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[Nettime-ro] The Swiss Institute ? Contemporary Art, New York is looking for an Artistic Director

The Swiss Institute ? Contemporary Art, New York (SI)

is looking for an Artistic Director



The Swiss Institute (SI) is an independent,
not-for-profit cultural center, based in New York and
presents art exhibitions, lectures, performances,
concerts, screenings and other events throughout the

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

Job description

The SI is seeking an enthusiastic and fully engaged
Artistic Director to succeed Marc-Olivier Wahler, who
has been appointed director of the Palais de Tokyo in
Paris. Over the past five years Marc-Olivier Wahler
has shaped the evolution of the SI into an innovative,
well-noted international, cultural space in downtown
New York. The new Artistic Director will bring the SI
to the next level, possibly including a new space and
a new location. He or she will be called to develop
the SI activities on both the Swiss and the
international art scene. The core of the program is
dedicated to contemporary art, while an additional
element will include various non-visual art events. 

Job profile

The successful candidate is experienced in running an
art institution or mounting larger-scale artistic
projects in Switzerland or elsewhere. He or she
possesses in-depth knowledge ? both in content and in
contacts - of emerging visual and non-visual art that
will allow him or her to draw up and carry out a
high-quality program of artistic and cultural events.

The candidate will also manage the institute?s
personnel, budget, and technical resources while
working closely with the SI Co-Chairs and Board, as
well as with Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council. To
further secure financing, an excellent knowledge and
proven track record of both public and private fund
raising sources are indispensable.

The candidacy requires teamwork experience in working
with the three full time SI-staff members, the current
Associate Curator and part-time staff. Excellent
writing and speaking skills are a must. The candidate
speaks English fluently and has a solid mastery of
German, French and or Italian, if he or she is not a
native speaker. The job will be based on a renewable
4-5 year term.


The post is to begin in February 2006, or at a date to
be negotiated. The deadline for submitting
applications is December 30, 2005.

Candidates must submit a complete file comprising a
cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, and a
presentation of the projects they have completed to
date. In addition candidates will outline a proposal
for a short four-year development strategy as well as
for one visual and one non-visual art project,
exhibition or series of events for 2006, including
realistic suggestions for sources of financing.

Applications should be sent to
application@swissinstitute.net or to:
Swiss Institute, Contemporary Art (SI), Attn.
Co-Chairs Dieter von Graffenried / Fabienne Abrecht, 
495 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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