Samples 2014

The UBS Culture Foundation supports artists and cultural projects displaying a broad variety in terms of content and form, aims and target groups, as well as time frame and financial range. This is not the place for a comprehensive description of the Foundation Board's diverse activities, but in order to give the reader an impression of the UBS Culture Foundation's funding practice we list here a selection of art and culture projects that the Foundation has supported in recent years. Unless otherwise noted the project descriptions have been taken from the grant proposals and thus reflect the level of information at the time when the application was processed.

Kunstmuseum Luzern - Acquisition of three works by Rolf Winnewisser

Kunstmuseum Luzern - Acquisition of three works by Rolf Winnewisser

Over the last few years the Kunstmuseum Luzern has left an imprint by putting on a series of exhibitions featuring prominent contemporary artists such as Candida Höfer (2014) and collection shows such as «Ins Offene! Landschaftsdarstellungen von Robert Zünd und Ferdinand Hodler bis Max von Moos» (2014).

General Anthroposophical Society - Restoration of Goetheanum in Dornach

General Anthroposophical Society - Restoration of Goetheanum in Dornach

The Goetheanum was built between 1925 and 1928 according to the plans of Rudolf Steiner (1861 - 1925), the founder of anthroposophy.

Fredi M. Murer - Filmmaker

Fredi M. Murer - Filmmaker

The filmmaker Fredi M. Murer (b. 1940), who lives and works in Zurich, gained wide acclaim among audiences at home as well as abroad with his motion picture Höhenfeuer (1985) which won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival and was recently chosen by the members of the Swiss Film Academy as the best Swiss movie ever.

Urs Augstburger - Author

Urs Augstburger - Author

The new novel by the Ennetbaden-based writer Urs Augstburger (b. 1965) carries the title «Kleine Fluchten».

Fondazione Marguerite Arp - Restoration of paper works by Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Fondazione Marguerite Arp - Restoration of paper works by Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp

In 1959 Hans Arp (1886 - 1966) and his second wife Marguerite Arp-Hagenbach (1902 - 1994) purchased a residence-cum-studio in Locarno where the renowned painter, sculptor, and poet lived and worked until his death.

Geneva Camerata - Premiere of Chatoiements de l’air (2012) by Michael Pelzel

Geneva Camerata - Premiere of Chatoiements de l’air (2012) by Michael Pelzel

The orchestra Geneva Camerata (GECA), founded in 2013, is headed by its music director David Greilsammer and presently consists of a team of thirty-five young musicians from Switzerland and abroad.