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Joseph Beuys (1921 - 1986)
55 s
An exhibition at the Alpine Museum in Bern investigates the similarities between the two mountain nations, North Korea and Switzerland.
2 min
The prestigious Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition began last Sunday. But this year's edition is taking place by video.
3 min
In Switzerland, over two-thirds of the population aged 15 or over in Switzerland regularly use more than one language.
7 min
Semih Yavsaner introduces himself and his stage character.
59 s
Dès 1945, Gabrielle Chanel a vécu une dizaine d’années sur les bords du lac Léman.
59 s
SWI swissinfo.ch travelled to Montreux to find out why the rock group Queen has such a lasting appeal in the sleepy lakeside town.
5 min
Koyo Kouoh speaks about Switzerland and her upbringing in the Zurich of the 1980s and 1990s.
4 min
Switzerland was once a hot destination for stolen cultural artefacts. But now it’s trying hard to secure the return of treasures.
2 min
The Swiss have a reputation for being rather humourless. But are they just misunderstood?
4 min
Peter Preisig demonstrates the rich tones of his 'singing bowls' (Klanggshalen).
1 min
After being refined by the unique firing technique, the cowbells made by Peter Preisig are able to produce a beautiful harmonious sound.
58 s
How the pharma industry grew out of the textile trade, commoners seized power from the aristocracy, and how Basel became a city of culture.
4 min
An expert on urban transformation walks us through the three phases of Swiss spatial planning, with examples in Zurich.
4 min
Switzerland-based illustrator John Howe, who drew the universe for the Lord of the Rings movies, been working on a new series for Amazon Prime.
59 s
An Iraqi journalist who fled to Switzerland speaks about her former life in Baghdad and why her current life is sometimes isolating.
5 min
The director of O Fim do Mundo talks about his upbringing in Switzerland, dual nationality, and the fate of Reboleira district.
4 min
Special times require special measures: because of the pandemic the drive-in concept is being resurrected to allow cultural events to take place.
58 s
Acting on stage while keeping social distance can seem impossible, but playwrights’ creativity also needs to be taken into account.
59 s
As cultural events move online, some are looking for different ways of sharing their content.
2 min