Montreux Jazz Festival unveils 2013 poster


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Oscar Oiwa, a Brazilian artist born in 1965 in São Paulo who has spent years in Japan and New York, will go down in history as the artist who created the Montreux Jazz Festival poster the year the MJF’s founder, Claude Nobs died, but there is nothing somber about the artwork. His […]

Anker remains standard-bearer as portrait goes for CHF1.5 million

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Sotheby’s annual spring auction of Swiss art underscored the growing interest in Alfred Anker, portraitist par excellence, with his 1885 “Mädchenbildnis” going for just under CHF1.5 million and a second painting, “Schlafendes Mädchen auf einer Holzbank”, going for CHF1.2m. Both prices were in the middle of their estimated pre-sale price range. The […]

Leenaards gives away half million to encourage region’s culture


Winners include 16-year-old Vaud musical prodigy Mélodie Zhao LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The Leenaards Foundation has given CHF500,000 in prizes and scholarships to encourage artists in the region. One of the winners is 16-year-old Mélodie Zhao of Saint Prex, who last summer became the youngest ever person to receive a master’s degree in music from the […]

Geneva book and press fair

Title: Geneva book and press fair Location: Geneva Link out: Click here Description: Local and international authors meet for several days in Geneva. From manga to German newspapers, from cooking books in English to independent rock magazines. Special children books and more can be found at this great fair. Start Date: 2010-04-28 End Date: 2010-05-05

Haitian solidarity evening

Title: Haitian solidarity evening Location: Webster University Link out: Click here Description: Speakers from Caritas and Unicef. Date: 2010-02-11

“Inside Switzerland” stops publication


Zurich, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – “Inside Switzerland”, which was started in 2007 as a glossy Swiss-wide magazine providing news and features in English, has ceased publication of both the quarterly print magazine and its online newsletter. The magazine was published by Schweizer and Davies Media in Zurich, which was founded by Jennifer Davies and Sabine Schweizer. […]

Swiss quiz game to shops for 1 August holiday


Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Quick – what’s the Matterhorn called in French and how long is the Swiss president’s term of office? How many cantons does Switzerland have and what makes raclette different from other cheeses? Don’t know? Whether you are new to Switzerland or have been here all your life it is difficult to […]

Geneva’s public museums don’t make the grade

Geneva, Switzerland (Tribune de Genève, Fre) – An audit on the state of the Museums of Art and History is peppered with phrases like old-fashioned, feudal management,  inconsistent display, reports the Tribune. The report was presented to city councilors and museum employees Thursday 7 May. Its devastating conclusions prompted the immediate resignation of the Caesar […]