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SWISS EVENTS IN NEW YORK AND IN THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF THE U.S. for the period of June 27 – July 11, 2012
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UPCOMING/ONGOING EVENTS Music | Visual Arts | Architecture | Theater | Design | Coming Soon | Meanwhile in Switzerland Dates, locations and ticket prices are subject to change. Please confirm before visiting events!
HIGHLIGHT Thursday, June 28 6pm
MICHAELA MÜLLER EXHIBITION OPENING 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.
Location One 26 Greene Street New York, NY www.location1.org
MUSIC Saturday, July 7 9pm
CLAUDE DIALLO CONCERT A year after the Thursday Night Jazz Series at Domaine Wine Bar, Claude Diallo is back for a one time performance this summer at Domaine with the fantastic Japanese vibes player Mika Mimura. Image: Claude Diallo
Sunday, July 8 5pm
BEAT KAESTLI CONCERT Swiss musician Beat Kaestli performs at St. Peter’s Church on Sunday, July 8 as part of their Jazz Vespers series. Beat Kaestli – voice, Ben Stivers – piano, Matt Wigton – bass and Fred Kennedy – drums. Image: Beat Kaestli
Domaine Wine Bar 50-04 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City, NY www.domainewinebar.com
St. Peter’s Church 619 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10022 www.saintpeters.org
Wednesday, June 27 6 – 8pm
CARO NIEDERER EXHIBITION OPENING 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,
Friday, June 29 6:30pm
ART AT DEUTSCHES HAUS EXHIBITION OPENING 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 Dachman and Nils Hill. On view until August 24. Image: Regula Rüegg, Harlem 125th NY_1, 2012
Through July 15
MICHAEL VON GRAFFENRIED – INSIDE CAIRO EXHIBITION
Hauser & Wirth 32 East 69th Street New York, NY www.hauserwirth.com
Deutsches Haus at NYU 42 Washington Mews New York, NY www.deutscheshaus.as.nyu.edu
Parker’s Box 193 Grand Street Brooklyn, NY www.parkersbox.com
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. 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
Swiss Institute 18 Wooster Street New York, NY www.swissinstitute.net
Metro Pictures 519 West 24th Street New York, NY www.metropicturesgallery.com
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.
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 Z端rich 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
Thursday, June 14 Thursday, June 21 Thursday, June 28 7pm
ZEITGEIST FESTIVAL NYC SHOWCASING NEW PLAYWRIGHTS FROM AUSTRIA, GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND After Washington DC, the Zeitgeist Festival comes to the Goethe Institut’s Wyoming Building for three nights of stage readings. Featuring Nurkan Erpulat and Jens Hillje’s Crazy Blood, Reto Finger’s Cold Country, and Thomas Arzt’s Chirping Hill, each reading is conducted by directors from New York Theater Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, and Soho Rep, respectively. Subsequent to each performance, the director, playwright and cast participates in a Q&A session with the audience. All events will be held in English. Image: 2011 production of Chirping Hill at Vienna’s Schauspielhaus Theater
Goethe – Institut Wyoming Building 5 East 3rd Street New York, NY Free admission www.zeitgeistnyc.tumblr.com
DESIGN Through September 3
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
COMING SOON Friday, July 13 – Wednesday, August 1
THE CLOCK - CHRISTIAN MARCLAY EXHIBITION 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. Image: Christian Marclay, The Clock, Paula Cooper Gallery.
Lincoln Center David Rubenstein Atrium New York, NY www.lincolncenterfestival.org
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. The opening reception will include a gallery talk by Kevan Lunney from 6:15 to 7 pm. Image: Katharina Litchman, Lost in the Amazon, 2008 (detail).
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance 37 Main Street Narrowsburg, NY New York, NY www.fiberrevolution.com www.artsalliancesite.org
MEANWHILE IN SWITZERLAND MONTREUX
46TH MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL JUNE 29 – JULY 14, 2012 Founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, over the years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become a must-see event for music fans in Switzerland and around the world. Its stages have been graced by all of music’s greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Prince. Whereas Jazz constitutes the Festival’s historic core, other styles of music were quickly integrated into the Festival, bound together by a common thread of mutual curiosity and enthusiasm. For a complete line of this year’s festival visit www.montreuxjazz.com Image: Alanis Morissette
GURTEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL JULY 12 – JULY 15, 2012 The Gurten Festival takes place on the wooded Gurten hilltop, a venue which is considered one of the most scenic in all of Switzerland. The Gurten, Bern's local peak, encompasses the largest public park in the region and is a popular destination for outings and the annual open air festival. This year’s line-up includes big names such as Lenny Kravitz, Norah Jones, Snow Patrol, The Roots and many more. For a complete list of shows visit www.gurtenfestival.ch Image: Lenny Kravitz.
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