Event Chur

HR Giger and the city of Chur

Passages in the life of HR Giger: This exhibition shows works closely associated with Chur and originals from the municipal art collection and the Bündner Kunstmuseum.


18.05.2024 to 10.08.2024 from 10:00 to 17:00 o'clock
on Saturday
19.05.2024 to 11.08.2024 from 14:00 to 17:00 o'clock
on Sunday
17.05.2024 to 09.08.2024 from 14:00 to 18:00 o'clock
on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Free admission.
Guided tours possible via Chur Tourismus.
City gallery at Chur Town Hall

HR Giger was born in Chur on February 5, 1940 and died in Zurich on May 12, 2014. To mark the 10th anniversary of his death, the city of Chur and the Bündner Kunstmuseum are dedicating a series of exhibitions and events to him.

HR Giger achieved world fame as the most important representative of Fantastic Realism. The design of "Alien" for Ridley Scott's film of the same name even earned him an Oscar in 1980. However, his dark art, often characterized by sexual motifs, was not to everyone's taste. His native town of Chur also had a hard time with his son, who soon became world-famous. "'Artist' is a dirty name in Chur, meaning drunkard, loafer, idler and debility all rolled into one," Giger once said. And yet Chur played an important role in his artistic development.

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