Sep 21 2018

Symposium | The Anti-Museum, Part Two

Fri | 6:30PM and 8:15PM

Swiss Institute Anti Museum Symposium

With Robert Barry, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Graciela Carnevale (via Skype), Henry Flynt, Kenneth Goldsmith, Swetlana Heger, Ben Morea, and Reiko Tomii 

Curated by Mathieu Copeland, in collaboration with Fri Art, Kunsthalle Fribourg, Switzerland.

Encompassing panel discussions, events, music performance and lectures, The Anti-Museum – A Symposium brings together artists, musicians, writers, poets, theorists and curators to discuss the possibility of the Anti-Museum, approached through the understandings of anti-art, anti-artist, anti-exhibition, anti-design, anti-architecture, anti-technology, anti-music, anti-cinema, anti-writing, anti-culture, anti-university, anti-philosophy or anti-religion. 


September 21, 6:30PM

Robert Barry and Reiko Tomii, in conversation with Mathieu Copeland, will discuss a retrospective of closed exhibitions considering the legacy of such radical gestures as artwork.

September 21, 8:15PM

Panel discussion on radicality, anti-culture, anti-society and anti-writing with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Kenneth Goldsmith and Ben Morea, moderated by Mathieu Copeland.

For September 20 program, please click here.

Pleas RSVP to Please note: events at Swiss Institute are limited capacity, and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.

In conjunction with the symposium, artist Swetlana Heger takes Fri Art offline ( 

The Anti-Museum – A Symposium is dedicated to the memory of Jean Toche (1932 – 2018), whose uncompromising stance relentlessly affirmed the absolute necessity of radicality in art.

Published by Fri Art & Koenig Books – London, with KW – Berlin, The Anti-Museum comprises of 794 pages of interviews, statements, manifestos, and over sixty essays, completed with historical reprints and a dense iconography dedicated to all forms of the “anti.”

Image: A Retrospective of Closed Exhibitions – Hi Red Centre “Great Panorama Exhibition (aka Closing Event),” Fri Art, 2016. Photograph: Primula Bosshard.