Kunsthaus Zurich announces large increase in visitor numbers

The Kunsthaus Zürich announced a successful year in 2013, with visitor numbers up by more than 25% to 315,000.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #267, 1992. Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures© Cindy

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #267, 1992. Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures© Cindy

2014 begins with fascinating combinations and big names. ‘From Matisse to Der Blaue Reiter’ looks at Expressionism in Germany and France. Cindy Sherman is honoured with a retrospective. A dialogue with Jenny Saville’s figure paintings lends new topicality to the works of Egon Schiele. There are classic solo exhibitions devoted to Antoine Bourdelle and Alberto Giacometti, while earlier Swiss artists are challenged by contemporary positions: Henry Fuseli meets Javier Téllez while Ferdinand Hodler comes face to face with Jean-Frédéric Schnyder.

As The Kunsthaus Zürich enjoyed a successful year in 2013, with some 315,000 admissions – up by a quarter on the 2012 figure of 248,600. The annual accounts are expected to show a profit, thanks in particular to the ‘Chagall’ exhibition (123,000 visitors) and the graphic works of Edvard Munch, and to ‘Félix Vallotton. Precious Moments’. The latter presentation, a combination of works from the Kunsthaus collection and loans from private collectors, ensured that admissions to the collection remained high, at 145,000. Membership of the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft was virtually unchanged at 21,170, compared with 21,198 in 2012. Assuming a modest increase in visitor numbers, this year is expected to produce a balanced result. For the years ahead, Christoph Becker and his team of curators are working on projects including Edouard Manet, performance art and Joan Miró. The 2014 programme extends from contemporary art back to the 18th century.

Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, CH-8001 Zurich Tel. +41 (0)44 253 84 84, www.kunsthaus.ch.

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