ZURICH

THE GUIDE

Diana Poole has worked as an independent art advisor specialised in Fine Art Photographs since 2013. Diana helps clients develop collecting strategies and advises on the acquisition, management and sale of photographic art from the early 20th Century through to Contemporary. She offers independent advice and research on artists, individual artworks and the market. Through an empathic approach that is focused on understanding her clients, their artistic preferences and personal requirements, Diana is able to provide a service that is uniquely tailored to individual needs. She also provides private tours of gallery exhibitions, art fairs, auctions and artist studios. With over ten years experience as director, curator and researcher for leading galleries in London, Zürich and New York, Diana has built an international network of art dealers, artists, auction specialists and museum curators. Diana holds a BA in Fine and Decorative Arts and an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, and an MBA from St. Gallen University, Switzerland. 


THE SCENE

Home to over 50 museums and 100 art galleries, Zürich is without a doubt Switzerland’s cultural centre, and the place to find cutting-edge contemporary art. The birthplace of the Dada movement and Le Corbusier’s last great work (Pavillon Le Corbusier), Zürich is a fantastic city to explore Swiss, European and international art. In 2016, Manifesta 11, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art took place in the city. The Löwenbräu complex, a former brewery and warehouse in the industrial neighbourhood, Kreis 5, is now home to numerous pioneering galleries and museums such as the Kunsthalle, Hauser & Wirth and Westbau: The Luma Foundation. There are also plenty of opportunities to discover younger galleries representing emerging artists such as BolteLang, Karma International and Galerie Gregor Staiger. As my passion lies with photographic art, I should mention a few of the leading venues for the medium such as Galerie Edwynn Houk and Bildhalle, not to mention the Fotomuseum in Winterthur (just an hour outside of Zürich) with its ambitious and internationally renowned program.


THE TOURS


Diana provides private tours in English of art galleries, museums and artist studios, with a particular focus on Fine Art Photographs and Contemporary art. She organises for the gallery directors and sometimes artists, where relevant, to provide insights into the artworks to enrich the experience. She also provides information about the artist’s background, process/techniques and also price information, but always tries to tailor the tours to individual interests and needs.


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