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10 questions with the co-directors of Art Basel. Interview Jun 1, 2012 1144
Ubiquitous Ugo Rondinone. Jun 1, 2012 1713
Voice Americans overseas: many American expats are becoming increasingly alarmed by the taxation and banking regulations imposed on them by the U.S. government, many of which they consider unjust. Swiss News spoke to the executive director of American Citizens Abroad (ACA)--which represents the interests of Americans living and working overseas, to find out what action it is taking. Oct 1, 2011 1461
Where nature reigns supreme the Swiss National Park, with its 80 kilometres of well-marked hiking trails, is more than a vast recreational area. As journalist and outdoors enthusiast Mary Krienke found out, the park serves to protect nature, foster scientific research and provide enlightening information to its guests. So lace up those boots, as we take a trip inside the Confederation's only national park. Sep 1, 2011 1670
Online entrepreneur: Quintessentia--the Zurich-based online source of vintage, retro and mid-century-modern 'elements for living'--is the brainchild of Arthur Rooks, an American expat from Jackson, Mississippi, who started the business to support his personal passion for collecting. Jun 1, 2011 1298
Expat guides: conventional wisdom tells us that the most effective tour guide should be a native of the region. Yet guides who come from elsewhere have the capacity to filter the local scene through the prism of an expat--straddling two cultures--and focus on the details that make a place come alive. Apr 1, 2011 1465
Romansh: sparks vocal debate: despite being declared the official written version of Switzerland's fourth national language by both the Swiss Confederation and the canton of Graubunden, Rumantsch Grischun continues to be opposed by locals in some areas. Swiss News visits the Lower Engadine, to find out more about the controversy. Feb 1, 2011 1403
Alpine abstractions: for over a decade, Swiss artist Alois Lichtsteiner has been exploring both the figurative and abstract possibilities of mountains, producing a unique body of work that features in some of Switzerland's leading collections. Jan 1, 2011 784
Art in the Engadine: tucked away in a rugged corner of eastern Switzerland, the Engadine valley has inspired generations of artists. Now it is also the backdrop for a weeklong art and culture summit, giving artists and art enthusiasts even more reason to visit this spectacular region. Aug 1, 2010 529
Maestro of materials: Peter Zumthor, the 2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate, is the antithesis of today's celebrity architect. He's the consummate "architects' architect", highly esteemed by his peers and revered by young architects who find inspiration in his idiosyncratic buildings. Nov 1, 2009 1608
Artists of change: the influx of artists and art galleries into once-shabby neighbourhoods is making a difference ... adding an aesthetic veneer and igniting change. Sep 1, 2009 1622
Art ambiguity: the Sylvie Fleury "anthology", at the Musee d'art modern et contemporain (Mamco) in the artist's hometown of Geneva through January 25, is a phantasmagorical journey through the looking glass into her astonishingly diverse body of work. Swiss News delves a little deeper. Jan 1, 2009 1386
Capturing idyllic Switzerland: inspired by rural Switzerland, American-born folk artist Betsy Ross Koller recounts for Swiss News her journey from impressionable expatriate to celebrated, naive-style painter of idyllic Swiss country life scenes, which can be viewed at galleries in Gstaad and Hermance. Dec 1, 2008 1255
Sexy secrets of St. Gallen: Parisian fashion designer Chantal Thomass is guest curator of Secrets--the Lure of Lingerie, a playful presentation of those small items of women's apparel that comprise some 80 per cent of Swiss embroidery, on view at the Textile Museum of St. Gallen through December 30. Aug 1, 2008 1185
Art Basel bullish: with the international art market seemingly unfazed by the world's current financial turmoil--at least judging from the results of recent auctions in London and New York--and its financial base more solid than ever, Art Basel is looking for another strong showing when it opens its halls to the art world June 4-8. Jun 1, 2008 988
Swiss Shangri-la. Jun 1, 2008 132
Reinventing the Alps: from Andermatt to Zermatt, ambitious building projects involving some world-famous architects reflect a fundamental change in the orientation of Alpine resorts. It's no longer all about skiing. Apr 1, 2008 1586
Voodoo revealed: it's difficult to get a handle on voodoo, as its sensationalised dark side so frequently intervenes. Marianne Lehmann, a Swiss living in Haiti, sheds light on the subject through her collection of voodoo objects, now on display in Geneva. Apr 1, 2008 1585
A new meaning to 'folding chairs'. with his cardboard furniture for kids--downloadable for free--Bern designer Nicola Enrico Staubli is drawing attention to an ecocentric idea that involves the consumer in new ways. Feb 1, 2008 771
The natural way: as more companies pursue a growing market for natural and eco-friendly products, 86-year-old Weleda unintentionally finds itself part of a burgeoning trend. The Swiss company that introduced natural body-care products and medicinal supplements in 1921 doesn't have to get back to nature: simply put, it never left. Dec 1, 2007 1513
Luxe without a logo: in the high-voltage world of fashion, where iconic logos and celebrated designers are the rule, St-Gallen-based Akris has scored international success while remaining resolutely low-key. Company overview Sep 1, 2007 1603
110 stories and counting. Aug 1, 2007 298
Eau de Geneve: the name on the bottle may belong to a French fashion designer, an American rapper, an English football star or an international jet setter ... but it's highly likely that the fragrance inside can be traced to Geneva. Here, a look at what happens when chemistry meets artistry. Aug 1, 2007 1698
Let's dance! Foofwa d'lmobilite is one of a growing number of dancers and choreographers who are enlivening the dynamic Swiss dance scene. His frequently eccentric, always innovative work has earned him an international reputation. Jul 1, 2007 1516
Celebrating the everyday. Jun 1, 2007 96
Swiss by design: design is on a roll. It has not only brought innovation and visual value to a vast range of objects, both useful and decorative; it has become an art form in its own right, with 'design art' selling for astronomical prices. Swiss designers are definitely part of the process. May 1, 2007 1265
Valley of the Giacomettis: at the southern end of the wide-open Engadine valley, with its string of sparkling lakes, we cross the Maloja Pass and plunge into another world. Swiss News explores a remote valley and the family of famous artists it inspired. May 1, 2006 1214
Strolling through the '60s: "Stroll On!", an exhibition of British abstract art from the 1960s at Geneva's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, showcases a forgotten side of swinging London. Dec 1, 2005 691
Photo show looks to future: the Musee de l'Elysee in Lausanne celebrates its 20th anniversary by focusing on 50 photographers of tomorrow. Aug 1, 2005 763
Magnificent monument to Paul Klee. Jul 1, 2005 1366
Dedicated to design: the Musee de Design et d'Arts Appliques Contemporains in Lausanne--better known by its more user-friendly acronym, mudac--is a dynamic contact point between design and art. May 1, 2005 844
Babies welcome: Baby's Lounge, an inviting cafe in Geneva's Old Town, has become a popular hangout for mothers, fathers and their young children. Swiss News uncovers why this new venue is so inviting. Apr 1, 2005 713
Banking on art: New York's recently reopened--and dramatically enlarged--Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will feature highlights from The UBS Art Collection, beginning February 4. Jan 1, 2005 1023
Nature's jeweler: Gilbert Albert transforms natural forms into masterpieces of modern jewellery that stand out for their originality. Dec 1, 2004 988
The search for serenity: 'in the shadow of pines', a collection of masterpieces from the Shanghai Museum at Musee Rath in Geneva, reveals the private world of the Seventeenth century Chinese scholar. Nov 1, 2004 1150
Breakthrough: in his first 'big' show at Zurich's Kunsthaus through September 26, Swiss artist Urs Fischer creates a stunning visual impact by literally 'breaking through' conventional boundaries. Sep 1, 2004 1180
Cultural Bounty in Basel: from ancient antiquities associated with the mysterious boy pharaoh Tutankhamen to mutually enriching friendships between 20th-century artists, no other European city can equal Basel this summer in terms of the quality and diversity of exhibitions on view. Jul 1, 2004 1329
Energising art basel. Jun 1, 2004 1169
Between image and abstraction: the first exhibition of the of the work of the esteemed American artist Georgia O'Keeffe to be initiated by a continental European art museum is on view at the Kunsthaus Zurich through February 1, 2004. Dec 1, 2003 795
Hodler's scenic Switzerland: Geneva's Musee Rath celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ferdinand Hodler with a retrospective look at his scenic paintings. Nov 1, 2003 724
The creative Paul Klee: by concentrating on a specific period in the prolific life of Paul Klee, the current exhibition at Fondation Beyeler offers new insights into the artist's creativity. Oct 1, 2003 754
An enigmatic artist: Swiss artist Not Vital challenges our perceptions with his "conceptual sculpture" that frequently tells a story. A report. Sep 1, 2003 794
An artistic view. (Art & Culture). Jul 1, 2003 850
Art 34 Basel. (Art & Culture). Jun 1, 2003 682
Politics take to the slopes. (Art & Culture). Jan 1, 2003 691
A legend comes to life. (Art & Culture). Dec 1, 2002 653
Pipilotti moves on: Pipilotti Rist, whose work incorporates the diverse art forms of video, film, music, sculpture and performance, is one of the most internationally acclaimed artists of her generation. (Art & Culture). Brief Article Aug 1, 2002 961
Privates go public. (Art & Culture). Brief Article Jul 1, 2002 995
Art Mecca Basel. (Art & Culture). Jun 1, 2002 888
Clinical help: the Suisse Romande has a host of clinics to serve a variety of health and wellness needs. (Health & Wellness). Brief Article Jan 1, 2002 795
Menacing masks: Every February in the Lotschental valley the Swiss step out of character and dress up like wild men. (Art & Culture). Brief Article Jan 1, 2002 542
VIRTUAL MUSEUM. Brief Article Oct 1, 2001 681
ENCHANTING CHAPELS. Brief Article Jul 1, 2001 626
THE HEART OF ART. Brief Article Jun 1, 2001 646
JAWLENSKY: THE SWISS CONNECTION. Brief Article May 1, 2001 727
SECHSELAUTE-RINGING IN SPRING. Brief Article Apr 1, 2001 586
BASEL FASNACHT. Brief Article Mar 1, 2001 669
BANKING ON ART. Feb 1, 2001 1206
THE ROMANCE OF WINE. Oct 1, 2000 1269
SWISS HEROES. Jul 1, 2000 1266
CUTTING EDGE ART. May 1, 2000 1312
NEW INTEREST ANCIENT OBJECTS. Statistical Data Included Jan 1, 2000 1235
Designer chairs. Nov 1, 1999 1124
A fair to watch. Oct 1, 1999 739

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