It was only a week or so ago that the Swiss newspapers were proclaiming that the country was experiencing the hottest temperatures recorded since the heatwave of 2003. In fact the temperature of 39.6 degrees was recorded at Sitten – not quite breaking the record of 41.5 degrees (Switzerland’s hottest recorded temperature ever) which occurred in Graubuenden on August 11th 2003 – but hot nonetheless!
Well, what a difference a week or so makes! There is plenty on this weekend but the rain is forecast to continue for a few days – so if you fancy escaping it for a while there are a couple of exhibitions you might want to catch before they end soon.
The Kunsthaus’s “Riotous Baraock – from Catelan to Zurbaran” exhibition closes this Sunday 2nd Septmber, and their exhibition of “Christian Marclay’s first and only showing in Switzerland of “The Clock”, a 24 hour video work made up of thousands of clips from thousands of films, all featuring time and clocks, has been extended till 9th September. The film can be viewed for the normal price of admission during general opening hours. It will also be shown straight through from 10 a.m. today, Friday 31 August to 6 p.m. on Saturday 1 September. The gallery will remain open overnight while the other parts of the collection are closed. Re-entry on the same day is permitted. Whilst you’re at the Kunsthaus you can also catch Rosa Barba’s “Time as a Perspective” exhibition which also closes on 9th September.
Photos courtesy of the Kunsthaus.