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Tuesday, April 10 6 9pm URBAN PLANET SYMPOSIUM The symposium Urban Planet: Emerging Ecologies reflects on the urgency to affect change in urbanization practices when confronted with the context of unviable territorial ecologies defined as spheres of sustainable interaction between humans and their environment. The guest speakers will shape an explicit understanding of different urban contexts examined via the lens of ecological viability and speculate open-ended alternative urban futures. Welcome remarks by Consul General of Switzerland in New York, Ambassador Franois Barras and by the Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union, Anthony Vidler. Speakers include Alfredo Brillembourg, ETH Zurich, Jean-Claude Bolay, EPFL Lausanne and Mitchell Joachim, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU. For a complete list of panelists and moderators, please visit our facebook page and / or the Cooper Union website. Prior to the event, there will be a reception on the Alumni Roof Terrace at 5pm. This event is free and open to the public. Image: Werner Kunz /Denise Hoffman Brandt Cooper Union Rose Auditorium 41 Cooper Square New York, NY www.cooper.edu

Wednesday, April 11 Sunday, April 22 DISAPPEARING ACT IV EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL IN NY Disappearing Act IV European film festival in New York presents a special preview of the Cinema Libre Studios release The Little Room (La Petite Chambre) directed and written by Stephanie Chuat and Veronique IFC / FIAF / BNH New York, NY www.disappearingact.org

Reymond on April 21st at 3:30pm. Image: Film still La Petite Chambre, Switzerland-Luxembourg, 2010, 87 min, in French.

Wednesday, April 4 8pm DANIEL SCHNYDER + FRANCESCA ANDEREGG - US PREMIERE Francesca Anderegg is the soloist in the launch concert of an exciting new ensemble, Orchestra for a New Century and will perform the US premiere of Swiss composer Daniel Schnyder's Violin Concerto at Drew University on Wednesday, April 4. Image: Francesca Anderegg Drew University Dorothy Young Center for the Arts 36 Madison Avenue Madison, NJ www.showclix.com

Saturday, April 14 + Sunday, April 15

SYLVIE COURVOISIER CONCERTS Swiss pianist and composer Sylvie Courvoisier performs with Roberto Ottaviano (reeds) Giorgio Vendola (bass) Dave Ballou (trumpet) at The Stone on April 14 and at Roulette with band Mephista (Ikue Mori, Sylvie Courvoisier, Susie Ibarra) on April 15. Image: Sylvie Courvoisier Christophe Urbain

The Stone Avenue C and 2nd Street New York, NY www.thestonenyc.com Roulette 509 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY www.roulette.org

Wednesday, April 18 7:30pm

OSCAR BIANCHI CREPUSCOLO CONCERT The MATA Young Composers Now! Festival presents the US premiere of Swiss composer Oscar Bianchis work Crepuscolo, for Paetzold records and electronics at Roulette in Brooklyn. Image: Oscar Bianchi

Roulette 509 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY www.roulette.org www.matafestival.org

Through April 15 MARCH SHOWS AT SWISS INSTITUTE EXHIBITION The Swiss Institute is pleased to open its March exhibitions: Main Gallery: Heart to Hand curated by Pati Hertling Zoe Leonard, Klara Liden, Adam Pendleton, Oscar Tuazon /Elias Hansen. Lower Level Gallery: Maquette for a Museum of Switzerland Jimmie Durham. Lobby: Still life, Stones, and Elephants Nicolas Party. Image: Nicolas Party, Dinner for 24 Elephants, 2011 Through April 21 THE SPIRIT LEVEL EXHIBITION Gladstone Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition curated by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. Featuring 19 artists, the show presents works in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and performance art. Swiss Institute 18 Wooster Street New York, NY www.swissinstitute.net

Gladstone Gallery 515 West 24th Street 530 West 21st Street New York, NY www.gladstonegallery.com

Through April 28

HANS KRSI TILL THE COWS COME HOME EXHIBITION Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Till the Cows Come Home by Swiss artist Hans Krsi. The exhibition will be on view until April 28, 2012. Image by Hans Krsi.

Andrew Edlin Gallery 134 Tenth Avenue New York, NY www.edlingallery.com

Through April 28

RENATA CEBULAR GROUP EXHIBITION The A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery presents works by Swiss artist Renata Cebular and Fadilja Cunmulaj, Ying Hu, Kumi Ito, Medad, Sai Morikwawa. Image by Renata Cebular

A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery 24 West 57th Street New York, NY www.artin2000.com

Through May

ANDRE SPATZ EXHIBITION The Mercy College Library Leaning Commons presents Andre Spatz latest exhibition Amazing and Real: Selected Photography. The exhibition will be on view until May 2012. Image: Andre Spatz

Mercy College Library Learning Commons Art Gallery 555 Broadway Dobbs Ferry, New York www.mercy.edu

Through June 2



Mixed Greens Gallery is pleased to present Kaleidoscope, a window installation by Swiss born artist Viviane Rombaldi Seppey. Using plastic bags in this site-specific installation the artist re-contextualize this discarded material. The exhibition will be on view at Mixed Greens Gallery from March 29 to June 2, 2012, opening reception: March 29. Image: Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, Kaleidoscope (detail), cut plastic bags and acetate, 2012.

Mixed Greens Gallery 531 West 26th Street First floor New York, NY www.mixedgreens.com

Through April Swiss Positions Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture






Monday, April 23 IRNE JACOB MUSIC AND WORDS On the occasion of the US release of her first album Je sais nager, celebrated Swiss actress Irne Jacob will share with us her first steps as a singer through an evening of musical and literary enchantment. She will be accompanied by her brother Francis Jacob, a Brooklyn-based musician with whom she initiated a collaboration from Europe in 2007. Image: Album cover, Irne Jacob, Je sais Nager French Institute (FIAF) Tinker Auditorium 59th Street and Madison New York, NY www.fiaf.org

GENEVA INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL 2012 Swiss Global and its official orchestra, the Geneva International Orchestra, head to Geneva and Saint-Ursanne, Switzerland in August for a two-day series of concerts. The performances, featuring well-known concertos of Mozart and Mendelssohn, include two Swiss Global artists as soloists: Martina Filjak and Alexandra Conunova (pictured right). Part of the International Piano Festival 2012, more information can be found at www.crescendo-jura.ch Image: Alexandra Conunova

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