Next Stop Nirvana – Exhibition @ Museum Rietberg
Dec 13 2018 – Mar 31 2019 all-day
Next Stop Nirvana - Exhibition @ Museum Rietberg

Next Stop Nirvana – Approaches to Buddhism
Who was the Buddha? What did he teach? What rituals do Buddhists perform in everyday life? These are just some of the questions that a major exhibition at the Museum Rietberg addresses.
Artworks from China, Japan, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia tell of the beginnings of Buddhism in India and its spread across the world, including Switzerland. Select experts and practising Buddhists introduce viewers to key concepts of Buddhism and explain terms such as nirvana, karma, and compassion. Discovery tours for different age groups, a short ABC of Buddhism, as well as playful interventions allow visitors to immerse themselves in the fascinating and intricate universe of this religion.

«Chinarchy» – Exhibition @ Photobastei
Jan 10 – Mar 3 all-day
«Chinarchy» - Exhibition @ Photobastei

CHINARCHY is a flashback to the Chinese underground of the years 2004-2008. The focus is on punks who completely refuse the unrestrained gold-rush atmosphere in their own country and act like precious jewels on the black market with copy CDs of western bands.

Organised by EYENEX Martina Strul
Discover Chinese New Year @ Flughafen Zürich
Jan 12 – Feb 24 all-day
Discover Chinese New Year @ Flughafen Zürich

Discover Chinese New Year at the airport, with dragon dances, dragon dinner or the hongbao event which will take place on 9 and 10 February.

Wong Ping “Golden Shower” -Exhibition @ Kunsthalle Basel
Jan 18 – May 5 all-day
Wong Ping "Golden Shower" -Exhibition @ Kunsthalle Basel

The Hong Kong-based artist Wong Ping presents newly commissioned and recent videos in his first large-scale institutional solo show.

Some of the artworks in Wong Ping’s exhibition Golden Shower contain explicit sexual content, therefore entrance is recommended to viewers aged 16 and older.

Retrospective Shi Hui – Movie Screening @ filmpodium
Feb 21 – Feb 22 all-day

In Shanghai in the 1940s, the actor, director, author and critic Shi Hui (1915-1957) was celebrated as the «emperor of the stage». Already in his first film role in the Shanghai exile film «Shijie ernü» (1941) of the Austrian film pioneers Luise and Jakob Fleck his screen presence was noticeable. Shi Hui took part in more than twenty movies and directed stage and movies until he fell victim to the Anti-Rightist Campaign in 1957. His films provide an insight into film-making and the political climate in Shanghai in the 40s and 50s; «Wo zhe yi beizi» (1950) is now one of the classics of Chinese film history.

«Entwicklung China – Europa?» – Lecture @ Parterre Rialto
Feb 21 @ 18:00 – 19:30

The Chapter Basel of the Swiss-Chinese Association cordially invites you to the next event of the China Forum Basel: Jürg Witmer, the last remaining Swiss member of the Board of Directors of Syngenta AG in Basel, will report on his vision of the future of this largest western company, which has been taken over by a Chinese company. For decades, Jürg Witmer has worked directly at the interface between Western and Chinese culture, business and business ethics.
The presentation will be followed by an open discussion. At the subsequent Apéro Riche, the inputs and opinions can be discussed in a personal setting.


«Wie kam das Porzellan nach Europa? – Wie kam es in die Schweiz?» – Lecture @ Allgemeine Lesegesellschaft Basel
Feb 22 @ 18:30 – 19:30

Porcelain is one of China’s most beautiful gifts to the world. When and how did porcelain come to Europe? How did porcelain production and porcelain art develop in China? How did the porcelain trade develop? And how was it received in Europe?

Prof. Dr. Erich Zettl: Since 1970 lecturer and professor for technical English and German for foreigners at the University of Applied Sciences Konstanz and head of the language department. Since 1980 he has held several teaching positions at Chinese universities.

China Said It Would Reform Its Economy. How Is It Doing? @ schwarzescafé I Löwenbräukunst
Feb 26 @ 18:30 – 20:30

An In-depth Assessment with Rhodium Group’s Daniel H. Rosen.

Idea Exchange #7: Western Classical Music in China @ ETH main building, HG F3
Feb 27 @ 18:00

Join the China Switzerland Connection for their next free Idea Exchange event at ETH Zurich: Western Classical Music in China with the guest speaker Wang Xiaoming (First violin of Stradivari Quartet, Concertmaster of Philharmonia Zurich, Violin Prodigy). Wang Xiaoming will present the western classical music world in China and also what makes a Stradivari violin so wonderful. Reserve the date and please also invite your friends [太阳]

Flowers to Arts 2019 @ Aargauer Kunsthaus
Mar 5 – Mar 10 all-day
A live demo with a florist star from Hong Kong represents a highlight of the programme at Flowers to Arts 2019

East meets West and Big Picture
On his way back from the World Cup of florists in Philadelphia, the floral designer, Dr Solomon Leung will build another bridge. Visitors can look forward to a unique ‚East meets West’ experience of floristry. At a live demo, the flower designer and doctor in Philosophy from Hong Kong will identify similarities and differences in flower design together with the Swiss florist Philipp von Arx. Furthermore, some of the florists of Flowers to Arts 2019 will refer to works of the special exhibition Big Picture, which deals with art in XL format.

PP-Piano and Paintings 琴色和鳴 @ Konservatorium Bern
Mar 10 @ 14:00 – 16:30

14:00-14:10 Welcome
14:10-15:10 Concert
15:10-15:30 Painting Tour
15:30-16:30 Apero

Please buy your ticket online HERE or contact us at

With the pianist: Ms. Shih-Wei Huang

The Belt and Road Initiative – Separating Myth from Fact @ Credit Suisse Forum St. Peter
Apr 2 @ 14:00 – 17:00

An Asia Society Long Conversation in cooperation with Credit Suisse.

Artist Talk with Wong Ping @ Kunsthalle Basel
Apr 28 @ 15:00 – 16:00
Artist Talk with Wong Ping @ Kunsthalle Basel

In the framework of his solo exhibition Golden Shower, Wong Ping talks about his working process, the video animations, and the installations, moderated by Elena Filipovic, in English.