Art in Zurich’s Train Station

The huge Guardian Angel, a “Nana” figure of the artist Niki de Saint Phalle, watches over the travelers and visitors in the main hall of the Zurich train station. Until the beginning of the 20th Century, steam trains rolled into this huge station hall. Nowadays, events of every kind take place in this two thousand square meter large and twenty meter high station hall. The changing events such as markets, sports events, music and opera performances and much more, have become in the meantime a tourist attraction of the city of Zurich. In the month of July, you can not only admire the permanently installed “Nana”, but also a monumental, tree-like work of hand-knotted multicolored cotton bands (Gaia Mother Tree) by the Brazilian artist Ernesto Saboia de Albuquerque Neto, one of the most important contemporary artists in Latin America.

Ernesto Saboia de Albuquerque Neto

Brazilian Artist Ernesto Saboia de Albuquerque Neto

Der riesige Schutzengel, eine “Nana” -Figur der Künstlerin Niki de Saint Phalle, wacht über die Reisenden und Besucher in der Haupthalle des Zürcher Bahnhofs. Bis Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts rollten Dampfzüge in diese riesige Bahnhofshalle. Heute finden in der zweitausend Quadratmeter großen und zwanzig Meter hohen Bahnhofshalle Veranstaltungen aller Art statt. Die wechselnden Veranstaltungen wie Märkte, Sportanlässe, Musik und Opernaufführungen und vieles mehr, sind zwischenzeitlich zu einer touristischen Attraktion der Stadt Zürich geworden.

GaiaMotherTree

Gaia Mother Tree

Im Juli können Sie nicht nur die fest installierte “Nana” bewundern, sondern auch ein monumentales, baumartiges Werk aus handgeknüpften bunten Baumwollbändern (Gaia Mother Tree) des brasilianischen Künstlers Ernesto Saboia de Albuquerque Neto, einem der bedeutendsten zeitgenössischen Künstler in Lateinamerika.

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12 thoughts on “Art in Zurich’s Train Station

  1. Awesome art! So much talent!

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  2. It is quite good idea to use that large place.

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  3. This is an amazing piece!
    Dwight

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  4. Gosh ! It is still there. I saw it in 2013 December in Christmas holidays

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  5. I like Zurich, I remember being on a shuttle from the airport and they played sounds of animals and relaxing ambient sounds with images, and I thought that was very cool at the time.

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