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March 6, 2020

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Real Madrid, Some days are diamonds, some days are stoned, 2018. Photo: James Bantone. 

Exhibitions for 2020-2021

Swiss Institute
38 St Marks Pl
New York, NY 10003
USA

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Exhibitions for 2020-2021

Swiss Institute
38 St Marks Pl
New York, NY 10003
USA

T +1 212 925 2035
info@swissinstitute.net

www.swissinstitute.net
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Swiss Institute is pleased to announce its upcoming program for 2020-2021. 

Jeremy Shaw
Phase Shifting Index

April 3-June 14, 2020
Opening Reception: April 2, 6-8pm

In April 2020, Swiss Institute will present Phase Shifting Index, a solo exhibition by Jeremy Shaw (b. 1977, Canada; lives and works in Germany), commissioned in collaboration with Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Hobart; and Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt. In an expansive, multiscreen installation of several autonomous, though interrelated, videos, Shaw depicts the movement-based belief systems of para-fictional subcultures set centuries into the future. Seemingly culled from a diverse archive of time-based media that ranges from Super 8 and 16mm to VHS and Video8, Shaw’s new videos incorporate freeze-frames, narration, subtitles and other tropes of ethnographic documentaries.  Their installation compares and contrasts the relations between choreography, community and transcendence. At set intervals, the action in each video will unite into a cathartic, pulsing synchronization that soon gives way to a kaleidoscopic digital breakdown.

The Space Between Classrooms
Architecture and Design Series: 5th Edition

Curated by Alia Farid
Including works by Olga Casellas, Marco Abarca, Khalid Al Gharaballi, Alfred Roth, Nuria Montiel, Mohamed Bourouissa, Sofía Olascoaga, Atelier Aziz Alqatami, Gala Porras-Kim, Abdullah Al Mutairi, Jumana Manna, Haig Aivazian, and Cecilia Vicuña

June 25-September 6, 2020
Opening Reception: June 24, 6-8pm

The 5th edition of SI's annual Architecture and Design Series, entitled The Space Between Classrooms, is curated by artist Alia Farid (b. 1985; lives and works in Kuwait and Puerto Rico). The exhibition will feature newly commissioned as well as existing works that respond to educational infrastructures, interrogate prescribed learning, and seek to redraw parameters of knowledge.

Angharad Williams & Mathis Gasser
Hergest: Trem
June 25-September 6, 2020
Opening Reception: June 24, 6-8pm

In the summer of 2020, Angharad Williams (b. 1984, Wales; lives and works in Wales and Germany) and Mathis Gasser (b. 1984, Switzerland; lives and works in England) will present an immersive architecture and concurrent performance in the lower level gallery of Swiss Institute. Their collaboration began in 2016 at Glasgow International in a group exhibition entitled Rough House, organized by The Woodmill. This project, entitled Hergest, launched an episodic series of installations, sculptures and performances that inhabited various art spaces in the UK and Switzerland including Live in Your Head, Geneva; Cell Project Space, London; WallRiss, Fribourg. Their presentation at SI, Hergest: Trem, will mark the duo’s first exhibition in the United States.

Walter Pfeiffer
September 17-December, 2020
Opening Reception: September 16, 6-8pm

For his first solo institutional exhibition in the United States, SI will present a career-spanning survey of artist Walter Pfeiffer (b. 1946, Switzerland; lives and works in Switzerland). Widely renowned as both a seminal figure of 1970s queer photography and a preeminent fashion photographer, elements of Pfeiffer’s interdisciplinary artistic practice can be traced back to Zurich’s Dada movement and the influential graphic design of Josef Mueller-Brockmann. Rarely exhibited, Pfeiffer’s drawings and paintings are, like his photographs, colorful, playful and bold. This survey of Pfeiffer’s career assumes a holistic approach, including little known photographic series, drawings, paintings and never-before-seen archival material to reassess Pfeiffer’s highly consequential, under-recognized position in late 20th and 21st century art.

2021 at Swiss Institute will include:

Jan Vorisek  (b. 1987, Switzerland; lives and works in Switzerland);
Sandra Mujinga (b. 1989, Democratic Republic of the Congo; lives and works in Germany and Norway)
January-March 2021

Rosemary Mayer (b. 1943, United States; d. 2014, United States);
Tobias Spichtig (b. 1982, Switzerland; lives and works in Germany and Switzerland)
March-June 2021

Architecture and Design Series: 6th Edition;
Real Madrid (founded 2015, Switzerland; lives and works in Switzerland and Germany)
June-September 2021

SI Programming is made possible in part with public funds from Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council; the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Main sponsors include LUMA Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Friends of SI. SI gratefully acknowledges Swiss Re as SI ONSITE Partner, Vitra as Design Partner, Crozier Fine Arts as Preferred Shipping Art Logistics Partner, Sister City as Hotel Sponsor and SWISS as Travel Partner.

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