Geneva art dealer accused of owing CHF 330m in taxes

Geneva art dealer accused of owing CHF 330m in taxes

Aug. 5, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
An art dealer from Geneva owes CHF 330 million in taxes, according to Switzerland’s federal court.   
Art sector lights up red for thousands of jobs at risk

Art sector lights up red for thousands of jobs at risk

June 23, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
Last night, theatres, concert halls and opera houses lit up in red across the country as the arts sector warns thousa...
Art Basel 2020 cancelled

Art Basel 2020 cancelled

June 8, 2020, 12:04 p.m.
The major art fair – Art Basel – has been cancelled. 
Matterhorn continues to light up with messages of hope

Matterhorn continues to light up with messages of hope

April 3, 2020, 9:48 a.m.
And the Matterhorn continues to be lit up every night - with messages of hope and now also flags of areas badly affec...
Matterhorn peak outbreak messages go viral

Matterhorn peak outbreak messages go viral

March 30, 2020, 10:16 a.m.
Images of the famous Matterhorn peak - lit up with messages - have gone viral all around the world. 
Museums attracting great number of visitors

Museums attracting great number of visitors

Nov. 13, 2019, 9:25 a.m.
Museums in Switzerland are in rude health – despite a small fall in visitors last year compared to the year bef...
Facebook censors Geneva museum art work

Facebook censors Geneva museum art work

Feb. 6, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
The Geneva Art and History Museum has run foul of Facebook censors.
Church bells replaced by ringtones at Lucerne chapel

Church bells replaced by ringtones at Lucerne chapel

July 17, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
From last night until the end of this month, mobile phone ringtones can be heard instead of church bells at a chapel ...
Basel school split on art project

Basel school split on art project

June 29, 2018, 6:16 a.m.
Students at a school in canton Basel are split over the merits of an art project which has been put on display in the...
Statue of Claude Nobs unveiled in Montreux

Statue of Claude Nobs unveiled in Montreux

July 3, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
A bronze statue of Claude Nobs, the founder of Montreux Jazz Festival, has been unveiled in the city, two days after ...
Bern museum may sell art works to pay legal bills

Bern museum may sell art works to pay legal bills

June 7, 2017, 7:04 a.m.
The Bern art museum is planning to sell some items to cover the cost of the legal battle after it was bequeathed art ...
Customs officers seize art from Zurich hotel

Customs officers seize art from Zurich hotel

March 8, 2017, 7:10 a.m.
Customs officers have seized a variety of art works from a five star hotel in Zurich over a tax dispute.
Looted Nazi art work to go on display in Bern and Bonn

Looted Nazi art work to go on display in Bern and Bonn

Feb. 16, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Bern’s Museum of Fine Arts will host a controversial exhibition of Nazi looted art works.
artgenève proves a hit

artgenève proves a hit

Jan. 30, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
We’re more and more interested in art – that can be the conclusion as the artgenève show ended ove...
Art billionaire fined for tax avoidance

Art billionaire fined for tax avoidance

Oct. 24, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
The Zurich billionaire Urs E Schwarzenbach has been fined four million Swiss francs for failing to properly declare w...
Lausanne artists spends a month living with 350 snails

Lausanne artists spends a month living with 350 snails

Oct. 21, 2016, 12:01 p.m.
An artist from Lausanne has spent a month living with 350 snails in a bid to analyse the relationship between the ind...
Swiss artist named as most powerful in the world

Swiss artist named as most powerful in the world

Oct. 21, 2016, 4:10 a.m.
The Swiss curator and artistic director of London's Serpentine Galleries, Hans Ulrich Obrist, has been named the most...
Ownership disputes over Nazi era stolen art to be handled better

Ownership disputes over Nazi era stolen art to be handled better

Oct. 20, 2016, 12:19 p.m.
Switzerland is to focus on ways of clarifying the ownership and resolving disputes about art stolen and looted from t...
Attempted sculpture theft in Geneva

Attempted sculpture theft in Geneva

Oct. 10, 2016, 9:11 a.m.
Thieves tried to steal a 500kg sculpture from outside the Bel-Air Fine Art gallery in Geneva over the weekend. The t...
The 18th International Art Fair kicks off in Zurich

The 18th International Art Fair kicks off in Zurich

Sept. 30, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
The 18th International Art Fair has kicked off in Zurich featuring painting, graphics, sculpture and photography from...
World's largest biodegradable painting unveiled in Leysin

World's largest biodegradable painting unveiled in Leysin

Aug. 8, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
A huge fresco of a sleeping shepherd painted on the slopes of a Vaud mountain station is said to be the world's l...
Monet and van Gogh art seized in 'Wolf of Wall Street' probe

Monet and van Gogh art seized in 'Wolf of Wall Street' probe

July 25, 2016, 8:51 a.m.
Three paintings by Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh have been seized by Swiss authorities as part of an investigatio...
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