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SWISS EVENTS
IN NEW YORK AND IN THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF THE U.S.
for the period of June 4 18, 2013

UPCOMING/ONGOING EVENTS
Film | Music | Visual Arts | Architecture | Above and Beyond | Coming Soon | Meanwhile in Switzerland Dates, locations and ticket prices are subject to change. Please confirm before visiting events!

HIGHLIGHT
Saturday, June 8 8:30am 5:30pm Sunday, June 9 10am 1pm LE CORBUSIER / NEW YORK SYMPOSIUM Held in conjunction with MoMAs exhibition Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Le Corbusier/New York will examine the world-renowned architect's ideas on the city before and after his first journey to the United States, along with his influence on multiple generations of American architects. Image: Le Corbusier in front of the United Nations Headquarters holding a postcard of his UN design, United Nations Photos (Department of Public Information), Fondation Le Corbusier. MORE THAN HONEY NY THEATRICAL RELEASE Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is Full) tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis. More Than Honey is a strange and strangely moving film that raises questions of species survival in cosmic as well as apiary terms. Image: More Than Honey, 2012 written and directed by Markus Imhoof, Germany / Austria / Switzerland, 91 min. in English and German with English Subtitles. Center for Architecture The Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY www.cfa.aiany.org

Wednesday, June 12 Tuesday, June 25

Film Forum 209 West Houston Street New York, NY www.filmforum.org

FILM
Wednesday, June 5 8pm Saturday, June 8 3pm FORBIDDEN VOICES NY PREMIERE Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) is proud present Forbidden Voices by Barbara Miller. Miller Brooklyn Film Festival Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY www.brooklynfilmfestival.org

accompanies world-famous bloggers Yoani Sanchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi on their dangerous journey and traces their use of social media to denounce and combat the violations of human rights and freedom of speech in their countries (Cuba, China and Iran) and thereby triggering international resonance by building up enormous political pressure. Image: Forbidden Voices, directed by Barbara Miller, Switzerland, 97 min. 2012. Documentary.

MUSIC
Tuesday, June 4 Sunday, June 9 SYLVIE COURVOISIER CONCERTS Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier performs together with Mark Feldman on June 4th + 5th and with various other artists through Sunday, June 9th at The Stone. Image: Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman Valrie Truccia Tuesday, June 4 8pm Friday, June 7 9pm BONAPARTE (SOLO) CONCERTS Dont miss the last two Bonaparte performances in New York on Tuesday, June 4th at The Box and the final farewell show on Friday, June 7th at Pianos. Image: Bonaparte. The Stone Corner of Ave. C / 2nd Street New York, NY www.thestonenyc.com

The Box 189 Chrystie Street New York, NY www.theboxnyc.com Pianos 158 Ludlow Street New York, NY www.pianosnyc.com

Tuesday, June 11 7:30pm

VOLGELPERSPEKTIVE JAZZ CONCERT One of the most productive forces on the Austrian jazz scene, drummer Alfred Vogel brings his multi-dimensional project Vogelperspektive (a birds eye view of the state of improvisation) to the US with two very different trios: Intensivstation and Hang em High with Swiss musicians Wolfgang Zwiauer and Lucien Dubuis. Using elements of jazz, blues, rock, noise, and even country music, these trios, composed of some of the most dynamic improvisers in Europe, explore and explode our notions of improvisation in the 21st century. Image: Alfred Vogel.

Austrian Cultural Forum 11 East 52nd Street New York, NY www.acfny.org

VISUAL ARTS
Tuesday, June 11 5:30 8pm CHRISTIAN BRECHNEFF EXHIBITION + BOOK SIGNING Join Bunny Williams and John Rosselli to celebrate the publication of The Greek House: The Story of a Painter's Love Affair with the Island of Sifnos published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Meet the Artist Christian Brechneff and join him for a cocktail reception where he'll be signing copies of his new book. Paintings and drawings from Sifnos (1972-2002) will be on display. Image: Christian Brechneff, Sifnos, Greece. Treillage 418 East 75th Street New York, NY www.christianbrechneff.com RSVP 212-988-8800 Treillage@TreillageNY.com

Saturday, June 15

LE CORBUSIER EXHIBITION OPENING MoMA presents its first major exhibition on the work of Le Corbusier, encompassing his work as an architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer. Conceived by guest curator Jean-Louis Cohen, the exhibition reveals the ways in which Le Corbusier observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career. Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes is the largest exhibition ever produced in New York of his prodigious oeuvre. On view through September 23, 2013. Image: Le Corbusier, An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, MoMA.

MoMA 11 West 53rd Street New York, NY www.moma.org

Through June 24

DIETER ROTH EXHIBITION The exhibition Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth focuses on Roths incredibly innovative and prolific period from 1960 to 1975. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an expanded presentation of Snow (1963 69), a Roth artists book in MoMAs collection, featuring many more pages of the book than have ever been exhibited. Image: Dieter Roth, Snow, 1964/69 2013 Estate of Dieter Roth.

MoMA Second Floor 11 West 53rd Street New York, NY www.moma.org

Through June 30

RETO PULFER EXHIBITION The enigmatic body of work by Swiss artist Reto Pulfer (b. 1981, lives in Berlin) might be said to occur at the intersection of architecture and performance. In his first solo-exhibition in the United States entitled Zustandseffekte, Pulfer suspends large swathes of hand-painted cloth from the ceiling structure, countering the architecture of Swiss Institutes main gallery while exploring an ethereal environment. The opening includes a performance by Eisklares Echo (Mia von Matt / Reto Pulfer) at 7:30pm. On view through June 30, 2013. Image: Reto Pulfer, Zustandseffekte

Swiss Institute 18 Wooster Street New York, NY www.swissinstitute.net

Through July 3

UGO RONDINONE: SOUL EXHIBITION Gladstone Gallery is pleased to present soul, an exhibition of new sculptures by Ugo Rondinone. Rondinone has long embraced a fluidity of forms and media. Taken as a whole, his work represents a complex network of responses to social and physical structures. By allowing himself the freedom to work within a wide variety of disciplines and media, Rondinone creates the conditions necessary to explore a broad emotional range. His work has become widely recognized for its ability to channel both psychological expressiveness and profound insight into the human condition. Image: Ugo Rondinone at Gladstone Gallery.

Gladstone Gallery 530 West 21st Street New York, NY www.gladstonegallery.com

Through July 7

UGO RONDINONE PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION For seven weeks this spring, nine 16-to 20foot-tall, human-shaped stone figures by Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone, will transform Rockefeller Center, inhabiting the plaza between 49th and 50th Streets as if transported from another time. The work, Human Nature, will be free to the public and, is on view April 23 through June 7, 2013. Image: Ugo Rondinone, Human Nature, Public Art Fund.

Rockefeller Center Plaza 49th 50th Street, 5th Avenue New York, NY www.publicartfund.org

Through July 7

DO IT (OUTSIDE) EXHIBITION In collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI), Socrates Sculpture Park presents do it (outside), an exhibition conceived of and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. In the last 20 years, versions of do it have been presented in over 50 venues worldwide, giving new meaning to the concept of the Exhibition in Progress. Do it (outside) at Socrates Sculpture Park will be the first presentation of the exhibition in New York City and the first to be presented completely outdoors in a public art venue. Image: Michelangelo Pistolettos Sculpture for Strolling from do it at Centro Civico per LArte Contemporanea La Grancia, Serra di Rapolano, Italy, 1996. Photo credit: Bruno Bruchi.

Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Boulevard Long Island City, Queens www.socratessculpturepark.org

Through August 31

JOEL TETTAMANTI EXHIBITION Jol Tettamanti's photographs are a vast archive of the structures, villages and cities that people create and inhabit, and the landforms and climates that shape their culture. Although his photographs are often devoid of people, the focus of his work is the human presence in the landscape and the people who are uplifted and sometimes defeated by the land they inhabit. This contradiction of human frailty and resilience, and the continuities people form with the land, are embedded in Tettamanti's photographic vision. The exhibition Compass Points is on view until August 31st, 2013. Image: Jol Tettamanti, Qaqortoq, Greenland, 2004.

MIT Museum 265 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA www.mit.edu

Through September 8

A DIFFERENT KIND OF ORDER ICP TRIENNIAL Every three years, ICP's curators round up some of the most interesting contemporary photography and video works from around the world. The 2013 Triennial, A Different Kind of Order, focuses on artworks created in our current moment of widespread economic, social, and political instability. The exhibition includes 28 international artists who employ photography, film, video, and interactive media. Among the 28 is Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn. Image: Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse, Windows, Ponte City (detail), 2008-2010. Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse.

International Center of Photography 1133 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY www.icp.org

ARCHITECTURE
Saturday, June 8 8:30am 5:30pm Sunday, June 9 10am 1pm LE CORBUSIER / NEW YORK SYMPOSIUM Held in conjunction with MoMAs exhibition Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Le Corbusier/New York will examine this world-renowned architect's ideas on the city before and after his first journey to the United States, along with his influence on multiple generations of American architects. Image: Le Corbusier in front of the United Nations Headquarters holding a postcard of his UN design, United Nations Photos (Department of Public Information), Fondation Le Corbusier. AN ATLAS OF MODERN LANDSCAPES EXHIBITION OPENING MoMA presents its first major exhibition on the work of Le Corbusier, encompassing his work as an architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer. Conceived by guest curator Jean-Louis Cohen, the exhibition reveals the ways in which Le Corbusier observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career. Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes is the largest exhibition ever produced in New York of his prodigious oeuvre. On view through September 23, 2013. Image: Le Corbusier, An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, MoMA. Center for Architecture The Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY www.cfa.aiany.org

Saturday, June 15

MoMA 11 West 53rd Street New York, NY www.moma.org

ABOVE AND BEYOND


Tuesday, June 11 6:30pm MORE THAN HONEY SWISS TALKS In Swiss Talks: More than Honey, Swiss filmmaker Markus Imhoof and beekeper Andrew Cote will discuss Imhoof's new and acclaimed documentary, More than Honey. Their discussion will be moderated by Thomas Schneider, Head of Culture and Education Department, Consulate General of Switzerland in New York. Image: More than Honey. 2012. Germany, Austria, Switzerland. Directed by Markus Imhoof. 91 min. In German with English subtitles. Monday, June 17 6 9pm MADONNA DAVIDOFF BOOK LAUNCH A launching of three books, including a Momsie's Book illustrated by Swiss artist Madonna Davidoff and written by Bart Davidoff at the National Writers Union in New York City. Also to be launched are Biting the Big Apple: Memoirs of a Journalist Turned Immigrant by Marivir Montebon and A Christmas Story by June Pascal. Image: Madonna Davidoff. Deutsches Haus at NYU 42 Washington Mews New York, NY www.deutscheshaus.as.nyu.edu

National Writers Union 256 West 38th Street, 12th flr. New York, NY www.nwuny.org RSVP madonna@madonnaart.com

COMING SOON
Monday, July 1 THOMAS HIRSCHHORN GRAMSCI MONUMENT OPENING Gramsci Monument is the fourth and final work in Thomas Hirschhorns series of monuments dedicated to major writers and thinkers. Gramsci Monument will be located on the grounds of a housing development and take the form of a temporary pavilion with a theater stage, a library of Antonio Gramscis books, a public lounge, an internet corner, a workshop area with carpentry tools, and a food kiosk. Daily and weekly programs will include: lectures by scholars on Antonio Gramsci, poetry readings and workshops, open microphone event, art workshops led by Thomas Hirschhorn, field trips organized by the ambassador, and a play, titled Gramsci Theater. Image: Preparatory drawings, Gramsci Monument 2013 Thomas Hirschhorn Forest Houses Bronx, NY www.gramsci-monument.com

MEANWHILE IN SWITZERLAND
BASEL ART BASEL JUNE 13 16, 2013 Art Basel has been described as the Olympics of the Art World. Over 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show the work of more than 4,000 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars. The show's individual sectors represent every artistic medium: paintings, sculpture, installations, videos, multiples, prints, photography, and performance. Each day offers a full program of events, including symposiums, films, and artist talks. Further afield, exhibitions and events are offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week. www.artbasel.com

Contact :
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