The Fotostiftung Schweiz (Swiss Foundation for Photography) presents historical photographic material by photojournalists Walter Bosshard and Robert Capa from the 1930s in China.
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 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.
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Tan Dun (Director)
Ralph van Raat (Piano)
Wenqing Lian Peking Opera Singer (Quingyi)
Wenwen Liu (Suona)
Igor Strawinsky “Feu d’artifice” op. 4
Tan Dun “Farewell my Concubine”, Konzert für Klavier und Quingyi
Ren Tongxiang “100 Birds Flying Towards the Phoenix” (Arr. für Suona und Orchester Guan Xia)
Igor Strawinsky “L’oiseau de feu” (Der Feuervogel), Konzert-Suite (1919)
New sounds from China
Tan Dun, the Chinese composer known on all continents, invites you to a sonic-visual spectacle. The leading orchestra of China and two outstanding soloists of the younger generation support him.
Get an Idea of What It Means to Learn the Language.
11:30 – Lecture by Dr. des. Marie Wyss, Geneva: «From Tradition to Socialist Propaganda. The Reform of Chinese New Year Prints in the PR of China»
13 – 14:30 – Dumpling making and tasting from different regions in Asia.
14:30 – Lecture by Mareile Flitsch and Martina Wernsdörfer, Völkerkundemuseum UZH: «Hidden Luck. Ethnological Insights into the Asian variations of stuffed dough»
15:30 – Movie by Ang Lee, Taiwan, 1994: «Eat Drink Man Woman 飲食男女 Yǐn Shí Nán Nǚ»
The classical singer Wendi Li has put together a programme from her homeland that mainly tells flower stories, but also contains episodes from the legendary novels of «The Three Kingdoms», «The Journey to the West» and the often filmed «Dreams of the Red Chamber». Simon Rapp accompanies them on the piano.
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.
An In-depth Assessment with Rhodium Group’s Daniel H. Rosen.