Monthly Archives: April 2019

| ART | A New Use by Monika Uchiyama with Accession April 22

A NEW USE premieres at Art of the Real
April 22nd at 6:30 pm
The film is an observational study of my family’s generations old wax business as it exists today in Tokyo.
– Monika Uchiyama
It will precede a screening of ACCESSION by Tamer Hassan & Armand Yervant Tufenkian.
There will be a Q&A with all the filmmakers following the screening.
Tickets here.

| FLASHBACK | David WOJNAROWICZ : History Keeps Me Awake at Night

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History Keeps Me Awake at Night

This engaging and richly illustrated book comprehensively examines the life and art of David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992), who came to prominence in New York’s East Village art world of the 1980s, actively embracing all media and forging an expansive range of work both fiercely political and highly personal. [publisher’s note]

Published by Yale University Press, 2018
Design by Garrick Gott
Monographs / Exhibition Catalogues

| ART | Tyler Coburn April 11


Book Launch and Reading | Tyler Coburn: Richard Roe

Thursday, April 11

Richard Roe is the fictional memoir of a legal person, published by Sternberg Press and designed by Luke Gould. The name is one of the oldest used in English law when the real name of someone is withheld, or when a corpse can’t be identified. Richard Roe is a known unknown, a one-size-fits-all, a potentially everyone and actually no one.

Divided into seven fragmentary sections, this memoir gives voice to the legal fictions that influence terms of selfhood, politics and economics. On the occasion of this launch, Coburn will read excerpts from the book exploring concepts of personhood from legal, psychological, and metaphysical realms.

Please RSVP to Please note: events at Swiss Institute are limited capacity, and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Richard Roe is a multi-part project commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and curated by Cory Scozzari. As part of this project, Coburn has legally named an orchid hybrid Aranda Richard RoeClick here for more information.