[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]

March

April 2019

May
Events for April

1

02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.

Events for April

2

02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.

Events for April

3

02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.

Events for April

4

02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.

Events for April

5

02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.

Events for April

6

02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.

Events for April

7

02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.

Events for April

8

02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.

Events for April

9

02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.

10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

[dip] at Ventura Centrale 2019

A collaboration of [dip] together with Arquivo Geraldo de Barros and Dpot Brasil.
Selected works of celebrated brazilian masters, along with contemporary designers will meet an ethereal, dematerialized installation.
Come to visit us from 10:00h until 20:00h!
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

[dip] at Ventura Future 2019

A collaboration of [dip] artist Paolo Canevari for Kindof furniture will be presented at the occasion of the Milan Design Week.
Come to visit us from 10:00h until 20:00h!
Events for April

10

02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.

10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

[dip] at Ventura Centrale 2019

A collaboration of [dip] together with Arquivo Geraldo de Barros and Dpot Brasil.
Selected works of celebrated brazilian masters, along with contemporary designers will meet an ethereal, dematerialized installation.
Come to visit us from 10:00h until 20:00h!
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

[dip] at Ventura Future 2019

A collaboration of [dip] artist Paolo Canevari for Kindof furniture will be presented at the occasion of the Milan Design Week.
Come to visit us from 10:00h until 20:00h!
Events for April

11

02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.

10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

[dip] at Ventura Centrale 2019

A collaboration of [dip] together with Arquivo Geraldo de Barros and Dpot Brasil.
Selected works of celebrated brazilian masters, along with contemporary designers will meet an ethereal, dematerialized installation.
Come to visit us from 10:00h until 20:00h!
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

[dip] at Ventura Future 2019

A collaboration of [dip] artist Paolo Canevari for Kindof furniture will be presented at the occasion of the Milan Design Week.
Come to visit us from 10:00h until 20:00h!
Events for April

12

02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.

10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

[dip] at Ventura Centrale 2019

A collaboration of [dip] together with Arquivo Geraldo de Barros and Dpot Brasil.
Selected works of celebrated brazilian masters, along with contemporary designers will meet an ethereal, dematerialized installation.
Come to visit us from 10:00h until 20:00h!
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

[dip] at Ventura Future 2019

A collaboration of [dip] artist Paolo Canevari for Kindof furniture will be presented at the occasion of the Milan Design Week.
Come to visit us from 10:00h until 20:00h!
Events for April

13

02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.

10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

[dip] at Ventura Centrale 2019

A collaboration of [dip] together with Arquivo Geraldo de Barros and Dpot Brasil.
Selected works of celebrated brazilian masters, along with contemporary designers will meet an ethereal, dematerialized installation.
Come to visit us from 10:00h until 20:00h!
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

[dip] at Ventura Future 2019

A collaboration of [dip] artist Paolo Canevari for Kindof furniture will be presented at the occasion of the Milan Design Week.
Come to visit us from 10:00h until 20:00h!
Events for April

14

02:00 PM - 06:30 PM

geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.

10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

[dip] at Ventura Centrale 2019

A collaboration of [dip] together with Arquivo Geraldo de Barros and Dpot Brasil.
Selected works of celebrated brazilian masters, along with contemporary designers will meet an ethereal, dematerialized installation.
Come to visit us from 10:00h until 20:00h!
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

[dip] at Ventura Future 2019

A collaboration of [dip] artist Paolo Canevari for Kindof furniture will be presented at the occasion of the Milan Design Week.
Come to visit us from 10:00h until 20:00h!
Events for April

15

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16

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17

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18

All of the day

Carolina Sandretto. ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Italian artist Carolina Sandretto for her first solo show in Switzerland. Italian Photographer with a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment.

Events for April

19

All of the day

Carolina Sandretto. ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Italian artist Carolina Sandretto for her first solo show in Switzerland. Italian Photographer with a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment.

Events for April

20

All of the day

Carolina Sandretto. ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Italian artist Carolina Sandretto for her first solo show in Switzerland. Italian Photographer with a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment.

Events for April

21

All of the day

Carolina Sandretto. ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Italian artist Carolina Sandretto for her first solo show in Switzerland. Italian Photographer with a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment.

Events for April

22

All of the day

Carolina Sandretto. ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Italian artist Carolina Sandretto for her first solo show in Switzerland. Italian Photographer with a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment.

Events for April

23

All of the day

Carolina Sandretto. ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Italian artist Carolina Sandretto for her first solo show in Switzerland. Italian Photographer with a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment.

Events for April

24

All of the day

Carolina Sandretto. ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Italian artist Carolina Sandretto for her first solo show in Switzerland. Italian Photographer with a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment.

Events for April

25

All of the day

Carolina Sandretto. ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Italian artist Carolina Sandretto for her first solo show in Switzerland. Italian Photographer with a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment.

Events for April

26

All of the day

Carolina Sandretto. ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Italian artist Carolina Sandretto for her first solo show in Switzerland. Italian Photographer with a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment.

Events for April

27

All of the day

Carolina Sandretto. ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Italian artist Carolina Sandretto for her first solo show in Switzerland. Italian Photographer with a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment.

Events for April

28

All of the day

Carolina Sandretto. ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Italian artist Carolina Sandretto for her first solo show in Switzerland. Italian Photographer with a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment.

Events for April

29

All of the day

Carolina Sandretto. ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Italian artist Carolina Sandretto for her first solo show in Switzerland. Italian Photographer with a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment.

Events for April

30

All of the day

Carolina Sandretto. ALL THINGS LEFT BEHIND

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Italian artist Carolina Sandretto for her first solo show in Switzerland. Italian Photographer with a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment.

[dip] at Ventura Centrale 2019

A collaboration of [dip] together with Arquivo Geraldo de Barros and Dpot Brasil.
Selected works of celebrated brazilian masters, along with contemporary designers will meet an ethereal, dematerialized installation.
Come to visit us from 10:00h until 20:00h!

[dip] at Ventura Future 2019

A collaboration of [dip] artist Paolo Canevari for Kindof furniture will be presented at the occasion of the Milan Design Week.
Come to visit us from 10:00h until 20:00h!

 

[ongoing]

CAROLINA SANDRETTO

ALL  THINGS  LEFT  BEHIND

Opening: 17th April, h. 18.00 – 20:30

Visits: 18th April – 17th  June, h. 14:00 – 18:30

[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Italian artist Carolina Sandretto for her first solo show in Switzerland. Italian Photographer with a background in both Not for profit Management and Photojournalism, Carolina explores themes such as passing of time, memory and abandonment. In this exhibition photographer Carolina Sandretto, takes the viewer to Cuba, Svalbard and Antarctica to explore the idea of time and it’s passing and what it signifies for the landscape of things that belong to us. Time and its passing influence objects in a visible way. Their superficies and external aspect change as well as the significance and importance of these things hold for us. They become part of a lost landscape, traces of who we were a testimony of our past life, memory of what we were by what we left behind. Our collective past reflects on the surface of the landscapes depicted, even in places where these things are still in use.

COMUNICATO STAMPA     PRESS RELEASE