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Anthology Film Archives
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Art Radio
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Baryshnikov Arts Center
China Institute
Creative Time
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Dispatch Bureau
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Goethe Institute
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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Museum of Arts and Design
New York University- Department of Performance Studies
New York University- Steinhardt School of Education
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
Participant Inc.
Performance Space 122
Saatchi & Saatchi, 375 Hudson
Salon 94
Smith-Stewart Gallery/ Fruit and Flower Deli
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Storefront for Art and Architecture
Swiss Institute ??“ Contemporary Art
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
The Cooper Union
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The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
The Highline Ballroom
The Hudson Theatre at Millennium Broadway Hotel
The Jewish Museum
The Judson Memorial Church
The Kitchen
The Museum of Chinese in the Americas
The Studio Museum in Harlem
The Studio Museum in Harlem
The Whitney Museum of American Art
White Box
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Chambers Fine Art
Deitch Studios
Fruit & Flower Deli
Greene Naftali Gallery
James Cohan Gallery
Metro Pictures
Smith-Stewart Gallery

Other Venues:
141 Division Street, 8th Floor
508 West 25th St.
590 Madison Avenue (The Atrium)
Clocktower Gallery
Columbia University ??“ School of Arts
Dexter Sinister
Joe's Pub
MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art
National Museum of the American Indian
Public Spaces in Long Island City near P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
Second Life
Stephan Weiss Studio
The Box
The New School
Tribeca Grand Hotel Screening Room
Washington Square Park
World Financial Center, 80 Pine Street, One New York Plaza, and 60 Wall Street
Zipper Theater

Swiss Institute ??“ Contemporary Art
495 Broadway 3rd Floor
New York NY 10012
Tel 212.925.2035
Fax 212.925.2040

A Spoken Word Exhibition and A Series of Spoken Word Retrospectives
Nov 1 - Nov 7, 2007
11:59 pm - 11:59 am, FREE

Please check with the Swiss Institute website,, for more

Karl Holmqvist
Karl Holmqvist: a spoken word poetry reading
Nov 1, 2007
6 pm , FREE

Karl Holmqvist's use of the spoken word goes back to early nineties New York (St Marks Poetry Project, Pyramid Club, ABC No Rio). Holmqvist will be reading a new concrete poem written as part of...
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Michael Portnoy
Michael Portnoy presents A Seminar in Sublingual Carnage
Nov 2, 2007
6 pm , FREE

???It will last approximately 30 minutes and will instruct viewers in all manner of atrocities that may be waged against (and occasionally with) the Word. This event may be seen as a thoracic scrub...
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An evening of the book(s): featuring Raimundas Malasauskas & Michael Portnoy, Mai-Thu Perret
Nov 3, 2007
6 pm , FREE


Robert Barry
A Performance by Robert Barry
Nov 4, 2007
6 pm , FREE

In an extract from a discussion with Holger Weh in 1995, Robert Barry expands on his use of the spoken word: ???And from the projections then I started making sound pieces. In a room where there??™s...
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King Mob
King Mob & Special Guest: A Live Reading
Nov 5, 2007
6 pm , FREE

Founded in 1998, The King Mob is a label dedicated to recordings of Spoken Word. It has released readings by artists such as Nick Cave, Charles Bukowski, Stewart Home and Ian Sinclair. It??™s mission...
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David Medalla
David Medalla, Four Aces: Towards a nano theatre of Utter Meaninglessness
Nov 6, 2007
6 pm , FREE


Vito Acconci
A Live Reading by Vito Acconci
Nov 7, 2007
6 pm , FREE

Vito Acconci offers, for the exhibition, the description of an unrealised building for Antartica, a building that only exist in the mind of who gets to hear its description, a piece where the...
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PRESENTED BY THE SWISS INSTITUTE / CONTEMPORARY ART FOR PERFORMA07, the second visual art performance biennial (October 27-November 20, 2007).

The Swiss Institute has grown from a showcase of Swiss art and artists for a mostly Swiss audience, into an innovative international venue for art that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between Switzerland, Europe, and the United States. This unique angle fosters the interaction between the Swiss and the many other communities and nationalities found in New York City. The result is a distinctive view of art and a way of thinking which asks audiences to break with traditional assumptions about art and national stereotypes.