Exhibition: Oct. 6, 2023 to April 27, 2024

Wooden – from traditional to current

The focus of our current exhibition is wood. We present sculptures by the sculptor Daniel Eggli (*1972) from Eastern Switzerland, which deal with the interpersonal and – sometimes with a view to the Appenzell region – with the relationships between man, animal and nature. The figures, created by means of a chain saw, which reinterpret Appenzell customs and not infrequently make one smile, are juxtaposed with works of Appenzell carving. On display are, among other things, alpine processions, Silvesterkläuse, Appenzell music formations, Bloch parades as well as scenes from everyday rural life, carved by Jakob Müller (1922–2005) and Konrad Zülle (1918–1988).

The works of art captured in wood are complemented by the sculptures of the young Ukrainian Veronika Matiashenko (*2006), whose chance encounter with Daniel Eggli after her flight from her homeland inspired her to create her own wooden works, some of which have a touch of Appenzell, and which are henceforth produced in his studio.

6th October 2023 – 27th April 2024, opened Wed–Fri 1pm–5pm and Sat 11am–5pm.


The exhibition "Wooden from traditional to current" is open as follows:

6.10.2023 to 27.4.2024
Wed–Fri 13.00–17.00
Sat 11.00–17.00
Sun–Tue closed

Free entry (collection)
Entrance: St. Peterstr. 16, 8001 Zurich

We look forward to your visit!

On Thursday, 14 March 2024, the exhibition "Wooden" at Haus Appenzell will be exceptionally closed. Thank you for your understanding!


Look over the shoulder of the Senntum carver Sämi Frick from Urnäsch at work:

6.3.2024, 1:30–4:30pm

Free admission, no registration required.


The exhibition catalogue (in German) can be ordered here.


Download the exhibition flyer here.


Impressions of the exhibition opening on 4 October 2023.