Museum dedicated to concrete, constructivist and conceptual art.
An original 1964 dining room designed by the Swiss artist Fritz Glarner as a walk-through painting for the New York City apartment of Nelson A Rockefeller is the centrepiece of the Haus Konstruktiv, a museum dedicated to concrete, constructivist and conceptual art. Illuminating these forms from their beginnings in the 1910s until the present day, the museum, which inhabits a brooding but light-filled former power station in the heart of the city, rotates exhibits from a collection of around 700 pieces, supplementing them with a highly imaginative programme of temporary shows that highlight resonances with broader contemporary practice. Solo shows by Nelly Rudin, Joseph Kosuth and Harry Fränkel have been recent highlights, while themed group shows and retrospective shows are frequently presented in some of the 14 exhibition rooms over five floors. These lead visitors up and up, arriving in a stunning attic space which, with its open steel construction, is home to one of the most beautiful libraries in the city.
|Venue name:||Haus Konstruktiv|
|Opening hours:||11am-5pm Tue, Thu-Sun; 11am-8pm Wed|
|Transport:||Tram 2, 3, 8, 9, 14|
|Price:||CHF16 adults, CHF12 concessions, 5CHF under-17s, under-7s free|