With works debuting throughout the summer by John Armleder, Valentin Carron, Latifa Echakhch, Hans Haacke, Christian Holstad, William Leavitt, Nancy Lupo, Shawn Maximo, Jill Mulleady, Raul de Nieves, Meret Oppenheim, Jessi Reaves, Pamela Rosenkranz, Shahryar Nashat, TELFAR, Michael Wang, Shirin Yousefi.

On the occasion of the opening of Swiss Institute’s new home at 38 St Marks Place, SI has commissioned and borrowed a series of semi-permanent installations that intervene directly into the building in non-gallery spaces. In the reception area, reading room, stairways, hallways, roof, elevator and other interstitial spaces – artists have contributed to the daily life of the building with artworks such as plants, scents, curtains, murals, clothing, seating, a visitor survey and more. The works bring every part of the building to life, a place for artists, created by artists.

Image: Shawn Maximo, Public Amenity No. 1 (38 St. Marks Front), 2018. Courtesy of the artist.


SI ONSITE is made possible in part through a leadership gift from Nicoletta Fiorucci and support from SI ONSITE Partner Swiss Re. SI is grateful to the lenders for SI ONSITE: 303 Gallery, New York; Bridget Donahue, New York; David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; Greene Naftali, New York; Karma International, Zurich; Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles; Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York; Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

SI Programming is made possible in part with public funds from Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council; the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Main sponsors include the LUMA Foundation and Friends of SI. SI gratefully acknowledges its Benefactors UBS and Stella Artois, Swiss Re as SI ONSITE Partner, Vitra as Design Partner, and SWISS as Travel Partner.