Michael Steiner: “Ego destroys good art”Michael Steiner: “Ego destroys good art”Michael Steiner: “Ego destroys good art”
Collaboration is key, says Michael Steiner, one of Switzerland’s best-known filmmakers. But with the release of his latest, “Wolkenbruch,” the director of “Grounding” tells us that past success doesn’t help secure state funding for future films, something that’s crucial in a small market.
Tanya König
Everything you didn’t know about art management
If you own highly-valued art, there’s a lot to consider. Birgit Gudat of Kendris explains how art management works, why documentation of artworks is essential, and the importance of implementing a succession plan early on.
Tanya König
Why African-American artists are becoming art market superstars
Six out of ten auction records last year were set by African-American artists. Their star is also rising in Switzerland: Major galleries are showing art by African-American artists this month. We look at why they are increasingly in the spotlight.
Tanya König
Why the Engadin Valley is attracting art dealers
The Engadin Valley is known to be the home or inspiration of artists such as Alberto Giacometti and Giovani Segantini. Now it’s attracting more and more galleries and museums. Reporter Tanya König went to the alpine region to find out why.
Tanya König
Exclusive: Does the art world really need another Hauser & Wirth gallery?
Hauser & Wirth just opened a new space in St. Moritz, it’s ninth location worldwide. Iwan Wirth, the co-owner of the mega-gallery, tells Tanya König that their ambition is to extend the season in Engadin and add to the cultural discussion in the Alpine region.
Tanya König
St. Moritz already profiting from new ski pricing model
What has become standard in the airline industry is now gaining popularity in Switzerland’s skiing regions: the dynamic pricing model. Thomas Rechberger, project manager at St. Moritz Engadin Mountains, tells us about the organization’s plans to sell more ski passes earlier in the season.
Tanya König
The world’s best coffee is brewed in Zurich
Did you know that the world’s best coffee brewer is based in Zurich? Here’s the story of Mame!
Tanya König
Why people in tech should study ethics
Harper Reed was Barack Obama’s Chief Technology Officer and he tells us how he hopes they made history and why he thinks people working in tech should take an ethics course, too.
Tanya König
Jet Aviation opens new hangar to meet demand from world’s wealthy
In a rare interview, Robert Smith, president of Jet Aviation, explains why the company has invested around CHF 20 million in Basel to build a new hangar big enough to fit two Boeing 777s. Tanya König also takes you behind the scenes of a business that caters to the world’s rich and famous.
Tanya König
René Magritte exhibition shines light on surrealism
The LAC cultural center is paying tribute to surrealist René Magritte until January 6. Tanya König spoke to the curator about how they managed to get the Belgian master’s works to Lugano.
Tanya König
Can this Swiss teen ace the music industry and the tennis world?
The 14-year-old tennis star Chelsea Fontenel is supported by the Roger Federer Foundation and is ranked number one in her age-group in Switzerland. She’s also a singer and is hoping to be successful in both highly competitive industries.
Tanya König
Bastian Baker: successful pop star but a wise businessman, too
Did you know that Swiss singer-songwriter Bastian Baker is also into real estate and tech start-ups? The 27-year-old from Lausanne who was discovered by the legendary Claude Nobs takes a break from his world tour with Shania Twain and talks to Tanya König about how he invests his money.
Tanya König
How Lugano is betting on culture
The largest public investment by the city of Lugano in recent years was for the construction of a new center for visual arts, music, and theater. Tanya König spoke with the director of LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura to find out how successful it’s been since opening in 2015.
Tanya König
Michael Steiner: “Ego destroys good art”
Collaboration is key, says Michael Steiner, one of Switzerland’s best-known filmmakers. But with the release of his latest, “Wolkenbruch,” the director of “Grounding” tells us that past success doesn’t help secure state funding for future films, something that’s crucial in a small market.
Tanya König
Hollywood doesn’t necessarily pay better, says Swiss actor Joel Basman
Joel Basman is one of the country’s rising stars who has appeared in George Clooney’s “Monuments Men.” Now he’s back with “Wolkenbruch” and tells us that Hollywood doesn’t always pay better and that Switzerland needs a different business model to become a major player in the global film industry.

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