In August 2016, Swiss Institute will temporarily move into a 5,000 sq ft project space at
102 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013
For Swiss In situ’s very first installation, independent Swiss publishing houses Nieves and Innen will bring their focus on artist-made zines to NY with a presentation of the hundreds of pocket-sized, image-based publications they have commissioned over the past 15 years. In light of the social and community-oriented nature of zine productions, Nieves and Innen have also invited a group of international collaborators and like-minded producers to exhibit their work as part of the library and to speak in workshops and artist talks about their publishing practices.
Founded in 2001 by publisher Benjamin Sommerhalder, Nieves is a publishing house based in Zürich that specializes in artist books and zines. Nieves publications have been exhibited at Kunsthalle Zürich, Kunstverein Hamburg, Art Metropole in Toronto, Printed Matter in New York, and Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris.
Innen is an independent publisher promoting Swiss and international contemporary artists, founded by graphic designer Aaron Fabian in 2006. In 2010 Innen launched Zug Magazine, a biannual collection of selected contemporary artworks.
Contributors to the library include Adrien Horni (Turbo Magazine), CH; Andrew Jeffrey Wright, US; Anne Käthi Wehrli, CH; Ari Marcopoulos, US; Asher Penn, US; Beni Bischof (Laser Magazin & Others), CH; Chihoi Lee (nos:books), CN; Edie Fake, US; Emmanuelle Pidoux (Les Editions du 57), FR; Eunice Luk (Slow Editions), CA; Frédéric Fleury (Les Editions du 57), FR; Hayan Kam Nakache (Tobby Landei), CH; Hendrik Hegray (Nazi Knife), FR; Ingo Giezendanner (Grrrr), CH; Jason Polan, US; Jocko Weyland (Elk), US; Jonas Delaborde (Nazi Knife), FR; Josse Bailly (Tobby Landei), CH; Ken Kagami, JP; Leon Sadler (Famicon Express), UK; Lukas Zimmermann (Marsplastik), CH; Masanao Hirayama, JP; Massimiliano Bomba (Rawraw), IT; Mehdi Hercberg (Shoboshobo), FR; Misaki Kawai, US; Nicole Bachmann (Me and My Friends), CH/UK; Noah Lyon (Retard Riot), US; Panayiotis Terzis, US; Philippe Desarzens (Side Issues), CH; Rachel Domm, US; Remio (Sleepner Zine), NO; Robin Cameron, US; Son Ni (nos:books), TW; Stefan Marx, DE; Stéphanie Gygax, CH; Susan Cianciolo, US; Tauba Auerbach (Diagonal Press), US