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SWISS EVENTS IN NEW YORK AND IN THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF THE U.S. for the period of January 25 – February 8, 2012

UPCOMING/ONGOING EVENTS Music | Visual Arts | Literature | Above and Beyond | Coming Soon | Meanwhile in Switzerland Dates, locations and ticket prices are subject to change. Please confirm before visiting events!

HIGHLIGHT Wednesday, February 8 7pm

BURTON PIKE ON GERHARD MEIER READING / DISCUSSION Come celebrate the launch of Dalkey Archive's new Swiss Literature Series with a reading and discussion by the great Burton Pike, renowned translator of Gerhard Meier's brilliant Isle of the Dead. The Swiss Literature Series was made possible through the support of Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. Image: Design and composition by Danielle Dutton, illustration by Nicholas Motte.

Center for Fiction 17 East 47th Street (212) 755 – 6710 RSVP:

MUSIC Thursday, January 26 8pm



The National Arts Club 15 Gramercy Park South New York, NY

Waterlights International Festival's first Gala Concert featuring the Festival's five faculty members: composer Huang Ruo, flutist Eveline Kuhn, cellist Arash Amini, bassoonist Shelley Monroe Huang, and pianist Heather Conner, performing works by Francis Poulenc, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Robert Schumann, Jean-Michel Damase, and Huang Ruo. The proceeds of the Gala Concert will help fund the International Waterlights Festival in Zurich to take place in July, 2012. Thursday, January 26 7pm

ELIANE AMHERD JAZZ / BRAZIL / POP Eliane Amherd is back at the legendary Caffe Vivaldi for a solo concert on Thursday, January 26. Image: Eliane Amherd

Caffe Vivaldi 32 Jones Street New York, NY

Monday, January 30 7:30pm

LOUIS SCHWIZGEBEL CLASSICAL Young Concert Artists Series 2011-2012 presents Swiss pianist Louis Schwizgebel at Merkin Concert Hall on January 30th at 7:30pm. Schwizgebel will perform works by Schubert, Ravel, Holliger and Liszt. Image: Louis Schwizgebel © Christian Lutz

Merkin Concert Hall Kaufmann Center 129 West 67th Street New York, NY

VISUAL ARTS Through February 18

MADELEINE GEKIERE EXHIBITION Fred Torres Collaborations presents a survey of over 50 drawings, paintings, and assemblages by Madeleine Gekiere. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 13 with the artist present. The exhibition will be on view until February 18. Image: Madeleine Gekiere, Untitled, n.d., Acrylic on wood with found objects.

Through February 26

JEAN-FRÉDÉRIC SCHNYDER EXHIBITION Swiss Institute is pleased to present the works of Jean-Frédéric Schnyder. The exhibition consists of a series of small format landscape paintings LANDSCHAFT I-XXXV (1990/91) as well as the recent video installation Corso Schnapsparade (2009). Image: Jean-Frédéric Schnyder

Through March 3

FIGURED EXHIBITION Figured, curated by Kris Nuzz, features artists Julia Chiang, Petros Chrisostomou, Leigh E. Davis, Leor Grady, Regi Müller, and Eric Rhein. The group exhibition explores how artists undertake representation of the figure without using a physical form. On view until March 3rd, 2012. Image: Regi Müller

Fred Torres Collaborations 527 West 29th Street New York, NY Third Floor (212) 244 – 5074

Swiss Institute 18 Wooster Street New York, NY

BRIC Rotunda Gallery 33 Clinton Street Brooklyn, NY (718) 683 – 5604

LITERATURE Thursday, February 2 7pm

SUSAN BERNOFSKY ON ROBERT WALSER’S BERLIN STORIES READING / DISCUSSION Award-winning translator Susan Bernofsky reads the English translation of one of her favorite subjects, Robert Walser. Bernofsky is the translator of six books by Robert Walser and is currently working on a biography of the late Swiss author. Image: Robert Walser


192 Books 192 Tenth Avenue New York, NY

Saturday, February 4 6:45pm – 1:30am

SWISS BALL 2012 ASTRONAUT CLAUDE NICOLLIER SILENT AUCTION Join the Swiss community at its annual ball, hosted at the Pierre Hotel on Central Park with Guest of Honor Swiss Astronaut, Claude Nicollier, for a night of dancing, fine food, a Silent Auction in support of the Swiss Society’s Fellowship, and much more. Image: NASA: Claude Nicollier

Swiss Ball 2012 The Pierre Hotel Fifth Avenue at 61st Street New York, NY

COMING SOON Friday, February 10 – Sunday, February 12


Various Locations in NYC

The Festival Neue Literatur, curated by Susan Bernofsky, brings six of the best upand-coming German-language authors to New York, where they join well-known American writers in a series of conversations and readings. This year, two authors from Austria (Linda Stift, Erwin Uhrmann), Germany (Larissa Boehning, Inka Parei) and Switzerland (Monica Cantieni, Catalin Dorian Florescu) join American authors (Chris Adrian, Francisco Goldman) over the weekend of February 10-12. All events will be in English, and are free and open to the public. Image 1: Catalin Dorian Florescu, winner of the Swiss Book Prize 2011. Image 2: Monica Cantieni © Manuel Fischer. Both writers are supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Saturday, February 11 12pm

JEAN-FRÉDÉRIC SCHNYDER BRUNCH + GUIDED TOUR Swiss Institute invites for brunch and a guided tour by SI Director Gianni Jetzer of the current exhibition by Jean-Frédéric Schnyder. The exhibition consists of a series of small format landscape paintings LANDSCHAFT I-XXXV (1990/91) as well as the recent video installation Corso Schnapsparade (2009). Image: Jean-Frédéric Schnyder

Thursday, February 16 9pm

RENE COAL BURRELL CONCERT The Swiss born songwriter Rene Coal Burrell takes his world for a spin, travelling back and forth between New York and Switzerland. He just released his fifth consecutive, anticipated album entitled Lose Sleep at Night, which he recorded in Boston with Producer Paul Q. Kolderie. Image: Rene Coal Burrell

Swiss Institute 18 Wooster Street New York, NY RSVP

The Living Room (Googies) 154 Ludlow Street New York, NY (212) 533 – 7237


47th SOLOTHURN FILM FESTIVAL JANUARY 19 – 26, 2012 Every year in January, the festival Solothurner Film Tage, one of Switzerland most important film festivals, presents a great selection of current Swiss Films.

This year’s festival will open with the film Daellebach Kari by Swiss director and screenwriter Xavier Koller, BASEL

RUDOLF STEINER RETROSPECTIVE AT THE VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM THROUGH MAY 1, 2012 Rudolf Steiner is regarded as one of the most influential – and also one of the most controversial – reformers of the twentieth century. He founded the Waldorf schools and advocated a holistic view of humanity which shows its influence in many areas of our lives today. The Vitra Design Museum exhibition Rudolf Steiner – Alchemy of the Everyday is the first major retrospective on this universal thinker and artist. Image: © Rudolf Steiner Archive


PIERRE BONNARD JANUARY 29 – MAY 13, 2012 The Fondation Beyeler is devoting a retrospective to one of the most fascinating of modern artists, Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947). An outstanding colorist, Bonnard aimed at expressing every conceivable sensory impression through sheer color. His preferred subjects were most often found in his immediate surroundings. Including about 60 paintings from international museums and private collections, the exhibition presents famous depictions of bathers, the artist's garden, everyday occurrences, and the hustle and bustle of the Paris streets. Image: Pierre Bonnard, Le Café, 1915

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