1900-1914. Foray into happyness.

1900-1914. Foray into happyness.

Up until the outbreak of the First World War, few suspected that a catastrophe was about to befall Europe and much of the rest of the world. People believed that they were living in the 'golden age of security', as the writer StefanZweig called...more

Alphorn concert

Alphorn concert

Alphorn concert wind section of the anniversary week of the «20. Schönrieder Alphorntage».more

Qi Gong

Qi Gong

Ancient chinese excercises. Easy, harmonic and fluent movements in the...more

1900-1914. Foray into happyness.

Up until the outbreak of the First World War, few suspected that a catastrophe was about to befall Europe and much of the rest of the world. People believed that they were living in the 'golden age of security', as the writer StefanZweig called it. It was an era that gave rise to the avant-garde, the breaking down of gender roles, ground­breaking inventions, increasing prosperity, investigations into the unconscious, and a misguided belief in lasting peace. Although 'the new' triggered a surge of euphoria, under the surface there were feelings of insecurity and fear.The exhibition explores this rollercoaster of feelings -- of exhilaration and being overwhelmed, which has parallels in our own time. It brings together exhibits from the Swiss National Museum's collection and works from major museums and private collections. On display are paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Egon Schiele and Ferdinand Hodler that are on loan from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen and the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau.

Up until the outbreak of the First World War, few suspected that a catastrophe was about to befall Europe and much of the rest of the world. People believed that they were living in the 'golden age of security', as the writer StefanZweig called it. It was an era that gave rise to the avant-garde, the breaking down of gender roles, ground­breaking inventions, increasing prosperity, investigations into the unconscious, and a misguided belief in lasting peace. Although 'the new' triggered a surge of euphoria, under the surface there were feelings of insecurity and fear.The exhibition explores this rollercoaster of feelings -- of exhilaration and being overwhelmed, which has parallels in our own time. It brings together exhibits from the Swiss National Museum's collection and works from major museums and private collections. On display are paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Egon Schiele and Ferdinand Hodler that are on loan from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen and the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau.

1900-1914. Foray into happyness.
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Alphorn concert

Alphorn concert wind section of the anniversary week of the «20. Schönrieder Alphorntage».

Alphorn concert wind section of the anniversary week of the «20. Schönrieder Alphorntage».

Alphorn concert
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La Formule Gagnant!

La Formule Gagnant!
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Qi Gong

Ancient chinese excercises. Easy, harmonic and fluent movements in the rythm of the breathing

Ancient chinese excercises. Easy, harmonic and fluent movements in the rythm of the breathing

Qi Gong
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