all exhibitions since 2016: 30 marcel duchamp, the unhappy readymade 2016, 1 january to 31 december 2016; 31 kmd in wolfsburg, caroline bachmann | stefan banz: la broyeuse de chocolat, 25 february 2016 to 26 february 2017; 32 inauguration of the new kmd exhibition building, designed by jonathan banz, with a one woman show by karin sander, 14 may to 26 june 2016; 33 florian domboisinside out, 2 july to 28 august 2016; 34 dialogue with imaginary viewers, nin brudermann – stefan brüggemann – marcel duchamp – jérôme hentsch – cildo meireles – céline peruzzo, 29 august to 21 september 2016; 35 zara idelson, what did the clouds look like, 25 september to 13 november 2016; 36 tom hackney, the thought game, november 20, 2016 to january 22, 2017; 37 boostage, frédéric post and fabien clerc in daniel ruggiero's urban game car, special event on december 4, 201738 philipp schwalbDe.mSeignaAuzGangunendLichT, 29 january to 26 march 2017; 39 niklaus troxlerles affiches du jazz à willisau 1970–2016, 31 march to 8 april 2017

current exhibition

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niklaus troxler
les affiches du jazz à willisau 1970–2016

opening: friday, march 31, 2017, 5pm

31 march to 8 april 2017
during the cully jazz festival
opening times: 24/24 from mondays to sundays

information: françaisenglish | deutsch

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philipp schwalb
De.mSeignaAuzGangunendLichT

opening: saturday, january 28, 2017, 6pm to 8pm

29 january to 26 march 2017
opening times: 24/24 from mondays to sundays

information: françaisenglish | deutsch

special event
exhibition during cully bazaar 2016

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boostage
frédéric post and fabien clerc in daniel ruggiero's urban game car


sunday, 4th december 2016, at KMD garage
opening times: from 10 am to 6 pm

information: françaisenglish

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tom hackney
the thought game (le jeu mental)
opening: saturday, november 19, 2016, 6pm to 8pm

20 november 2016 to 22 january 2017
opening times: 24/24 from mondays to sundays

information: français | english

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zara idelson
what did the clouds look like (a quoi ressemblaient les nuages)

25 september to 13 november 2016
opening times: 24/24 from mondays to sundays

information: françaisenglish
review: il – idee & lifestyle del sole 24 ore, october 21, 2016

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dialogue with imaginary viewers
nin brudermann – stefan brüggemann – marcel duchamp – jérôme hentsch – cildo meireles – céline peruzzo

curated by stefan banz

29 august to 21 september 2016
opening times: 24/24 from mondays to sundays

information: françaisenglish | deutsch

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florian domois – inside out
which way does the wind blow when art meets viewer?
the new exhibition building of the KMD in the wind tunnel of the ZHdK zurich

2 july to 28 august 2016
opening times: 24/24 from mondays to sundays

information: françaisenglish | deutsch

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inauguration of the new kmd exhibition building, designed by
jonathan banz
with a one woman show by karin sander

14 may to 26 june 2016
opening times: 24/24 from mondays to sundays

information: françaisenglish | deutsch

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kmd in wolfsburg
caroline bachmann | stefan banz
la broyeuse de chocolat

just opened: kunsthalle marcel duchamp in wolfsburg! at 11.15 pm on february 25, at the invitation of ralf beil, director of the wolfsburg art museum and in the presence of the artist stefan banz, the mayor of the city of wolfsburg, klaus mohrs, unveiled the new kunsthalle marcel duchamp on hollerplatz opposite the entrance to the said art museum.

hitherto the city of wolfsburg has been able to boast at art museum, a municipal gallery, two registered art societies and an art showcase along the outside wall of the former municipal indoor swimming pool, now an arts and leisure center. as of february 25, 2016, wolfsburg's cultural scene has now been augmented by a sixth institution: the kmd–kunsthalle marcel duchamp.

what is unique about this new cultural amenity is that it is open to the public twenty-four-seven, shows a representative cross-section of masterpieces of the 20th and 21st centuries and no charge is made for admission.

its content: 100 years of contemporary art from marcel duchamp to sonja alhäuser. a large thematic presentation on two levels unites nine artists from five countries: marcel duchamp (fr), meret oppenheim (ch), joseph beuys (d), dieter roth (ch), ed ruscha (usa), aldo walker (ch), robert gober (usa), vik muniz (br) and sonja alhäuser (d).

but this is where it really scores: the kunsthalle marcel duchamp, with its model architecture for unusual insights and perspectives, is just a quarter of a cubic meter in size. indeed, it may claim to be the smallest, fully functional art museum in the world.  

conceived by the two swiss artists caroline bachmann and stefan banz, the kunsthalle marcel duchamp had been standing in cully on the shore of lake geneva since 2010 and had cast its spell on many visitor with such presentations as a norbert bisky retrospective or sunflower seeds of ai weiwei (both original exhibitions especially made for the kmd by the invited artists). in 2013 it was a guest of the mathildenhöhe museum in darmstadt, where it stood for a whole summer in front of the museum building, which in that year was closed for renovation. it was precisely for this occasion that the aforementioned presentation—and its accompanying comprehensive catalogue book—was conceived and realized. and now, thanks to a generous donation by caroline bachmann and stefan banz, the kunsthalle has now found a permanent home beneath the high entrance canopy of the wolfsburg art museum. 

the catalogue book on the kunsthalle marcel duchamp and its current exhibition, la broyeuse de chocolat, has been edited by caroline bachmann, stefan banz and ralf beil and published by the verlag für moderne kunst, nuremberg: hardcover, 336 pages, 14 x 10.5 cm, german-english, texts by bradley bailey, stefan banz, ralf beil, martin r. dean, dalia judovitz and thomas zaunschirm. price: 20 euros.

25 february 2016 to 26 february 2017
opening times: 24/24 from mondays to sundays

information 
deutsch
presse süddeutsche | focus | main echo

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special exhibition marking the occasion of dada 100 zurich:
marcel duchamp, the unhappy readymade 2016
re-installation (replica) of marcel duchamp’s ready-made malheureux, the instructions for which were cabled by duchamp in buenos aires to his sister suzanne duchamp in paris in 1919.

directly behind the kmd, attached on the grid of the window of the immediately adjacent building at no. 1 place d’armes, is a geometry textbook—géometrie descriptive par louis kollros, professeur à l’école politechnique fédérale, published by orell füssli, zurich 1918—which will remain exposed to the weather for the duration of the whole year. the wind will “go through the book, choose its own problems, turn and tear out the pages.” the sun and the rain will slowly decompose the knowledge contained in the book until it has ultimately returned to nature in its entirety.

the unhappy readymade will be on view the whole year through, every day, around the clock, and free of charge.

1 january to 31 december 2016
note: on april 28, 2016, the book disappeared.
it was cut from the grid and stolen. in other words,
the unhappy readymade ended in fact unhappily!