«I don't believe in art. I believe in artists.»*

Dada and Surrealism expert Arturo Schwarz tells us of his memories and speaks with Stefan Zweifel

Arturo Schwarz (born 1924 and living in Milan) is a highly regarded authority on Dadaism and editor of the catalogue of Marcel Duchamp’s works. As a publisher in the 1950s, he printed texts by authors such as André Breton, Albert Einstein and Leon Trotsky, before concentrating on art and the art trade. His gallery in Milan supplied the Dada collection at the Zurich Kunsthaus with numerous works. He was also active as a poet and essayist, and published some 100 titles of his own. In 1998, Schwarz donated his collection of over 750 Dada and Surrealist pieces of art to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem which, thanks to his gift, now houses the largest collection worldwide of this type.

Introduction by  Cathérine Hug


A cooperation between the Kunsthaus Zürich and the Festspiele Zürich. With participation of the Omanut Vereins zur Förderung jüdischer Kunst in der Schweiz and the Cabaret Voltaire

Veranstaltung in englischer Sprache


* Quote of the artist Marcel Duchamp, with whom Arturo Schwarz worked closely


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