LES Arts & Culture Open House: Swiss Institute

Swiss Institute
Sat Oct 21, 2pm-5pm with programming at 3pm
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38 St Marks Place New York, NY 10003

Come by Swiss Institute to explore our latest exhibitions: Ozoned Station by Guillaume Dénervaud, Humble and quiet and soothing as mud by Ali Cherri, and Spora. These exhibitions showcase artwork and architectural interventions that explore fantastical futures born from organic matter, memories latent in mud, and our roles as individuals, communities and institutions in our environments.

Join us at 3PM for a special hands-on art workshop designed for adults. Inspired by Spora, Ozoned Station, an exhibition by Guillaume Dénervaud, and the Swiss Institute building, visitors can explore ideas of sustainable architecture and design. With an artist, participants will create their own structures of the future that utilize the unique abilities of local plants and animals in their construction. Please note that this workshop has limited space.

Wheelchair Accessible | Elevator Available | Seating Available | Gender Neutral Restrooms Available

Swiss Institute is an independent non-profit contemporary art institution dedicated to promoting forward-thinking and experimental art making through innovative exhibitions and programs. Open to the public free-of-charge, Swiss Institute seeks to explore how a national perspective can foster international conversations in the fields of visual and performing arts, design and architecture.

The Swiss Institute offers weekly lectures, presentations, and discussions. Entry is free of charge and on a first come, first serve basis. Swiss Institute offers four residencies per year in an effort to support artists beyond the parameters of commissions and exhibition making. They also launched the Education Inititive which provides opportunities for children, teenagers, and older adults to engage with contemporary art and take part in artist-led workshops in a dedicated Education & Public Programs space.