April 30, 2003 - Swiss Institute - Book Launch for EXTRA at SI, New York
April 30, 2003

Book Launch for EXTRA at SI, New York

Book Launch for EXTRA at SI, New York

SI / 495 Broadway 3rd Floor
New York NY 10012
(212) 925 2035


EXTRA / How Many Extra Layers Can We Graft Onto Reality Before It Collapses?

TUESDAY MAY 6, 2003, 6 – 8 PM at the SI

With a special presentation of the 25 visual essays by artists for EXTRA; Featuring the New York premier of Christian Jankowski’s new video, “This I Play Tomorrow” and EXTRA videos by Peter Fischli / David Weiss and Roman Signer; plus a performance by Jah-Jah at 7.30 PM

With EXTRA, 28 artists have come together, joined by critics, curators and physicists to expose the depth and complexity of reality in a grand collaboration. Each artist has contributed an original visual essay in full color. Their images are complimented by several fascinating texts. David Deutsch and Seth Lloyd, Quantum Physicists, deliver a passionate round of “Brain Tennis” in their correspondence discussing the concept of multiple universes. Marc-Olivier Wahler’s text about gliding through the folds of reality is an intricate companion to his exhibition. The texts of art critic Bob Nickas and several artists (John Giorno, Jutta Kother, Olivier Mosset and Steven Parrino) serve to round out and complete this multilayered collaboration.

EXTRA original visual essays by: Virginie Barré, Olivier Blanckart, Olaf Breuning, Stéphane Dafflon, Wim Delvoye, Daniel Firman, Urs Fischer, Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Sylvie Fleury, Gelatin, John Giorno, Janine Gordon, Fabrice Gygi, Lori Hersberger, Christian Jankowski, Jutta Koether, Olivier Mosset, Gianni Motti, Erik Parker, Steven Parrino, Bruno Peinado, Ugo Rondinone, Jean-Claude Ruggirello, Stéphane Sautour, Jim Shaw, Roman Signer, Olav Westphalen and Erwin Wurm.

EXTRA, edited by Marc-Olivier Wahler, 440 pages, full color

Published by the Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art and Christoph Merian Verlag

Distributed in the US by D.A.P.

To order now visit www.swissinstitute.net

The EXTRA exhibition continues at the SI through May 10, 2003

coming up: EXTRA Book Launch London / at Delfina on June 7


EXTRA the book and the exhibition were generously supported by swisspeaksFESTIVAL, Pro Helvetia, PRS Presence Switzerland, Swiss International Airlins and Swiss World Cargo, Etant Donnes, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Transcontainer Transport, Inc., and Cliff Diver.

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