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The new Kunsthaus Zurich (Credit: KEYSTONE / CHRISTIAN BEUTLER) for 360 Magazine

KUNSTHAUS ZURICH MUSEUM EXTENSION

The $230-million, environmentally pioneering project will make it the largest art museum in Switzerland

The Kunsthaus Zurich, one of Switzerland’s most acclaimed museums with art collections ranging from the 13th century to the contemporary, will unveil a massive extension designed by David Chipperfield Architects, which will double the museum’s size, in October 2021.

Intended to breathe new life into the urban landscape and establish the museum as a cultural hub, the extension boasts multi-purpose workshops, a large event hall and art garden, plus a shop and bar. Many of the facilities will be open to the public outside museum hours, providing a space for artistic engagement and interaction for Zurich locals and visitors alike.

The extension is connected to the existing building by a 70-yard underground passage, which opens to a central lobby, made with recycled exposed concrete, light oak wood, white marble, and elegantly contoured limestone columns. Perhaps more notable than the sleek design, however, is the pioneering energy efficiency. Due to the building’s compact form, geothermal synthetic pipes, light-censored installations, and LED lighting, the total energy required for construction and operation marks a 75% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

The new extension makes the Kunsthaus the largest art museum in Switzerland, with a total of more than 120,000 square feet. An integral part of the extension is “Tactile Lights,” a large-scale project by Pipilotti Rist that can be experienced around the museum’s surrounding Heimplatz Square. The exhibition includes an artistically designed mast that projects round, colored patches of light onto the surrounding facades in the evening, while videos are projected onto statues nearby.

Throughout April and May 2021, the Kunsthaus will host a sound installation by Choreographer William Forsythe. The grand opening will take place on October 9 and 10, 2021, with the Kunsthaus Collection being presented for the first time along with the prestigious private Bührle, Merzbacher and Looser collections.

Kusama, NYBG, Cosmic Nature, Vaughn Lowery, 360 Magazine

NYBG “KUSAMA” Exhibition Rescheduled

NYBG Announces Rescheduling of 2020 Exhibition KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature to 2021 

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) has rescheduled KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature. The exhibition originally planned for May 9–November 1, 2020, will now take place in spring through fall 2021.

This presentation of work by internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will maintain the artist’s intent—revealing Kusama’s lifelong fascination with the natural world and examining how she integrates concepts of the cosmos, infinity, and eternity into her multifaceted practice. NYBG remains the exclusive venue for KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature, with multiple installations across the Botanical Garden’s 250 acres and in and around the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Displays in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Building will include work from throughout Kusama’s prolific career. Complementing the artworks, NYBG horticulturists will create spectacular indoor and outdoor displays through the seasons. In the Conservatory, floral presentations will bring Kusama’s two-dimensional works on view to life through a seasonal progression of plantings and flowers. The exhibition will be accompanied by a vibrant roster of public programs for all ages.

Yayoi Kusama graciously shared this message in support of plans to reschedule KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature:

“The passion that I and those at The New York Botanical Garden have poured into this exhibition is still burning. Everyone, I hope you will wait. We aspire for endless love permeated with everyone’s hearts of human love, a wish for peace in the world, our dreams, and wonders of hope—it is our wish that this exhibition can offer these as its greatest gift. I hope you all can wait. -With all my heart, Yayoi Kusama”

Where The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York When KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature will run in spring through fall 2021. Exact dates to be announced.

NYBG is temporarily closed and all in-person events, on-site programs and classes, and exhibitions have been suspended. The necessary action complies with public health guidelines issued by federal, state, and local governments and the CDC to support stringent efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. In the wake of the global pandemic, Kusama and NYBG have agreed to reschedule the exhibition for next year.

Note For further information on KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature, visit nybg.org/kusama.

The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants located at Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road. It is easy to reach by Metro-North Railroad, bus, or subway. The Garden is open year- round, Tuesday through Sunday and Monday federal holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. For more information, please call 718.817.8700 or visit nybg.org.
The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, New York 10458