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SWISS EVENTS IN NEW YORK AND IN THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF THE U.S. for the period of July 11 – 25, 2012
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UPCOMING/ONGOING EVENTS Music | Visual Arts | Architecture | Theater | Design | Above and Beyond | Coming Soon | Meanwhile in Switzerland Dates, locations and ticket prices are subject to change. Please confirm before visiting events!
HIGHLIGHT Friday, July 13
CHRISTIAN MARCLAY – THE CLOCK INSTALLATION OPENING The Clock is a spectacular and hypnotic 24hour work by renowned artist Christian Marclay. Marclay has brought together thousands of clips from the entire history of cinema, from silent films to the present, each featuring an exact time and a clock, on a watch, or in dialogue. The resulting collage tells the accurate time at any given moment, making it both a work of art and literally a working timepiece: a cinematic memento mori. On view through August 1. Image: Christian Marclay, The Clock, Paula Cooper Gallery.
Lincoln Center Festival David Rubenstein Atrium New York, NY www.lincolncenterfestival.org
MUSIC Sunday, July 15 7:30pm
THE GLUE A CAPPELLA Switzerland and New York City join forces to bring you AcaParty with Swiss A Cappella group The Glue, Blue Jipter (NY) and The Metropolitones (NY) for one night at The Triad on 72nd Street. Image: The Glue
Sunday, July 15 8pm
CLAUDE DIALLO MEETS BEAT KAESTLI JAZZ CONCERT Claude Diallo and Beat Kaestli, two rising Swiss luminaries of the international Jazz scene meet in New York. Claude Diallo (keyboard), Beat Kaestli (vocals), Curtis Ostle (bass) and Louis Cato (drums). Image: Beat Kaestli (top), Claude Diallo (bottom).
The Triad 158 West 72nd Street New York, NY www.triadnyc.com
DROM New York 85 Avenue A New York, NY www.dromnyc.com
VISUAL ARTS Friday, July 13 7 – 9 pm
INTERPRETATIONS IN FIBER EXHIBITION OPENING Delaware Valley Arts Alliance presents the exhibition Interpretations in Fiber curated by Katharina Litchman. Litchman is a Swiss artist and member of Fiber Revolution, a network of professional textile artists whose goal is to provide greater visibility for their art while educating the public about fiber art as an exciting art form. Image: Katharina Litchman, Lost in the Amazon, 2008 (detail).
Tuesday, July 17
PRIVATE VIEWS / CHRISTOPH COX TALK Christoph Cox, Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College and Faculty at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, discusses notion of sound as an anonymous flux that precedes and exceeds human subjectivity and intervention. Cox will focus on its manifestations in sound art from Edison to the present. Image: Hannah Weinberger sound installation currently on view at SI.
Tuesday, July 17
GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE EXHIBITION OPENING Ghosts in the Machine surveys the constantly shifting relationship between humans, machines, and art. Occupying the Museum’s three main galleries, the exhibition examines artists’ embrace of and fascination with technology, as well as their prescient awareness of the ways in which technology can transform subjective experiences. Featuring artists Fischli & Weiss, Karl Gestner and many more. Image: Henrik Olesen, The Body is a Machine, 2010.
Through July 15
MICHAEL VON GRAFFENRIED – INSIDE CAIRO EXHIBITION The work of Swiss artist, Michael von Graffenried has attracted increasing recognition in the contemporary art world, though he originally gained acclaim as a documentary photographer. While the artist has stated that he seeks to ―show the reality of today‖ in other words to record and show what is there with complete objectivity, he has chosen subjects and developed techniques that have allowed his practice to gradually emerge as something far more than simple recording of reality. Image: Michael von Graffenried, Camel Market, 2007.
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance 37 Main Street Narrowsburg, NY www.fiberrevolution.com www.artsalliancesite.org
Swiss Institute 18 Wooster Street New York, NY www.swissinstitute.net Space is limited, please RSVP: email@example.com
New Museum 235 Bowery New York, NY www.newmuseum.org
Parker’s Box 193 Grand Street Brooklyn, NY www.parkersbox.com
Through July 27
CARO NIEDERER EXHIBITION Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present an exhibition of eighteen new paintings by Caro Niederer – the first New York solo show for an internationally admired Swiss artist whose practice encompasses painting, sculpture, tapestries, photography and video. Image: Caro Niederer, Basketball, 2012
Through July 28
MICHAELA MÜLLER EXHIBITION In the animated installations Transit and Passengers Michaela Müller focuses on the flow of the masses in airports and casts an eye on the seemingly unspectacular crowd. These figures moving, waiting, trying to reach their destinations are melted into an endless moving image. There is no storytelling intended, but the artist is open to let incidents between the figures happen, as long as they do not disturb the over-all setting of the scene. Additional works on view by Ana Freitas Machado, Tommy Stockel, and Andrea Yugoslavia.
Through August 5
HANNAH WEINBERGER / LE MOI DU TOI EXHIBITION 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 fills Swiss Institute. For her exhibition, Weinberger has composed a series of electronic loops mixed in a constant cadence that recalls the rhythmic pulse of a beating heart (80-140 beats per minute). While minimal, the various tracks resound in a warm, constant and reassuring tempo that is soft, drawn out, and ambient. The loops are installed via a series of multi-directional speakers, each emitting sound. Long white curtains adorn the walls. Image: Hannah Weinberger, When You Leave, Walk Out Backwards, So I’ll Think You’re Walking In, 2012.
Through August 10
DOGMA EXHIBITION During the sultry dog days of summer Metro Pictures presents Dogma, a group exhibition organized by Swiss Institute director Gianni Jetzer. Bringing together works by a diverse group of contemporary artists Dogma looks at the inextricable relationship tens of thousands of years of domestication have forged between mankind and dogs. The exhibition includes works by Swiss artists Olaf Breuning, Valentin Carron and Dieter Roth and is on view through August 10. Image: Martin Kippenberger, Untitled, 1996.
Through August 24
ART AT DEUTSCHES HAUS EXHIBITION Deutsches Haus at NYU presents works by Swiss Artists Alexander Hahn, Katrin Roos, Regula Rüegg und Hans Witschi as well as German artists Erika Jakubassa and Silvelin von Scanzoni, and American Artists Ivy
Hauser & Wirth 32 East 69th Street New York, NY www.hauserwirth.com
Location One 26 Greene Street New York, NY www.location1.org
Swiss Institute 18 Wooster Street New York, NY www.swissinstitute.net
Metro Pictures 519 West 24th Street New York, NY www.metropicturesgallery.com
Deutsches Haus at NYU 42 Washington Mews New York, NY www.deutscheshaus.as.nyu.edu
Dachman and Nils Hill. On view until August 24. Image: Regula Rüegg, Harlem 125th NY_1, 2012 Through October 28
NIC HESS INSTALLATION Commissioned by Swiss Institute, Nic Hess has designed a site-specific mural which begins on façade and extends outward to encompass the rolling screen shutter. This strategy maximizes all possible surface area and presents viewable art during the daytime as well as evening hours.
Swiss Institute 18 Wooster Street New York, NY www.swissinstitute.net
ARCHITECTURE Through July 20
SMARTER LIVING EXHIBITION Smarter Living: The 2,000-Watt Society shows how the requirements of the 2,000watt society in the City of Zurich can be combined with outstanding architecture. The exhibition uses 18 examples to illustrate different approaches to sustainable architecture such as complex technical solutions and clever references to traditional construction methods, small buildings and very large projects, conversions and new city districts. Image: New Monte Rosa Hut in Zermatt. Studio Monte Rosa, ETH Zürich and Breath & Deplazes Architect Ltd, Chur
Through September 8
NEW PRACTICES NEW YORK 2012 EXHIBITION New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, serves as the preeminent platform in NYC to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design. Seven promising and pioneering architecture and design firms working in New York were chosen as the New Practices New York 2012 competition winners; among them Swiss architect Christian Wassmann. Image: Endless Wave Pavilion entry for Art Basel Miami Beach Fair, Creative Time.
Through January 28
BORN OUT OF NECESSITY EXHIBITION The Architecture and Vision project DesertSeal from the permanent collection of the MoMA New York is on display again this year in the show Born out of Necessity in the Architecture and Design Galleries. DesertSeal is an iconic design by Architecture and Vision, an architecture and design practice established by the Italian architect Arturo Vittori and Swiss architect Andreas Vogler. The exhibition is organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, and Kate Carmody, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design. Image: DesertSeal by Architecture and Vision
Center for Architecture 1218 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA www.philadelphiacfa.org
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY www.aiany.org
MoMA 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 www.architectureandvision.com
THEATER Wednesday July 18 – Wednesday, July 25
HAND STORIES THÉÂTRE VIDY – LAUSANNE Told through wordless, utterly playful scenes featuring hand puppets, poetic music, and striking visuals, Hand Stories is Chinese puppeteer Yeung Faï’s deeply personal family history during the vast changes that swept China during the 20th century. Produced by Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and co-produced by Théâtre Jeune Public de Strasbourg—CDN d’Alsace and Théâtre des Marionnettes de Genève, with support by Institut International de la Marionnette de Charleville-Mézières, and Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland. Image: Hand Stories © Mario Del Curto.
Lincoln Center Festival Clark Studio Theater New York, NY www.lincolncenter.org
DESIGN Through July 26
Through September 3
GRAPHIC MODERN: USA, SWITZERLAND AND ITALY 1934 - 1966 EXHIBITION
Fordham U. at Lincoln Center Center Gallery 113 West 60th Street New York, NY
From the experimental to the playful to the rational, Modernism’s idealism is a testament to its vitality and long standing. Bringing together over 75 works from Display, Graphic Design Collection, graphic Modern serves as an overview of this important period and features advertisements, periodicals, posters and ephemera examples from over 30 design pioneers including Herbert Bayer, Lester Beall, Karl Gerstner, Franco Grignani, Max Huber, Alvin Lustig, Herbert Matter, Bob Noorda, Paul Rand, Emil Ruder, Studio Boggeri, Ladislav Sutnar and Massimo Vignelli, among others. The varied and unique styles of these designers are the foundation for the visual language of today and presumably, tomorrow. Curated by Patricia Belen and Greg D’Onofrio.
GRAPHIC DESIGN: NOW IN PRODUCTION EXHIBITION
Governors Island New York, NY www.cooperhewitt.org
Featuring works produced since 2000, Graphic Design explores the worlds of design-driven magazines, newspapers, books, and posters; the expansion of branding programs for corporations, subcultures and nations; the entrepreneurial spirit of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of film and television titling sequences; and the transformation of raw data into compelling information narratives. The exhibition includes a number of Swiss designers. For a complete list, please visit the Cooper Hewitt website. Image: Graphic Design: Now in Production
ABOVE AND BEYOND
Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22
MARIA RICCARDA WESSELING OPERA This ―utterly mesmerizing…astounding work‖ (New York Times) marries Gluck’s famous opera with the legendary Pina Bausch’s fierce and riveting choreography in a stunning study of the fragility of the human condition. First performed by the Paris Opera Ballet in 2005, it weaves music and dance together to tell a complex and ultimately tragic story. Sung in German by Swiss singer Maria Riccarda Wesseling. Image: Maria Riccarda Wesseling.
Lincoln Center Festival David H. Koch Theater New York, NY www.lincolncenter.org
COMING SOON Saturday, July 28 5:30 – 9:30pm
SWISS NATIONAL DAY 2012 Join the Swiss Benevolent Society for the Swiss National Day celebration on July 28th in the NY Central Park Zoo. Eat Swiss specialties, enjoy Swiss wine and most importantly, relax and connect with nature at the Central Park Zoo.
Central Park Zoo New York, NY www.sndnyc.org
For details and tickets please visit the Swiss Benevolent Society website at www.sndnyc.org
MEANWHILE IN SWITZERLAND LUCERNE
BLUE BALLS FESTIVAL JULY 20 – 28, 2012 Blue Balls Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with 135 shows, music art, photography, video and film including performances by Anthony and the Johnsons, Regina Spektor, De La Soul and Noisettes. For a complete list of events visit www.blueballs.ch Image: Anthony and the Johnsons
PALÉO FESTIVAL JULY 17 – 22, 2012 Paléo Festival Nyon is the largest open-air festival in Switzerland and ranks as one of Europe’s major music festivals. During six days, its six stages welcome artists from the four corners of the world and celebrate, under the stars, the pleasure of music: rock, French chanson, world music, Reggae and street theatre. This year’s line-up include Franz Ferdinand, Manu Chao and Omar Souleyman. For details visit www.paleo.ch. Image: Official Paleo poster 2012.
VERENA LOEWENSBERG RETROSPECTIVE THROUGH AUGUST 5, 2012 In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Swiss artist Verena Loewensberg (1912 – 1986), the Kunstmuseum Winterthur presents a retrospective with over 100 works by the artist. For more information visit www.kmw.ch. Image: Verena Loewensberg, Untitled, 1948/49.
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