Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art New York

Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art New York An innovative venue for art that provides international audiences with a significant forum for cultu
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An innovative venue for art that provides international audiences with a significant forum for cultural dialogue between Switzerland, Europe, and the US.

Swiss Institute is pleased to present FEAR TOUCH POLICE, a new multimedia project organized by New York-based artist Sab...
10/27/2020

Swiss Institute is pleased to present FEAR TOUCH POLICE, a new multimedia project organized by New York-based artist Sable Elyse Smith in advance of the 6th Edition of SI's Architecture and Design Series in 2022, which she will be curating. The first issue, FEAR, features contributions from Jessica Lynne, Paul Pfeiffer, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Johan Grimonprez and Jason Moran. Visit http://ftp.life/ for more.

Help Performance Space (.space.new.york) provide housing for Black and trans, housing-insecure artists! During the month...
10/13/2020

Help Performance Space (.space.new.york) provide housing for Black and trans, housing-insecure artists!

During the month of June, in the midst of the BLM protests in New York, Angel, Danyele, Donte, Rj, and Stev – the Artists in Residents (AIRs)—were invited by People’s Space — a group of artists from their “02020” initiative—to work with Performance Space New York. What started as a project to offer refuge for protesters quickly shifted to a mutual aid space for those facing houselessness. After securing temporary housing for the AIRs, it soon became apparent that the five artists needed a more permanent solution.

People’s Space and Performance Space .space.new.york are now helping the AIRs raise funds to collectively purchase a home outside of NYC, and to provide seed funding for their artistic careers. With your support, the AIRs will be able to secure both long-term housing for themselves and eventually other houseless, Black and trans artists.

On Thursday, October 15th from 12-12:30PM, SI's IG Live will feature a conversation between artist Angel Robertson (AIRs) and Jonathan Gonzalez (The People’s Space) in which Robinson will discuss her intentions with Deeds for AIRs and her upcoming installation, Invasion @ Christopher Street Pier, a mini-Ball open to all aiming to amplify the strength in community and need for shared space.

Help them raise $60,000 by October 15 to lift up impacted communities and most of all, help keep them safe, sustained, and supported!

The donation will not go to Performance Space;
100% of the proceeds will go directly to the AIRs.

Visit gofundme.com/deedsforairs to donate.

Residents:
Danyele Brown , Donte McKenzie , Rj Eve Mertus .rj , Stev .__ , Angel Robertson

Illustration by Tuere Lawton Photo by Maria Baranova

05/26/2020

Tonight at 6PM ! SI Presents: Cally Spooner on Dead Time. Listen live on Montez Press Radio !

Cally Spooner's exhibition SWEAT, SHAME, ETC., held at SI from 2018-19, was conceived by the artist as a cartography of the present. At the center of the exhibition was a work named Untitled (2018), which consisted of a number of exhibition plinths constructed from olive oil soap. This material, associated with the day-to-day task of cleansing the body, provided a support structure for other works in the exhibition. During the current period, in which soap and essential care work have been pushed to the forefront of everyday life, SI's Chief Curator, Laura McLean-Ferris, revisits the exhibition in conversation with the artist.

"We use money because we have to use what we have. We must begin to destabilize the absolute fact of monetary exchange. ...
04/15/2020

"We use money because we have to use what we have. We must begin to destabilize the absolute fact of monetary exchange. Our current system is our starting point towards a new one. We sustain ourselves as a studio of people and things. To demonstrate this economy, all facets of it, is to show that it is possible. Our studio is just one way of moving towards art as a field that embodies the principles and aestheconomics of living."

Today on Art-agenda, Irena Haiduk speaks with Hendrik Folkerts about REMASTER, her solo exhibition at SI.

Irena Haiduk, REMASTER, Cabaret Èconomique, Dani Bauer, Irena Haiduk, Scott Kiernan, Dean Kissick, Laura McLean-Ferris, Daniel Merritt, Christian Schmitz, Maggie Selage Working, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Anna Shteynshleyger.

Jan Kiefer's "Skiing Snowman" is featured on Contemporary Art Writing Daily ! Head over to SI's website to view document...
03/19/2020

Jan Kiefer's "Skiing Snowman" is featured on Contemporary Art Writing Daily ! Head over to SI's website to view documentation of the exhibition.

( link ) You're on lockdown, staying in. The Swiss Institute is closed. The food only being delivered. You log on to www.contemporaryartd...

Spike Art Magazine's Adina Glickstein spent Valentine's Day with Irena Haiduk and her cast of performers at Swiss Instit...
02/19/2020

Spike Art Magazine's Adina Glickstein spent Valentine's Day with Irena Haiduk and her cast of performers at Swiss Institute. Read more about her experience at "Cabaret Économique" here.

What did you get for Valentine’s Day? Some New Yorkers were treated to a unique blend of sexual energy and frustration in Irena Haiduk’s “Cabaret Économique”, performed as part of her current show at the Swiss Institute.

"Fight-or-Flight represents a major step in Jill Mulleady’s career: she has determined to give us not what we want but w...
12/23/2019

"Fight-or-Flight represents a major step in Jill Mulleady’s career: she has determined to give us not what we want but what we need to see." Jill Mulleady: Fight-or-Flight closes on December 29th ! Read the full review by Valentina Di Liscia on Hyperallergic.

The Swiss-Uruguayan artist here challenges viewers with a single, colossal painting and a group of provocative conceptual pieces.

Jill Mulleady: Fight-or-Flight is  reviewed by critic Martha Schwendener in today's The New York Times ! Be sure to see ...
12/12/2019

Jill Mulleady: Fight-or-Flight is reviewed by critic Martha Schwendener in today's The New York Times ! Be sure to see the artist's first solo institutional exhibition in the US before it closes on December 29.

Andra Ursuta’s glass sculptures, Brice Marden’s latest paintings, portraits from Henry Taylor; Baseera Khan’s photo-collage constructions; and Jill Mulleady’s Neo-Surrealist works.

Michael Wang's exhibition, Extinct in New York, closes October 31 at LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island ! Hop on the...
10/25/2019

Michael Wang's exhibition, Extinct in New York, closes October 31 at LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island ! Hop on the ferry this weekend to see these former New York City natives before they are replanted. Many thanks to Fast Company for the write-up !

Inside a series of greenhouses, Michael Wang is cultivating 46 species that once flourished in New York, from Swamp Sunflowers to Orange Fringed Orchids.

This is the final week to visit Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us at Swiss Institute ! The recreation of Swiss curator Hara...
08/13/2019

This is the final week to visit Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us at Swiss Institute ! The recreation of Swiss curator Harald Szeemann's 1974 exhibition was featured in today's round-up on artnet. Show closes August 18th !

See new shows from the Public Art Fund, an AIDS memorial performance on the High Line, Indian painting at the Met, and more.

Martha Schwendener of The New York Times reviews the "wild and (literally) hairy installation" of our current exhibition...
08/08/2019

Martha Schwendener of The New York Times reviews the "wild and (literally) hairy installation" of our current exhibition: Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us. Read about it in today's "New York Galleries: What to See Right Now" ! Be sure to visit SI before the exhibition closes August 18th !

Margot Bergman’s doll images, Harald Szeemann’s quirky tribute to his grandfather, and the neo-Classicists rising again.

In this week's The New Yorker, Peter Schjeldahl dubs Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us "the most bizarre exhibition in town...
07/15/2019

In this week's The New Yorker, Peter Schjeldahl dubs Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us "the most bizarre exhibition in town this summer." Come see for yourself ! The recreation of Harald Szeemann's seminal 1974 exhibition is on view at SI, free of charge, until August 18th.

A re-creation of the auteur’s most personal show, madly grand and deadpan daft, essentializes a strange glamour that has leaked from the art world into culture at large.

Join us this Thursday from 6-8PM to celebrate the opening reception of Harald Szeeman | Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us, ...
06/25/2019

Join us this Thursday from 6-8PM to celebrate the opening reception of Harald Szeeman | Grandfather: A Pioneer Like Us, plus new additions to SI ONSITE by Matt Copson, Gina Fischli, Irena Haiduk, Gabriel Kuri and Ramaya Tegegne ! Read more about Grandfather in this week's ArtNews roundup.

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The book launch for Elvia Wilk's debut novel, Oval, is included in ARTnews "9 Art Events to Attend in New York" ! Join u...
05/28/2019

The book launch for Elvia Wilk's debut novel, Oval, is included in ARTnews "9 Art Events to Attend in New York" ! Join us this Friday from 6-8PM. Wilk will be in conversation with critic Alice Gregory starting at 7PM. RSVP to [email protected] !

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Shahryar Nashat's solo exhibition at Swiss Institute is an Artforum Critic's Pick ! Read David Everitt Howe's review her...
05/20/2019

Shahryar Nashat's solo exhibition at Swiss Institute is an Artforum Critic's Pick ! Read David Everitt Howe's review here.

Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari once described desire as a machine. The way Shahryar Nashat grapples with it, especially in the face of death, is compulsively machinic.In the artist’s first institutional solo show in New York, coldly lit and antiseptic spaces—some of which have windows tinted...

Isobel Harbison's launch for her new book Performing Image will be held at Swiss Institute this Saturday at 5PM ! Read m...
04/02/2019

Isobel Harbison's launch for her new book Performing Image will be held at Swiss Institute this Saturday at 5PM ! Read more about it here on artnet and be sure to RSVP to [email protected].

This week's picks include openings for Mary Bauermeister, Lucian Freud, Hollis Heichemer, and Wendell Gladstone.

OFFSHORE IN NEW YORK continues TOMORROW at 7PM with ON SELF-SABOTAGE, a lecture by Evan Calder Williams focusing on cont...
01/31/2019

OFFSHORE IN NEW YORK continues TOMORROW at 7PM with ON SELF-SABOTAGE, a lecture by Evan Calder Williams focusing on contemporary demands for efficiency and health.

On the occasion of Cally Spooner’s solo exhibition SWEAT SHAME ETC., please join us for the fourth event of a two-week practical philosophy school for embodied knowledge titled OFFSHORE IN NEW YORK.

SI Holiday Hours ! Swiss Institute will be closed today, Wednesday 12/26 through Thursday 12/27. We will have regular ho...
12/26/2018

SI Holiday Hours ! Swiss Institute will be closed today, Wednesday 12/26 through Thursday 12/27. We will have regular hours from Friday 12/28 to Sunday 12/30. Printed Matter St Marks will also follow these hours. Happy New Year ! Image: Cally Spooner, Still Life, 2018.

LIKE AND SHARE: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERSBe a part of Arbecy's Blind Bell Choir of New York and feature in Centinel, an exhibi...
11/12/2018

LIKE AND SHARE: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Be a part of Arbecy's Blind Bell Choir of New York and feature in Centinel, an exhibition by Jasper Spicero at Swiss Institute
November 17, 2018
Session 1: 9AM – 1PM or Session 2: 2PM – 6PM

The Auditorium at VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
135 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

In January 2019, SI will present a solo exhibition by artist Jasper Spicero featuring a new film that we want YOU to a part of! Working together with Arbecy® Music and directed by retired music therapist Jerry Simon, we invite you to join us as part of an innovative musical ensemble that will be featured in Jasper’s film. Arbecy®’s pioneering music system enables Blind & Deaf-Blind participants to “read” and “perform” music by utilizing wireless technology in only one session. In this FREE event, we will create the 1st Arbecy® Blind Bell Choir in New York. No music experience or musical ability is required and Arbecy® training is free!

Everyone is invited to participate; however, Blind and Deaf-Blind participants will take priority to be featured in the film. Click here for an example of Arbecy® training and performances.

If interested, please contact Alison ([email protected]) with your name and availability. For more information on SI, please visit swissinstitute.net.

Image description: Arbecy® bells are seen placed on a table at the Blind Center of Nevada Feb. 3, 2015. Photo by Sandy Lopez/View.

The Swiss Institute 2018 Benefit Auction is now LIVE ! Head over to Artsy to view live and silent lots and place your bi...
10/29/2018

The Swiss Institute 2018 Benefit Auction is now LIVE ! Head over to Artsy to view live and silent lots and place your bids ! All proceeds go directly to keeping Swiss Institute open to the public, free-of-charge.

Swiss Institute Benefit Auction 2018

Find out everything you've ever wanted to know about our new building at 38 St. Marks Pl in this scintillating interview...
08/09/2018

Find out everything you've ever wanted to know about our new building at 38 St. Marks Pl in this scintillating interview with SI Director Simon Castets and architect Annabelle Selldorf. Thank you PIN UP Magazine !

Not afraid to get their feet wet: Swiss Institute director Simon Castets and architect Annabelle Selldorf, who worked together on the repurposing of the Swiss Institute's the…

Tonight's event, "A Norm is a Readymade," holds the top spot for artnet's "14 Things Not to Miss in New York's Art World...
08/07/2018

Tonight's event, "A Norm is a Readymade," holds the top spot for artnet's "14 Things Not to Miss in New York's Art World This Week" RSVP to [email protected] to hold your spot !

This week's events include a show about Ellsworth Kelly in the Hamptons, Dance at Socrates, Boffo on Fire Island, and more.

Readymades Belong to Everyone is one of The New Yorker's "Things to Do in New York City" this weekend ! Come visit us at...
07/20/2018

Readymades Belong to Everyone is one of The New Yorker's "Things to Do in New York City" this weekend ! Come visit us at 38 St Marks Pl. Click through to read Peter Schjeldahl's review.

The Swiss Institute inaugurates its elegant new digs—three floors and a roof garden, in a former bank on St. Mark’s Pl.—with a foray in what might be termed radical gemütlichkeit. This peculiarly tidy clutter of off-kilter works by more than fifty international artists, architects, and collec...

"Your perception shifts. Pleasantly and unexpectedly brainwashed, you walk back out to St. Marks Place and gaze at the T...
06/28/2018

"Your perception shifts. Pleasantly and unexpectedly brainwashed, you walk back out to St. Marks Place and gaze at the T-shirts and hats and ho**ah pipes and think about signing them. Somehow you hear the rumble of motorcycles with a new interest and curiosity: it’s a John Cage cantata." Many thanks to Joseph Giovannini of The New York Times for his thoughtful review of "READYMADES BELONG TO EVERYONE," Swiss Institute's inaugural exhibition at 38 St Marks Pl. Click through to read it in full!

Devoted to experimental work by emerging artists, the Swiss Institute is now in the chill East Village, with a forward-thinking mission.

“Museums and galleries increasingly seek to connect with audiences well beyond their walls … That’s one reason the Swiss...
12/14/2017

“Museums and galleries increasingly seek to connect with audiences well beyond their walls … That’s one reason the Swiss Institute, a fixture of New York’s contemporary art scene for decades, began producing SI: Visions, an online video series of short documentaries, now in its second season. “

Swiss Institute is thrilled to be featured in The New York Times' piece "Down an Internet Rabbit Hole With an Artist as Your Guide” by Daniel McDermon, highlighting SI: Visions, our groundbreaking online video series, shot and edited by SandenWolff​.

Click the link below to read the full article and be sure to catch Season 1 and Season 2 of SI: Visions, featuring artists like Ian Cheng, Nancy Lupo, Jordan Wolfson, and Heman Chong.

NYT Article
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/arts/design/swiss-institute-down-an-internet-rabbit-hole-with-an-artist-as-your-guide.html?_r=0

SI: VISIONS
https://www.swissinstitute.net/visions

Artists explore some of their off-kilter obsessions in a series of distinctive online videos.

Join us tomorrow night at 7PM for "Mourning, Militancy and Media," an artist talk and screening led by Luke Willis Thomp...
08/09/2017

Join us tomorrow night at 7PM for "Mourning, Militancy and Media," an artist talk and screening led by Luke Willis Thompson. Find out more about the program in ARTnews Magazine's "9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week."

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