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SWISS EVENTS
IN NEW YORK AND IN THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF THE U.S.
for the period of May 21 June 4, 2013

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

HIGHLIGHT
Sunday, June 2 3pm Tuesday, June 4 6pm MILES & WARS NY PREMIERE Brooklyn Film Festival is proud to present Miles & Wars by director Anne Thoma, a portrait of three men, who counter war and bombs with words. A personal view on today's conflicts, the endeavors to end them and the unusual occupation of private peace mediators. Image: Miles & Wars, directed by Anne Thoma, Switzerland / Germany, 79 min. 2012. Documentary. FORBIDDEN VOICES NY PREMIERE Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) is proud present Forbidden Voices by Barbara Miller. Miller 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. Brooklyn Film Festival Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY www.brooklynfilmfestival.org

Wednesday, June 5 8pm Saturday, June 8 3pm

Brooklyn Film Festival Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY www.brooklynfilmfestival.org

FILM
Tuesday, May 28 9:45pm HOTEL PENNSYLVANIA US PREMIERE NY Shorts Fest presents Hotel Pennsylvania by Swiss director Marc Raymond Wilkins. Nave and determined, Gunnar comes from Iceland to New York City to find his voice, his story and his destiny. He has no social security number, but a dream. Gunnar is silently observing the crowd, taking pictures of strangers and flirting with a waitress who NY Shorts Fest Landmark Sunshine Cinema 143 East Houston Street New York, NY www.nyshortsfest.com

has betrayed her dream in order to survive. Attending English language classes, Gunnar gets soaked in the world of people seduced by the American dream. Image: Hotel Pennsylvania, directed by Marc Raymond Wilkins, USA, 27 min. Drama. Tuesday, May 28 9:45pm PALIM PALIM FILM SCREENING NY Shorts Fest presents Palim Palim, a comedy by Swiss directors Marina Klauser and Pia Hellenthal. A group of synchronized swimmers are robbed, two teenagers fail their suicide attempt, a musician is waiting for a ominous suitcase transfer, a failed businessman stands on the brink of despair and a hallucinating hotel owner finds a sports bag left behind. In an abandoned motel on a country road, the paths of six protagonists cross each other, without really meeting. Image: Palim Palim, directed by Marina Klauser and Pia Hellenthal, Switzerland, 26 min. Comedy. Wednesday, May 29 7:30pm A WORLD FOR RAUL FILM SCREENING NY Short Film Festival presents A World for Raul, a short film by Swiss director Mauro Mueller. When thirteen-year-old Ral is asked to entertain the local landowners son, a game of power and pride starts between the two boys. Image: A World for Raul, directed by Mauro Mueller, Switzerland / USA, 15min. Drama. NY Shorts Fest Landmark Sunshine Cinema 143 East Houston Street New York, NY www.nyshortsfest.com

NY Shorts Fest Landmark Sunshine Cinema 143 East Houston Street New York, NY www.nyshortsfest.com

MUSIC
Thursday, May 23 8:30pm Wednesday, May 29 7:30pm EMILIE WEIBEL CONCERTS Emilie Weibel performs at Grotto on Thursday, May 23rd and at Union Hall in Brooklyn on Wednesday, May 29 with fellow Swiss musician Half Waif and the American musician Rachel Brotman. Image: Emilie Weibel Jennifer Painter Grotto 100 Forsyth Street New York, NY www.grotto-nyc.com Union Hall 702 Union Street New York, NY www.unionhallny.com

Tuesday, June 4 8 + 10pm Wednesday, June 5 8 + 10pm

SYLVIE COURVOISIER FELDMAN QUARTET CONCERTS

MARK

The Stone Corner of Ave. C / 2nd Street New York, NY www.thestonenyc.com

Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier performs together with Mark Feldman (violin), Billy Mintz and Thomas Morgan at The Stone in the East Village on June 4th and 5th. Image: Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman Valrie Truccia

VISUAL ARTS

Through May 25

NICOLE SCHMLZER EXHIBITION Simon Gallery is pleased to present the fourth solo exhibition of Swiss painter Nicole Schmlzer. On view from April 23 to May 25, 2013, the exhibition features her new works of an unusual combination of oil and ink on linen. Her recent paintings of large and small dimensions reflect an ongoing exploration and interest in the interplay of paint and process. Image: Nicole Schmlzer, Imbuing no.100, 2012.

Simon Gallery 48 Bank Street Morristown, NJ www.simongallery.com

Through June 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 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

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

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.

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

COMING SOON

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 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

June 15 September 23

LE CORBUSIER EXHIBITION 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 Landscape is the largest exhibition ever produced in New York of his prodigious oeuvre. Image: Le Corbusier with Pierre Jeanneret. Villa Savoye Poissy-sur-Seine, France. 192931. Wood, aluminum, and plastic. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase. 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris/FLC

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

MEANWHILE IN SWITZERLAND
AARGAU RHYTHM IN IT MAY 18 AUGUST 11, 2013 Rhythm in it. On rhythm in contemporary art is the title of a new, international group show presented by the Aargauer Kunsthaus. Including work by 37 artists, the exhibition provides stimulating and surprising insights into a subject that is central not just to music but to the visual arts as well. The exhibition looks back at early 20th century examples that examine formal rhythms as an essential aspect of Modernism, whose lasting topicality becomes particularly evident in a dialogue with contemporary artistic approaches. The exhibition places the subject in a larger context and, in doing so, contributes to a current cultural discourse. Image: Stan Douglas, Rings, 1947, 2010.

www.aargauerkunsthaus.ch

SCHAFFHAUSEN

24. SCHAFFHAUSER JAZZFESTIVAL MAY 22 25, 2013 Since its inception in 1990, the Schaffhauser Jazzfestival continues to showcase some of the best jazz musicians from Switzerland. The 24th edition includes New York based Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and the Samuel Blaser Trio. For a complete list of events and shows visit www.jazzfestival.ch Image: 24. Schaffhauser Jazzfestival (poster detail).

Contact :
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