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e-flux SWISS INSTITUTE-CONTEMPORARY ART Bruno Peinado, “The Big One World”, 2000 EXTRA How Many Extra Layers Can We Graft Onto Reality Before It Collapses? March 5 – April 26, 2003 WITH: Virginie Barré, Olivier Blanckart, Stéphane Dafflon, Wim Delvoye, Daniel Firman, Fischli & Weiss, Sylvie Fleury, Gianni Motti, Bruno Peinado, Stéphane Satour and Roman Signer Curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler Please join the SI and the artists of EXTRA for an opening reception March 5, 2003 6-8 PM, to be followed by an opening party from 8 PM, on the 4th floor of the SI. Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art / 495 Broadway, 3rd Floor / 212 925 2035 see more on EXTRA How many extra layers can we graft onto reality before it collapses? In a new realm of gliding over, in and between the surfaces and folds of reality, art takes on diverse forms to reveal the extreme elasticity of the real. Art does not attempt to develop new worlds or new platforms outside reality. Here, with EXTRA, we see how art and artists contribute to the densification of the real : to pull stretch and layer reality. The art of EXTRA constitutes a movement, an energy, a constant oscillation which serves to shake up our interpretive system. It is the pump, which dilates and contracts our reality. EXTRA, a book exploring the layers of the real, will accompany the exhibition. Twenty-eight artists are each contributing original 8-12 page visual essays in color. Participating artist include, among others, Olaf Breuning, Gelatin, Christian Jankowski, Ugo Rondinone and Jim Shaw with texts by Olivier Mosset, Bob Nickas, Marc-Olivier Wahler and a correspondance by physicists David Deutsch and Seth Lloyd. 440 pages, 8 ¼ x 6 3/8 in. Published by the Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art with Christoph Merian Verlag. This exhibition is supported by the swisspeaksFESTIVAL,, as well as by Pro Helvetia (Arts Council of Switzerland) and Presence Switzerland. Thanks also to the support from Fonds Etant Donnés, SWISS International Airlines and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Stanley Johnson Stiftung, Transcontainer Transport Inc., and Cliff Diver. SEE MORE ON http://www SWISS INSTITUTE – CONTEMPORARY ART 495 Broadway, 3rd floor New York, NY 10012 t: 212 925 2035 f: 212 925 2040
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