Exhibition — Books on Books

The Swiss Insti­tute of Con­tem­por­ary Art New York invites you to the exhib­i­tion Books on Books open­ing on Septem­ber 14th 2011

In con­junc­tion with the New York Art Book Fair, the exhib­i­tion Books on Books offers an insight into Chris­toph Schifferli’s col­lec­tion of artists’ books. The exhib­i­tion exam­ines both the image of books and their rep­res­ent­a­tion in prin­ted format. Installed so that view­ers may page through and exam­ine the works, the install­a­tion brings togeth­er three present­a­tions of prin­ted mat­ter: the book as memory or doc­u­ment­a­tion, as an image of itself, and as a rep­res­ent­a­tion of art­work.
Chris­toph Schif­ferli is a col­lect­or of pho­to­graphy and artists’ books. An import­ant part of his col­lec­tion is devoted to pho­to­graphs related to cinema, many of which were fea­tured in the pub­lic­a­tion Paper Dreams: The Lost of Art Hol­ly­wood Still Pho­to­graphy (2008, pub­lished by Steidl). In 2001, Schif­ferli co-edited the book The Japan­ese Box, a re-edi­tion pub­lished by Steidl fea­tur­ing the avant-garde magazine Pro­voke, ori­gin­ally pub­lished in Tokyo between 1968 and 1969.“
 — SI

With pub­lic­a­tions by Rod­ney Gra­ham, Bar­bara Bloom, Olaf Nic­olai, Nina Bei­er and Mar­ie Lund, Mari­ana Castillo Deball, Ale­jandro Cesarco, Con­tinu­ous Pro­ject, Jonath­an Monk, Ros­alind Nashashibi, Derek Sul­li­van, Pierre Leguil­lon, Paul Chan, Melissa Dub­bin / Aaron S. Dav­id­son, Dani Gal, Dora Gar­cia, Wade Guyton, Nick Mauss, Michael Riedel, Allora & Calza­dilla, Dar­ren Bader, Pablo Bron­stein, Maria Eich­horn, Sher­rie Lev­ine, Allan Rup­pers­berg, Oscar Tuazon, Ian Wal­lace, et al.

Swiss Insti­tute
18 Woost­er Street
New York NY 10013

Septem­ber 15th to Octo­ber 30th 2011