Ser Serpas “Hall and Alfatih: Day in the Life”

Swiss Institute Contemporary Art

poster for Ser Serpas “Hall and Alfatih: Day in the Life”
[Image: Ser Serpas "Alfatih, day in the life" (2022) Digital image]

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Swiss Institute presents Hall, an exhibition of work by Ser Serpas made in the decade since the artist moved from her hometown of Los Angeles. Trajectories of change and the allure of transience inform many of the works on view, which include new paintings, collaboratively produced photographs, extracted pages from notebooks and a decaying portrait. Across periods spent working in New York, Geneva, Tbilisi and, most recently, Paris, Serpas contemplates the ways in which cities can shape one’s wants and transformations. The outcome of years of travel, Hall is a study of bodies, movement and constructions with unfixed futures. To read more, please click here.

Alfatih: Day in the Life
Swiss Institute presents Day in the Life, the first exhibition in the US by Swiss artist Alfatih, which features a newly commissioned CGI animation film that shows a day in the life of a grown-up baby. The exhibition space is split with a one-way mirror wall. On one side, visitors encounter a projected video reflected against the mirrors. On the other, there is a window through which to view the film and the space where it is projected. Access to each side of the gallery is possible either from SI’s front staircase or the back hallway via the back staircase or elevator. These two separate environments enact a divide: observer and observed, gamemaster and player. To read more, please click here.



from January 25, 2023 to April 23, 2023

Opening Reception on 2023-01-25 from 18:00 to 20:00


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