June 16, 2015

4,500 GUESTS – AN OVERWHELMING OPENING

Context 2015
Swiss Art Awards opening

Swiss Art Awards opening

The Swiss Art Awards and Swiss Design Awards saw a buzzing opening last night. Over 4,500 visitors came to see the works of the 46 artists or artist duos and the 4 architectural offices and to celebrate the winners of Switzerland’s prestigious art award. The four laureates of the Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim were also present in the exhibition. Olivier Mosset chatted with John Armleder who also delivered the laudatory speech for him; Urs Stahel came with an entourage of friends and supporters. The architects Astrid Staufer and Thomas Hasler met the winners of the Swiss Art Award in the category architecture, Maria Conen and Raoul Sigl. Basel-born Christoph Büchel was surrounded by friends and family and enjoyed the evening. Federal Councillor Alain Berset, who opened the award ceremony last night, also stayed around for a private tour of highlights.

If you did not see all the works because of the crowds, come back and visit us, daily from 10 am to 7 pm.