Swiss Institute Contemporary Art - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Swiss Institute Contemporary Art. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “Ugo Rondinone: I ♡ John Giorno” Exhibition

    “Ugo Rondinone: I ♡ John Giorno” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-06-22 - 2017-08-20

    Ugo Rondinone: I ♡ John Giorno is a sprawling, multi-part exhibition that presents the extraordinary life and work of the poet, artist, activist and muse, John Giorno. Encompassing thirteen venues around...More »

  • poster for Timothée Calame “Curriculum”

    Timothée Calame “Curriculum”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2017-05-02 - 2017-06-11

    Swiss Institute presents Curriculum, the first institutional exhibition of Swiss artist Timothée Calame. Calame’s recent work concentrates on how space is designed and partitioned, using sculptural curtains,...More »

  • poster for Christina Forrer “Grappling Hold”

    Christina Forrer “Grappling Hold”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-03-29 - 2017-04-23

    Christina Forrer’s tapestries are disquieting scenes in which naïve, wide-eyed figures are depicted in emotionally fraught situations and cartoonish conflicts. For Grappling Hold, the Swiss artist’s first...More »

  • poster for Frank Heath “Blue Room”

    Frank Heath “Blue Room”

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2017-02-17 - 2017-03-19

    Blue Room, the first institutional solo exhibition by New York-based artist Frank Heath, is a synchronized installation of video works connected by an ominous humor, shadowed by references to surveillance...More »

  • poster for “& faintly heard (as it sinks, slowly): with The Tenderness of Maggots” Exhibition

    “& faintly heard (as it sinks, slowly): with The Tenderness of Maggots” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-01-07 - 2017-02-05

    & faintly heard (as it sinks, slowly): with The Tenderness of Maggots is an exhibition by Studio for Propositional Cinema (founded 2013). Structured as two overlapping plays, the exhibition addresses...More »

  • poster for Marta Riniker-Radich “Every home a fortress every hearth a blossom”

    Marta Riniker-Radich “Every home a fortress every hearth a blossom”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2016-11-02 - 2016-12-18

    Swiss Institute presents Every home a fortress every hearth a blossom, an exhibition of new works by Swiss artist Marta Riniker-Radich. For her first US solo exhibition, Riniker-Radich focuses on rural...More »

  • poster for “Swiss In situ | Against the Romance of Community” Exhibition

    “Swiss In situ | Against the Romance of Community” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-09-22 - 2016-10-23

    Against the Romance of Community is an exhibition of artworks focused on social dynamics, as well as the rhetoric, images and processes that organize or influence group behavior. Taking its title from...More »

  • poster for “Swiss In situ | Nieves and Innen Zine Library” Exhibition

    “Swiss In situ | Nieves and Innen Zine Library” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-08-04 - 2016-09-04

    Swiss Institute announces that it will temporarily move into a 5,000 sq ft project space at 102 Franklin Street in Tribeca, where the organization will present its programming under the name Swiss In situ. During...More »

  • poster for Mathis Altmann”Foul Matters”

    Mathis Altmann”Foul Matters”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2016-06-23 - 2016-07-24

    Swiss Institute presents the first institutional solo exhibition in the United States of Zurich-based artist Mathis Altmann. For Foul Matters, Altmann has created a new body of sculptures, continuing his...More »

  • poster for Sam Lewitt “Less Light Warm Words”

    Sam Lewitt “Less Light Warm Words”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-06-08 - 2016-07-24

    For Sam Lewitt’s first institutional solo exhibition in New York, entitled Less Light Warm Words, the artist has removed all of the fluorescent lights from the ceiling rig in Swiss Institute’s main gallery...More »

  • poster for Olga Balema “Early Man”

    Olga Balema “Early Man”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-04-15 - 2016-05-19

    Swiss Institute presents the first institutional solo exhibition in the United States of Olga Balema. For Early Man, Balema has created a new series of works using maps and globes from a range of origins...More »

  • poster for Nancy Lupo “Parent and Parroting”

    Nancy Lupo “Parent and Parroting”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2016-03-12 - 2016-04-09

    In the first institutional solo exhibition in the United States of LA-based artist Nancy Lupo will present a new sculpture. So this mouth, this orange grove, this shrub or bush or whatever that began...More »

  • poster for “FADE IN: INT. ART GALLERY – DAY” Exhibition

    “FADE IN: INT. ART GALLERY – DAY” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-03-03 - 2016-05-08

    Recasting the gallery as a set for dramatic scenes, FADE IN: INT. ART GALLERY – DAY explores the role that art plays in narrative film and television. FADE IN features the work of 25 artists and considers...More »

  • poster for Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr “Tourist Information (Polyrhythm Technoir)”

    Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr “Tourist Information (Polyrhythm Technoir)”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-01-16 - 2016-02-07

    Swiss Institute presents Tourist Information (Polyrhythm Technoir), the first institutional solo exhibition in the United States of Cologne-based artists Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr. Debuting here together...More »

  • poster for Jonathan Horowitz “160 Dots”

    Jonathan Horowitz “160 Dots”

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    • Media: Painting - Performance Art
    • 2016-01-13 - 2016-01-17

    Following the production of 160 Dots at Swiss Institute in September 2015, Jonathan Horowitz will display the outcome of this project. The work is comprised of a 50 ft. bolt of fabric on which 160 participants...More »

  • poster for Hans Schärer “Madonnas and the Erotic Watercolors”

    Hans Schärer “Madonnas and the Erotic Watercolors”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-11-18 - 2016-02-07

    Swiss Institute presents the first US solo exhibition of Hans Schärer (b. 1927, Berne, d. 1997, St-Niklausen). The landmark exhibition pairs two of the artist’s most significant bodies of work, the Madonnas...More »

  • poster for Andrea Crespo “Virocrypsis”

    Andrea Crespo “Virocrypsis”

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    • Media: Video installation
    • 2015-11-18 - 2015-12-20

    Swiss Institute presents the first institutional solo exhibition in the United States of New York-based artist Andrea Crespo, centered on a new video, virocrypsis (2015), which develops the artist’s ongoing...More »

  • poster for Yves Scherer “Honey Moon”

    Yves Scherer “Honey Moon”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-10-03 - 2015-11-03

    “The space where we’re landing is a beach and the sky is pink from the passion of the two lovebirds celebrating their marriage in intimacy and seclusion…” So begins the newlywed narrative of Honey Moon,...More »

  • poster for “Pavillon De L’Esprit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home” Exhibition

    “Pavillon De L’Esprit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home” Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Installation - Other
    • 2015-09-25 - 2015-11-08

    Swiss Institute presents the 2nd Edition of its Annual Architecture and Design Series entitled PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU: A 21st Century Show Home. Curated by Felix Burrichter, the editor and creative...More »

  • poster for Dora Budor “Spring”

    Dora Budor “Spring”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2015-06-24 - 2015-07-24

    Swiss Institute presents Spring, the first institutional solo exhibition of New York-based Croatian artist Dora Budor (b. 1984). Through her work, Budor considers the representation of emotional and physical...More »

  • poster for Niele Toroni Exhibition

    Niele Toroni Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other
    • 2015-06-03 - 2015-09-06

    Since 1966, Niele Toroni (b. 1937, Muralto, Switzerland, lives and works in Paris) has applied imprints of a number 50 brush at regular intervals of 30 cm on a variety of surfaces and supports. For his...More »

  • poster for Thomas Julier “Dawn in the Basement”

    Thomas Julier “Dawn in the Basement”

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video installation
    • 2015-04-15 - 2015-05-15

    Swiss Institute presents the first institutional solo exhibition of Thomas Julier in the United States, entitled Dawn in the Basement. Julier’s practice incorporates photography, video, music and sculpture...More »

  • poster for “Work Hard” Exhibition

    “Work Hard” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2015-03-04 - 2015-05-24

    “Work Hard,” the graffiti message enhancing this Lausanne public sculpture from 1945 by Pierre Blanc is the title of Swiss Institute’s latest exhibition and curatorial debut of celebrated artist Valentin...More »

  • poster for David Weiss “Works, 1968-1979”

    David Weiss “Works, 1968-1979”

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    • Media: Painting - Other - Installation
    • 2014-12-11 - 2015-02-22

    David Weiss (1946-2012) was world-renowned for his sculptural, photographic and video work, made as Fischli/Weiss in collaboration with Peter Fischli beginning in 1979. This exhibition focuses on the lesser-known...More »

  • poster for “Fin de Siècle” Exhibition

    “Fin de Siècle” Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture - Product - Other
    • 2014-09-17 - 2014-11-23

    Swiss Institute announces the inaugural edition of its Annual Design Series, an exhibition curated by renowned Greek-Norwegian architect Andreas Angelidakis entitled Fin de Siècle. A curatorial homage...More »

  • poster for Julien Ceccaldi “See Thru”

    Julien Ceccaldi “See Thru”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-06-09 - 2014-07-20

    “See Thru,” is a site-specific installatoin by Julien Ceccaldi for the window of Swiss Institute. Julien Ceccaldi is a French-Canadian artist who works with drawing, painting and installation. He produces...More »

  • poster for “The St. Petersburg Gamble” Exhibition

    “The St. Petersburg Gamble” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-05-28 - 2014-08-24

    Giovanni Anselmo, Jean Arp, Ericka Beckman, Barbara Bloom, Alex Mackin Dolan, Marcel Duchamp, Cayetano Ferrer, Douglas Gordon, John Miller, Kaspar Müller, Sarah Ortmeyer, Tabor Robak, and Amalia Ulman. In...More »

  • poster for Heidi Bucher Exhibition

    Heidi Bucher Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2014-02-19 - 2014-05-11

    Swiss Institute presents the first exhibition by Swiss artist Heidi Bucher (1926-1993) at an American institution in more than 40 years. The exhibition presents a unique selection of Bucher’s most significant...More »

  • poster for Allyson Vieira “The Plural Present”

    Allyson Vieira “The Plural Present”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-11-22 - 2014-02-02

    Swiss Institute presents Allyson Vieira’s first solo exhibition in an American institution. The Plural Present was initiated by Kunsthalle Basel. It continues for a second iteration in New York. In...More »

  • poster for “Descartes’ Daughter” Exhibition

    “Descartes’ Daughter” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2013-09-20 - 2013-11-03

    Curated by Piper Marshall The death of five-year old Francine Descartes in 1640 spurred her father, renowned philosopher, mathematician, and writer, René Descartes, to construct an animatronic effigy...More »

  • poster for “A Sunday in the Mountains” Exhibition

    “A Sunday in the Mountains” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Film - Video installation
    • 2013-07-03 - 2013-08-25

    Since the invention of Dada in Zurich almost one hundred years ago, the mindset of fire starters has been a common denominator in Swiss art. Quite a few artists have loved to blow things up, manifesting...More »

  • poster for Reto Pulfer “Zustandseffekte”

    Reto Pulfer “Zustandseffekte”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-05-08 - 2013-06-23

    The enigmatic body of work by Swiss artist Reto Pulfer (b. 1981, lives in Berlin) might be said to occur at the intersection of architecture and performance. In his first solo-exhibition in the United...More »

  • poster for Jon Kessler "The Web"

    Jon Kessler "The Web"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-03-06 - 2013-04-28

    Swiss Institute and Metamatic Research Initiative (MRI), Amsterdam presents The Web, a new immersive installation by Jon Kessler. Since 2009 MRI has commissioned contemporary artists to reflect the legacy...More »

  • poster for "Ford Galaxie" Exhibition

    "Ford Galaxie" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other - Installation - Other
    • 2013-02-16 - 2013-02-17

    The 1964 Ford Galaxie was the first of the big performance Fords with bucket seats, console, and posh interior trim. The Galaxie is noted for its historical interest, luxury, refinement, race image-rub-off,...More »

  • poster for Amy O'Neill "Hlusa"

    Amy O'Neill "Hlusa"

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Video installation
    • 2012-11-14 - 2013-01-27

    Amy O'Neill's impressive and varied body of work includes drawings, installations, sculptures, and videos which reference Americana, art history, and folk art. In this exhibition, O'Neill creates a super-sized...More »

  • poster for John M Armleder "Selected Furniture Sculptures"

    John M Armleder "Selected Furniture Sculptures"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2012-09-13 - 2012-10-28

    Swiss Institute presents Selected Furniture Sculptures 1979–2012, the first New York solo show of John Armleder in eight years. The exhibition will feature highlights of an open chapter in the Swiss artist’s...More »

  • poster for Nic Hess "The Birds"

    Nic Hess "The Birds"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2012-07-10 - 2012-10-28

    Acclaimed for his manipulation of traditional art mediums— painting, drawing and collage, Swiss artist Nic Hess bridges art history, pop culture and graphic arts traditions. Commissioned by Swiss Institute,...More »

  • poster for Hannah Weinberger "Le Moi Du Toi"

    Hannah Weinberger "Le Moi Du Toi"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2012-06-27 - 2012-08-05

    Le Moi Du Toi is the first exhibition of Hannah Weinberger (born 1988, lives in Basel) in the United States. The installation is a complex layering of sound, which will fill Swiss Institute. For her...More »

  • "The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL's classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-06-08 - 2012-06-15

    A celebration of the modernity and timelessness of CHANEL’s jacket. The exhibition, installed in a contemporary space, will showcase 113 photographs depicting celebrities and other personalities in the...More »

  • poster for "Painting and Jugs" Exhibition

    "Painting and Jugs" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Ceramics
    • 2012-05-02 - 2012-06-03

    Painting and Jugs is comprised of large scale paintings and handmade ceramics, combining two adaptations of traditional media. Although presenting two divergent forms, painting and ceramics, the exhibition...More »

  • poster for "Heart to Hand" Exhibition

    "Heart to Hand" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2012-03-07 - 2012-04-15

    Acclaimed for the collaborative series Evas Arche und der Feminist, Pati Hertling’s curatorial efforts focus on engaging individuals and fostering community. For this exhibition, Swiss Institute has offered...More »

  • poster for Jimmie Durham Exhibition

    Jimmie Durham Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2012-03-07 - 2012-04-15

    The work of Native American artist Jimmie Durham (b.1940, lives in Rome, Italy) is manifold–as poet, former activist, essayist, and sculptor he deftly mines the fields of art and political reality, infiltrating...More »

  • poster for Nicolas Party Exhibition

    Nicolas Party Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2012-03-07 - 2012-04-15

    Hailed as painter, illustrator, and graffiti artist, the praxis of Swiss artist Nicolas Party (b. 1980, lives in Glasgow, Scotland) is an earnest investigation into painting techniques and art historical...More »

  • poster for Jean-Frédéric Schnyder Exhibition

    Jean-Frédéric Schnyder Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-11-23 - 2012-02-26

    Swiss Institute presents a solo show of Jean-Frédéric Schnyder (born 1945, lives in Zug, Switzerland) in the United States. Despite his long and successful career the Swiss artist has remained relatively...More »

  • poster for "Books on Books" Exhibition

    "Books on Books" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Media Arts
    • 2011-09-15 - 2011-10-30

    In conjunction with the New York Art Book Fair, the exhibition Books on Books offers an insight into Christoph Schifferli’s collection of artists’ books. The exhibition examines both the image of books...More »

  • poster for Pamela Rosenkranz and Nikolas Gambaroff "This Is Not My Color / The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People"

    Pamela Rosenkranz and Nikolas Gambaroff "This Is Not My Color / The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Video installation
    • 2011-09-15 - 2011-10-30

    Acclaimed for their respective critical approaches to artistic production, both Pamela Rosenkranz and Nikolas Gambaroff make work across a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, and single-channel...More »

  • poster for "Under Destruction III" Exhibition

    "Under Destruction III" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-06-29 - 2011-08-07

    The third and final part can be read as the dénouement of the exhibition. Paired down to a comparatively restrained, but no less powerful selection of works, it recapitulates the theme of memento mori...More »

  • poster for Eric Andersen Exibition

    Eric Andersen Exibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2011-06-29 - 2011-08-07

    Swiss artist Eric Andersen combines different techniques, including letterpress, silkscreen, and woodcut, for his meticulously crafted works on paper. He undermines the classic qualities of the medium...More »

  • poster for "Under Destruction II" Exhibition

    "Under Destruction II" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2011-05-18 - 2011-06-19

    Part two is more oriented toward cyclical issues of consumption and spectacle. It can be seen as the crescendo of the exhibition. Here, destruction assumes the more aggressive and dramatic character one...More »

  • poster for Molla Nasreddin "Slavs and Tatars"

    Molla Nasreddin "Slavs and Tatars"

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    • Media: Illustration - Prints
    • 2011-05-03 - 2011-05-08

    Swiss Institute presents an exhibition in conjunction with the U.S. launch of Slavs & Tatars book Molla Nasreddin: the magazine that would've, could've, should've, a legendary Azeri political satire...More »

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    "Under Destruction" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2011-04-06 - 2011-05-08

    Under Destruction is a group exhibition featuring 20 internationally renowned contemporary artists that examine the use and role of destruction in today’s art. Fifty-one years after Swiss artist Jean Tinguely's...More »

  • poster for Karlheinz Weinberger "Intimate Stranger"

    Karlheinz Weinberger "Intimate Stranger"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-02-09 - 2011-03-26

    Swiss Institute presents the first institutional exhibition of vintage prints by the late Karlheinz Weinberger (1921-2006). An unsung pioneer of vernacular photography since the Fifties, Weinberger captured...More »

  • poster for Rita Ackermann and Harmony Korine "Shadow Fux"

    Rita Ackermann and Harmony Korine "Shadow Fux"

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    • Media: Painting - Other
    • 2010-11-24 - 2011-01-30

    Swiss Institute presents the first exhibition of the collaborative work of New York artist Rita Ackermann and Nashville based director Harmony Korine. The show consists of large-scale paintings on vinyl...More »

  • poster for Roman Signer "Four Rooms, One Artist"

    Roman Signer "Four Rooms, One Artist"

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    • Media: Installation - Video installation
    • 2010-09-15 - 2010-11-13

    The institute proudly presents one of the rare solo exhibitions by Roman Signer in the United States. The renowned Swiss artist (b. 1938, lives in St. Gallen) will create a series of new works, installations...More »

  • poster for "Painting and Misappropriation " Exhibition

    "Painting and Misappropriation " Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-05-06 - 2010-06-26

    Swiss Institute presents an exhibition pairing historical paintings by the late Swiss artist Adolf Dietrich (1877–1957, lived in Berlingen) with recent paintings by American artist Richard Phillips (1964,...More »

  • poster for Arnold Odermatt Exhibiton

    Arnold Odermatt Exhibiton

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    • Media: Photography - Other
    • 2010-05-06 - 2010-06-26

    Police officer and photographer Arnold Odermatt (born 1925 in Oberdorf, Canton Nidwalden) became famous in his retirement on the publication of Karambolage, his photographic journal about the traffic accidents...More »

  • poster for Andro Wekua "Books, Editions and the Like"

    Andro Wekua "Books, Editions and the Like"

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-03-06 - 2010-04-24

    Andro Wekua (born in Georgia 1977, lives and works in Berlin) has been described as a master of suggestion. Wekua finds his drawn, collaged or sculptural images are located in a no man's land between East...More »

  • poster for Tobias Madison Exhibition

    Tobias Madison Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation - Film
    • 2010-03-06 - 2010-04-24

    Tobias Madison’s first US solo show is a newly commissioned project in two parts. Hydrate + Perform consists of many large acrylic tanks, each filled with a different flavor of Vitamin Water. The stunning...More »

  • poster for Carissa Rodriguez Exhibition

    Carissa Rodriguez Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2010-03-06 - 2010-04-24

    Carissa Rodriguez is a New York based artist, writer and gallerist. In her work she addresses questions regarding authorship, originality and collective production. Her intervention at SI examines the...More »

  • poster for Grrrr(alias Ingo Giezendanner) Exhibition

    Grrrr(alias Ingo Giezendanner) Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Other - Digital
    • 2009-12-01 - 2010-01-13

    Grrrr(alias Ingo Giezendanner) seeks inspiration from urban space, obsessively documenting his location in detailed drawings, animations, and public murals. Encompassing the foyer of the gallery, Grrrr...More »

  • poster for Ooga Booga Exhibition

    Ooga Booga Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Other - Product - Other
    • 2009-12-01 - 2010-02-13

    Ooga Booga is a concept shop vital to the creative life-blood of LA. It gathers an eclectic range of products: one finds rare zines by Frances Stark next to furry animals of Mike Kelley. Spearheaded by...More »

  • poster for Latifa Echakhch "Movement and Complication"

    Latifa Echakhch "Movement and Complication"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2009-12-01 - 2010-02-13

    Latifa Echakhch is one of the most successful protagonists of a new European generation. The installations of the French-Moroccan artist (born 1974, lives in Martigny) address issues of social life with...More »

  • poster for "Empty Words" Exhibition

    "Empty Words" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-09-19 - 2009-10-31

    The work of Jürg Lehni and Alex Rich (born 1978 / 1977, live in London and Penarth) playfully addresses the development of printing technology, as well as the interface between machine and user. In Empty...More »

  • poster for Kathrin Sonntag "Mittnacht"

    Kathrin Sonntag "Mittnacht"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-09-19 - 2009-10-31

    Kathrin Sonntag (born 1981, lives in Berlin) uses common objects and situations in a multitude of mediums such as sculpture, photography, film and drawing. She undermines their reading to elicit the moment...More »

  • poster for "A New Era" Exhibition

    "A New Era" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2009-09-19 - 2009-10-31

    The SI presents its new multi-gallery concept with five parallel shows. [Image: Jürg Lehni and Alex Rich, "Empty Words"] More »

  • poster for Das Institute "D I Why?"

    Das Institute "D I Why?"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2009-09-19 - 2009-10-31

    DAS INSTITUT is an import/export agency founded in 2007 by Kerstin Brätsch and Adele Röder (born 1979 / 1980, live in New York City). Their collaboration characterizes advertising strategies to manipulate...More »

  • poster for "What Duchamp Abandoned for the Waterfall" Book Launch

    "What Duchamp Abandoned for the Waterfall" Book Launch

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    • Media: Art Party - Art Talk
    • 2009-09-08 - 2009-09-08

    A new perspective on one of the most important works of twentieth century art In 1946 Marcel Duchamp photographed the Swiss landscape and included these images in his enigmatic work Étant donnés , which...More »

  • poster for "Travesties & Masquerades" Exhibition

    "Travesties & Masquerades" Exhibition

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    • Media: Film - Performance Art
    • 2009-07-01 - 2009-07-11

    A large number of feminist artists from the early 1970’s adopted aspects of self performance and masquerade to unhinge the alignment of certain codes of objectification with the female body, as Amelia...More »

  • "Lunch Date : Borscht" Exhibition Tour

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    • Media: Art Party
    • 2009-05-15 - 2009-05-15

    After the meal, enjoy a guided tour through the current exhibition: "Manon." Please RSVP before MAY 14 2009: jon@swissinstitute.netMore »

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    Manon Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-04-29 - 2009-06-30

    Renowned Swiss artist Manon has pioneered with body and performance art since the 1970s. In her ambivalent depiction of female identity, she deliberately affirms gender roles as well as their subversion....More »

  • poster for Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz "N.O. Body"

    Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz "N.O. Body"

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    • Media: Photography - Video installation
    • 2009-02-18 - 2009-04-04

    Berlin-based Swiss artists Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz present a work of intriguing beauty as their US debut. N.O. Body consists of two parts: 47 photographs refer to the comprehensive archive of...More »

  • poster for "Regift" Exhibition

    "Regift" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Installation
    • 2009-02-18 - 2009-04-04

    On invitation of the Swiss Institute, New York artist John Miller created REGIFT, a group show that includes 23 artists, all whom contribute work on the subject of gift exchange. The exchange of gifts,...More »

  • poster for Jordan Wolfson "untitled false document"

    Jordan Wolfson "untitled false document"

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    • Media: Film - Video installation
    • 2008-09-10 - 2008-10-25

    Swiss Institute presents the first New York solo exhibition of Jordan Wolfson. The newly commissioned film project, "untitled false document" (2008), encompasses the entire exhibition space. Jordan...More »

  • poster for Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs "The Whole Shebang"

    Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs "The Whole Shebang"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-05-28 - 2008-07-19

    Instead of traveling the American West to produce photographs on the road (as they did for Twilight Switch in 2006), the two artists deliberately escaped the buzz of the city for Upstate New York. In the...More »

  • poster for Lawrence Weiner "Water in Milk Exists"

    Lawrence Weiner "Water in Milk Exists"

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    • Media: Film
    • 2008-05-27 - 2008-07-19

    In cooperation with the Swiss Institute, Lawrence Weiner teamed up with cinematographer Kiki Allgeier to realize WATER IN MILK EXISTS, a fresh skin flick that challenges both artistic and pornographic...More »

  • poster for "The Why of Life" Exhibition

    "The Why of Life" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2008-04-09 - 2008-05-17

    The group-show “The Why of Life” brings together works from international artists concerned with spirits of life and their extinction.The exhibition recalls the leitmotif of Materialism and Causality,...More »

  • poster for Ryan Foerster "Black & Blue"

    Ryan Foerster "Black & Blue"

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture
    • 2008-04-09 - 2008-05-17

    Black & Blue, the first New York solo show by Ryan Foerster, offers a sobering body of work, photographs and sculptures that connect the line between privacy and exposure. Departing from biographical...More »

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