# Switzerland Today

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Unknown art galleries

The U.K. newspaper The Independent named two Swiss sites among the best secret art galleries in an article on 8 October 2011.

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New Jerseyy

Hüningerstrasse 18. 4056 Basel

Bice Curiger, Curator of the Venice Biennale, chose New Jerseyy in North Basel, run by artists, critics and curators It includes an Internet bookshop of obscure publications they love (e.g. Abbie Hoffmann's Steal this Book for $10.95). It's a tiny space, not always open, he warns, if if it is open (supposedly Fridays and Saturday 2-6), they'll talk and have a beer with you.

La Congiunta

Alla Monda, 6745 Giornico

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Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, writes that you have to go to the Osteria Bar Giornico cafe in the next door village to pick up the key to this tiny museum on the road from Zurich to Bellinzona. "It's an extraordinary museum, designed for Josephsohn, an amazing artist who is now 91 years old and lives in Zurich. He has been making amazing sculptures since the Fifties – all types of human figures. He inspires lots of young sculptors." He adds: "It's a wonderful experience to be with art totally alone, in a museum that is a time capsule."

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