John M Armleder in Tages Anzeiger
Friends of Swiss Institute visiting Art Basel 2012 from both sides of the Atlantic spent an evening relaxing at Acqua Basel Garage. The event was hosted by SI Chair Fabienne Abrecht; FOSI Chair Susanne von Meiss; and FOSI Board Members Florian Gutzwiller, Gitti Hug, Ralph Meury, Gaby Nahmani, Sabine Parenti, and Peter Sutter-de Vries.
Some flyers spend their trip kicked back, watching the latest flick or two, others catch up on their book backlog. These artists used their free in-flight moments to create something special. Headed to New York from Zurich to install their forthcoming exhibition Painting and Jugs (opening this Wednesday, May 2), Bastien Aubry, Dimitri Broquard, Linus Bill, and Adrien Horni capitalized on their free moments to create SWISS inspired artworks— Bill captured a shot of Horni mid-collage, while Aubry and Broquard tried their hand at a post-meal digestif drafting session. In-flight entertainment below.
Friends of Swiss Institute (FOSI), a dynamic group of art lovers who meet on both sides of the Atlantic, held their spring outing with a tour of two Zurich Galleries, followed by dinner. Find out more information about becoming a FOSI
Martin Kersels, Tumble Room, 2001, as installed at Museum Tinguely, Basel.
Participating artists: Nina Beier + Marie Lund, Monica Bonvicini, Pavel Büchler, Nina Canell, Jimmie Durham, Alex Hubbard, Alexander Gutke, Martin Kersels, Michael Landy, Liz Larner, Christian Marclay, Kris Martin, Ariel Orozco, Michael Sailstorfer, Arcangelo Sassolino, Jonathan Schipper, Ariel Schlesinger, Roman Signer, Johannes Vogl.
Produced in cooperation with Swiss Institute / New York.
Carissa Rodriguez made a beautiful piece for the SI lobby. Her invitation to drink a Tommy Rowles, either at Bemelman’s, Upper East or at Kronenhalle Bar in Zurich, involves an eminent barman, on duty since 51 years (Bemelman’s, day shift 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), two legendary bars on each side of the Atlantic and an iconic coaster (Kronenhalle) that Rodriguez used as pattern on a pleaded skirt that she wore during the opening. A Tommy Rowles is said to be pretty strong. Some people say it is better to drink moderately than to abstain…
1 oz. Martell Cordon Bleu Cognac
1/4 oz. Ten Cane rum
1 oz. fresh lime
1 1/4 oz. simple syrup
1 teaspoon quinine powder
1/2 oz. club soda
1 lime wedge
Here’s Lucas and Steven installing. We like how they pilfer other people’s design and remix photography. Go to Philadelphia to see their show at Vox Populi: Steven Baldi, Lucas Knipscher, Piper Marshall, up until Feb 28.