Thursday, September 10, 2020

Swiss Institute is back open on 2nd Avenue and St. Mark's Place

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The Swiss Institute, the nonprofit arts organization, reopened yesterday here on the southeast corner of Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place.

The return exhibit is titled Tenet, based on Christopher Nolan's budding blockbuster of the same name (which we can't see in NYC for the time being ... because theaters remain closed).

A preview via artnet News:

[T]he time inversion-themed film — specifically the delay of its release — has served to inspire a presentation of video works by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Moyra Davey, Yu Honglei and Steffani Jemison.

Like "Tenet," each of these pieces features the manipulation of time, with the artists rewinding, speeding up, slowing down, or otherwise editing their footage to alter the normal sequence. Each work will be on view at the institution for one week during the show’s run.

The show runs through Nov. 1. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 2-8 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. The admission is free. You can also visit Printed Matter in the lobby.

The nonprofit institution was created in 1986. They opened the EV outpost in June 2018 at the site of a former Chase branch.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to see this place back open. The SI has been a true gift to this neighborhood.