Canton Zug, 16.09.2020

Art and culture until midnight

On Saturday, 19 September, the 8th Zuger Kunstnacht invites you to creative discussions, encounters and dialogues – here is an overview.

The Zuger Kunstnacht is already in its eighth season. On Saturday, 19 September, museums, galleries, cultural institutions and art projects in Zug will once again invite you to an inspiring stroll around to enjoy their art – and there will be 16 locations this time.

There will be exhibitions, presentations, talks, readings, music and ample space for personal encounters and uplifting exchanges between 5 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, 19 September. It’s very rare for such a favourable opportunity to arise for the meeting of art/cultural artists and visitors. The organisers behind the lavish event are Gert Billing, Ulrich Eberli, Raffaella Manferdini, Brigitte Moser and Carla Renggli. The Zug Kunstnacht (Art Night) is supported by the city and canton of Zug, the municipality of Baar, the Landis&Gyr Foundation and the Ernst Göhner Foundation.

The detailed programme is available at

What the Zuger Kunstnacht 2020 offers - an overview:

1. Gallery Billing Bild in Baar
The current exhibition is "Contemporary Art Stuff – Collector's Selection II", with works by renowned contemporary artists. 5.30 p.m. Singer-songwriter Julia Costa. 6.30 p.m. Reading from the book "Los alamos ist winzig" by Dieter Zwicky. 8 p.m. stand-up comedy with Andaleeb Lilley and Friend (in English). 10 p.m. Concert with "Jazzmin" Jasmin Lötscher.

2. Schwesternhaus (Sisters' House), Baar
From 5 p.m. exhibition "Baar and I - Eleven Biographies over Four Centuries". Guided tour (30 minutes) through the exhibition at 6, 7 and 9 p.m. At 8 p.m. artist talk with Urs J. Knobel, moderated by curator Adrian Scherer.

3. Kunstkiosk Baar
From 7 p.m. "Surreal Collage", coloured collages in the smallest space by Bettina Costa, originally from Argentina, now living in Rheinfelden. Musical accompaniment of the evening by the Zug band THIN & CRISPY. Bar service until 11 p.m.

4. Museum Sonnenberg, Baar
From 5 p.m. permanent exhibition of the History of Blind Pedagogy. At 6 and 10:30 p.m., Sr. Boriska Winiger will guide through the exhibition. At 8 p.m., various blind and visually impaired people talk about their professional careers. At 9.30 p.m.: Perception in the dark – immerse yourself in a world without light.

5. Gallery Urs Reichlin, Zug
From 5 p.m. Apéro & Art, Kunst "Rausch" (Art Ecstasy), discover and experience a selection of paintings and sculptures.

6. Kulturhaus Gewürzmühle, Zug
5 pm to midnight ToT... ahm, artistic and culture experience with insights, whimsical installations and a performance. Electro-ambient background music from Barb Wagner on the Pakistani shruti box (surpeti). At 8 p.m. sounds from the WIM Zug with the guest guitarist Christy Doran.

7. Arrigoni Kunsthandel, Hünenberg:
The Elso Schiavo Atelier is open from 4 p.m. to midnight. Face masks can be artistically designed. Coffee tasting from the "Stocker's EST 2020" roastery in Cham.
For information: The announced "bag art" 2020 in the Freiruum (Landis & Gyr Areal, Zug), with the painting carrier bags made of kraft paper, cannot be carried out due to corona infection. This event will be postponed until spring 2021.

8. Kunstkubus Cham
Current exhibition with drawings by Albert Merz, accompanied with wine depending on the hour: 5 p.m. Winemakers’ secco "Wachgeküsst" (the pearly one) – 7 p.m. Cuvée "Kopfstand" (the white) - 9 p.m. "Ganzehaut pur" dry (the red) – 11 p.m. Huxelrebe Ülversheimer Schloss (the sweet one).

9. Gallery Gmurzynska, Zug
5 p.m. Opening of the "American Pop" exhibition, with works by Ronnie Cutrone (1948-2013). cocktail reception from 5 p.m. to midnight.

10. Gallery Carla Renggli, Zug
Current exhibition "Trophäen" (Trophies), works by the Nidwalden sculptor Rochus Lussi, winner of the Central Swiss Cultural Prize 2019. 6.30 p.m. Tour of the exhibition with Rochus Lussi. 8 p.m. Three trainee artists present their favourite picture. 10 p.m. Jazz to finish off the evening, with Max Renggli, Joggi Jung and Hansueli Krähenbühl.

11. Zug Library
6.30 p.m. Opening of the Pop-Up Art Library Zug with presentation of the participating artists and their works (which can be borrowed). 7 to 8.30 p.m. Meeting with Zug artists, face-to-face discussions. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Loan and exhibition of the artworks, which can be reserved and rented for half a year.

12. Museum Burg Zug (Zug Castle)
Current permanent exhibition. 5 p.m. Bosnian coffee ceremony. 7 p.m. Reprise "Anders.Wo". Insights into the cinematic documentary about cultural identity, migration and diaspora in Switzerland. 9 p.m. Bosnian coffee ceremony. 10 p.m. Bosnian songs. Dino Sabanovic plays Sevdalinka.

13. Kunsthaus Zug
5.30 p.m. Opening of BeZug - works from the collection. 6 p.m. Judith Stadlin, live literature with "Häschtääg zunderobsi". 6.30 p.m. Apéro in the Kunsthaus-Bar. 7.30 p.m. Judith Stadlin (Part 2). 8 p.m. Short tour with art mediator Sandra Winiger. 8.30 p.m. Judith Stadlin (Part 3). 9 p.m. Short tour with Sandra Winiger.

14. Atelier 63, Zug
From 5 p.m. (open ended). On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Atelier 63 on Hofstrasse, former and current artists of the studio will show a broad cross-section of their work. 7 p.m. Address. 7.30 p.m. Performance by Antonia and Ben. 8 p.m. concert by Laura Livers.

15. Museum für Urgeschichte(n)(Museum of Prehistory) Zug
5 p.m. to midnight: light and video installation by Frölicher and Bietenhalder. Drinks and soup are available.

16. KUNSTpause: The Art and You

Everywhere and nowhere during the art night: The KUNSTpause gives visitors thoughts on their way and creates space for creative moments. It is an examination of the curatorial leitmotif "Art and DU – The Relationship between Man, the Individual and Art".

The hygiene regulations of the FOPH with regard to Covid 19, must be followed. Visitors are also asked to provide their contact details, so that contact tracing can be carried out.