CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/11/2014
ARTBOOK @ SWISS INSTITUTE—a pop up bookstore in SoHo—debuts on Tuesday, September 16th from 6pm to 8pm during the opening of the Swiss Institute's Annual Design Series in their space at 18 Wooster Street.
A new concept in bookselling, ARTBOOK @ SWISS INSTITUTE will be freshly installed with an entirely new thematic focus, new choice of titles, and eclectic selection of publishers every two months. Browsers and collectors alike will be treated to a library-quality display of new releases, classic titles, museum catalogues, out-of-print and rare books, hard-to-find treasures, indie magazines, and limited editions. Each theme store is conceived in collaboration between ARTBOOK's Skuta Helgason and the Swiss Institute's Simon Castets with input from represented curators and artists.
ARTBOOK @ SWISS INSTITUTE will open to the public on Tuesday, September 16th from 6pm to 8pm and again on Friday, September 19th from 5pm to 8pm. In step with the exhibition Fin de Siècle, architect Andreas Angelidakis' curatorial homage to Eugène Ionesco's play The Chairs, the fall store brings together an international selection of furniture design books with a spotlight on chair design.
Andreas Angelidakis, "Fin de Siècle (Bibelot) (2014).
The bookstore will be open to the public during Swiss Institute events and on special public shopping days. A holiday store will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from December 9th through December 22nd.
ARTBOOK @ SWISS INSTITUTE Opening Days and Hours September 2014
Tuesday, September 16th: 6pm to 8pm | Opening of Annual Design Series: Fin de Siècle
Friday, September 19th: 6:30pm | Talk with Fin de Siècle curator Andreas Angelidakis and Beatrice Galilee, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tuesday, September 23rd: 7pm | Panel: "Everything That is Solid Melts Into AIRBNB" with Alessandro Bava, Andrea Branzi, Racheal Yi and Aaron Taylor Harvey of AIRBNB
Wednesday, September 24th: 6pm | Conversation and Book Launch for Paul Chan: The New New Testament and Selected Writings 2000-2014. Chan will appear in conversation with Simon Castets
Monday, September 29: 6:30pm | Documentation and Surveillance: Christof Nüssli and Christoph Oeschger present their artist book combining photographs by photographer and activist Miklós Klaus Rózsa and surveillance documents on the artist compiled by Swiss homeland security. Nüssli and Oeschger will introduce the historical and political context, show film clippings from the youth movement and talk about their work process and its outcome.
Wednesday, October 1: 7pm | Conversation | Artist Amie Siegel and Nicholas Cullinan, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss Siegel’s three-part installation Provenance , currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Saturday, October 11: 4:30pm | Reading and Conversation, The Alp Author Arno Camenisch with Susan Bernofsky, Director of Literary Translation at Columbia University.
To sign up for our ongoing event schedule or to schedule an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.