Turn the Puppets Loose

Walk right in! The Museum für Gestaltung is presenting its valuable collection of puppets. As high points of the avant-garde, Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s "König Hirsch" and Otto Morach’s ensemble for "La boîte à joujoux" will encounter typical puppet characters such as Punch, a robber, and a princess. The puppet theater company founded at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich (Zurich School of Applied Arts) in 1918 led to an experimental engagement with the genre by the various participants. In the mid-twentieth century, puppet theater reached yet another high point in the form of "Fred Schneckenburger’s Puppet Cabaret". Along with delightful original puppets in all sizes, the exhibition will also present theatrical scenery, films, and soundtracks as well as insights through drawings and documentary photographs. This highly enjoyable show will even offer visitors the chance to take part in a shadow play themselves.


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Design Studio: Processes

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal until 14.04.2019

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Stefan Sagmeister. The Happy Show

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal until 11.03.2018

What is happiness, who can find it, and what can we do for our personal luck? New York-based graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister has intensively investigated these big questions. “The...

MyCollection: Stefan Sagmeister

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal until 11.03.2018

The Museum für Gestaltung has amassed over 500,000 objects in its collections. This immense repertoire serves as a basis for the project series MyCollection, a new version of which is now presented...

Protest! Resistance posters

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal from 20.04.2018

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Revisiting Black Mountain

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal from 20.04.2018

Experimentation as experience, self-determined learning and teaching, democratic coexistence: the Black Mountain College (1933–1957) in the USA was a place of lived utopia, a vanishing point of...

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