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Etel Adnan

During a 12 hour stream artists, architects, designers, writers and scientists share their ideas, thoughts and projects, around this year’s theme: “Longue Durée.”

“Longue Durée” literally means “long duration.” It is a view of history first introduced by the French historian Fernand Braudel. Braudel's “Longue Durée” allows us to interpret crises as opportunities for fundamental structural change. Art is one mean by which we can reimagine existing paradigms to accommodate new discoveries and create new realities.

Artists Etel Adnan, Simone Fattal, Gabriel Chaile, Michel Auder, Isabelle Lewis, Not Vital, Peter Fischli, Christina Forrer, Julian Charrière, Raphael Hefti, Alexandra Bachzetsis and Ragnar Kjartansson,  performance artists Tosh Basco and Wu Tsang, choreographer Trajal Harrel, Grand Palais director Chris Dercon, writers Roman Krzarnic and Merlin Sheldrake, economist Kate Raworth, film makers Alexander Kluge and Manthia Diawara, climate activist Markus Reymann, art critic Kenny Schachter, together with musicians Fritz Hauser and Madlaina Peer, patrons of the arts Grazyna Kulczyk and Ziba Ardalan, astrophysicist Ben Moore, architects Norman Foster, Gion Caminada, writers Leo Tuor and Rico Valär, historian Luzius Keller, actor Jürg Kienberger, pandemic researcher Emma Hodcroft and journalist Stefan Zweifel will take turns in chiming in on the topic of ”Longue Durée.” 

The curatorial team is once more composed by Hans Ulrich Obrist (Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London), Daniel Baumann (Director of the Kunsthalle Zürich), Bice Curiger (Artistic Director of the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles) and Philip Ursprung (Dean of Architecture at ETH Zurich), together with Cristina Bechtler.

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