Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Printed Matter will have a bookstore inside the Swiss Institute's new 2nd Avenue home

[Photo from April 29]

Printed Matter, the Chelsea-based nonprofit art bookstore founded in 1976, is opening an outpost at the Swiss Institute's new home on Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place.

Per artnews:

The venue will be dubbed Printed Matter/St. Mark’s and will carry artist’s books, prints, posters, and the like, as well as offerings from the Swiss Institute’s publishing imprint. Max Schumann, Print Matter’s executive director, said in a statement that the new partnership “presents an amazing opportunity to bring the creative, experimental, and critical work being done in the field of artists’ publications to a broader audience, which is at the heart of Printed Matter’s mission.”

At its Chelsea location, Printed Matter has long offered a rich array of talks, workshops, and so forth, and the organization said in a news release that a “robust program of public events” will be on offer in the Swiss Institute building...

The East Village location of Printed Matter will also open with the Swiss Institute on June 21.

Read more about Printed Matter's history here.

Meanwhile, here's a photo from the Swiss Institute's rooftop from Sunday...

[Photo by Grant Shaffer]

Previously on EV Grieve:
Swiss Institute moving into the former Chase branch on 2nd Avenue and St. Mark's Place


Anonymous said...

Looking forward to this neighborhood addition.

Anonymous said...

This is awesome!!!

I love every sign of more culture, less mindless commerce, in our EV/LES.

Scuba Diva said...

Wow, I'm excited to hear about Printed Matter moving into the Swiss Institute; I haven't visited them since they were on Lispenard Street—i.e., a long, long time ago. I do follow them on Instagram, though.