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Unique perspective Saype's coronavirus-themed grass graffiti crowns the Swiss Alps

A French artist known for massive works of graffiti on grass best seen from the air presented his latest piece on Sunday in the Swiss Alps – a ...

This content was published on April 26, 2020 2:34 PM

Bright idea? Matterhorn light show sparks joy and dismay

A beacon of hope? Light pollution? The nightly displays on an Alpine peak are entertaining virtual visitors while worrying conservationists.

another one bites the dust 2020 Montreux Jazz Festival cancelled due to virus

One of the world’s most iconic music festivals, the Montreux Jazz, has been cancelled this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This content was published on April 17, 2020 11:29 AM

Obituary Swiss artist Markus Raetz dies

Renowned painter, illustrator and sculptor Markus Raetz, has died at the age of 78. The principal topic of his work was the nature of perception.

This content was published on April 15, 2020 4:26 PM

Traditions What Easter is normally like in Switzerland

In Switzerland, the long Easter weekend is usually a time for festive gatherings and maybe a trip to another part of the country. Not this year.

Sculpture   Giacometti’s lost works reappear at Paris show 

Famed Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti destroyed many of his works but some are now being reconstructed.

Covid-19 Swiss artists keep up morale despite devastating pandemic

Four leading names of the Swiss cultural scene explain the impact of coronavirus on the institutions they run and on social life in general.

Swiss photography René Burri – Explosions of Sight

An exhibition of René Burri's more explorative work showcases the Swiss photojournalist’s obsession with pushing the boundaries of photography.

90th birthday Franz Gertsch

Franz Gertsch, born March 8, 1930, in a village on Lake Biel/Bienne, is numbered among the most significant contemporary artists in Switzerland.

Pop culture For Eurovision, Swiss enter first French song in a decade

Switzerland has selected Fribourg singer Gjon’s Tears to perform “Répondez-moi” [Answer me] at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest (ESC).

This content was published on March 4, 2020 4:43 PM

Coronavirus Hundreds gather for Basel carnival despite ban

Though the Swiss government has banned major events because of the coronavirus, several hundred people met in Basel on Monday morning.

This content was published on March 2, 2020 8:46 AM

Peter Dammann Pictures of youth define Swiss photographer's legacy

Photos of Russian cadets brought Swiss photographer Peter Dammann acclaim in 1998. Now, a book and an exhibition in Switzerland look back at ...

Old ammo Unexploded munitions continue to reverberate in Switzerland

Old Second World War bombs, grenades and other explosives are still causing headaches for the Swiss authorities.