Erbprozent Kultur— «Forum 8» in the Sitterwerk

In 2018, Erbprozent Kultur, the Swiss foundation for the promotion of culture across generations, supported the Sitterwerk with a notable contribution. On November 24, 2018, the ...

November 24, 2018 Event date: 11.00

Fluid Libraries—Automated Processes and RFID

The Art Library in the Sitterwerk is dedicating an afternoon to new perspectives and technical possibilities in the field of libraries and archives. International speakers present ...

November 30, 2018 Event date: 14.00 to 16.30

Material, Wissen und Kunst versammelt im Sitterwerk

Im Rahmen der Öffentlichen Vorlesungen der Universität St.Gallen gibt das Sitterwerk an drei Abenden Einblick in die Tätigkeiten der Stiftung. In drei Vorträgen werden die ...

On a Search for Clues in the Sitterwerk: Museum Night 2018

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, the Museum Night is taking place in St. Gallen. A good reason for the Sitterwerk, in cooperation with the neighboring Kunstgiesserei and the Fotolabor ...

September 08, 2018 Event date: 18.00 to 00.00

Blank books – A lecture by Moritz Küng on invitation by Werkplaats Typografie

Saturday May 5, 2018
Event with presentations by the participants of the Werkplaats Typografie from 16.00 and a lecture by Moritz Küng from 18.00
Program ...

World Book Day

In 2018, the Sitterwerk is once again participating in “World Book Day”. With a loose overview of the topic “the material from which books are made,” we titillate all the senses and ...

April 23, 2018 Event date: 09.00 to 17.00

The Stiftung Erbprozent Honors the Sitterwerk

In 2018, the Sitterwerk has received a considerable contribution from the Stiftung Erbprozent. The Swiss foundation for the promotion of culture across generations by civil society ...

The Sitterwerk Catalogue with New Functions

You can now access our online catalogue with subtle, but significant improvements. At

Robots in Libraries?—An Evening of Conversation in the Art Library

What do robots, digital tools, and RFID technology do between bookshelves? Can structures of order be broken up with automated processes, and do we now find everything in chaos? ...

November 23, 2017 Event date: 19.00

From A to Z (minus Q, X, and Y)
André Tavares as Guest in the Depot of the Sitterwerk Art Library

October 31, 2017

In the depot of the Sitterwerk Art Library ...

Salome Schmuki and Katalin Deér in the Art Library

Within the framework of “5ünfstern, offene Künstlerateliers in der Ostschweiz” (Open Artists’ Studios in Eastern Switzerland),” Salome Schmuki and Katalin Deér provided insight into ...

April 29, 2017 to April 30, 2017

World Book Day 2017 in the Sitterwerk

Since 2004, the “World Book Day” initiated by UNESCO has also been celebrated in Switzerland. In 2017, the Verein Buchstadt St. Gallen in cooperation with the Cantonal Library St. ...

April 23, 2017

17 Meters of Picasso

For some time, with the Magazin, the Sitterwerk Foundation has had at its disposal a second work and library space that we would also like to use for exhibitions. To venture a ...

April 18, 2017 to April 24, 2017

Sculptures by Hansjürg Buchmeier,
An Exhibition in the Sitterwerk

Opening: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2 to 5 pm
Book launch of the publication africana, edition typoundso
Welcome speech at ca. 3 ...

February 12, 2017 to March 26, 2017

Specialist Presentation by Ralph Schraivogel

He is one of the most well-known contemporary Swiss poster designers. His works are visually distinctive as a result of the complex structural patterns and the handling of images. ...

December 02, 2016 Event date: 19.00

Museum Night

The Sitterwerk, Kunstgiesserei, and Fotolabor are also participating again in this year’s St. Gallen Museum Night, which takes place on Saturday, September 10, 2016, ...

September 10, 2016 Event date: 18.00 to 00.00

Between Cabinet of Curiosities and High-Density Storage—An Evening at the Art Library

On activating and mediating libraries, estates, and other collections.
The Sitterwerk Foundation is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2016. We are taking this as an ...

June 23, 2016 Event date: 19.00

Between Pixel and Print—Physical Archives in the Digital World

An evening at the Art Library

February 25, 2016 Event date: 19.00

«Das Denken unterbrechen»: An Exhibition on Drawings, Notes, Idea Sketches

The exhibition «Das Denken unterbrechen» (Suspending Thought) takes up an element of interest to both the Sitterwerk and the Kunstgiesserei: drawings as idea sketches, as a ...

November 22, 2015 to February 14, 2016

«The Dynamic Library»: English Publication about Organizing Knowledge in the Sitterwerk

«The Dynamic Library» was published by Soberscove Press in mid-October 2015. We are taking the publication of the English translation of ...

With / Without a Claim to Completeness – Rare Wooden Library

Starting on January 25, one of the two wooden libraries still extant in Switzerland will be exhibited in the Sitterwerk. For the exhibition «Mit / Ohne Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit» ...

January 25, 2015 to March 22, 2015

«The Dream of Perfect Order: Library Stories»

On April 30, the Sitterwerk is hosting the literature theorist Martina Süess. Within the framework of the «langen Donnerstag» (long Thursday) the ...

April 30, 2015 Event date: 19.00

Mirko Baselgia on the Queen of the Plant Kingdom: The Artist from Graubünden as Guest

On February 11, Mirko Baselgia, an artist from Graubünden, was a guest of the Sitterwerk, where he took wood as a material as the starting point for research along with Annett Höland ...

February 11, 2015


On Sunday, November 23, 2014, in the Art Library, the Bibliozine project will be presented and introduced as a working tool. Bibliozine consists of a table equipped with radio ...

November 23, 2014 Event date: 14.00 to 18.00

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2013 at Sitterwerk

The book designer and typographer Jan Tschichold is said to have warned that, «Poor typography is bad for your health» — a quote that on the one hand best ...

October 26, 2014 to November 23, 2014

Adam Feldmeth – Project in the Art Library

September 14th, 3 p.m.: public discussion between Adam Feldmeth and Akiko Bernhöft (in english)

Museum Night 2014

During the Museum Night 2014, taking place on Saturday, September 6, from 6 pm to 1 am, visitors are invited to visit the Art Library, Material Archive, Kesselhaus Josephsohn, and ...

September 06, 2014 Event date: 18.00 to 01.00

“Feuer & Flamme” Available on DVD

In the last ten years, the filmmaker Iwan Schumacher filmed the creation of various art works in the 

Spector Books at the Sitterwerk

Applied Publishing Studies – An Improvisation
Symposium on book design and book-making

May 10, 2014 Event date: 11.30 to 18.00

The Sitterwerk Art Library at Herrmann Germann Contemporary, Zurich

«Echo Travel Echo Star»
Vera Ida Müller, Sebastian Utzni, Marina Schütz, Sitterwerk Art Library

March 29, 2014 to May 10, 2014

Book Design for the Sitterwerk – Presentation of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

In September and October 2013, fifteen students of graphic design under the direction of the designers Megi ...

March 04, 2014 to April 06, 2014

contrapunkt: NONO 90 – The Minguet Quartett at the Art Library

On Friday, February 28, 2014, starting at 7 pm, contrapunkt / new art music, the St. Gallen Forum für neue Musik, is guest in the Sitterwerk. Established in 1987, contrapunkt – which ...

February 28, 2014 Event date: 19.00 to 22.00

Neighborly Relations – Archival Exhibition on Aby Warburg and Positions in Contemporary Art from the Holdings of the Sitterwerk Art Library

The Sitterwerk Art Library invites interested individuals to a dialogue with the exhibition

October 18, 2013 to November 17, 2013

Tour of the industrial site in the Sittertal
– with Felix Lehner and Richard Dindo

“Warum Meienberg? Pourquoi Meienberg?” is an exhibition on the work of Niklaus Meienberg (1940–1993) that will be presented in the

September 08, 2013 Event date: 17.00 to 21.30

Veronika Spierenburg: «Between Handle and Blade»

Opening: Sunday, May 5, 2013, 2–6 pm
3 pm: Introduction by Winfried Heininger, Kodoji Press

May 05, 2013 to June 23, 2013

Presentation: Publication on New Systems of Order

A Symposium took place in the Sitterwerk in the fall of 2011: under the title «Archive of the Future – New Systems of Order ...

April 24, 2013 Event date: 19.30

Sitterwerk is a «Shaper of the Future in
Libraries 2013»

award for the project of dynamic order

«Yuan Trio» – Jazz Concert in the Sitterwerk

Claude Diallo | piano
Wen Hui Tsai | vocals
Martijn Vanbuel | double bass


January 19, 2013 Event date: 19.30

Publication on New Systems of Order

Dynamic order is a distinguishing characteristic of the Art Library. The books do not have a fixed location on the shelves: users may rearrange the books as they wish—and they can ...

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books of 2011

The Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK) is holding “The Most Beautiful Swiss Books” competition each year. With this award, the BAK, on the one hand, acknowledges outstanding achievements in ...

November 18, 2012 to December 16, 2012

Trio Onyx – Concert in the Sitterwerk

Eva Boesch: Violoncello | Maria Schmit: Violoncello | Brian Archinal: Drums
The piece «Match» by the composer Mauricio Kagel first interested the three musicians primarily because of ...

November 02, 2012 Event date: 20.00

Presentation by Vaclav Pozarek

The archival exhibition

October 23, 2012 Event date: 18.30

«ein Gebäude sein – être un bâtiment»

 A theater piece by the Compagnie un tour de Suisse in the Art Library.

September 21, 2012 Event date: 18.30 to 21.30

Museum Night 2012

A museum night is being held in St.Gallen once again this year. On Saturday, September 8, 2012, from 6 pm until after midnight, a total of 35 cultural institutions receive interested ...

September 08, 2012

Books, Bridges, Images – An Archival Exhibition in the Art Library

In an allusion to the exhibition «Landschaft und Kunstbauten» in the neighboring ...

August 18, 2012 to November 04, 2012

The Archive of the Future —
New Orders of Knowledge

November 04, 2011 to November 05, 2011

The Archive of the Future: Workshop in the Sitterwerk

October 21, 2011 to October 23, 2011

Museum Night St. Gallen 2011

September 10, 2011 Event date: 18.00

«Caravan, descending a staircase»
– from the sound poem to the speech bubble


Start of the trilogy: «Sprechmusiksprachen – Crossing Frontiers between Lecture, Concert, and Theater»
Organized by «bibliOnzert» – Ueli Vogt and Jürg Hochuli


May 18, 2011 Event date: 20.00

Kulturlandsgemeinde Appenzell Ausserrhoden 2011


The Kulturlandsgemeinde Appenzell Ausserrhoden
as guest in the Sitterwerk


May 08, 2011

Library of the Future:
Flexible and associative organization systems

The organization of the Library in the Sitterwerk is flexible. In the catalogue, the current location of every book is shown along with the surroundings in which the book is located at ...

Continuous Library Inventory
using RFID Technology

To mark the launch of the RFID system in the Art Library, the Sitterwerk presents a thematic evening

February 17, 2010 Event date: 19.30

The Andreas Züst Library makes a stop in the Sitterwerk

For over three months, the Art Library of Daniel Rohner in the Sitterwerk is receiving a visit from an intellectual kin - from the library of Andreas Züst. Around 10,000 volumes ...

November 30, 2009 to March 07, 2010

Museum Night 2009

Museum Night bus: stop at the Sitterwerk or shuttle from the Stocken bus stop

September 05, 2009 Event date: 18.00 to September 06, 2009 Event date: 01.00

Farewell to Daniel Rohner

May 20, 1948 – October 9, 2007

«Aus dem Off legen»

Six publishing houses for art and one collector

June 04, 2007 to September 09, 2007

«Book Design in St.Gallen»

Spring 2007 - an exhibition catalogue is created in the Sitterwerk

Peter Fischli/David Weiss:
«Bücher, Editionen und Ähnliches»

An exhibition to mark the opening of the Art Library in the Sitterwerk

April 22, 2006 to May 02, 2006