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Swiss Institute presents Karen Lamassonne and Gina Fischli

Karen Lamassonne: Ruido / Noise September 14, 2022–January 8, 2023

The first international examination of Colombian-American artist Karen Lamassonne’s work is called Ruido / Noise. In the male-dominated art and film scenes of Cali and Bogotá in the 1970s and 1980s, Lamassonne played a key role. Throughout her career, she has emphasized self-portraiture and intimate settings. Initially focused on painting, her work eventually expanded to include video, photography, animation, storyboarding, and art direction thanks to her involvement in the film industry. The Swiss Institute display demonstrates Lamassonne’s extreme, lifelong dedication to showing women as wanting subjects, spanning from her early years to the present.

New York-born artist Karen Lamassonne, who now resides and works in Atlanta, GA She has held solo exhibitions at the Facultad de Artes ASAB in Bogotá, the Museo de Arte Moderno la Tertulia in Cali (1989 and 2017), and the Museo Rayo in Roldanillo (2019). (2019). Recent group exhibitions include The Art of Disobedience at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá (2018), Voces Intimas, Museo Nacional, Bogotá, and Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-85 at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Brooklyn Museum, New York, and Pinacoteca, So Paulo (2017).

Together with the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, the Swiss Institute in New York, and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Medelln, Ruido / Noise is organized. Anthology Film Archives will hold a series of screenings beginning in September that concentrate on the film work of Karen Lamassonne and Luis Ospina in conjunction with the exhibition and in collaboration with SI. Click here for additional details.

The Terra Foundation for American Art’s assistance has allowed for the realization of this show.

Former SI Director Simon Castets, Curator at Large Laura McLean-Ferris, and Senior Curator Alison Coplan are in charge of organizing this exhibit.

Gina Fischli: I love being creative September 14–January 8, 2023

The first institutional solo exhibition of Swiss artist Gina Fischli in the United States is titled I Love Being Creative. A lot of Fischli’s work makes sardonic fun of desire and entrapment concerns and frequently makes use of domestic objects like furniture and dogs as well as adorable crafts like glitter and clay cakes. In a brand-new series of murals and a multi-channel video, Fischli satirizes the ideals that inspire artistic aspirations and irreverently draws attention to their inconsistencies.

Gina Fischli (b. 1989, Zürich, CH) lives and works in Zürich. She has had solo exhibitions at Neuer Essener Kunstverein, Essen (2020); DELF, Vienna (2017); Forde, Geneva (2016), amongst others. Recent group exhibitions include the Miniatur Biennale Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (2022); Nothing to Write Home About, Kim?, Contemporary Art Centre, Riga (2022); Winterfest, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2020); SculptureGarden Geneva Biennale, Geneva (2020); A home is not a house, Fri Art, Fribourg (2020); The Garden, Royal Academy, London (2019); and SI ONSITE, Swiss Institute, New York (2019). In 2021, Fischli presented Ravenous and Predatory for the Cork Street Banner Commission, London.

This exhibition is organized by Laura McLean-Ferris, Curator at Large, and Daniel Merritt, Curator and Head of Residencies.

About Swiss Institute

Swiss Institute (SI), an autonomous non-profit contemporary art organization founded in 1986, is committed to advancing forward-thinking and experimental art creating through cutting-edge exhibitions, activities, and education. SI provides a platform for up-and-coming artists, sparks fresh interpretations of well-known works, and encourages appreciation for marginalized views. SI is dedicated to the highest standards of curatorial and pedagogical quality. In terms of its operations, organization, and programming, SI is committed to being a diverse, egalitarian, and accessible organization. Swiss Institute, which is free to enter and open to the public, aims to investigate how a Swiss environment might serve as the beginning point for global discussions in the areas of visual and performing arts, design, and architecture.

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