, since our thoughts are originally corporal. Thinking the limits of body, for example, at the beginning of our process towards artificial life.

Project participants: Olga Kisseleva, Oron Catts, Vadim Fishkin, Dmitry Bulatov, Ken Rinaldo, Zoï Kapoula, Claudia Lastra, Dr. Nicholas Eastaugh, Dr. Hans Bjelkhagen, Dr. Austin Nevin, Dr. Paraskevi Pouli, Dr. Maxim Artyomov.

The exhibition: November 19, 2016 – June 17, 2017

https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/

OPENGALLERY #13

On Saturday, April 8th, 2017, [dip] joins  OPEN GALLERY #13, 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!

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.

[next exhibition]

Masayhoshi Sukita
DAVID BOWIE. HEROES

10 March- 26 April 2017

HEROES, a project created with ThinkDesign, presents for the first time in Switzerland the photos shot by Masayoshi Sukita, the japanese photographer who worked with David Bowie since their first meeting in 1972, when he travelled from Japan to London, drawn by its subculture, especially the mix of art, film and music. Before having even heard his music, Sukita saw a striking poster of David Bowie promoting a concert and felt he had to go, purely on the strength of the poster. He admired Bowie’s innovative performance style and related to his cinematic influences. He felt he had to secure a meeting with Bowie. The photo-shoot arranged in the summer of 1972 began a 40-plus-year collaboration between the two artists. Sukita portrayed the pop icon throughout his artistic eras- and personas.
This exhibition celebrates the long friendship between the two artists since their first meeting in London and celebrates the White Duke a year after his passing.

HEROES comprises a selection of photographs, which are part of a larger body of works by Masayoshi Sukita and are presented for the first time in Switzerland.
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