Swiss Institute Moves Into Former Deitch Projects Space

When Jeffrey Deitch pulled up stakes in New York and set off to start stirring things up out west in Los Angeles as the LA MOCA‘s new director, there was more than a little concern over what would happen with his former, and extremely popular, Deitch Projects gallery. After more than a year, the space on 18 Wooster Street finally has a new tenant. This week the non-profit arts organization Swiss Institute has officially finished their transition into the space, moving from the loft it had called home since 1994. Art Info reports that the Institute’s director and curator, Gianni Jetzer, recently said about the move, “The new street-level location will make the Swiss Institute more accessible to visitors and enable us to reach the downtown community in a more effective way.” The space will be christened this September 14th with its first exhibition, This Is Not My Color / The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, a showing of the work of Pamela Rosenkranz and Nikolas Gambaroff.